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1552 The Table and Kalendar erpressing the

Order of the Psalms and Lessons, to be said at the Morning and Evening prayer throughout the year, except certain proper feasts, as the rules following more plainly declare.

1549 The Table and Kalendar, expressing the

Order of the Psalms and Lessons to be said at Matins and Evensong, throughout the year, ercept certain proper feasts, as the rules following more plainly declare.

The Order how the Psalter is appointed The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be read.

to be read.

The catery read through The Psalter shall be read through

THE Psalter shall be read through

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once every Month, and because that some Months be longer than some that some Months be longer than some other be, It is thought good to make other be, it is thought good to make them even by this means,

them even by this means. To every Month shall be appointed To every Month, as concerning this (as concerning this purpose) just xxx purpose, shall be appointed just xxx days.

days. And because January and March hath one day above the said number, and February, which is placed between them both, hath only xxviij days, February shall borrow of either of the Months, (of January and March) one day, and so the Psalter, which shall be read in February, must begin the last day of January, and end the first day of March.

And whereas May, July, August, October, and December, hath xxxi days a piece, it is ordered that the same Psalms 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 next ? Month ensuing.

Now to know what Psalms shall be read every day, look in the Calendar the bumber that is appointed for the Psalms, and then find the same number in this Table, and upon that number shall you see, what Psalıns shall be said at 6 Morning and Evening Prayer.

And where the cxix. Psalm is divided into xxij portions, and is over-long to

at one time; it is so ordered, that at one time shall not be read above four or five of the said portions, as you shall perceive to be noted in this Table following. And bere is also to be noted, that in this Table, and in all other parts of the Service here any Psalms are appointed, the number is expressed after the great English Bible, which from the ix Psalm unto the cxlviij Psalm (following the division of the Hebrews) doth vary in numbers from the common Latin Translation. : wbere (1601) * be begun (1549)

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1 1604 S. L. 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 por- , read above four or five of the said portions.

tions, as you shall perceive to be noted

in this Table following. 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 :

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Note, that the Psalter followeth the And here is also to be noted, that in division of the Hebrews, and the Trans- this Table and in all other parts of the lation of the great English Bible, set Service where any Psalms are appointed, forth and used in the time of King the number is expressed after the Great Henry the Eighth, and Edward the English Bible, which from the ix Psalm, Sixth.

unto the cxlviij Psalm (following the division of the Hebrews) doth vary in numbers from the common Latin Translation.

The Order how the rest of the holy The Order how the rest of Holy Scrip Scripture (beside the Psalter) is ap

ture is appointed to be read. pointed to be read. THE Old Testament is appointed The Old Testament is appointed and Evening Prayer; so as the most and Evening Prayer, and shall be read part thereof will be read every year through every year once, except certain once, as in the Calendar is appointed. Books and Chapters, which be least

edifying, and might best be spared, and

therefore are left unread. The New Testament is appointed for the Second Lessons at Morning and Evening Prayer, and shall be read over orderly every year thrice, obesides the Epistles and Gospels; except the Apocalypse, out of which there are only certain Proper Lessons appointed upon certain Lessons appointed upon divers divers Feasts.

And to know what Lessons shall be And to know what Lessons shall be read every day, look for the day of the read every day, find the day of the Month in the Calendar following, and Month in the Calendar following, and there ye shall find the Chapters that there ye shall perceive the Books and shall be read for the Lessons both at Chapters that shall be read for the Morning and Evening Prayer; except Lessons both at Morning and Evening only the Moveable Feasts, which are Prayer. not in the Calendar, and the Immoveable, where there is a blank left in the Column of Lessons; the Proper Les

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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, as you shall perceive to be noted in this Table
following.

And here is also to be noted, that in this Table, and in all other parts of the Service, where any Psalms are appointed, the number is expressed after the Great English Bible, which from the ix. Psalm unto the cxlviij. Psalm (following the division of the Hebrews) doth vary in numbers from the common Latin translation.

The Table for the Order of the Psalms, , s A Table for the Order of the Psalms,

to be said at Morning and Evening to be said at Matins and Evensong. Prayer.

The Order how the rest of holy Scrip- The Order how the rest of holy Scrip

ture (beside the Psalter) is appointed ture (beside the Psalter) is appointed to be read.

to be read.

TEOld Testament is appointed for the first Lessons, at Morning and Even- The old T

ing Prayer, and shall be read through every year once, except certain Books Testament. and Chapters, which be least edifying, and might best be spared, and therefore be left unread.

The New Testament is appointed for the Second Lessons at Morning and The new Evening Prayer, and shall be read over orderly every year thrice, beside the Testament. Epistles and Gospels; except the Apocalypse, out of the which there be only certain Lessons appointed upon divers proper feasts.

And to know what Lessons shall be read every day, find the day of the Month Lessons. in the Calendar following; and there ye shall perceive the books and chapters that shall be read for the Lessons, both at Morning and Evening Prayer.

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1604 S. L. sons for all which days are to be found in the Table of Proper Lessons.

And note, that whensoever Proper And here is to be noted, that whenPsalms or Lessons are appointed, then soever there be any proper Psalms, or the Psalms and Lessons of ordinary Lessons, appointed for the Sundays, or course appointed in the Psalter and for any Feast, moveable or unmoveCalendar (if they be different) shall be able; then the Psalms and Lessons omitted for that time.

appointed in the Calendar, shall be

omitted for that time. Note also, that the Collect, Epistle, Ye must note also, that the Collect, and Gospel, appointed for the Sunday Epistle, and Gospel, appointed for the shall serve all the week after, where it Sunday, shall serve all the week after, is not in this Book otherwise ordered. except there fall some Feast that hath

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When the years of our Lord may be divided into four even parts, which is every fourth year; then the Sunday letter leapeth, and that year the Psalıns and Lessons which serve for the xxiij day of February shall be read again the day following, except it be Sunday, which hath proper Lessons of the old Testament, appointed in the Table serving to that purpose.

Also, wheresoever the beginning of any Lesson, Epistle, or Gospel, is not expressed, there ye must begin at the beginning of the Chapter.

And wheresoever is not expressed how far shall be read, there shall you read to the end of the Chapter.

Item, so oft as the first Chapter of Saint Matthew is read either for Lesson or Gospel, ye shall begin the same at (The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise, &c.)

And the third Chapter of Saint Luke's Gospel shall be read unto, (So that he was supposed to be the Son’of Joseph, &c.)

1 his proper Collect, Epistle and Gospel, as it is on Ash Wednesday, and on every day in the boly week next before Pasch or Easter. But on all those days the Psalms and Lessons shall be the same which fall in course as they are in the Calendar. [S, L.)

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And here is to be noted, that whensoever there be any Proper Psalms or Lessons appointed ? for the Sundays or for any Feast, moveable or unmoveable; then the Psalms and Lessons appointed in the Calendar shall be omitted for that time.

Ye must note also, that the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, appointed for the Sunday, shall serve all the week after, except there fall some feast that hath his proper.

Year.

This is also to be noted, concerning the leap years, that the 25. day of Febru- The Leap ary, which in Leap 'year is counted for two days, shall in those two days alter neither Psalm nor Lesson; but the same Psalms and Lessons which be said the hrst day, shall also serve for the second day.

Also, wheresoever the beginning of any Lesson, Epistle, or Gospei, is not expressed, there ye must begin at the beginning of the Chapter.

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