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AN ALTERNATIVE ORDER HOW THE PSALTER IS APPOINTED TO BE READ   (1927)

PSALMS to be read at Morning and at Evening Prayer are appointed for every Sunday in the year, and for certain other Holy-days. Otherwise the Psalter with a few omissions (which are noted as they occur) will be read through in order once every month as is appointed.

Whensoever Proper Psalms are appointed, then the Psalms of ordinary course for the day of the month shall be omitted.

On week days (unless Proper Psalms are provided) shall be read the Psalms for the day of the month, as they are appointed, for Morning and Evening Prayer.

And, whereas January, March, May, July, August, October, and December have one-and-thirty days apiece; It is ordered, that on the last day of anyone of the said months being an ordinary week day shall be read the Psalms assigned to the 30th day, or else the Psalms of the monthly course omitted on one of the Sundays in that month; So that the Psalter may begin again the first day of the next month ensuing.

And, whereas the 119th Psalm is divided into twenty-two 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 Psalm, shall be repeated this Hymn,

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
    Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Psalms have also been selected for use on various occasions, and on such occasions one or more at the discretion of the Minister may be read at Morning and Evening Prayer in place of the Psalms of the Day.

Upon occasions to be approved by the Bishop, other Psalms may, with his consent, be substituted for the Psalms of the Day or for those which are appointed in the Table of Proper Psalms.


The equivalent section from the 1662 BCP precedes this.

TABLE OF PROPER PSALMS FOR SUNDAYS AND HOLY-DAYS
[CERTAIN DAYS in 1928]

At the discretion of the Minister, one or more of the appointed Psalms may be used in place of the whole number.

 
MATTINS
EVENSONG
1st Sunday in Advent
2nd Sunday in Advent
3rd Sunday in Advent
4th Sunday in Advent
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
1st Sunday after Christmas
New Year's Eve
Circumcision
2nd Sunday after Christmas
Eve of Epiphany
Epiphany
1st Sunday after Epiphany
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
4th Sunday after Epiphany
5th Sunday after Epiphany
6th Sunday after Epiphany
Septuagesima
Sexagesima
Quinquagesima
Ash Wednesday
1st Sunday in Lent
2nd Sunday in Lent
3rd Sunday in Lent
4th Sunday in Lent
5th Sunday in Lent
6th Sunday in Lent
Monday in Holy Week
Tuesday in Holy Week
Wednesday in Holy Week
Thursday in Holy Week
Good Friday
Easter Even
Easter Day
1st Sunday after Easter
2nd Sunday after Easter
3rd Sunday after Easter
4th Sunday after Easter
5th Sunday after Easter
Eve of Ascension
Ascension Day
Sunday after Ascension Day
Eve of Whitsunday
Whitsunday
Trinity Sunday
1st Sunday after Trinity
2nd Sunday after Trinity
3rd Sunday after Trinity
4th Sunday after Trinity
5th Sunday after Trinity
6th Sunday after Trinity
7th Sunday after Trinity
8th Sunday after Trinity
9th Sunday after Trinity
10th Sunday after Trinity
11th Sunday after Trinity
12th Sunday after Trinity
13th Sunday after Trinity
14th Sunday after Trinity
15th Sunday after Trinity
16th Sunday after Trinity
17th Sunday after Trinity
18th Sunday after Trinity
19th Sunday after Trinity
20th Sunday after Trinity
21st Sunday after Trinity
22nd Sunday after Trinity
23rd Sunday after Trinity
24th Sunday after Trinity
25th Sunday after Trinity
26th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday next before Advent
1, 7
9, 11
73
94

19, 85
2, 8

119 (1-32)
103

72
46, 47, 67
27, 36
42, 43
60, 63
99, 112
80, 81
104
139
15, 20, 23
6, 32, 38
51
119 (1-32)
119 (73-104)
1l9 (145-176)
22
61, 62
13,25
31
41, 42, 43
56, 64
22
23, 30, 142
2, 16, 111
3, 57
120, 121, 122, 123
124, 125, 126, 127
128, 129, 130, 131
132, 133, 134

