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easoning and logical conclusions, I have seldom heard equalled. Yesterday was the first day or beginning of the Ecclesiastical year, and accordingly the first Sunday in Advent. Next Friday, and each succeeding Friday between that time and Christmas, will be fasting days. The Ecclesiastical year is divided into three parts — the first part from the first Sunday in Adventist Christmas, or the birth of Christ; the second part from Christmas to Whit-Sunday, or the Ascension, and the third anChristmas to Whit-Sunday, or the Ascension, and the third and last part from Whit-Sunday to the first day in Adventist the beginning of the Ecclesiastical year — The days of the holy obligation are seven in number. The Ember days, or Quarter Tenses, which occur four times a year, are on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays--1st, Immediately after the first Sunday in Lent; 2nd, in Whit-Sunday week; 3rd, immediately after the third Sunday in Advent. When fasting day fails on Sunday, it is observed on the preceding day. The word "fast" is not interpreted in