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The ORDER how the PSALTER is appointed to be READ. And whereas January, March, May, Juy, Auguft, Oftober, and December, have one and thirty days apiece; it is ordered that the fame Plalms shall be read the last day of the faid Months, which were read the day before: fo that the Pfalter 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 út was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen." (NOTE, That the Pfalter followech 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 tbe rest of tbe Holy Scripture is appointed to be Read. I THE CHE 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 Etening 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 shall 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 Psalms and Leffons of ordinary course appointed in the Pfalter and Calendar (if they be different) fhall be omitted for that time.
Nore allo, That the Collect, Epiftle, 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, shall bee appointed juft xxx daies. And because Januarie and Marchie hath one daie above the said nombre, and February whiche is paced between them bothe, hath oncly xxviji
daies, February (hal borowe of either of the monthes of January and Marche one daie; and to the Plalter whiche thal be red in February must be begon the last daie of January, and ended the ift daie of Marche.-And whercas Maie, July, Auguft, October, and December, have xxxi daies apiece, it is ordered that the fame Pfalms ihal be red the last dair of the faid monthes which were red the daie before : so that the plalter maie bee begon again Die firit daie of the next monthes enfuying:-Now to knowe what
psalms thal be red every daie, loke in the Kalendar the nombre that is a pointed for the Psalmes, and then find the same nombre in this table, and upon that nombre fhal you se what Plalmes thał be said at Matyns and Evenfong.
And whereas the cxix Plalm,” &c. N. B. This Rubrick was rescinded in 1662, and the present order established. 1 The directions also for Reading the Holy Scriptures, have in Edward's and James the First's books these variations from the above :-" The old Testainent is appointed for the firft Lessons of Matins and Evensong, and thal bee redde through every yere once, except certaine Bookes and Chapiters, which bee Icaft edifying, and might belt be spared, and therefore are left unred.” In the Review of the Liturgy 1558, amongst other alterations, proper firf Leffons were appointed for Sundays, but not withitanding this arrangement, the directions cited abovc wuie continued it all the editions of the Prayer-Book til Charles's Review. * Tlsts is alfo to bee noted concernyng the leape yetes, that the xxvth date of February, whichè in kap-yeres is compted for twoo daies, Ihall in those twoo daies alter neyther Pfalme nor Lessons but the same Pralmes and Lessons whiche be faied the first daie, thall serve also for the second dale, Alfo, wiercfoever the beginngng of any Lesson, Epifle, or Gospell is not expreffed, there ye muft begin at the begingyng of the Chapiter.–And whercloever is not exprefcd how farre Ihall be ready then ball you card 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
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
Proper LESSONS to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer, on
the HOLY-DAYS throughout the rear. Matins. | Evenfong.
Matins. Evenfong. St. Andrew Prov. 20 Prov. 21 St. Mark, Ecclus.
5 St. Thomas
St. Philip, the Apoftle.
91 Nat. of X1.
(to ver. 17 2. Lesson. John 1,5.43 i Lesson. Ifa..,tov.8. ila. 7, V. 10
Afcen. Day 2 Lellon. Luke 2, tu Tit. 3, v. 4
i Leflon. Deut. St. Stephen
10 2 Kings 2
2 Lefton. Lu. 24, V.44 Eph. 4, to! 1 Letton. Prov. 28 Ecclef. 4
(ver. 17. 2 Leflon. Aes 6, ver. A&s 7,v.30 Monday in
8, and ch (to v. 55 Vhitf. week s.febr Evan. 7, to v. 30
1 Lesson. Gen. 11, to Num. 11, v. 1 Leffon. Ecclef.
(ver. 10(16,to v. 30
C 2 Lefton. Rer.
121 Cor. 14, ItRev.
(to v. 261 Innocents. Jer. 31, to wisdom i
i Lesson. 1 Sam. 19. Deut. 30 2 Coloil.
(ver. 18 Epiphans.
