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Alexander's British statutes in force in Maryland. 2d ed., 1912
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24 GEO. 2, CAP. 23, COMMENCEMENT OF YEAR. 1039
taken to be Bissextile or Leap Years, consisting of three hun-
dred and sixty-six Days, in the same Sort and Manner as is
now used with respect to every fourth Year of our Lord.
III. And whereas according to the Rule prefixed to the
Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, Easter-
day is always the first Sunday after the first Full Moon which
happens next after the one and twentieth Day of March, and
if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easier-day is the
Sunday after; which Rule was made in conformity to the De-
cree of the said General Council of Nice, for the Celebration
of the said Feast of Easter: And whereas the Method of com-
puting the Full Moons now used in the Church of England,
and according to which the Table to find Easter for ever, pre-
fixed to the said Book of Common Prayer, is formed, is by pro-
cess of Time become considerably erroneous: And whereas a
Calendar, and also certain Tables and Rules for the fixing the
true Time of the Celebration of the said Feast of Easter, and
the finding the Times of the Full Moons on which the same
dependeth, so as the same shall agree as nearly as may be with
the Decree of the said General Council, and also with the Prac-
tice of foreign Countries, have been prepared and are hereunto
annexed; Be it therefore further enacted by the Authority
aforsaid, That the said Feast of Easter, or any of the move-
able*-Feasts thereon depending, shall, from and after the 771
said second Day of September, be no longer kept or observed
in that Part of Great Britain called England, or in any other
the Dominions or Countries subject or belonging to the Crown
of Great Britain, according to the said Method of Supputa-
tion now used, or the said Table prefixed to the said Book of
Common Prayer; and that the said Table, and also the Column
of Golden Numbers, as they are now prefixed to the respective
Days of the Month in the said Calendars, shall be left out in
all future Editions of the said Book of Common Prayer; and
that the said new Calendar, Tables and Rules, hereunto an-
nexed, shall be prefixed to all such future Editions of the said
Book in the Room and Stead thereof; and that from and after
the said second Day of September, all and every the fixed
Feast-days, Holy-days and Fast-days, which are now kept and
observed by the Church of England, and also the several solemn
Days of Thanksgiving, and of Fasting and Humiliation, which
by virtue of any Act of Parliament now in being, are, from

 
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