Easter falls on the Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which changes yearly.
The date of the Paschal full moon does not correspond directly to any astronomical event, but is determined by ecclesiastical tables.
Computus (Latin for "computation") is the calculation used to determine the
calendar date of ... The full moon is an ecclesiastical full moon determined by
reference to a lunar ... The ear...
This soon led to Christians celebrating Easter on different dates. At the end of the
2nd century, some churches celebrated Easter on the day of the Passover, ...
They decided that Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after (never ...
To find Ash Wednesday, you start with the date of Easter Sunday, back up six ...
Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal
equinox. If the first full moon occurs on the equinox, Easter is the following
This method of determining the date of Easter often results in Easter being before
Passover and/or displaced far from Passover. Easter can potentially be ...
Mar 21, 2008 ... Why does the date of Easter vary by more than a month? Because the ancient
Egyptians and Hebrews used different calendars. The Egyptians ...
The Council decided to keep Easter on a Sunday, the same Sunday throughout
the world. To fix incontrovertibly the date for Easter, and to make it determinable ...
In A.D. 325, the Council of Nicaea set the date of Easter as the Sunday following
the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal ...
Working Out the Date of Easter Day. Because the Church calendar follows the
moon, Easter Day can be on any Sunday from March 22nd to April 25th! Easter is