2 Lesson. 1 Thefl. 5, John 4, to Leison. Ifaiah 601Gaiah
(v. 14 2 Lesion. Luke 3, to John 2, to s Barnabas Cea of S. Paul - (ver. 23
(ver. 12 1 Lesson. Ecclus. Id Ecclus. 12 1 Lesson. Wisdom s Wisdom 2 Lesson. acts 14 lits 15, to 3 Lesson. JActs 22, tol Acts 20
(ver. 36 Purifofthd (ver. 221
S. Matthias Wisdom 19 Ecclus. i Letton. Malachi Mdachi
2 Leston. Matt. Matt. 14, to our Lady. Ecclus. Wednesday
St. Peter. bef. Easier.
i Leflon. Ecclus. Is Ecclus. 19 I Leffon. Hosea
2 Lellon. Acts 13 Tosca Leffon. John 11 V-45 Thurfday
St. James. Ecclus. 21 Ecclus. 22 W:f. Ea ler.
St. Barthoi Lefton. Daniel 2 Jerem. 31
29 Leffon. John
St. Michael 2 Lellon. John
1 Leilon. Gen. 32 Dan. 10,5.5 Ex fer-Ed.
2. Lesion, Acts 12, to Jude v.6,.to i Lefon. Zechar. 9 Exodus 13
(v. 16 2 Leffon. Luke 23, v. Hebrews 4| St. Luke. Ecclus. 51 Job Moday in Efter week
St. Simon, i Lefton. Exodus 16 Exodus 17||St.Jude. Job. 24, 25
42 2 Leffon. Matt.
28) ActsTuesday in
All Saints. Eajler mueck
1 Leffon. Wis. 3 v.-IoWild. i Leitoo. ' Exodus 20 Exodus 32 2 Letfon. Heb. 11, v. (ver.17 2 Leffon. Luke 24, to. Cor. 151
32, andch. Rev. 19, to rer. 13
12, to v. 71
12 28 30– 14 32 341
37 1 Cor.
ud 3 id.
19 121 e Prid. Id.
21 13 f Idus.
Hilary, Bish.t 14 5 19Cal.Feb 15 A 18 Cal. 16b
Cal. 17 c/16 Cal. 1810 15 Cal. Prisca, V.
33 191 e
Cal. 201f Cal.
35 Fabian, Bifh.g
38 211 3 12 Cal. Agnes, Virg.
40 22 An Cal.
Vincent, M.I 23 6 10 Call
42 241 c
44 9 25 d 8 Cał. Conversion of St.
(Paul 271 | 6 Cal.
481 28 g/ 5 Cal.
Exod. 2 29 A 4 Cal.
41 30 b 3 Cal.
Cal. K. Charles Mart. *6 131 c Prid. Cal.
39 41 43 45 47
* Note that Exodus vi. is to be read only to verse 14..
* The Calendar, fo called from the tatin word Cakende, fignifying in Roman chronology, the frie day of every month. It is of Greek derivation, from nahew, I call or proclaim; becaulc, before the publication of the Roman Fati, (which answered to our almanack) it was cuttonary fu the Portifex to watch the first appearance of the new moon, and notif, it to the Rexsuria. <ifu, who offered a sacrifice on the occafion; and the Pontifex fummoning the pcople to the capital, proclaimed the rumber of calends, and other particulars respecting the inonth on which they tad entered.
