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EASTER DAY is the First Sunday after the Full Moon, which in some cases happens upon, in others next after, the Twentieth Day of March, according to the time it would occur in Judea (a); and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Advent Sunday is the next Sunday after the 26th of November.
(a) For instance, if the Full Moon happens here so early in the Day of the 20th of March, that it must have happened at Jerusalem before the 19th expired, Easter Day is not until the Sunday after the following Moon.
A TABLE, pointing out the GOLDEN NUMBER, the SUNDAY LETTER, and EASTER DAY, from 1813 to 1861.
inclusive, according to the foregoing Calendar.
THIS Table contains so much of the Calendar as is necessary for the determining of Easter; to find which, look for the Golden Number of the year in the first column of the Table, against which stands the day of the Paschal Full Moon; then look in the third column for the Sunday-Letter, next after the day of the Full Moon, and the Day of the Month standing against that Sunday-Letter is Easter Day. If the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, then (according to the first rule) the next Sunday after is Easter-Day.
To find the Golden Number, or Prime, add 1 to the year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the remainder, if any, is the Golden Number; but if nothing remaineth, then 19 is the Golden Number.
To find the Dominical or Sunday-Letter, according to the Calendar, until the year 1899 inclusive, add to the year of our Lord its o A fourth part, omitting fractions: divide the sum by 7; and if I G there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday-Letter: But 3 if any number remaineth, then the Letter standing against 4 that number in the small annexed Table, is the Sunday- 5C
Note, That in all Bissextile or Leap-years, the Letter found, as above, will be the Sunday-Letter from the intercalated day exclusive, to the end of the year.
Another TABLE to find EASTER till the Year 1899 inclusive,
1st. Prophecies in the Old Testament referred to.
2d. Prophecies in the New Testament referred to.
3d. Miracles and Observations thereon.
4th. Conduct and Works of the Apostles, and Observations
5th. Christian Duties and Virtues, and Observations thereon.
him a Father, and that God would
"settle him in his (God's) house and
"in his kingdom for ever, and that
"his throne should be established
" for evermore." (1 Chron. xvii. 13,
14.-xxii. 10.-Ps. lxxxix. 10.1
cxxxii. 11, 12.—ii. 7.)
That the children of Israel should seek
the Lord their God, and David their
king; that God should set up a shep-
herd over them, even his servant David;
that David should be king over them,
and should be their prince for ever.
(Jer. xxx. 9.-Ez. xxxiv, 23, 24.—
Xxxvii. 24, 25.-and Hos. iii. 5. pro-
phesies long after David and Solo-
mon's time, so that by "David"
must have been meant some one of his
page 356, 357
That out of Bethlehem Ephratah should
he come forth that was to be the ruler
in Israel, whose goings forth had been
from of old, from everlasting. (Mic.
50. 52. 64.
That the desire of all nations should
come, that God would fill the temple
which was building in Haggai's time
with glory, and that in that place he
would give peace. (Hagg. ii. 7. 9.)
26. 64. 112. 189
That 70 weeks, (i. e. 490 years) were de-
termined upon the people, and upon
the holy city, to finish the transgres-
sion, and to make an end of sins, and to
bring in everlasting righteousness, and
to seal up the vision and prophecy, and
to anoint the most holy, that from the
going forth of the (a) commandment
to restore and to build Jerusalem unto
the Messiah the prince should be seven
weeks, and threescore and two weeks;
and that after threescore and two weeks
should Messiah be cut off, but not for
himself; and that the people of the
prince that should come should destroy
the city and the sanctuary. (Dan. ix.
24, 25, 26.)
That the Jews should be carried captive
to Babylon, and that their captivity
should continue 70 years. (Jer. xxv.
8. 11. xxix. 10.)
That Cyrus should order Jerusalem to be
rebuilt, and the foundation of the tem-
ple to be relaid. (Is. xliv. 28.) 368
That there should be the voice of one
crying in the wilderness to prepare the
way of the Lord, to make strait in the
(a) The Decree in the 7th of Artaxerxes was (even to a month) 490 ordinary years before the cruci-
Axion. See Prid, Conn. Part 1. Book 5.; and see Chandler's Defence, No. 8. c. 2. s. 1. p. 132 to 150.
That the Lord had created a new thing
upon earth that a woman should com-
pass a man. (Jer. xxxi. 22.)
That a rod should come out of the stem
of Jesse, &c. that the spirit of the
Lord should be upon him, that he should
judge the poor with righteousness,
and with the breath of his lips should
slay the wicked, and that righteous-
ness should be the girdle of his loins,
and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
(Is. xi. 1, 2.4, 5.) 8.223.330
That a child shonld be born that should
be called "the mighty God, &c. the
"Prince of Peace;" that of the in-
crease of his government and peace
there should be no end, upon the throne
of David, and upon his kingdom, to
order it, and to establish it with judg-
ment and with justice from henceforth
even for ever. (Is. ix. 6, 7.)
That God should raise unto David a
righteous branch, and a king should
reign and prosper, and should execute
judgment and justice on the earth.
(Jer. xxiii. 5.)
they shoot out their lips, and shake
"their heads, saying, "he trusted in
"God, that he would deliver him;
"let him deliver him, if he will have
" him.” (Ps. xxii. 7, 8.)
"They pierced my hands and my feet;
"I may tell all my bones: they stand
staring and looking upon me: they
part my garments among them, and
"cast lots upon my vesture." (Ps.xxii.
"They shall look on him whom they
"pierced." (Zech. xii. 10.) 123
That not a bone of the paschal lamb,
(which was a type of the Messiah,)
should be broken. (Exod. xii. 46.
Numb. ix. (2.)
"Awake, O sword, against my shep-
"herd, and against the man that is my
"fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts:
"smite the shepherd, and the sheep
"shall be scattered; and it shall come
"to pass, that in all the land, saith the
"Lord, two parts thereof shall be cut
"off and die; and I will bring the
"third part through the fire, and will
"refine them as silver is refined, and
"will try them as gold is tried; they
"shall call on my name, and I will
"hear them; I will say, it is my
"people, and they shall say, the Lord
" is my God." (Zech. xiii. 7,8,9.) 101
"Thou shalt not leave my soul in hell,
"neither shalt thou suffer thine holy
"one to see corruption." (Ps.xvi. 11.)