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HOW THE PSALTER IS APPOINTED TO BE READ.
HE Psalter shall be read through once every month, as it is in February it shall be read only to the twenty-eighth or twentyninth Day of the Month.
And whereas January, March, May, July, August, October, and December, have one-and-thirty 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.
And whereas the CXIXth Psalm is divided into twenty-two Portions, and is overlong 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.
The Minister, instead of reading from the Psalter as divided for Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, may read one of the Selections set out by this Church.
And, on days of Fasting and Thanksgiving, appointed either by the Civil or by the Ecclesiastical Authority, the Minister may appoint such Psalms as he shall think fit in his discretion,unless any shall have been appointed by the Ecclesiastical Authority, in a Service set out for the Occasion; which, in that case, shall be used, and no other. PROPER PSALMS ON CERTAIN DAYS.
Evening. CHRISTMAS-Day, Psalms 19
Psalms 89 45
143 GOOD FRIDAY,
The Minister may use one of the Selections, instead of any one of the above Portions.
HOW THE REST OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES IS
APPOINTED TO BE READ. "HE Old Testament is appointed for the First Lessons at Morn.
read every year once, as in the Calendar is appointed.
The New Testament is appointed for the Second Lessons at Morning and Evening Prayer
And to know what lessons shall be read erery 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 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.
And, on Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving, the same Rule is to obtain, as in reading the Psalms.
And the same discretion of choice is allowed, on occasions of Ecclesiastical Conventions, and those of Charitable Collections. And Note, that whensoever Proper Psalms or Lessons are appoint.
ed, then the Psalms and Lessons of ordinary course appointed in the Psalter and Calendar, if they be different, shall be omit.
ted for that Time. Note also, That the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, appointed for the
Sunday, shall serve all the Week after, where it is not in this Book otherwise ordered.
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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U. nited States of America, in. Convention, this 16th Day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eightynine.
THIS Convention having in their present Session set forth A Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, do hereby establish the said Book : And they declare it to be the Liturgy of this Church; and require, that it be received as such by all the Members of the same: And this Book shall be in Use from and after the 1st Day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.
A TABLE OF LESSONS FOR HOLY-DAYS.
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1 Lesson.Isaiah 9 to 8 Isaiah 7 • 10 to 17
2 Lesson.'Luke 2 to y 15 Titus 3 4 to 9 St. Stephen. 1 Lesson, Prov. 28
Eccles. 4 2 Lesson. Acts 6 08 & ch 7 Acts 7 • 30 to 55 St. John.
to o 30 1 Lesson. Eccles. 5
Eccles. 6 2 Lesson. Rev. 1
Rev. 22 Ianccents.
Jerem. 31 to v 18 Wisd. 1
1 Lesson. Gen. 17 to o 15 Deut. 10 v 12
2 Epiphany. 1 Lesson. Isai 60
Isaiah 49 2 Lesson. Rom. 11
John 2 to v 12 Conversion of St. Paul. 1 Lesson. Wisd. 5
Wisd. 6 2 Lesson. Acts 22 to v 22 Acts 26 to o 24 Purif. Virgin Mary. Wisd. 9
Wisd. 12 St. Matthias.
Ecclus. 1 draun. Virgin Mary. Ecclus. 2
3 szk Wednesday. 1 Lesson. Isaiah 59
Jonah 3 2 Lesson. Luke 6 0 20 2 Pet. Monday before Easter. 1 Lesson. Daniel 10
Hosea 11 2 Lesson. John 14 Tuesday before Easter. 1 Lesson. Daniel 11 to 9 30
Jer. 31 2 Lesson. John 13 Good-Friday.
1 Lesson. Gen. 22 to o 20 Isai. 52 u 13 & ch 53 2 Lesson. John 18