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(Again, see this list of dates to check for yourself.) More deeply than this, however, we have to ask this question: Why should the greatest of all Christian feasts depend on a feast day in another religion? Would we have to calculate a festival for a religion that has no actual followers?

Nevertheless, since at least the 12th century it has been widely believed that Christian Pascha is required always to follow, and never coincide with, the first day of Passover, which was by then being celebrated on Nisan 15 in the Jewish calendar (that is, on the evening of the 14th day of the lunar month).

By the 12th century the errors in the Julian calendar’s equinoctial date and age of the moon had accumulated to the degree that Pascha did, in fact, always follow Jewish Nisan 15.

The first year in which there will be a Kyriopascha on both the Gregorian and Julian Calendars is 6700, followed by 67.

So it depends on which “New Calendar” you’re referring to. Just because they’re Orthodox (i.e., from our Orthodox community) doesn’t mean they’re really Orthodox (i.e., the truth).

(See this list of dates to check for yourself.) Now, you might say that Pascha only has to follow the first day of Passover.

Okay, but what about 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 20? Well, those are all recent and upcoming years in which Western Easter follows the first day of Passover and yet the Orthodox Pascha is still at least a week later.ight around this time of year, various articles and images begin circulating, giving explanations as to why the Orthodox Pascha (Easter) celebration is usually a week or more after the Western Easter.Most will mention something about the Julian calendar and how its spring equinox is different from the one on the Gregorian calendar.So they celebrate Kyriopascha, too, though they celebrate it when the West would, not when the Julian calendar has it.The last Gregorian Kyriopascha was in 1951, and the next one will be in 2035.That is, the rule that Christians are not to go along “with the Jews” in setting the date of Pascha has been confused with the fear that if Passover happens to coincide with an independently determined Pascha, Christians would be wrongfully praying “with the Jews” just because both are praying on the same day. And he also doesn’t seem to remember that Passover is more than one day.

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