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The ORDER how the PSALTER is appointed to be READ. And whereas January, March, May, July, Auguft, October, and December, have one and thirty days apiece; It is ordered that the same Pfalms shall be read the last day of the said Months, which were read the day before: so that the Psalter may begin again the first day of the Month next ensuing. And whereas the 119th Pfalm is divided into 22 portions, and is over-long to be read at one time ; It is so ordered, that at one time shall not be read above four or five of the said portions. And at the end of every Psalm, and of every such part of the 119th Pfalm, shall be repeated this hymn,
"Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghoff: " As i was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen." Note, That the Psalter followeth the Division of the Hebrews, and the Translation of the great English Bible, set forth and used in the time of King Hen. VIII. and Edw. VI.]
The Order bow the rest of the Holy Scripture is appointed to be Read. I THE THE Old Testament is appointed for the Firft Lessons at Morning and
Evening Prayer; fo as the most part thereof will be read over every year once, as in the Calendar is appointed.
The New Testament is appointed for the ad Leffons at Morning and Evening Prayer, and shall be read over orderly every year thrice, besides the Epistles and Gospels; except the Apocalypse, out of which there are only certain proper Lessons appointed upon divers Feafts.
And to know what Lessons Thall be read every day, look for the day of the Month in the Calendar following, and there ye shall find the Chapters that shall be read for the Lessons both at Morning and Evening Prayer; except only the Moveable Feafts, which are not in the Calendar, and the Immoveable, where there is a blank left in the Column of Lessons, the Proper Lessons for all which days are to be found in the Table of Proper Lessons. Sand Nort, That whenfoever Proper Psalms or Leffons are appointed ; then the Pfalms and Leffons of ordinary course appointed in the Plalter and Calendar (if they be different) shall be omitted for that time.
Note alto, That the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel appointed for the Sunday, shall serve all the week after, where it is not in this Book otherwise ordered.]
these means: Toevery moneth as concernyng this purpose, mall bee appointed juft xxx daies. And because Januarie and Marche hath one daie above the said nombre, and February whiche is placud between them bothe, hath oncly xxvü daics, February (hal borowe of either of the monthes of January and Marche one daie; and to the Pfalter whiche thai be ted in February must be begon the last daic of January, and ended the itt daie of Marche. And whereas Maie, July, Auguft, octo ber, and December, have xxxi daics apiece, it is ordered that the fame Psalms thal be red the last dair of the faid moathes which were red the daie before : so that the Plalter maie bee begon again the first daie of the next monthes
enfuying.–Now to knowe what psalms íhal be red every daie, loke in the Kalendar the nombre that is a pointed for the Plalmes, and then find the same nombre in this table, and upon that nombre fhal you se what Psalmes fhal be said at Matyns and Evensong. “And whereas the cxix Pfalm,” &c. N. B. This Rubrick was refcinde i in 1662, and the present order established. • The directions also for Reading the Holy Scriptures, have in Edward's and James the First's bouks these variations from the above :-" The oid Tettainent is appointed for the first Lessons of Matiss and Evensong, and thal bee redde through every yere once, except certaine Bookes and Chapiters, which bee lcatt edifying, and might beit be spared, and therefore are left unced.” in the Review of the Liturgy 1558, amongst other alterations, proper frå Lessons were appointed for Sundays, but notwithstanding this arrangement, the directions cited abovc wuie continued it all tlic editions of the Prayer-Book till Charles's Review. * Tlusis also to bee noted concernyng the leape ycres, that the xxvth date of February, whiche in kap-yeres is compted for twoo dajes, ihall in those twoo daies aher neyther Plalme nor Leflon : but the same Plalmes and Lessons whiche be faied the first daie, shall serve also for the second dale. -allo, wherefoever the beginnyng of any Lefton, Epiftle, or Gospell is not expreffed, there ye muft begin at the bezinnyng of the Chapiter..And whereloever is not expreled how farre hall be ready then thall you read to the end of the Chapiter."
& Proper LESSONS to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer, en
the SUNDAYS throughout the Year.
Matins. | Evenfong.
2 ter Afcen-
i Lesson. 16. tov. 18. Ifaiah II
1 Lesson. A&t 10.V.34 Acts 19 to
43 Trinity S.
1 Lesson. (Genesis IGenesis 18!
The first. Joshua 10 Joshua 23
Judges 4 Judges
3 1 Sam.
2 Sam, 12 2 Sam. 19
1 Kings 131 Kings 17
II 2. Kings 52 Kings 9
14 Jerem. 5 Jereni. 22
16- Ezekiel 2 Ezekiel
Habbak. 2 Prov. I
Proper PSALMS on certain Days.
2 Psalm 113
48 Pfalm 104
(to v. 91
Proper LESSONS to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer, on
the HOLY-DAYS throughout the Year. Matins. Evenfong
Matins. Evenfong. St. Andrew Prov. 21 St. Mark, Ecclus. 4 Ecclus.
