songby either a deacon or cantor from the ambo, immediately after the Gospel:]
Know, dear brethren,
(brothers and sisters,) that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord
Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his
Resurrection, who is our Savior.
On the first day
of March will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most
sacred Lenten Season.
On the sixteenth
day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
twenty-fifth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the fourth day
of June the feast of Pentecost.
On the eighteenth
day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the third day
of December, the First Sunday of Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is
honor and glory for ever and ever.