8, 21
93, 96

68
29, 33
1, 3, 5
10, 12, 13
18
24, 25
26, 28
31, 32
34
39, 40
46, 47, 48
50, 53
56, 57
65, 66
71
75, 76
84, 85
86, 87
92, 93
103
111, 112, 113
114, 115
116, 117
118
110, 135
136
49
84, 144
145, 146
46, 48
50, 67
75, 76, 82
96, 97, 98
89*
132
45, 110, 113
90, 133, 134
91, 121
104
19, 87
96, 97, 117
18
68
33, 34
74
106
78
147, 148
25, 26
30, 31
102, 130, 143
6, 32, 143
119 (33-72)
119 (105-144)
39, 40
51
86, 130
26, 27, 28
88
54, 55
23, 109
40, 69
115, 116, 117
113, 114, 118
103
65, 66
81, 84
145, 146
107
15, 97, 99
24, 47, 110
148, 149, 150
48, 145
104
93, 99, 115
4, 7, 8
15, 16, 17
19, 20, 21
22, 23
27, 29, 30
33, 36
37
41, 42, 43
44, 45
51, 54
61, 62, 63
68
67, 72
73, 77
89
90, 91
100, 101, 102
107
120, 121, 122, 123
124, 125, 126, 127
128, 129, 130, 131
132, 133, 134
137, 138, 139
140, 141, 142
79, 83
105
147, 148, 149, 150
 
 

 

PSALMS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

One or more of the following Psalms may be used on the occasions specified:—

    Eves of Holy-days and Holy-days.— l, 15, 24, 30, 34, 42, 43, 84, 91, 103, 111, 112, 113, 116, portions of 119, 131, 132, 138, 45, 146, 148, 149.
   
Rogation Days..—34, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 102, 121, 127, 144.
   
Feast of Dedication or Patronal Feast..—-24, 48, 84, 122, 132, 133, 134.
   
Thanksgiving for Harvest..—65, 67, 103, 104, 144, 145, 147, 148, 150.
   
For Home Missions and Missions beyond the Seas..—2, 45, 46, 47, 48, 67, 72, 85, 87, 96, 97, 100, 117.
   
Times of trouble or anxiety..—23, 25, 46, 77, 80, 86, 90, 130.
    Occasions of thanksgiving..—30, 33, 65, 107, 111, 115, 138, 145, 146, 148, 150.

 

* Only vs. 1-36 specified in 1928.
THE ORDER HOW THE REST OF HOLY SCRIPTURE IS APPOINTED TO BE READ

THE Old Testament is appointed for the First Lessons at Morning and Evening Prayer, so as the most part thereof will be read every year once, as is appointed.

The New Testament is appointed for the Second Lessons at Morning and Evening Prayer, so as the most part will be read every year twice.

For Sundays and Holy-days, Proper Lessons are appointed both from the Old Testament and from the New Testament. Whenever Proper Lessons are appointed, then the Lessons of the Ordinary Course shall be omitted for that time.

On occasions to be approved by the Bishop, other Lessons may, with his consent, be substituted for those which are here appointed.

To know what Lessons shall be read every day (according to the Lectionary of 1871), look for the day of the month in the Calendar following, and there ye shall find the chapters and portions of chapters that shall be read for the Lessons, both at Morning and Evening Prayer, except only the Moveable Feasts, 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.

If Evening Prayer is said at two different times in the same place of worship on any Sunday (except a Sunday for which alternative Second Lessons are specially appointed in the Table), the Second Lesson at the second time may, at the discretion of the Minister, be any chapter from the four Gospels, or any Lesson appointed in the Table of Lessons from the four Gospels.

 

 

[The 1662 and 1927 Daily Lectionaries follow here.]

 

 

THE CALENDAR (1927)
WITH LESSONS PROPER FOR HOLY-DAYS NOT INCLUDED IN THE FOREGOING TABLE

(subject to further revision)

JANUARY
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
2
3
4
5
 

A
b
c
d
e
 

Circumcision of our Lord Gen. 17. 1-13
Rom. 2. 17-end
Deut. 30
Rom. 13
Isaiah 49. 1-13
Rom. 15, 18-21
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
f
g
A
b
c
d
e
Epiphany of our Lord Is. 60
Luke 3, 15-22
Is. 61
John 2. 1-1l
13
f
Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor, 368    
14
15
16
g
A
b
     