3 St. Thomas
St. Philip, the Apostle.
i Lellon. Nat. of X:.
(to ver. 171 2 Leffon. John 1,1.43 I Leffon. Ifa.3, tov.8. st. 7, V. I
Afcen. Day 2 Lellon. Luke 2, to Tit. 3, v. 4
I Lefton. Deut. 10 2 Kings 2 St. Stephen.
2 Lesson. Lu. 24,V.44 Eph. 1 Leflon. Prov. 28 Eccler. 2 Lesion. Aes 6, ver. A&s 7,V.30 Monday in 8, and ch. (to v. 55
(to v. 53 Vhitf. week S. Febm Evan. 7, to v. 30
1 Lesson. Gen. 11, to Num. 11, . i Leffon. Ecclef. sEcclef.
(ver. 10 (16,tov. 30 2 Lefton. Rev. Rev.
121 Cor. 14,
(to v. 261 Innocents. Jer. 31, to wisdom i
Tuesday in Circumcifor.
(ver. 18 i Lellon. Genesis 17 Deu.rov.12
V hitf. week 2 Leflon. Romans
1 Sam. 19. Deut. 30 2 Colon.
(ver. 18 Epiphang.
1 Thell, 5,1 John 4, to i Leifon. Isaiah 6C Gaiah
(v. 141 2 Lesson. Luke 3, to John 2, tollsBarnabas Cen of S.Paul (ver. 23 (ver. 12 i Lesson. Ecclus. 10 Ecclus. 12 1 Lesion. Wisdom stwisdom ( 2 Leffon. Acts 14 1675 15, to Lesion. JAčts 229 to Acts 26
(ver. 36 Puriffthel (ver. 22
Malachi Annemo. of
2 Lesfon. Matt. Matt. 14, to our Lady. Ecclus.
St. Peter. bef. Eater.
i Lellon. Ecclus. 15 Ecclus. 19
2 Leflon. Acts I Lefton. Hosea 13 Hosca 2 Leflon. John 11 v.451 Thuriday
St. James. Ecclus. 21 Ecclus. 22 Hif. Easier.
St. Barthoi Lesson. 'Daniel 9 Jerem. 35
291 1 Leiloa. John 13
S.Matthew Lelion. Gen. 22, to Ifaiah
53 (ver. 20
St. Michael 2 Lellon. John
1. Lesson. Gen. 32 Dan. 10,V.5 E.:;£•r-Ev.
2 Leslon, Acts 12, to Jude v.6, to i Leffon. Zechar. 9 Exodus 13
(v. 16 2 Lesson. Luke 23, v. Hebrews 4 St. Luke. Ecclus. si Job Monday in Eufter week
St. Simon, i Lellon. Exodus 16 Exodus 17 **St.Jude. Job. 24, 25 2 Lesson. Matt.
28 Acts Tuesday in
All Saints. Eajler weck
1 Lesson. Wif. 1 Lefoo. Exodus 20 Exodus 32 | 2 Lesson. Heb. 11, v. (ver.17 2 Lelion. Luke 24, to Cor, 151
32, and cb. Rev. 19, to 12, to v.7.1
3 0.10 wita.
3 C3 Non,
7g 7 id.
1 Lesson./2 Leffondi Lesson. 2 Lesson. 1 A Calendæt | Circumcision.
Gen. Matt. Gen. 2 Rom. I
21 4 d Prid.Non.
3 5 e Nona
4 6 7 8 id.
41 Epiphany 9
51 8 A6 id. Lucian, P.
6) 91 b 5 id.
71 10c 4 id.
18 81 3 id.
9) 12 e Prid. Id.
10 13 f Idus. Hilary, Bish.
11 14 5 19 Cal.Feb
26 121 15 A 18 Cal.
28 16 b
300 171 C/16 Cal.
32 151 18 8 15 Cal. Prisca, V.
371 Cor. 1 20 113 Cal. Fabian, Bilh.
39 2 211 g 12 Cal. Agnes, Virg. ||
3 22 Ani Cal. Vincent, M.I
43 23 b
451 5 241 c
46 25 dl 8 Cal.
Converfion of St.
Paul 27 ft 6 Cal.
9 29 A 4 Cal.
51 10 30 b 3 Cal. K. Charles Mart. *6
II 31 c Prid. Cal.
* Note that Exodus vi. is to be read only to verse 14.
* The Calendar, fo called front the Latin word Calenda, fignifying in Roman chronology, the Ir day of every month. It is of Greek derivation, from nahew, I call or proclaim ; becaula before the publication of the Roman Fanti, (which answered to our almanack, it was cuftornary for the Puijex to watch the first appearance of the new moon, and notify it to the Rex jurii. cera, who offered a sacrifice on the occafion; and the Pontifex fummoning the people to the capitol, proclaimed the number of calends, and other particulars respecting the inonth'on which they had entered.
