The Book of Common Prayer
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    1789 U. S. Book of Common Prayer

 
 

TABLES and RULES for the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts. together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence through the whole year.


RULES, to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-Days begin.

EASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the Full Moon which happens upon or next after the twenty-first day of March; and if the Full Moon happen upon a Sunday, Easter-day is the Sunday after.
    Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St Andrew whether before or after.

Septuagesima
Sexagesima
Quinquagesima
Quadragesima

Sunday is

Nine
Eight
Seven
Six
Weeks before
Easter
Rogation Sunday
Ascension-Day
Whitsunday
Trinity Sunday
is Five Weeks
Forty Days
Seven Weeks
Eight Weeks
After Easter

 

A TABLE OF FEASTS, to be observed in this Church, throughout the Year.

All Sundays in the Year.
The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
The Epiphany.
The Conversion of St. Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Matthias the Apostle.
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Mark the Evangelist
St. Philip and St. James. the Apostles.
The Ascension of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
St. Barnabas.
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
St. Peter the Apostle.
St. James the Apostle.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Matthew the Apostle.
St. Michael and All Angels.
St. Luke the Evangelist.
St. Simon and St. Jude, the Apostles.
All Saints.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Nativity of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
St. Stephen the Martyr.
St. John the Evangelist.
The Holy Innocents
Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week.

 

A TABLE OF FASTS.

Ash Wednesday. Good-Friday.

Other Days of Fasting; on which the Church requires such a Measure of Abstinence, as is more especially suited to extraordinary Acts aad Exercises of Devotion.
   
1st. The forty days of Lent.
    2d. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 14, and December 13.
    3d. The three Rogation Days, being the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our Lord.
    4th. All the Fridays in time Year, except Christmas-Day.


    In addition to the above, the first Thursday in November (or, if any other day be appointed by the civil authority, then such day) shall be observed as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all other Blessings of his merciful Providence.

 

¶ TABLES FOR FINDING THE HOLY-DAYS.

A TABLE to find Easter-Day, from the present Time, until the Year 1899, inclusive.

Golden
Number.

Day of the Month.

Sunday
Letter.

 

THIS Table contains so much of the Calendar as is necessary for the determining of Easter; to find which, look for that Golden Number of the year in the first column of the Table, against which stands the day of the Paschal Full Moon; then look in the third column for the Sunday Letter, next after the day of the Full Moon; and the day of the moon standing against that Sunday Letter is Easter-Day. if the Full Moon happen upon a Sunday, then (according to the first rule) the next Sunday after is Easter-Day.

To find the Golden Number or Prime, add 1to the year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the remainder, if any, is the Golden Number; but it nothing remain, then 19 is the Golden Number.

To find the Dominical Sunday Letter according to the Calendar, until the year 1899 inclusive, add to the year of our Lord its fourth part, omitting fractions, divide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter; but if any number remain, then the Letter standing against that number in the small annexed Table, is the Sunday Letter.

Note. That in all Bissextile or Leap-Years, the Letter found as above will be the Sunday Letter from the intercalated day exclusive, to the end of the year.

14
9
 
11
 
19
8
 
16
5
 
13
2
 
10
 
18
7
 
15
4
 
12
1
 
9
 
17
6

March 21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C

 

 

Another TABLE to find Easter, till the Year 1899, inclusive.

SUNDAY LETTERS.

Golden
Numb.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

 

TO make use of the preceding Table find the Sunday Letter for the Year in the uppermost line, and the Golden No. or Prime, in the column of Golden Nos, and against the Prime in the same line, under the Sunday letter, you have the day of the Month on which Easter falleth that Year, But,
    Note, That the name of the Month is set on the Left Hand, or just with the Figure, and followeth not as in other Tables, by descent, but collaterally.

I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
XI.
XII
XIII.
XIV.
XV.
XVI.
XVII.
XVIII.
XIX.

Ap.16
Ap. 9
Mar.26
Ap. 16
Ap. 2
Ap. 23
Ap. 9
Ap. 2
Ap. 16
Ap. 9
Mar.26
Ap. 16
Ap. 2
Mar.26
Ap. 16
Ap. 2
Ap. 23
Ap. 9
Ap. 2

17
3
27
17
3
24
10
3
17
10
27
17
3
27
10
3
24
10
Mar.27

18
4
28
11
4
25
11
Mar.28
18
11
28
18
4
28
11
4
18
11
28

19
5
29
12
5
19
12
29
19
5
29
19
5
22
12
5
19
12
29

20
6
23
13
6
20
13
30
20
6
30
13
6
23
13
Mar.30
20
13
30

14
7
24
14
Mar.31
21
14
31
21
7
31
14
7
24
14
31
21
7
31

15
8
25
15
Ap.1
25
8
Ap.1
22
8
25
15
8
25
15
Ap.1
22
8
Ap.1

 

 

A TABLE of the days on which Easter will fall for thrity-eight Years, being the Time of two Cycles of the Moon.

