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TABLES AND RULES

FOR THE MOVEABLE AND
IMMOVEABLE FEASTS

RULES TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVEABLE FEASTS
AND HOLY-DAYS BEGIN

    Easter Day (on which the rest depend) is aiways the first Sunday after the Full Moon which happens upon or next after the Twenty-first day of March; and if the Full Moon happens 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, or the day of that Feast.

Septuagesima Sunday is nine weeks before Easter.
Sexagesirna Sunday is eight weeks before Easter.
Quinquagesima Sunday is seven weeks before Easter.
Quadragesima Sunday is six weeks before Easter.

Rogation Sunday is five weeks after Easter.
Ascension Day is forty days after Easter.
Whitsunday is seven weeks after Easter.
Trinity Sunday is eight weeks after Easter.

 

 

A TABLE OF ALL THE FEASTS

THAT ARE TO BE OBSERVED IN THE SCOTTISH
CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

All Sundays in the year.
Red Letter Days:
   The day of the feasts of:

The Circumcision of our Lord.
The Epiphany.
St. Kentigern or Mungo.
The Conversion of St. Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Matthias the Apostle.
St. Patrick.
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Mark the Evangelist.
St. Philip and St. James the Apostles.
The Ascension of our Lord.
St. Columba.
St. Barnabas the Apostie.
The Nativity of St. John Baptist.
St. Peter the Apostle.
St. James the Apostle.
The Transfiguration of our Lord.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Ninian.
St. Matthew the Apostle.
St. Michael and All Angels.
St. Luke the Evangelist.
St. Simon and St. Jude the Apostles.
All Saints.
St. Margaret of Scotland.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Nativity of our Lord.
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 THE DAYS OF FASTING
OR ABSTINENCE

TO BE OBSERVED IN THE YEAR 
    

 

I.

The Vigils before the Nativity of our Lord, Easter Day, and Pentecost. Note that if Christmas Day fali upon a Monday, the Vigil shall be kept upon the Saturday next before it.

 

II.
III.

The Forty Days of Lent.
The Ember Days at the four Seasons, being the Wed nesday, Friday, and Saturday after:
     1. The First Sunday in Lent.
     2. The Feast of Pentecost.
     3. September 14.
     4. The Third Sunday in Advent.

IV.

The three Rogation Days, being the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Holy Thursday or the Ascension of our Lord.
V.
All the Fridays in the year, except Christmas Day, the Epiphany, and the Fridays in the Octaves of Christrnas, Easter, and the Ascension of our Lord.

The Greater Fasts are Ash Wednesday and Monday to Saturday before Easter.


 

A TABLE TO REGULATE THE SERVICE WHEN
TWO FEASTS OR HOLY-DAYS FALL
UPON THE SAME DAY

When two Feasts or Holy-days fail upon the same day, then shall be said the whole Service proper to the day named in the left-hand column of the following Table; and the Service for the day in the right-hand column shall be transferred, if therein directed.

 
First Sunday in Advent St Andrew, transferred to  Monday.  
Fourth Sunday in Advent. St. Thomas, transferred to Monday.  
St. Stephen, St. John Evanelist, Innocentsí Day, Circumcision. First Sunday after Christmas. If local circumstances make it desirable, the First Sunday after Christmas may take precedence of St. Stephen's, St. John's, and Innocents' Days.
The Epiphany. Second Sunday after Christmas.
*St. Kentigern. First Sunday after Epiphany. * The Collect of the Sunday shall follow that of the day.
*Conversion of St. Paul. Third Sunday after Epi phany.
*Candlemas. Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesiina.
Septuagesima, Sexagesima. Conversion of St. Paul, transerred to Monday.  
Sexagesia, Quinquagesima, Ash Wednesday, Sundays in Lent. St. Matthias, transferred to next day.  
Sundays in Lent (except Palrn Sunday). St. Patrick, Annunciation, transferred to Monday.  
Palm Sunday to Easter Tuesday, inclusive. Annunciation, St. Patrick, transferred to Tuesday after Low Sunday.  
Easter Day and Octave. St. Mark, St. Philip and St. James, transferred to Tuesday after Low Sunday.  
St. Mark, *St. Philip and St. Jarnes. Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays after Easter.  
Ascension Day. St. Philip and St. James, transferred to Friday.  
Whitsunday to Trinity Sunday. St. Barnabas, St. Columba, transferred to Tuesday after Trinity Sunday. § That is, those days which are included in the Table of all the Feasts that are to be observed.
*Holy-days from Trinity Sunday to St. Margaret of Scotiand inclusive.§ Sundays after Trinity.

  

    On Great Festivals, that is, on Christmas Day, Epiphany, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Whitsunday, and Trinity Sun day, no other Collect shall be used except the Collect of the day.
   If a Holy-day fall on, or be transferred to, a Monday, Evensong on Sunday is the first Evensong of the Feast, the Collect of the Sunday following that of the Feast. If a Holy day fall on a Saturday, Evensong on Saturday is the second Evensong of the Feast, the Sunday Collect being added; except the Sunday be Advent Sunday or the Fifth or Sixth Sunday in Lent, when Evensong on Saturday is the first Evensong of the Sunday, the Collect of the Feast fohiowing that of the Sunday.
   When St. Matthiasís Day is observed on the day after Ash Wednesday, Evensong on Wednesday is that of Ash Wednesday, the Collect of St. Matthiasís Day following that of Ash Wednesday.
   When May 1 is the Eve of Ascension Day, Evensong on Wednesday is the first Evensong of the Ascension.
   When St. Philip and St. Jamesís Day is observed on the day after Ascension Day, Evensong on Thursday shah be that of the Ascension.
   If both St. Columbaís and St. Barnabasís Pays fall in Whitsun Week, the Service for St. Columbaís Day shall be transferred to the Tuesday, and that for St. Barnabasís Day to the Wednesday, after Trinity Sunday.

 

At this point "A Table of the Moveable Feasts, for Fifty Years" is inserted
 

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