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  CalendarHome.com - Easter - Calendar Encyclopedia
Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on the Sunday after his crucifixion on Good Friday and marking the end of Lent.
Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calendar, followed by Christmas and is recognized as a legal holiday in most countries with a significant Christian tradition, with the notable exception of the United States where Easter is only celebrated on Easter Sunday (and not also on Easter Monday).
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar (which follows the motion of the Sun and the seasons).
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 Easter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its position in the calendar; the Last Supper shared by Jesus and his disciples before his crucifixion is generally thought of as a Passover seder, based on the chronology in the Synoptic Gospels.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars (which follow the motion of the sun and the seasons).
Pascha (Easter) is the primary act that fulfils the purpose of Christ's ministry on earth—to defeat death by dying and to purify and exalt humanity by voluntarily assuming and overcoming human frailty.
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 Easter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Easter is the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed in March, April, or May each year to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion (see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year around AD 30-33.
The following day, Easter Monday, is recognized as a legal holiday in most countries with a generally Christian tradition, but not as a rule in the United States, except formerly in a few states, all of which had dropped it by the 1980s.
This, the most important liturgy of the year, begins in total darkness with the blessing of the Easter fire, the lighting of the large Paschal candle (symbolic of the Risen Christ) and the chanting of the or Easter Proclamation attributed to Saint Ambrose of Milan.
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 Easter : QuicklyFind Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Easter is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed each spring to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.
Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its position in the calendar; the Last Supper shared by Jesus and his disciples before his crucifixion is generally thought of as a Passover seder.
Pascha (Easter) is the primary act that fulfills the purpose of Christ's ministry on earth--to defeat death by dying and to purify and exalt humanity by voluntarily assuming and overcoming human frailty.
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 Easter
Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed in March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion (see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are ''moveable feasts'', in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar or Julian Calendar (which follow the motion of the sun and the seasons).
There are extant homilies such as St John Chrysostom's Easter Homily, written in the 5th century, in Constantinople; or the Homily of the Pascha of Bishop Melito of Sardis, in the 2nd century, which refer to Easter.
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 Easter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Easter is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.
Just as the most commonly accepted etymology for the English word "Easter" derives it from the Germanic goddes Eostre, some have traced the holiday's origins to that goddess' festival, which is extremely difficult to reconcile with the fact that the holiday arose in those parts of the Roman Empire that were not under Germanic domination.
Pascha (Easter) is the primary act that fulfills the purpose of Christ's ministry on earth-to defeat death by dying and to purify and exalt humanity by voluntarily assuming and overcoming human frailty.
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 The Date of Easter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The differences over the Easter date "resulted chiefly from the fact that the four Gospels did not provide the actual date of the Resurrection, but only said that it occurred in relationship to Passover and on the first day of the week", Dr Fitzgerald said.
At present Western churches calculate the date of Easter using the Gregorian calendar, introduced in 1582 and now the standard calendar world-wide, whereas most Orthodox churches, including the Russian church, maintain the older Julian calendar to calculate the date of Easter.
In 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2017 the dates coincide.
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Easter is probably for Christians the time of year with the greatest spiritual significance, and for the rest of the Western world a holiday weekend of high calorific value.
Easter is more than a commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, just as it is more than merely a massive chocfest for kids and the confectionery industry.
Siamese twins, Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst, born in 1100, left 20 acres to the parish, and each year on Easter the profits made from the land were used to make cakes bearing the women's images to be given to strangers in the village.
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 Habité Newsletter
The timing of Easter depends on the Jewish Pesach, in English Passover, which commemorates the sparing of the Hebrew first-born, as recounted in Exodus, since it is during this holiday that Jesus is believed to have been resurrected.
On Easter Sunday morning, the bells ring out, telling people that Jesus is alive again and when people hear the bells it is customary kiss and hug one another.
Besides the sweet treats, traditional Easter fare is spring lamb or baby goat served with a harvest of new spring vegetables including fèves, asparagus, peas, artichokes, and such.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Easter Controversy
However it was not the custom of the churches in the rest of the world to end it at this point, as they observed the practice, which from Apostolic tradition has prevailed to the present time, of terminating the fast on no other day than on that of the Resurrection of our Saviour.
The question thus debated was therefore primarily whether Easter was to be kept on a Sunday, or whether Christians should observe the Holy Day of the Jews, the fourteenth of Nisan, which might occur on any day of the week.
As a result, the earliest possible date of Easter is 22 March, the latest 25 April.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05228a.htm   (2081 words)