 Year
of our
Lord

Gold.
Num.

The
Epact.

Sund.
Letter
Easter
Day
 

 

Year
of our
Lord
Gold.
Num.
The
Epact.
Sund.
Letter
Easter
Day

1824
5
6
7
8
9
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
40
1
2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

9
11
22
3
14
25
6
17
28
9
20
1
12
23
4
15
26
7
18

D C
B
A
G
F E
D
C
B
A G
F
E
D
C B
A
G
F
E D
C
B

April 18
3
March 26
April 15
6
19
11
3
22
7
March 30
April 19
3
March 26
April 15
March 31
April 19
11
March 27

 

1843
4
5
6
7
8
9
50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
60
1

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

0
11
22
3
14
25
6
17
28
9
20
1
12
23
4
15
26
7
18

A
G F
E
D
C
B A
G
F
E
D C
B
A
G
F E
D
C
B
A G
F

March 16
April 7
March 23
April 12
4
23
8
March 31
April 20
11
March 27
April 16
8
March 23
April 12
4
24
8
March 31

 

 

A TABLE of the Moveable Feasts, according to the several Days that Easter can possibly fall upon.

Easter
Day

Sun.
af. Epi.

Sept.
Sun.

First Day
of Lent

Ascen-
sion D.

Whit-
sunday.

Sunday
af. Trin.

Advent
Sunday

 

Mar.22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
6
6
6
6

Jan.18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Feb. 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Feb. 4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
March1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

April30
May 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 1
2
3

May 10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

27
27
27
27
27
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
22
22

Nov.29
30
Dec. 1
2
3
Nov. 27
28
29
30
Dec. 1
2
3
Nov. 27
28
29
30
Dec. 1
2
3
Nov. 27
28
29
30
Dec. 1
2
3
Nov. 27
28
29
30
Dec. 1
2
3
Nov. 27
28

 

Note: That in a Bissextile or Leap-Year, the number of Sundays after Epiphany will be the same as if Easter-Day had fallen one day later than it really does. And, for the same reason, one Day must, in every Leap-Year, be added to the day of the month given by the Table for Septuagesima Sunday, and for the first day of Lent.

 

 

A TABLE to find Easter-Day, from the year 1900, to the Year 2199, inclusive.

Golden
Num

Day of the Month.

Sunday
Letter.

Golden
Num.

Day of the Month.

Sunday
Letter.

 

THE Golden Number in the foregoing Calendar, will point out the Days of the Paschal Full Moons, till the year of our Lord 1900 at which time, in order that the Eccle-siastical Full Moons may fall nearly on the same days with the real Full Moons, the Golden Numbers must be removed to different days at the Calendar, as is done in the annexed Table, which contains so much of the Calendar then to be used, as is necessary for finding the Pas-chal Full Moons, and Feast of Easter, from Year 1900, to the Year 2199, inclusive. This Table is to be made use of, in all respects, as the first Table, before inserted, for finding Easter, till the Year 1899.

14
3
 
11
 
19
8
 
16
5
 
13
2
 
10
 
18

March22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 1
2
3
4
5
6
7

D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F

 

7
 
15
4
 
12
1
 
9
17
6

April 8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C

 


GENERAL TABLES for finding the Dominical or Sunday Letter, and the Places of the Golden Numbers in the Calendar.

 

TABLE I.

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

 

TO find the Dominical or Sunday Letter for any given Year of our part, omitting frac-tions, and also the Number, which in Table I. standeth at the top of the Column wherein the number of hundreds con-tained in that given Year is found: Divide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter; but if any Number remain, then the Letter which standeth under that Number at the top of the Table, is the Sunday Letter.

B

C

D

E

F

G

A

 

     

1600

1700

1800

1900
2000

2100

2200

2300
2400

2500

2600

2700
2800

2900

3000

3100
3200

3300

3400

3500
3600

3700

3800

3900
4000

4100

4200

4300
4400

4500

4600

4700
4800

4900

5000

5100
5200

5300

5400

5500
5600

5700

5800

5900
6000

6100

6200

6300
6400

6500

6600

6700
6800

6900

7000

7100
7200

7300

7400

7500
7600

7700

7800

7900
8000

8100

8200

8300
8400

8500

&c.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE II.

