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Entored according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by

8. R. FISHER & Co., ta the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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The movable festivals, with the exception of Adrant Sunday, are determinod by Easter, which is the first Sunday next after the full-moon that follows the twenty-first of March, but if this full-moon happen on a Sunday, Easter will be the next Sunday after.

Septuagesima is nine weeks, Sexagesima eight weeks, Quinquagesima seven weeks, and the first week in Lent six weeks, respectively, before Easter. AsbWednesday is the Wednesday after Quinquagesima, Ascension Day is forty days, Whitsunday seven weeks, and Trinity Sunday eight weeks, respectively, after Easter.

Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the thirtieth day of November, whetber before or after.

Christmas always falls on the twenty-fifth of December, Epiphany on the sixth of January, and Good Friday in the week preceding Easter.

All days appointed, by proper Ecclesiastical or Civil authority, for fasting or thanksgiving, are to be duly respected and observed.

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RULE FOR DETERMINING EASTER IN ANY YEAR.
1. Divide the number of the year by 19, and call the remainder Q.
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by 4,

b.
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by 7,
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(19a + M.)
by 30,

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(26 + 4c + 6d + N) by 7,
In the Gregorian Calendar, M and N will have the following values ;

M. N.
From 1582 to 1699 ............................. 22

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1700 to 1799.....................

23 3
1800 to 1899 .......................... 23
1900 to 1999..........

24 5
2000 to 2099

24 6
2100 to 2199 .................... 24
2200 to 2299..................................

25 0
2300 to 2399

26 1
2400 to 2499................................

25 1
6. Easter will be (22 + d + e) of March, or (d +629) of April.

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If a number is obtained beyond the 24th of April, seven days must be subtractos In get the ccrrect time of Easter.

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