Catende. In the common and smaller editions of the prayer-book this column is omitted, but without any authority. Indeed there is good reafon for its intertion in the Calendar, as it is a mode of coin putation repeatedly referred to by the writers of ancient eccletiattici hiftory. This bida ular goethod of reckoning is adopted from the Rumans, who divided their deaths into three ferts cileads, nanes, and Ides. The calends they reckoned backwards from th: dorit day of every marth which was always the calend) in a retrograde order through the latter days of the last month. For inttance, the first of February being the calend of February, the 31:1 of the preceding month January, was the fridic calantarum, or second of the calends, or day before the calends of February; the zoth of January was the third of the calends or before the calends of February, and so on vackwards to the 13th, wlien the Ides commence. These Ides to call from the Greck iday to ke, because the full moon was usually seen on or about the law of the kes) confiited of
the days in every month, which were reckoned invertedly, like thie Caiends, from the 13th to the sth, the commencement of the Nones. The etymology of this word is found probably in the Greinitioce of the day occuring on the ninth day after the ldes, according to the Roman compuLatin, or before 15, according to ours. They were invariably on the nfu of the month, in Jano.
, February, April, june, Auguft, September, November, and December; but occurred că the feienth in March, May, July, and October; becaule in the original contution of thc Roman year by Yuma, each of these latter months had thirty-onc days apicce allotied to them, and all the reti except February, which iad thirty) only twenty-nine days. On the Reformation of the Calendar by J. Cæfar, other months were made to contain thirty-one days, but he did not allor than likewité six days of Noneksyini Rom. Antig.
faction. A Romih Saint and Martyr; esteemed by fome of that charch to have been a dirciple of st. Puter, and to have been sent by that Apoitle into France, accompanied by St. Denys. where kc fuffered martyrdom for the cause of his religion. Others affert thai lie was a presbyier of Antioch, deeply versed in the Hebrew torgue, and that le collated and rectified the copies of the Bibic. That being in the city of the Nicomedia:is, when the Emperor Galienus maximanns was there, fabout the year 1971 and publickly delivering an apology for Christianity, lie gars cicnce to the Governoi, and was dettroyed by torture. It is to be oblersed here, that this and all other Rohith Saints' days, had been omitted in both the calendars of Edw. Vith's books (excepting St. George's day, Lammas day, St. 1.aurence, and St. Clement, which were in his second book but from reasons of convenicnce: fuch as rendering some legal processes as the retorns of write) bere intelligible; re, ulating wakes and fairs, and causes of a similar kind, the second Reformers boder Elizabeth thought proper to restore these names to the Calenda«, forbidding at the sainc time their being kept holy by the Church.
+ Elary, Bishop of Poictiers in France, an able opposer of the Arians; who being the powerful party at that time, banished Hüdry into Phrygia, where le diell A. D. 36. His writimes
. which ase almost copies of some of the works of Orig en and Tertullian, are prelerved o us; of these the Freach Bencdictines publiined a noble edition.
1 Prilia A Roman virgin, an apostolical convert to Chriftianity; who refusing, during a perfecution, to offer faciifice, and abjure her faith, was crueily tortured and bcheaded in 47. The Church of St. Prisca at Rome is said to contain her relics.
Fabian. The Bishop of Rome from 239 to 253; who was put to death in the persecution trider the Emperor Decius.
Sines. A Roman virgin of noble family, who suffered martyrdom in the tenth general pere faution under Droclefian, A. D. 306. She was previously exposed in a public itew before her exe(ution, but rescued from pollution by a miraculous interpofition Triumphing in death, and unaffeded by the tortures to which the was expofed, the expired finging an hymn to her Redeemer. She is generally represented with a lamb by her fide; occafioned on a vision 1..id to have bcen seen by her patchts at her fomb, in which Agnes appeared to them in glitrering garments, with a lamb bi her lide of brilliant whiteness. Since the time of this fuppoied appearance, the Roman ladies baze, on the anniversary of her martyrdoni, gone in procention to S. Agnes' altar, and offered up
the farine two of the pureft white lambe they could procure. There the Pope takes under his Tot cd on: and orders them to be placed in the richcit palture near the city, where they remain Gu the time of theep-theating: Tliey are then dilbur hened of their wool, which is consecrated, ind (pun into a fine white cloth, called a pall. When manufactured it is again confecrated by the Pope, and sent to some newıy-made archóihop, who is incompetent to the duties of his ftation, als has purchased, at a vast charge, a pall from the theep of St. Agnes.
Tinent. A martyr, and Spanish deacon, born at Hurezza in Arragon, and mart yred in the the Diocletian persecution A. D. 303. His faith was tried by the most horrid tortures; his body Seing lacerated with hooks, sprinkled witli salt, bro led upon burning coals, and thrown amongst Broken tilcs. He endured, however, unto the end, and died triumphantly.