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tProper LESSONS to be read at Morning On the Sundays throughout
and Evening Prayer, the Year.
Sundays after E astir.
Sunday astir Afcinfion-Day
* This takes its name from the Latin Word Calendar which signified the first Day of every Month ami ngst the Romans j and which is derived from the Greek Word ealeo to call : because as the Romans antiently counted their Ninths by the Motion of the Moon, they had a Priest appointed, to<ohserve the times of the new Moon; who whf.R lie bad seen it, gave Notice to the President ot the Sacrifices, who called the People together, and declared to them how they were to reckon the Days until the NoneCswhich were the 7th Days of March, May, July, awrCJctober j and the 5th of the rest of the Months) -' ■ ■
pronouncing aloud Caleo five Times if the Nones hap pened on the fifth Day; 01- seven times, if they happened on the 7th Day of the Month.
The design of the Calendar before the Comnwi Prayer is to (hew on what Days of each Month the Fasts and Feslavalsof the Chu>ch arc to be kept: and what i'or. tions of the Scriptures are to be read every Day, Morning and Evenirrg thioughout the Year. The Lessons for Sundays ami Holy-days are mentioned separately in the first Table: and the rest are~placed ~fr? a Line diie ctly opposite to the Day. ot the Month on which they arc to beKead.?
This Month takes its name from Janus, of whom it is related, that he know things paft and to come; and therefore they represented him with two Faces, and deified him after his death. This Deity the Romans establihed to bear Rule at all Beginnings. : i,
+ Note, that Exodus 6, is to be read only to ver. 14. Bb . 5° 423
• This Month derives its Name from the Lavin Februo to purify; on account of the expiatory Sacrifices which ihre Romans oled to offer this Month for the purifying the people. This was anticntly the xh Month of the Year.
J It is supposed to have been so called from the Latin Word Afcrio to cfcn: because then e Pore* of the Earth begin to cptn.
the Pore* of "the Earth begin to open.
Forth fly the tepid Airs; and unconfinM,
Tut fcrih their Buds, unfolding by degrees,