17
18
c
d
Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 306    
19
e
Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095    
20
f
Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr, 250    
21
g
Agnes, Roman Virgin and Martyr, c. 304    
22
A
Vincent, Spanish Deacon and Martyr, c. 304    
23
24
 
b
c
 
    Jeremiah 1, 4-10
Acts 26, 1-23
25
d
Conversion of St. Paul Isaiah 49. 1-13
Gal. 1, 11-end
Isaiah 45, 18-end
Phil. 3, 1-14
26
e
Polycarp. Bishop of Smyrna and Martyr, c. 155    
27
f
John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Doctor, 407    
28
29
30
31
g
A
b
c
     



 
FEBRUARY
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
d
    Exod. 13.11-16
Gal. 4, 1-7
2
e
Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1 Sam. 1. 21-end
Heb. 10, 1-10
Hagg. 2, 1-9
Romans 12, 1-5

3

f
Anskar of Sweden, Bishop, 864    
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
 
g
A
b
c
d
e
f
g
A
b
c
d
e
f
g
A
b
c
d
e
    Isaiah 22, 15-22
John 15. 1-16
24
25
26
27
28
29
f
g
A
b
c
...
St. Matthias, .Apostle 1 Sam. 2. 27-35
Matt. 7. 15-27
1 Sam. 16, 1-13
Acts 20. 17-35
 

  
M ARCH
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
d
David, Bishop of Menevia, 6th cent.    
2
e
Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672    
3
4
5
6
f
g
A
b
     
7
c
Perpetua and her Companions, Carthaginian .Martyrs, 203    
8
9
10
11
d
e
f
g
     
12
A
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor, 604    
13
14
15
16
b
c
d
e
     
17
f
Patrick, of Ireland, Bishop, 461    
18
19
g
A
     
20
b
Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687    
21
c
Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540    
22
23
24
 
d
e
f
 
    Gen. 3, 1-15
Rom. 5, 12-21
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
g
A
b
c
d
e
f
Annunciation of our Lady Is. 52, 7-12 l
Heb. 2, 5-end
1 Samuel 2, 1-11
Matt. 1, 18-23
 

  
APRIL
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
2
g
A
     
3
b
Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253    
4
c
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor 397    
5
6
7
8
9
10
d
e
f
g
A
b
     
11
c
Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor. 461    
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
d
e
f
g
A
b
c
     
19
d
Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr 1012    
20
e
     
21
f
Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury ,and Doctor, 1109    
22
g
     
23
24
A
b
George, Martyr   Ezek. 1
Acts 12,25—13,13
25
26
27
28
29
c
d
e
f
g
St. Mark, Evangelist Ecclus. 51. 13-end
Acts 15, 35-end
Isaiah 62, 6-end
2 Tim. 4, 1-11
30
A
Catherine of Siena, Virgin, 1380   Prov. 4, 10-18
John 1, 43-end
 

  
MAY
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
b
St. Philip and St. James, Apostles Job 23. 1-12
John 6, 1-14
Isaiah 30, 15-21
John 17, 1-8
2
c
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria and Doctor, 373    
3
d
     
4
5
e
f
Monnica, Matron, 387    
6
g
St. John Evangelist, ante Portam Latinam    
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
A
b
c
d
e
f
g
A
b
c
d
e
     
16
f
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988    
20
21
22
23
24
g
A
b
c
d
     
25
e
Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, 709    
26
f
Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605    

27

28
29
30
31

g

f
g
A
b

Venerable Bede, of Jarrow, Presbyter and Doctor, 735    
 

  
  JUNE
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
2
3
4
e
f
g
A
     
5
b
Boniface, Bishop of Mamz and Martyr, c. 755    
6
7
8
c
d
e
     
9
f
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597    
10
g
    Job 29, 11-16
Acts 4, 32-end

11

12
13

A

b
c

St. Barnabas, Apostle Jer. 9, 23, 24
Acts 9, 26-31
Is. 42, 5-12
Acts 14, 8-end
14
d
Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor, 379    
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
e
f
g
A
b
c
d
     
22
e
Alban, Martyr, c. 304    
23
f
Vigil   Mal. 3, 1-6
Luke 1, 5-23
24
g
Nativity of St. John Baptist Ecclus. 48, 1-10
Luke 3, 1-20
Mal. 4
Matt. 11, 2-19
25
26
27
A
b
c
     
28
d
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor, c. 202   Ezekiel 2, 1-7
Acts 3

