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  Dominical letter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The days of the year are sometimes designated letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G in a cycle of 7 as an aid for finding the day of week of a given calendar date and in calculating Easter.
The second dominical letter is the dominical letter of the first Sunday of October (which is the same as for January in a common year).
In 1909, 1 January was a Friday and the Dominical Letter was C. In 1910 and 1911, 1 January fell respectively on Saturday and Sunday and the Dominical Letters are B and A. edit]
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 dominical - definition from Biology-Online.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dominical letter, the letter which, in almanacs, denotes Sunday, or the Lord's day (dies Domini).
The first seven letters of the alphabet are used for this purpose, the same letter standing for Sunday during a whole year (except in leap year, when the letter is changed at the end of February).
G, if the dominical letter of a common year be G, F will be the dominical letter for the next year.
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 CALENDAR - LoveToKnow Article on CALENDAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dominical Letter.The first problem which the coflstruction of the calendar presents is to connect the week with the year, or to find the day of the week corresponding to a given day of any year of the era.
The letter which denotes Sunday is called the Dominical Letter, or the Sunday Letter; and when the dominical letter of the year is known, the letters which respectively correspond to the other days of the week bcomeknown at the same time.
For this purpose divide the date by 28, and the letter opposite the remainder, in the first column of figures, is the dominical letter of the year.
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 A Definition of the Dominical Letter
Every year, letters from A through G are used to name days of the week in Catholic ecclesiastical calendars, just as A through H were used in the ancient Roman calendar.
The letter that happens to relate to Sunday in other Gregorian calendars is known in church circles as that year's Dominical Letter.
As a result, all of the letters then "leap" back for the remainder of the year and occupy one position prior to where they had been (relative to days of the week) thru the first 23 days of February.
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 C-Cn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first days of leaping years are always figured by applying a Dominical Letter to each year, thereby associating each year-date with a specific correspondence between the date 1 January and the day of the week.
Dominical Letters are used in this fashion to identify a string of equivalents.
The Dominical Letters and the Indiction numbers will progress in a cyclical manner, and double Dominical Letters will always be marked as a leap year (*), and therefore a comparison of calendar-year codes for 1 January each year should expediently reveal any errors.
www.arapacana.com /Glossary/C-Cn.htm   (10496 words)

 The date of Easter; epacts (from calendar) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The seven letters A through G are each assigned to a day, consecutively from January 1 so that January 1 appears as A, January 2 as B, to January 7 which appears as G, the cycle then continuing with January 8 as A, January 9 as B, and so on.
No dominical letter is placed against the intercalary day, February 29, but, since it is still counted as a weekday and given a name, the series of letters moves back one day every leap year after intercalation.
Thus, a leap year beginning with the dominical letter C will change to a year with the dominical letter B on March 1; and in lists of dominical letters, all leap years are given a double letter notation, in the example just quoted, CB.
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2 January was given the letter B and so on until 7 January, which was marked with a G. On the next day, 8 January, the sequence of the letters was restarted, and this day got the letter A. This was done throughout the whole year, leaving the leap day aside.
The Dominical Letter of 1311 is C, and the first full moon on or after 21 March occurred on 5 April, which is the full moon following the new moon on 23 March.
The foregoing rules imply that the date of Easter of a year is solely determined by the Golden Number and the Dominical Letter(s) of that year.
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When the Oriental seven-day period, or week, was introduced in the time of Augustus, the first seven letters of the alphabet were employed in the same way to indicate the days of this new division of time.
By constructing a table of letters and days of the year, A always being set against I January, we can at once see the relation between the days of the week and the day of any month, if only we know the Dominical Letter.
Therefore, the Dominical Letter is E. But the Dominical Letter had another very practical use in the days before the "Ordo divini officii recitandi" was printed annually, and when, consequently, a priest had often to determine the "Ordo" for himself (see CATHOLIC DIRECTORIES).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05109a.htm   (1130 words)

