Of Cenophegia. Cap. 33.
CEnophegia is a feast among the He∣brewes, and it is called Pitching Page [unnumbered] of tentes: and was hallowed in minde of the spéede and passing, when they passed out of Aegypt, and dwelled in tentes, as Isidore sayth. And so Ceno∣phegia hath that name of Scenon, in Gréeke, that is a tent. And this solemp∣nitie was hallowed alwaye in the moneth of September: for when all the fruites were gathered, they gaue of each tithing to our Lorde. And namely then they vsed gladnesse, ioye, and mirth, and couered theyr houses with boughes and braunches: and they bare in theyr hande fruite, that were Apples of Ceder. And in the tenth days of that moneth they hallowed thrée manner of feastes the selfe same daye, that is to witte, the feast that is called Festum expiacionis: and another Feast that is called Festum afflictionis: and the third feast, that is called Festum propiciacionis. For the same daye the highest Bishoppe cur•∣red and came in with bloud of a redde young Oxe, and washed and cleansed that holye place, that is called Sancta sancturum. And therefore it was cal∣led Dies expiacionis, the daye of clean∣sing: The same daye the people fasted, for theyr trespasse that was done in worshipping of the Calfe in desart. And therefore it was called Dies afflictio∣nis, the daye of punishing. And that day was called Dies propiciationis, the daie of mercye and forgiuenesse. For in such a daye they hearde tell that our Lorde was pleased, and hadde forgiuen them the trespasse of worshipping the Calfe.