29

30

e

f

St. Peter, Apostle and Martyr Ezekiel. 3, 4-11
Acts 11, 1-18
Ezekiel 34. 11-16
John 21, 15-22
 

 
  JULY
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
g
     
2
A
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
b
c
d
e
f
g
A
b
c
d
e
f
     
15
g
Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c. 862; translated 971    
16
17
18
19
A
b
c
d
     
20
e
Margaret, Virgin and Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia    
21
f
    Prov. 31, 10-end
Luke 8, 1-3

22

23
24

g

A
b

St. Mary Magdalen Is. 52, 7-10
John 20, 1-10

Zeph. 3, 14-end
Mark 15,40—16,7

2 Kings 1, 1-15
Luke 9, 46-56

25
c
St. James the Great, Apostle and Martyr Jeremiah 45
Mark 1, 14-20
Jer. 26, 1-15
Mark 5, 21-end
26
d
Anne, Mother to the Blessed Virgin Mary    
27
28
29
30
31
e
f
g
A
b
     
 

 
  AUGUST
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
2
3
4
c
d
e
f
[Lammas Day]    
5
g
Oswald, King of Northumbria and Martyr, 642   Exodus 24, 12-end
Luke 9. 28-45
6
A
Transfiguration of our Lord Exodus 34, 29-end
2 Cor. 3
1 Kings 19, 1-16
2 Peter 1, 12-end
7
8
9
b
c
d
Name of Jesus    
10
c
Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr, 258    
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
d
e
f
g
A
b
c
d
e
     
20
A
Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot, 1153    
21
22
23
 
b
c
d
 
    Gen. 28, 10-17
1 John 1. 43-end
24
e
St. Bartholomew, Apostle Ecclus. 39, 1-10
Matt. 10, 1-15
Deut. 18, 15-19
Matt. 10, 16-22
25
26
27
f
g
A
     
28
b
Augustine. Bishop of Hippo in Africa and Doctor, 430    
29
c
Beheading of St. John Baptist    
30
d
     
31
c
Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651    
 

 
  SEPTEMBER
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
f
 Giles of Provence, Abbot, c. 720    
2
3
4
5
6
7
g
A
b
c
d
e
     
8
f
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary    
9
10
11
12
g
A
b
c
     
13
d
Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage and Martyr, 258    
14
15
e
f
 Holy Cross Day    
16
g
Ninian, Bishop in Galloway, c.430    
17
18
A
b
     
19
c
Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690    
20
d
    1 Kings 19. 15-end
Matt. 6, l9-end
21
e
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Prov. 3. 1-18
Matt. 19, 16-end
1 Chron. 29. 9-17
1 Tim. 6, 6-19
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
 
f
g
A
b
c
d
e

  
    Ezek. 10, 8-end
Rev. 5
29
c
St. Michael and All Angels 2 Kings 6, 8-17
Acts 12, 1-11
Dan. 10, 4-end
Matt. 13.24-30 and 36-43
30
d
Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor, 420    
 

 
 
OCTOBER
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
A
Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c.530    
2
3
b
c
     
4
5
d
e
Francis of Assisi, 1226    
6
f
Faith of Aquitaine, Virgin and Martyr, c. 304    
7
8
g
A
     
9
b
Denys, Bishop and Martyr*    
10
11
12
c
d
e
     
13
f
Edward the King and Confessor 1066, translated 1163    
14
15
16
g
A
b
     
17
c
Etheldreda, Queen and Abbess of Ely, 679   Is. 55
Luke 1, 1-4
18
d
St. Luke, Evangelist Is. 61, 1-6
Acts 16, 6-18
Ecclus. 38. 1-14
Col. 4, 7-end
19
20
21
22
23
24
e
f
g
A
b
c
     
25
d
Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs*    
26
e
Alfred, King of the West Saxons, 899    
27
f
    Isaiah 28, 9-16
Eph. 2, ll-end
28
g
St. Simon and St. Jude,Apostles Ecclus. 2
Luke 6, 12-23
1 Macc. 2, 42-66
Jude 17-end
29
30
A
b
     
