TABLE AND KALENDAR
THE ORDRE OF THE PSALMES AND LESSONS,
TO BE SAYED AT THE MORNYNG AND EVENING PRAYER
THROUGHOUT THE YERE, EXCEPTE CERTAYN PROPER
FEASTES, AS THE RULES FOLLOWYNGE
MORE PLAINLYE DECLARE.
ORDER HOWE THE PSALTER IS APPOYNTED TO BE READDE.
Psalter shalbe readde through once every Moneth. And because that some
Monethes be longer than some other be, it is thought good to make them
even by thys meanes.
To everye Moneth shalbe appoynted (as concernynge
thys purpose) just xxx dayes.
And because January and Marche hath one daie above
the sayed numbre, and February whiche is placed betwene them bothe hath
onely xxviii days: February shal borowe of either of the Monethes (of
January and Marche) one daye. And so the Psalter which shalbe readde
in February, muste begyn the last daye of January, and ende the first
daye of Marche.
And where as May, July, August, October and December,
have xxxi days a piece, it is ordered that the same Psalms shalbe read
the laste daye of the sayed Monethes, whiche were reade the daye before.
So that the Psalter may begyn agayn the fyrst day of the nexte Monethes
Nowe to know whate Psalms shalbe read everye daye,
loke in the Kalendar, the numbre that is appointed for the Psalmes,
and then finde the same numbre in thys table, and upon that numbre shal
you see, what Psalmes shalbe sayed at Mornyng and Evenyng prayer.
And where the cxix Psalme is divided into xxii porcions,
and is overlonge to be read at one tyme: it is so ordered, that at one
tyme shall not be read above foure or fyve of the sayed porcions, as
you shall perceyve to be noted in thys Table folowyng.
And here is also to be noted, that in thys table,
and in all other partes of the Servyce, where anye Psalmes are appoynted,
the numbre is expressed after the greate Englyshe Bible, which from
the ix Psalme unto the cxlviiithe Psalm (folowyng the division of the
Hebrues) doth varie in numbres from the common Latyn translacion.
THE ORDER OF THE PSALMS, TO BE SAYED AT MORNYNG AND EVENING PRAYER
ii, iii, iv, v.
ix, x, xi.
xv, xvi, xvii
xix, xx, xxi
xxiv, xxv, xxvi
xxxviii, xxxix, xl.
xliv, xlv, xlvi.
l, li, lii.
lvi, lvii, lviii.
lxii, lxiii, lxiv.
lxxv, lxxvi, lxxvii.
lxxix, lxxx, lxxxi.
lxxxvi, lxxxvii, lxxxviii.
xcv, xcvi, xcvii.
xcv. xcvi, xcvii.
cx, cxi, cxii, cxiii
cxvi, cxvii, cxviii.
cxx, cxxi, cxxii, cxxiii, cxxiv, cxxv.
cxxxii, cxxxiii, cxxxiv, cxxxv.
cxxxix, cxl, cxli,
cxliv, cxlv, cxlvi.
xii, xiii, xiv.
xxvii, xxviii, xxix.
xxxii, xxxiii, xxxiv.
xli, xlii, xliii.
vlvii, vlviii, vlix.
liii, liv, lv.
lix, lx, lxi.
lxv, lxvi, lxvii.
lxxxii, lxxxiii, lxxxiv, lxxxv.
xcviii, xcix, c, ci.
cxix. Inde. iv.
cxxvi, cxxvii, cxxviii, cxxix, cxxx, cxxxi.
cxxxvi, cxxxvii, cxxxviii.
clxvii, clxviii, cxlix, cl.
THE REST OF HOLY SCRIPTURE (BESIDE THE PSALTER) IS APPOYNTED TO BE READ.
THOLD Testament is appointed for
the firste lessons, at Morning and Evening praier, and shalbe read throughe
every yere once, except certain bokes and chapiters, whiche be least
edifyeng, and might best be spared, and therefore be lefte unread.
The Newe Testament is appoynted for the seconde Lessons,
at Mornyng and Evenyng praier, and shalbe read over orderlye everye
yere thrise, beside the Epistles and Gospelles: excepte the Apocalips,
out of the whiche there be onelye certain Lessons appoynted, upon divers
And to knowe what Lessons shalbe read everye daie:
finde the daie of the Monethe in the Kalendar folowyng: and there ye
shall perceive the bokes and Chapiters, that shalbe read for the Lessons,
both at Morning and Evening praier.
And here is to be noted, that whensoever there be
any proper Psalmes or Lessons appoynted for anye feaste moveable or
unmoveable: then the Psalms and Lessons appointed in the Kalendar, shall
be omitted for that tyme.
Ye muste note also, that the Collect, Epistle, and
Gospell, appoynted for the Sundai, shall serve all the wiek after, excepte
there fall some feast that hath hys proper.
This is also to be noted, concernyng the Leape yeres,
that the xxv daie of February, whiche in Leap year is compted for two
daies, shall in those two daies alter neither Psalme nor Lesson: but
the same Psalmes and Lessons, whiche be sayed the flrste daye shall
also serve for the seconde daie.
Also, wheresoever the begynnynge of any Lesson, Epistle,
or Gospell is not expressed: there ye must begyn at the begynnyng of
And wheresoever is not expressed howe farre shalbe
read, there shall you reade to the ende of the Chapiter.