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HOW THE PSALTER IS APPOINTED TO BE READ.
And whereas, January, March, May, July, August, October, and December, have ne-aud-thirty days apiece; 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 Fsalter may begin again the first day of the next month ensuing.
And whereas the 119th Psalm is divided into twenty-two 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 Fortions.
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 Fsilms as he shall think fit in bis discretion, unless any shall have been apprinted by the Ecclesiastical Authority, in a Service set out for the iccasion; which, in that case, shall be used, and no other.
PROPER PSALMS ON CERTAIN DAYS.
19, 45, 85 89, 110, 132 EASTER-DAY, 2, 57, 111113, 114, 118
ASH WEDNESDAY 6,32,38 102, 130, 143 ASCENSION-DAY 8, 15, 21
GOD-FRIDAY, 22, 40, 54 64, 88
24, 47, 103
The Minister may use one of the Selections, instead of any one of the above Portions.
HOW THE REST OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURE IS APPOINTED
TO BE READ.
THE Old Testament is appointed for the First Lessons at Morning and Evening Prayer so that the most part thereof will be 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 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 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 appointed, then the Psalms and Lessons of ordinary course appointed in the Psalter and Calendar, if they be different, shall be omitted 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.
TO BE READ AT MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
3 and 4 Hebrews 5 to v.11
48 1 Corinthians
2 v. 22
After Ascension. Joel
Whit-Sunday. Deut. 16 to v. 18 Acts 4 to v. 36 Isaiah
8 v. 5 Zechariah
32 Thess. 3 to v. 17
11 Acts 19 to v. 21
3 Acts 9 to v. 32
15 to v. 192 Timothy
45 Titus 2 & 3 to v. 10
-3 and 4 to v.9
Note, That except in every leap year, February hath 2 days only.
9 to 9 v. 30 10 to v. 32
19 v. 19