Posted by vourlias on March 20, 2002 at 16:05:16:
In Reply to: Greek Easter posted by jim verges on March 19, 2002 at 14:17:27:
Some Religious Tolerance web site had the following: How the date of Easter is determined:
Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after MAR-20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox. Many sources incorrectly state that the starting date of the calculation is the actual day of the Equinox rather than the nominal date of Mar-20. Other sources use an incorrect reference date of MAR-21.
Easter Sunday can fall on any date from March 22 to April 25th. The year-to-year sequence is so complicated that it takes 5.7 million years to repeat. Eastern Orthodox churches sometimes celebrate Easter on the same day as the rest of Christendom. However if that date does not follow Passover, then the Orthodox churches delay their Easter - sometimes by over a month.
: Ever sense I can remember Greek Easter is always the second Sunday after the start of the Jewish Passover.
: This year the Jewish Passover starts on March 28, 2002,
: but Greek Easter is not until May 5. Why is this?
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