Easter table dating table
Because the Church calendar follows the moon, Easter Day can be on any Sunday from March 22nd to April 25th!
Everyone, rich or poor, dresses in their best clothing; some are dressed in national costumes and attend to the midnight church service....In such a time, a literary work would quickly be forgotten if it could not inspire interest.... Easter Today, millions of people celebrate Easter as an important religious holiday, while Passover is almost universally ignored.Many people will be surprised to find that the day God commanded us as believers to observe in the Bible is the Day being ignored.There are still several version of how to calculate the date.Below is a version with all the complicated maths already done (it works for the Gregorian calendar for the years 1900 to 2199), so all you have to do is: The number 19 is used to find the 'Golden Number' because the dates of Full Moons repeat, almost exactly, every 19 years.In the Gregorian Calendar, Easter can be on the dates from March 22nd to April 25th.
The next time it will be on March 22nd (as early as it can be), will be in the year 2285. (However, in Orthodox churches in 2010 Easter was on March 22nd.
The dates in the table are the dates of the 'Paschal Full Moon' (a 'representative' Full Moon used in the calculations!
), which represents the real Full Moon quite closely.
Catholic and western Christians now use the Gregorian calendar to find the date of Easter.
However, some Orthodox churches celebrate Easter Day on a different day because they still use the old Julian Calendar (which is now 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar) and also a different moon to calculate from.
Here's a form where you can find the date of Easter in Western and Orthodox Church (and even the old Julian calendar) for years between 3 AD.