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TABLE OF FASTS AND FESTIVALS.
ATHANASIAN AND NICENE CREEDS.
PRAYERS FOR EVERY MORNING AND
EVENING OF THE WEEK.
SHORT MORNING AND EVENING SERVICES.
The ATHANASIAN CREED is to be said on all days to which an A is prefixed.
Of all the Feasts that are to be observed in the Church
of England throughout the Year. ALL SUNDAys in the Year. [A. EASTER DAY, Whit
SUNDAY, TRINITY SUNDAY.]
CHRIST. Jan. 1.
The Conversion of Saint Paul. Jan. 25.
stles. May 1.
A. The Nativity of Saint John Baptist. The Days of
A. Saint James the Apostle. July 25.
Saint Michael and all Angels. Sep. 29.
Saint Luke the Evangelist. Oct. 18.
Saint Thomas the Apostle. Dec. 21.
CHRIST. Dec. 25.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-Weck. N.B. The Collect of every Sunday, and of all Festivals, is appointed to be said also on the previous evening.
The NICENE CREED may be said on all other days mentioned in this table.
Of the Vigils, Fasts, and Days of Abstinence, to be
observed in the Year.
Saint John Baptist.
(All Saints. Note, That if any of these Feast-duys fall upon u Monday, then the
Vigil or Fast-day shall be kept upon the Saturday, and not upon the Sunday next before it.
Days of Fasting, or Abstinence.
Four Seasons, being the The Feast of Pentecost.
day, and Wednesday, before Holy-Thursday, or the
Ascension of our Lord. IV. All the Fridays in the Year, except Christmas-Day.
Note. In the above Table of Fasts and Days of Abstinence, it is not
specified what days belong to those two classes respectively. At the time that Table was given in the Common Prayer Book, the two first of the Rogation-Days, and all Fridays in the year, were Days of Abstinence. The rest were FastDays : the one being a limitation in the kind and quantity of food, the other entire deprivation of food until late in
To be said on the days marked A. in the Table of Festivals. WHOSOEVER will be saved : before all
things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith.
Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled : without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
And the Catholic Faith is this : That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
Neither confounding the Persons : nor dividing the Substance.
For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son : and another of the Holy Ghost.
But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one : the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal.
Such as the Father is, such is the Son : and such is the Holy Ghost.
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate : and the Holy Ghost uncreate.
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible : and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal : and the Holy Ghost eternal.
And yet there are not three eternals : but one eternal.
As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated : but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty : and the Holy Ghost Almighty.
And yet there are not three Almighties : but one Almighty.
So the Father is God, the Son is God : and the Holy Ghost is God.
And yet they are not three Gods : but one God.
So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord : and the Holy Ghost Lord.
And yet not three Lords : but one Lord.
For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity: to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord;
So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion : to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.
The Father is made of none : neither created, nor begotten.
The Son is of the Father alone : not made, nor created, but begotten.
The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son : neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons : one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.
And in this Trinity none is afore, or after other : none is greater, or less than another.
But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together : and co-equal.
So that in all things, as is aforesaid : the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.
He therefore that will be saved : must thus think of the Trinity.
Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation : that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.