Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the date of the annual celebration of Christ's resurrection. The aim of the Easter Dating Method is to maintain, for each Easter Sunday, the same season of the year and the same relationship to the preceding astronomical full moon that occurred at the time of His resurrection in 30 A.D.

Orthodox churches celebrate their Easter always on the basis of the Julian calendar and the "19 Paschal Full Moon dates" table. The dates for Orthodox Easter Sunday shown above are for the Gregorian calendar equivalent, i.e. the calendar used today in the UK. The Julian calendar date Thursday October 4, 1582 was followed by the Gregorian calendar date Friday October 15, 1582. The 10 dates October 5 to 14 were removed.

In some years the Orthodox Easter Sunday occurs on the same day as the Western Easter Sunday.

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