31
c
Vigil   Wisd. 3, 1-9
Heb. 11,32—12,2

* Added in 1928

 
NOVEMBER
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
d
All Saints' Day Wisd. 5, 1-16
Rev. 19. 6-10
Ecclus. 44, 1-15
Rev. 7, 9-end
2
e
Commemoration of All Souls    
3
4
5
f
g
A
     
6
7
b
c
Leonard, Abbot, c. 559    
8
d
Saints, Martyrs, and Doctors of the Church of England    
9
10
e
f
     
11
g
Martin, Bishop of Tours, c. 397    
12
13
14
15
A
b
c
d
     
16
e
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200    
17
f
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680    
18
19
g
A
     
20
b
Edmund, King of East Anglia and Martyr, 870    
21
c
     
22
d
Cecilia., Virgin and Martyr at Rome, c. 230    
23
e
Clement, Bishop of Rome and Martyr, c. 100    
24
f
     
25
g
Catherine, Virgin and Martyr at Alexandria *    
26
27
28
A
b
c
     
29
d
Vigil   Ecclus. 14, 20-end
John I. 35-42
30
e
St. Andrew, Apostle Zech. 8. 20-end
John 12. 20-32
Ezekiel 47. 1-12
1 Cor. 1. 18-end

* Added in 1928

DECEMBER
MORNING
LESSONS
EVENING
LESSONS
1
2
3
f
g
A
     
4
b
Clement of Alexandria, Doctor, c. 210    
5
6
c
d
Nicolas, Bishop of Myra in Lycia*    
7
8
e
f
 
Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
   
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
g
A
b
c
d
e
f
g
[O Sapientia]    
17
A
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch and Martyr in Rome, c. 110    
18
19
20
 
b
c
d
 
    2 Sam. 15, 17-21
John 11, 1-16
21
e
St. Thomas, Apostle Job 42, 1-6
John 17, 1-7
Is. 35
1 Peter 1, 3-9
22
23
24
f
g
A
Vigil    
25
b
Christmas Day    
26
c
St. Stephen, the first Martyr    
27
d
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist    
28
29
30
31
e
f
g
A
Innocents' Day    
* Added in 1928

TABLES AND RULES

for the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts
together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence through the whole year.

Days are accounted to belong either to (a) Holy-days, (b) Special days, or (e) Ordinary days.

I. RULES FOR THE MOVEABLE FEASTS AND HOLY-DAYS

EASTER DAY, on which the rest depend, is always 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.
    Septuagesima Sunday is nine weeks before Easter.     Sexagesima Sunday is eight weeks before Easter.     Quinquagesima Sunday is seven weeks before Easter.
    Ash Wednesday is in the week following.
    Quadragesima or Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and ends on Easter Even.
    Rogation Sunday is five weeks after Easter.
    The Rogation Days are the three days following.
    Ascension Day is forty days after Easter.
    Whitsunday is seven weeks after Easter.
    Trinity Sunday is eight weeks after Easter.
    Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after, or the day of that Feast itself.
    The Ember Days at the four Seasons are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after

The First Sunday in Lent.
The Feast of Pentecost.
September 14.
December 13.
 

 
II. A TABLE OF ALL THE HOLY-DAYS

that is to say, the Greater Feasts and Fast Days which are to be observed in the Church of England throughout the year, and for which Proper Services are appointed.

The Greater Feasts.

  All Sundays in the Year.
January 1
The Circumcision of our Lord.
6
The Epiphany.
25
The Conversion of St. Paul.
February 2
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
24
St. Matthias the Apostle.
March 25
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
April 25
St. Mark the Evangelist.
May 1
St. Philip and St. James the Apostles.
The Ascension of our Lord.
June 11
St. Barnabas the Apostle.
24
The Nativity of St. John Baptist.
29
St. Peter the Apostle.
July 22
St. Mary Magdalen *
25
St. James the Apostle.
August 6
The Transfiguration of our Lord.*
24
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
September 21
St. Matthew the Apostle.
29
St. Michael and All Angels.
October 18
St. Luke the Evangelist.
28
St. Simon and St. Jude the Apostles.
November 1
All Saints.
30
St. Andrew the Apostle.
December 21
St. Thomas the Apostle.
25
The Nativity of our Lord.
26
St. Stephen, the Martyr.
27
St. John the Evangelist.
28
The Holy Innocents.
  Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week.
  Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week.

The Greater Fasts and Days of Abstinence.