1

2

3

 

1

2

3

 

1

2

3

 

TO find the Month and Days of the Month to which the Golden Numbers ought to be prefixed in the Calendar in any given Year of our Lord, Lord consisting of entire hundred years, and in all the intermediate years betwixt that and the next hundredth year following, look in the second column of Table II. for the given year, consisting of entire hundreds; and note the number or cypher which stands against it in the third column; then in Table III. look for the same number in the column under any given Golden Number, which when you have found, guide your eye sideways to the left hand, and in the first column you will find the month and the day to which that Golden Number ought to be prefixed in the Calendar, during that period of one hundred years.
   The Letter B prefixed to certain hundredth years in Table II. denotes those years which are still to be accounted Bissextile or Leap Years in the New Calendar; whereas all the other hundredth years are to be accounted only common years.

 

Years of
our Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

Years of
our Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

Years of
our Lord

 

B



B


B



B



B



B

1600
1700
1800
1900
2000
2100
2200
2300
2400
2500
2600
2700
2800
2900
3000
3100
3200
3300
3400
3500
3600
3700
3800
3900

0
1
1
2
2
2
3
4
3
4
5
5
5
6
6
7
7
7
8
9
8
9
10
10

 

B



B



B



B



B



B

4000
4100
4200
4300
4400
4500
4600
4700
4800
4900
5000
5100
5200
5300
5400
5500
5600
5700
5800
5900
6000
6100
6200
6300

10
11
12
12
12
13
13
14
14
14
15
16
15
16
17
17
17
18
18
19
19
19
20
21

 

B



B



B



B



B



B

 

6400
6500
6600
6700
6800
6900
7000
7100
7200
7300
7400
7500
7600
7700
7800
7900
8000
8100
8200
8300
8400
8500
&c.

20
21
22
23
22
23
24
24
24
25
25
26
26
26
27
28
27
28
29
29
29
30

 

TABLE III.

Paschal Full Moon.

Sunday Letter.

THE GOLDEN NUMBERS.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

March21
22
23
24
25

C
D
E
F
G

8
9
10
11
12

19
20
21
22
23

0
1
2
3
4

11
12
13
14
15

22 23 24
25
26
3
4
5
6
7
14
15
16
17
18
25
26
27
28
29
6
7
8
9
10
17
18
19
20
21
28
29
0
1
2
9
10
11
12
13
20
21
22
23
24
1
2
3
4
5
12
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
4
5
6
7
8
15
16
17
18
19
26
27
28
29
0
26
27
28
29
30

A
B
C
D
E

13
14
15
16
17
24
25
26
27
28
5
6
7
8
9
16
17
18
19
20
27
28
29
0
1
8
9
10
11
12
19
20
21
22
23
0
1
2
3
4
11
12
13
14
15
22
23
24
25
26
3
4
5
6
7
14
15
16
17
18
25
26
27
28
29
6
7
8
9
10
17
18
19
20
21
28
29
0
1
2
9
10
11
12
13
20
21
22
23
24
1
2
3
4
5
31
April 1
2
3
4

F
G
A
B
C

18
19
20
21
22
29
0
1
2
3
10
11
12
13
14
21
22
23
24
25
2
3
4
5
6
13
14
15
16
17
24
25
26
27
28
5
6
7
8
9
16
17
18
19
20
27
28
29
0
1
8
9
10
11
12
19
20
21
22
23
0
1
2
3
4
11
12
13
14
15
22
23
24
25
26
3
4
5
6
7
14
15
16
17
18
25
26
27
28
29
6
7
8
9
10
5
6
7
8
9

D
E
F
G
A

23
24
25
26
27
4
5
6
7
8
15
16
17
18
19
26
27
28
29
0
7
8
9
10
11
18
19
20
21
22
29
0
1
2
3
10
11
12
13
14
21
22
23
24
25
2
3
4
5
6
13
14
15
16
17
24
25
26
27
28
5
6
7
8
9
16
17
18
19
20
27
28
29
0
1
8
9
10
11
12
19
20
21
22
23
0
1
2
3
4
11
12
13
14
15
10
11
12
13
14

B
C
D
E
F

28
29
0
1
2
9
10
11
12
13
20
21
22
23
24
1
2
3
4
5
12
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
4
5
6
7
8
15
16
17
18
19
26
27
28
29
0
7
8
9
10
11
18
19
20
21
22
29
0
1
2
3
10
11
12
13
14
21
22
23
24
25
2
3
4
5
6
13
14
15
16
17
24
25
26
27
28
5
6
7
8
9
16
17
18
19
20
15
16
17
17
18

G
A
B
B
C

3
4
5
--
6
14
15
16
--

17

25
26
27
--
28

6
7
8
--
9

17
18
19
--
20

28
29
0
--
1

9
10
11
--
12

20
21
22
--
23

1
2
3
--
4

12
13
14
--
15

23
24
25
--
26

4
5
6
7
--

15
16
17
18
--

26
27
28
29
--

7
8
9
10
--

18
19
20
21
--

29
0
1
2
--

10
11
12
13
--

21
22
23
24
--

18

C

7

18

29

10

21

2

13

24

5

16

27

8

19

0

11

22

3

14

25

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