The use of the Kalendar for finding the Lords day & the Moveable Feasts.

Divide the year of our Lord by 28. Seek the remainder in the following Table & you will find under it the Sunday Letter or Letters for that year. And in the third column of the Kalendar where you see the Sunday Letter the days are Sundays. In {a} Leap year there are two Sunday letters; the one obteins til Feb. 24 & the other for the rest of the 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 our 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 you find that number the days are new-Moons according to the Kalendar , & the 14th day of the Moon is the Full Moon & Easter day is always the first Lords day after the full Moon which happens upon or next after the one & twentieth day of March

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.

Those full Moons may be readily found by the ens

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