Ostende. In the common and smaller editions of the prayer-book this column is omitted, but without any authority. Indeed there is good reason for its intertion in the Calendar, as it is a mode of coix putation repeatedly referred to by the writers of ancient ecclctatio history. This fingular rocthod of reckoning is adopted from the Romans, who divided that invenths into three parts, akis. Nenes, and Ides. The calends they reckoned backwards from the first day of every manth (which was always the calend, in a retrograde order through the latrer days of the last month. For instance, the firtt of February being the criend of February, th: 311t of the preceding month January, was thc pridie calinitarum, or kcond of the calends, or day hefore the Calends of February; the zoth of January was the third of the calends or before the calends of February, and so on jackwards to the 13th, when the Ides commence. There Ides (to called from the Greek odsy to see, because the full moon was usually seen on or about the law of the ides) confitted of est days in every month, which were reckoned invertedly, like the Calends, froin the 13th to the sth, the commencement of the Nones. The etymolovy or tliis word is found probably in the attanitance of the day occuring on the ninth day after the iden, according to the Roman compas tation, or before 14, according to ours. They were invariably on the fifth of the month, in Janoay, February, April, June, Auguft, September, November, and December; but occurred on the feveath in March, May, July, and October; becaule in the original conditution of the Roman year by Numa, cich of these latter monthis lad thirty-onc days apicce allotted to them, and all de rei excep: Febuary, which had thirty) only tu enty-nine days. On the Reformation of the Calendar by J. Cæfar, other months were made to contain thirty-one days, but he did not allot thun likewise ax days of Nonesijini Rom. Antiq. 1. bxctan. A Roolih Saint and Martyr; esteemed by some of that charch to have been a dira gpie of sl. Pete, and to have been sent by that Apoitle into France, accompanied by St. Denys. where he suffered martyrdom for the caule of his religion. Others affcrt that he was a presbyter of Antioch, deeply versed in thc Hebrew torque, and that lie collated and rectified the 'copies of the Bible. That being in the city of the Nicomedia is, when the imperor Galiems Maximianas was there, tabout the year 1571 and publ ckly delivering an apology for Chriltianitv. le gara efence to the Governor, and
was dettroyed by corture. It is to be observed here, that this and xii other Ramnith Saials"dav's, had been omitted in both the calendars of Edw. Vith's books, excepting St. George's day, Laminas day, St. Laurence, and st. Cienient, which were in his fccond booki bart from reasons of convenience; fuch as rendering foaie legal procefies as the returns of writ) brote intelligible; re- ulating wake and fairs, and causes of a similar kind, the fecond Reformers toder Efvaarth thoicht proper to reitere these names to the Calendar, forbidding at the faina tinue their being kept holy by the Church.
† Fulary. Bishop of Poiētiers in France, an able opposer of the Arians; who being the powerful party at that time, hanithid Hüary into Phrygia, where he died 1.0. 36. His writin's. which are alm sit enpies of fone of the works of Oripen and Tertullials, are preserved to us; of these the French Bencdictines publithed a noble edition. 1 Prifa. A Roman virgin, an apoftolical convert to Christianity; who refusing, during a pere Satan, to offer Laci ifice, and abjure her faith, was cruelly tortured and beheaded in 47. The church of St. Frisca at Rome is said to contain her relics. Fabian. The Bishop of Rome from 239 to 253: who was put to death in the perfecution bides the Emperor Decius. igas. A Roman virgin of noble family, who suffered martyrdom in the tenth general per. bution under Droclefian, A. D. 306. She was previously exposed in a public itew before her exeCition, but rescued from pollution by a miraculons interpofition Triumphing in death, and unfood by the tortures to which the was expired, she expired bagia: aa hymn to her Redeemer. She is generally represented with a lamb by her side; occafioned, a vision laid to liave been seen by her parents at her tomb, in which Agnes appeared to them in glittering garments, with a land Li ber side of brilliant whitencís. Since the time of this supposed appearance, the Roman ladies Lave, on the anniversary
of her martyrdoni, gone in procention to se. Agnes altar, and offered up at the thrine cwo of the purcft white lambs they could procurc. These the Pope'taker under his tetect on: and orders them to be placed in the richet patture near the city, where they reinain
il the time of sheep-thearing. They are then dibui hened of their wool, which is consecrated, and spun into a fine white choth, called a pall. When manufactured it is again confecrated by the Pope, and feat to some newiy-made archbishop, who is incompetent to the duties of bis station, di he has purchased, at a yaft charge, a pail from the feep of St. Agnes.
Tiscent. A martyr, and Spanith deacon, born at Huezza in Arragon, and mart yred in the the Diocletian persecution A. D. 303. His faith was tried by the most horrid tortures; his body being laccrated with hooks, sprinkled with salt, bro led upon burning coals, and thrown amongit broken dles. He endured, however, unto the end, and died triumpliantly.