The dominical letter can be determined mathematically for any year after 1582 using the following equation.
Therefore, for purposes of calculating Easter, the spring equinox is always considered to be on March 21, and the epact is used for determining the moon phases.
Because Easter is always on a Sunday, the dominical letter is also part of the equation.
www.carnaval.com /easter/calculating_easter.htm   (1047 words)

Equipped with the Golden Number (4 for 1998) and the Dominical Letter (Gregorian D or Julian E for 1998), all we need is a table for the Paschal Term, the Dominical Letters for the days in it, and what days are Full Moons for each Golden Number.
For 1998, the Julian Dominical Letter is E and the Julian Epact 11.
The Gregorian Dominical Letter of 1998 is D, and the Gregorian Epact 2.
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 Holidays and Festivals - Which Easter date is correct?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The "D" dominical letter indicates that the first Sunday of the year is on January 4 in normal years.
For leap years with a double dominical letter, use the second letter since Easter is always after leap day.
Take a look at the dominical letter table and make note of all the years with this letter.
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 Mathematics of the ISO 8601 Calendar - Possible ISO Calendars
As the Dominical letter of a year determines the sequence of weekdays in the year, each of the possible ISO calendars can be associated with a specific Dominical letter.
However, for years with Dominical letter B the first two days of January are assigned to either ISO week 52 or ISO week 53, depending on the character of the preceding year.
When the preceding year is a common year (Dominical letter C) they belong to ISO week 52, when the preceding year is a leap year (Dominical letter DC) they belong to ISO week 53.
www.phys.uu.nl /~vgent/calendar/isocalendar_text4.htm   (207 words)

 Perpetual Calendar: The "Hard" (?) Way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Finally in the corresponding vertical column (that is, the sixth) of the table of days, find the day of the week that appears in the horizontal line with the desired date (17): it turns out that January 17, 1963, is a Thursday.
For leap years there are two letters corresponding to the year.
Use the first letter for January and February, and the second for the other months.
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 Brass of the month August 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the London marblers dominated the brass engraving trade in most of the country, York was sufficiently far removed from London to support its own brass engravers.
The dominical letter has always applied to the historical year beginning 1 January, even when the civil and ecclesiastical year began on 25th March.
The inclusion of the dominical letter does not indicate that Tonge died on a Sunday (24 September 1472 was a Thursday), but its inclusion may have been to indicate that he was a man of learning and piety.
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 Reading a Calendar
The letters, A to G constantly repeated, are called the Dominical Letters and are used to identify the Sundays of any given year.
The year is added to a quarter of itself, with the remainder ignored; this sum is divided by 7 and the remainder from this operation is subtracted from 3 or else from 10 in order to produce a positive integer.
Some books of hours simplified the process by providing tables which gave the Golden Number and the Dominical Letter for each year, for the benefit of patrons who weren't so good at arithmetic, and even included the date of Easter for each year.
medievalwriting.50megs.com /whyread/calendar2.htm   (1262 words)

If the difference is zero or less, subtract the remainder instead from ten (7, meaning that the Dominical Letter for 1492 is G, the seventh letter).
Next, count forward fourteen days, inclusively, to the first full moon after the vernal equinox (April 15), and find the next occurrence of the Dominical Letter G (April 22).
Note that if it happens to be a leap year (as was 1492), the days in January and February revert back one Dominical Letter (so that the Sundays fall on F) before "leaping" forward again (to G) in March, so as not to effect Easter.
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 Dominical letter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The days of the year are sometimes letters A B C D E F G in a cycle of 7 as aid for finding the day of week of a given calendar date and calculating Easter.
In leap years the leap day has no dominical This ensures that each date has the dominical letter every year but causes the of the weeks of the dominical letters change within a leap year.
The second dominical letter is the letter of the first Sunday of October is the same as for January in common year).
www.freeglossary.com /Dominical_letter   (773 words)

 Holidays and Festivals - dominical letter
To lookup the dominical letter for any year using the table, find the column for the century and the row for the last two digits of the year.
Find the cell where the row and column intersect, and that is the dominical letter.
For example, find the dominical letter for 2004 in the row for 2000 and the column for 04.
www.shagtown.com /days/dominicalletter.html   (280 words)