Ash Wednesday.
Monday to Saturday before Easter.
 

 * Not in 1662

 

 

 

III. A TABLE OF ALL THE DAYS OF FASTING, OR ABSTINENCE, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

    The Forty Days of Lent.
    The Ember Days.
    The three Rogation Days.
    All the Fridays in the year, except Christmas Day 1and the Epiphany, and the Fridays in the Octaves of Christmas, Easter, and the Ascension.1

    The Vigils before the following Feasts::
The Nativity of our Lord.
Pentecost.
St. John Baptist.
All Saints.
St. Andrew.2
    Note, that if any of these Feasts fall upon a Monday, then the Fast of the Vigil shall be kept upon the Saturday, and not upon the Sunday next before it.
 

  1-1Not in 1662. 2Also in 1662-Purification, Annunciation, St. Matthias, St. Peter, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon and St. Jude, St. Thomas.

 

IV. RULES FOR THE SPECIAL DAYS

    The other Saints' Days and Days of Commemoration are Lesser Feasts, which it is permitted, but not enjoined, to observe; together with the Feast of the Dedication or Consecration of the Church (which may be observed, when the original date is unknown, upon the first Sunday in October), the Thanksgiving for Harvest, and the Patronal Feast of the Church.
    The following Lesser Fast Days are appointed to be kept; but the Services provided are not enjoined but only permitted:
    The Ember Days.
    The Vigil of Christmas.
    The week days of Lent after Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday.
    The Rogation Days.


A Solemn Day, for which a particular Service is appointed.

The Anniversary of the Day of the Accession of the Reigning Sovereign.
 

 
V. A TABLE TO REGULATE THE SERVICE WHEN TWO HOLY-DAYS FALL UPON THE SAME DAY

When two Holy-days fall 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 of the Day in the right-hand column shall be either pretermitted or transferred as therein directed.

First Sunday in Advent St. Andrew, transferred to Tuesday.
Fourth Sunday in Advent. St. Thomas, transferred to Monday.
St. Stephen, St. John Evangelist, Innocents' Day, Circumcision. First Sunday after Christmas.
Epiphany. Second Sunday after Christmas.
*Conversion of St. Paul. Third Sunday after Epiphany.
*Purification of St. Mary the Virgin. Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima.
Septuagesima or Sexagesima. Conversion of St. Paul, transferred to Monday.
Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Ash Wednesday, Sundays in Lent. St. Matthias, transferred to the next day.
Third, Fourth, or Fifth Sunday in Lent. Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, transferred to Monday.
Palm Sunday to Low Sunday Annunciation, St. Mark, St. Philip and St. James, transferred to Tuesday after Low Sunday.
*St. Mark, St. Philip and St. James. Second; Third, Fourth, or Fifth Sunday after Easter.
Ascension Day. St. Philip and St. James. transferred to Friday.
Whitsunday to Trinity Sunday. St. Barnabas, transferred to Tuesday after Trinity Sunday.
*St. Barnabas and all other Holy-days till All Saints' Day inclusive. Sundays after Trinity.

* The Collect of the Sunday will follow that of the Day.

On Principal Feasts, that is to say, Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Whitsunday, and Trinity Sunday, the only Collect used as the Collect of the Day shall be that of the Feast ..

The Vigil of a transferred Feast shall lapse.

Whenever a Greater Feast falls on, or is transferred to, a Monday, then Evensong on Sunday is the First Evensong of the Feast, the Collect of the Sunday being added after that of the Feast. If a Greater Feast falls on a Saturday, then Evensong on Saturday is the Second Evensong of the Feast, the Collect of the Sunday being added after that of the Feast: 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 being added after that of the Sunday.

When St. Matthias's Day is observed on the day after Ash Wednesday, then Evensong on Wednesday is that of Ash Wednesday, the Collect of St. Matthias's Day being added after that of Ash Wednesday.

When St. Philip and St. James's Day is the Vigil of Ascension Day, then Evensong on Wednesday is the First Evensong of the Ascension; when it is observed on the day after Ascension Day, then Evensong on Thursday will be that of the Ascension.

If any Lesser Feast or Fast falls upon a Holy-day, then the Service of the Holy-day shall take precedence; but the Collect of the Lesser Day may be added after the Collect of the Holy-day, unless it be a Principal Day.

 

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