To euery moneth shal be appointed (as concerning this purpose) iust thirtie dayes.
And because Ianuary and March haue one day aboue the sayd number, and February, which is placed betweene them both, hath onely xxviij. dayes: February shall borrowe of either of the Moneths (of Ianuary and March) one day: and so the Psalter which shall bee read in February, must begin at the last day of Ianuary, and end the first day of March.
And whereas May, Iuly, August, October, and December haue xxxj. dayes apiece: It is ordered that the Psalmes shal be read the last day of the said Moneths, which were read the day before, so that the Psalter may begin againe the first day of the next moneth ensuing.
Now to know what Psalmes shall be read euery day: Looke in the Kalender the number that is appointed for the Psalmes, and then find the same number in this Table, and vpon that number you shall see what Psalmes shall be sayd at Morning and Euening prayer.
And where the Cxix. Psalme is diuided into xxij. portions, and is ouerlong to be read at one time: it is so ordered, that at one time shall not be read aboue foure or fiue of the said portions, as you shall perceiue to be noted in this Table following.
And here is also to bee noted, that in this Table, and in all other parts of the Seruice where any Psalms are appointed, the number is expressed after the great English Bible, which from the ix. Psalme vnto the Cxviij. Psalme, (following the diuision of the Hebrewes) doeth varie in numbers from the common Latine Translation.
The New Testament is appointed for the second Lessons at Morning and Euening prayer, and shall be read ouer orderly euery yeere thrise, besides the Epistles and Gospels: except the Apocalypse, out of the which there be onely certaine Lessons appointed vpon diuers proper Feastes.
And to know what Lessons shall be read euery day, finde the day of the Moneth in the Kalender, going before and there ye shall perceiue the Bookes and Chapters that shall be read for the Lessons both at Morning and Euening prayer.
And here is to be noted, that whensoeuer there be any proper Psalmes or Lessons appointed for the Sundayes, or for any Feast, moueable or vnmoueable: then the Psalmes and Lessons appointed in the Kalender, shall be omitted for that time.
Ye must note also, that the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, appointed for the Sunday, shall serue all the weeke after, except there fall some Feast that hath his proper.
When the yeeres of our Lord may be diuided into foure euen parts, which is euery fourth yeere: then the Sunday letter leapeth, and that yeere the Psalmes and Lessons which serue for the xxiij. day of February, shall be read againe the day following, except it be Sunday, which hath proper Lessons of the old Testament, appointed in the Table seruing to that purpose.
Also, wheresoeuer the beginning of any Lesson, Epistle, or Gospel is not expressed, there yee must begin at the beginning of the Chapter.
And wheresoeuer is not expressed how farre shall be read, there shall you reade to the ende 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 (Now the birth of Iesus Christ was on this wise, &c.) And the third Chapter of S. Luke Gospel, shalbe read vnto, Being as was supposed, the sonne of Ioseph, &c.
Proper Lessons to bee read for the first
Lessons proper for Holy dayes.
|Christmas day.||Psal. xix. xlv. lxxxv.||Psal. lxxxix. Cx. Cxxxii.|
|Easter day.||Psal. ii. ivii. Cxi.||Psal. Cxiii. Cxiiii. Cxviii.|
|Ascension day.||Psal. viii. xv. xxi.||Psal. xxiiii. lxviii. Cviii.|
|Whitsunday.||Psal. xlv. xlvii.||Psal. Ciiii. Cxlv.|
|Dayes of the|
|Psalmes for Morning|
|Psalmes for Euening|
|1.||i. ii. ii. iiii. v.||vi. vij. viij.|
|2.||ix. x. xi.||xij. xiij. xiiij.|
|3.||xv. xvi. xvii.||xviij.|
|4.||xix. xx. xxi.||xxij. xxiii.|
|5.||xxiiiii. xxv. xxvi.||xxvii. xxviiii. xxix.|
|6.||xxx. xxxi.||xxxii. xxxiiii. xxxiiii.|
|8.||xxxviii. xxxix. xl.||xli. xlii. xliii.|
|9.||xliiii. xlv. xlvi.||xlvii. xlviii. xlix.|
|10.||l. li. lii.||liii. liiii. lv.|
|11.||lvi. lvii. lviii.||lix. lx. lxi.|
|12.||lxii. lxiii. lxiiii.||lxv. lxvi. lxvii.|
|14.||lxxi. lxxii.||lxxiii. lxxiiii.|
|15.||lxxv. lxxvi. lxxvij.||lxxviii.|
|16.||lxxix. lxxx. lxxxi.||lxxxii. lxxxiii. lxxxiiii. lxxxxv.|
|17.||lxxxvi. lxxxvii. lxxxviii.||lxxxix.|
|18.||xc. xci. xcii.||xciii. xciiii.|
|19.||xcv. xcvi. xcvii.||xcviii. xcix. c. ci.|
|23.||cx. cxi. cxii. cxiij.||cxiiii. cxv.|
|24.||cxvi. cxvij. cxviij.||cxix. Inde iiii.|
|25.||Inde v.||Inde iiii.|
|26.||Inde v.||Inde iiii.|
|27.||cxx. cxxi. cxxii. cxxiii.cxxiiii. cxxv.||cxxvi. cxxvii. cxxviii. cxxix. cxxx. cxxxi.|
|28.||cxxxij. cxxxiij. cxxxxiiij. cxxxv.||cxxxvi. cxxxvii. cxxxviii.|
|29.||cxxxix. cxl. cxl.||cxlii. cxliii.|
|30.||cxliiij. cxlv. cxlvi.||cxlvii. cxlviij. cxlix. cl.|
SEptuagesima before Easter ix weekes.|
Sexagesima before Easter viij weekes.
Quinquagesima before Easter vij weekes.
ROgations after Easter v weekes.
That is to say: All|
Sundayes in the yeere.
The dayes of the feasts
Of the Epiphanie.
Of S. Peter the Apostle.|
Of S. James the Apostle.
Of S. Bartholomew the Apostle.
Of S. Matthew the Apostle.
Of S. Michael the Archangel.
Of S. Luke the Evangelist.
Of S. Simon & Jude the Apostles.
Of All Saints.
Of S. Andrew the Apostle.
Of S. Thomas the Apostle.
Of the Natiuitie of our Lord.
Of S. Steuen the Martyr.
Of the Holy Innocents.
Munday and Tuesday in Easter weeke.
Munday and Tuesday in Whitsun weeke.