 Y   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Physically, a Y chromosome seems to be half the size of other chromosomes, and seems to have its centromere biased toward one end, so it gives the appearance of the letter Y during mitosis, whereas all the other chromosomes exhibit X shapes.
Scribes and printers were reluctant to drop the convention of using one letter instead of two, so many determined to retain the thorn, by substituting the letter y for þ.
The letter in its Saxon form was retained to selectively represent some occurrences of gh, as in the word niЗt for night, and then was abandoned entirely about 1600, when such words came to be written in their present fashion.
www.arapacana.com /Glossary/Y.htm   (3875 words)

 The Calendar
The dominical letter is the letter label of the Sundays in the year; leap years receive two dominical letters (one for January and February and one for March through December).
For example, the dominical letters of 2000 are ‘BA’; that of 2001 is ‘G’, that of 2002 is ‘F’, that of 2003 is ‘E’, those of 2004 are ‘DC’, and so on.
Of course, given the dominical letter of the year and the letter label of the day, it is obvious to find the day of the week of any given Gregorian date:
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Occurrence is the coinciding or occurring of two liturgical offices on one and the same day; concurrence is the succession of two offices, so that the second vespers of one occur at the same time as the first vespers of the other.
The chief causes of occurrence are: (1) the variableness of the feast and cycle of Easter, while the other feasts are fixed; (2) the annual change of the Dominical Letter, whereby Sunday falls successively on different dates of the same month (see CALENDAR; DOMINICAL LETTER).
But as this coincidence was due to a variable cause, and did not happen the following years, the occurrence was accidental.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/o/occurrence.html   (430 words)

 Calendar used in
Finally, the second column (in fl) is the dominical letter indicating the day of the week.
So, while the letter 'i' was used for 9, the letter 'k' was used for 10.
The fact that the right-most column of the text pages matches the encoded letters within the illuminated arch pages clearly shows that this column was not added at a later date but was done at the time the original manuscript was created.
www.zuggsoft.com /sca/calendar/calendar_decode.htm   (2548 words)

 3sc1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The dominical letters given for each day are those appropriate for
In general, the dominical letter of a date lets you know its weekday, once
Given the dominical letter of a Gregorian year we know that all days with
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 Clarke's Commentary - Philemon 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It has also been remarked that Paul does not call himself an apostle here, because the letter was a letter of friendship, and on private concerns.
As some have thought it strange that a private letter, of a particular business and friendship, should have got a place in the sacred canon, others have been industrious to find out the general uses which may be made of it.
They are master pieces in their kind; and no Christian need be ashamed to be indebted to them, whether in regulating his own conduct in respect to forgiveness of injuries, or whether in interceding for them who have fallen under the displeasure of others.
www.godrules.net /library/clarke/clarkephil1.htm   (4522 words)

 Ordo. Notes about the Liturgical Calendar.
Because the first Sunday in 1999 fell on January 3, the Dominical Letter for 1999 is c.
The Dominical Letter runs retrograde from year to year, g-a.
Martyrol., count the remaining number of days in January that follow upon the 1st new moon, and then find the corresponding letter from the sequence of letters given in the Martyrologium Romanum.
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 A Florilegium of Dates
The script here is diplomatic minuscule, meaning that the basic letter forms are those of Caroline minuscule but the ascenders and descenders are very tall and elaborate while the bodies of the letters are tiny.
The epact represents the position of the year in the 19 year cycle which relates the solar to the lunar calendar, and is part of the process of calculating the golden number, as it is the remainder of the year plus one divided by 19.
Epact nil coincides to golden number I. Concurrents are an alternative method of designating the Dominical letter.
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 MSN Encarta - Dictionary definition
If you are unsure how to spell a word or would like to find groups of words, you can browse this dictionary much like flipping the pages in a book:
In the find box, type the first few letters of a word or type your best guess for the word.
For example, typing "hap" takes you quickly to a list of words that begin with those letters.
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