THE VIGILS FAST-DAYS AND
APPOINTED TO BE OBSERVED
THE following Vigils are appointed to be kept: CHRISTMAS-EVE, CANDLEMAS-EVE, SHROVE TUESDAY, LADYMAS-EVE, EASTER-EVE, ASCENSION-EVE, WHITSUN-EVE, ASSUMPTION-EVE, MICHAELMAS-EVE, and ALL HALLOWS’ EVE.
THE following days are appointed to be kept as Days of strict Fasting: ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY.
THE DAYS OF ABSTINENCE:
THE following days are appointed to be observed as Days of Abstinence: The Forty Days of LENT; the three EMBER-DAYS at the Four Seasons, being the WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, after: The Third SUNDAY in ADVENT, The First SUNDAY in LENT, The Feast of PENTECOST, and HOLY CROSS DAY; the three ROGATION-DAYS, being the MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY, before the FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD which is called HOLY THURSDAY; and all the FRIDAYS of the Year, except CHRISTMAS-DAY and the Friday after CHRISTMAS-DAY, The Feast of the EPIPHANY, The Friday after EASTER-DAY, and The Friday after HOLY THURSDAY.
THE DAYS AND SEASONS
WHEN MARRIAGES ARE
FORBIDDEN TO BE SOLEMNISED
I. AnySUNDAY of the Year; and (except the Ordinary permit):
II. FromADVENT SUNDAY until Eight Days after the EPIPHANY;
III. FromSEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY until Eight Days after EASTER;
IV. And fromROGATION SUNDAY until after TRINITY SUNDAY.