Sundays in the German Church Year – recorded from church in Kirchspeil Wilstedt, Hannover in the Year 1716. The number following is the number Communicanten, or communing. Wilstedt and the Gemeinde Fischerhude are just a few Kilometers east of Bremen.

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---- Circumciso Domini if it occures on Sunday is Janurary 1st – The circumcision and the Name of Jesus given

1 – 1st Epiphania, 1st Sunday after Epiphany on January 6th – 53

2 – 2nd Epiphania – 65

3 – 3rd Epiphania – 47 Zwischen 3rd und 4th

- Krank – 1

4 – 4th Epiphania – 68 (note Epiphany Season is 1 to 6 Weeks depending on the date Easter falls, early or late)

5 – Septuages:(ima) – 37, 9th Sunday before Easter probably January 25th

6 – 11 February, Fischerhude Gemeinde (congregation) – 256

  • Alt und Kranke – 4

---- note if this is Ash Wednesday, then Easter would be March 29th –46 days before Easter. Easter is always the first Sunday after the Full Moon which occurs on or immediately after the 21st day of March.

7 – Sexages:(ima) – 76, 8th Sunday before Easter

8 – Esto Mihi – 82, 7th Sunday before Easter

- Dom. Invocavit – none, 1st Sunday of Lent, 6th Sunday before Easter

9 – Reminisc:(ere) – 96, 2nd Sunday of Lent, 5th Sunday before Easter

10 – Oculi – 58, 3rd Sunday of Lent, 4th Sunday before Easter

11 – Laetare – 102, 4th Sunday of Lent

- Judica – none, Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent

12 – Palmarum – 62, 6th Sunday of Lent, Sunday before Easter, 7 days before Easter

---- Easter Sunday or Festo or Festum Paschalae

13 – Quasi Modo Geniti – 40, 1st Sunday after Easter

14 – Misericordias Domini – 57, 2nd Sunday after Easter

15 – Jubilate – 105, 3rd Sunday after Easter

16 – Cantate – 98, 4th Sunday after Easter

17 – Rogate – 64, 5th Sunday after Easter

18 – Exaudi – 49, 6th Sunday after Easter

  • Kranke – 2

---- Ascension Day is forty days after Easter and Whitsunday is seven Weeks after Easter and Trinity Sunday or Festo/Festus Trintitus is 8 weeks after Easter

19 – 12 Junÿ (June) Fischerhude Gemeinde – 249

  • Alt und Kranke – 7

20 – 1st Triniti – 91, 1st Sunday after Pentecost

21 – 2nd Triniti – 42, note Trinity is 21 to 27 weeks depending on the date of Easter

22 – 3rd Triniti – 63

  • Krank – 1

----- Summa Lat: 1820

 

23 – 4th Triniti – 39

24 – 5th Triniti – 51

25 – 6th Triniti – 63

26 – 7th Triniti – 81

  • Kranke – 2

27 – 9th Triniti – 61

28 – 10th Triniti – 53

29 – 11 th Triniti – 136

30 – 12 th Triniti – 71

31 – 3rd und 4th 7br. (September) Fischerhude Gemeinde

32 – 14th Triniti – 81

33 – 15th Triniti – 52

  • Krank – 1

34 – 16th Triniti – 115

35 – 18 Triniti – 37

  • Kranke – 2

36 – 19th Triniti – 54

37 – 20th Triniti – 31

38 – 22nd Triniti – 51

39 – 23rd Triniti – 78

40 – 24th Triniti – 37

---- Normally would have been 26 Sundays in Trinity in this year

41 – 2nd und 3rd xbr. Fischerhude Gemeinde – 247

  • Alt und Kranke – 5

---- 1st Sunday of Advent unless it is the Sunday date above, November 29th

42 – 2nd Dom. (Sunday) Advent: - 103

43 – 3rd Dom. Advent: - 75

---- 4th Sunday of Advent none and none on Christmas

Note: Communion was not served on every possible Sunday during this year. There is probably a good explaination, but we do not have it at this point. We have tried to include the missing sundays and include them where they would occur. 

Summa Communicanten – 1786 und 1st Summa - 1820

  • Summa Summarum 3606

Domini Circumciso occurred on January 1st in the year 1717 and 51 souls communed.

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