The use of ye Kalendar for finding the days of the week \Lords day/ & the New Moons & the Moveable Feasts.

Divide ye year of or Lord by 28. Seek ye remainder in ye following Table & you will find under it the Sunday Letter \or Letters/ for that year. And in ye third column of the Kalendar where you see that \the Sunday/ Letter the days are Sundays. In {a} Leap year there are two Sunday letters; the one for ye beginning of ye year \obteins/ til Feb. 24 & the other for the rest of ye year.

0. 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
D. B. A. G. F. D. C. B. A. F. E. D. C. A. G. F. E. C. B. A. G. E. D. C. B. G. F. E.
C. E. G. B. D. F. A.

Divide the year of or Lord by 19 & the remainder increased by an unit shall be the Golden Number \or Prime/ for that year. And in the first column of the Kalendar where\ever/ you find that number the days \are/ the \Kalendar/ new-Moons throughout yt year according to ye Kalendar \according to the Kalendar/. & Find the New Moon next after the seventh day of March. Reccon that ye Prime or first day of the Moon & the Sunday wch follows next after ye 14th day of that Moon shall be Easter day. For |according to the Kalendar And \recconing/ ye new Moon to be \recconed/ the Prime or first day of the Moon, & the 14th day of ye Moon is |ye| Full Moon & Easter day is the according to ye Kalendar {illeg} [recconing the New moon to be the Prime or first day of ye Moon] counting the New Moon for the Prime or first day &| Easter day is always the first Lords day after the full Moon wch happens upon or next after ye one & twentith {sic} day of March according to ye Kalendar.

Septuagesima nine
Sexagesima Sunday eight weeks before
Quinquagesima is seven Easter.
Quadragesima six
Rogation Sunday 5 weeks
Ascention day is 40 days after
Whitsunday 7 weeks Easter.
Trinity Sunday 8 weeks

Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St Andrew whether before or after.

Easter may be also found for ever by ye following Table

Those full Moons may be readily found by ye ens

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