  
 Notes on the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Calendar
The Orthodox Easter is determined in the Julian Calendar.
The date of Fixed celebrations in the Orthodox calendar is made more difficult by the fact that there are currently differing schools of thought on whether to use the Gregorian or the Julian calendar to determine the date of the Feasts that occur on fixed dates.
The New Calendarists use the Julian Calendar to determine the date of Easter (and celebrations related to Easter) while using the Gregorian calendar to determine the date of fixed celebrations.
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Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the
Gregorian calendar to calculate the date and Eastern Orthodox churches the original Julian calendar, their dates are not usually aligned in the present day.
World Council of Churches proposed a reform in the calculation of Easter which would have replaced an equation-based method of calculating Easter with direct astronomical observation; this would have side-stepped the calendar issue and eliminated the difference in date between the Eastern and Western churches.
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 > Easter abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Easter is the most important religious holiday of the Christian liturgical year, observed in March, April, or May to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion (see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year around AD 30-33.
Easter too has secular observances; but it would probably be considered "most important" only by highly devoted Christians in those particular countries.
Easter continues to hold prominence in countries with Eastern Christian traditions.
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 Easter
While certain differences in the mechanics of determining the date of Easter/Pascha remained even after Nicea, which occasionally resulted in local differences, by the 6th century the mode of calculation based on the studies of Alexandrian astronomers and scholars had gained universal acceptance.
Since that time, western Christians have come to calculate the date of Easter on the basis of this newer Gregorian calendar, while the eastern churches generally have continued to follow the older Julian calendar.
Our present differences in calculation of the date of Easter thus may be ascribed to differences in the calendars and lunar tables employed rather than to differences in fundamental theological outlook.
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 When is Easter this Year? - Christian History
No formula for determing the date of Easter was universally accepted in the West until, under the influence of the Venerable Bede (c.673-735), the method of Dionysius Exiguus (c.500-550) was widely adopted.
Linking the schedule of Easter to the beginning of spring didn't completely solve the problem, however, because the Julian calendar, in use from the Roman era until the late sixteenth century, had a small flaw: its solar year of 365 and one-fourth days was 11 minutes, 17 and one-half seconds too long.
Since the date of Easter also affects a great number of secular affairs in many nations around the world, some people have suggested that Easter be given a fixed date, or at least that the range of possible dates be narrowed.
www.christianitytoday.com /history/newsletter/2000/apr20.html   (879 words)

  
 About the Calendar
To avoid confusion, documents intended for wide distribution often dated events by referring to the names of officials who were in office rather than by using a calendar date.
Eventually the Church had to devise a method of determining the date of Easter that would work everywhere in the Roman Empire.
All Orthodox churches continue to use the Julian Calendar when they calculate the date of Easter and holy days that are dependent on the date of Easter.
www.kencollins.com /calendar.htm   (896 words)

  
 Easter 2006 - The complete guide to the easter 2006
Easter 2006 is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils.
The former now use the Gregorian calendar to calculate the date of Easter 2006, while the latter still use the original Julian calendar.
On Easter Monday everyone gets up early; boys and men to set of on a whipping trip through the village, girls and women to prepare, hide, or run away.
www.easter-2004.com   (500 words)

  
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Other calendar customs might be dated by the behaviour of animals, birds, insects and so on, as practised in some aboriginal and other cultures.
Easter, which date varies according to a complex formula that takes into account the phases of the moon, as well as the northern
World Council of Churches proposed a reform of the method of determining the date of Easter at a summit in Aleppo,
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 Dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The date of Easter given here is the date used by the western Christian churches.
It is computed according to the rules established as part of the Gregorian calendar reform in 1582.
For information on how the date of Easter is determined, see The Date of Easter in FAQ.
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 The date of Easter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The date of Easter isn't calculated from the phases of the real Moon.
Instead, a set of complicated rules were devised by an astronomer named Christopher Clavius at the request of Pope Gregory XIII in the late 16th century, as part of the calendar reform which gave us the Gregorian calendar that we use today.
Use the Easter Calculator to see how the date of Easter is calculated using the rules which Clavius devised.
www.obliquity.com /astro/easter.html   (107 words)

  
 Date of Easter calculator
This calculator computes the date of Easter for any year after 1582 AD.
The JavaScript program was adapted from a BASIC program which appeared in the Astronomical Computing column of Sky & Telescope, March, 1986.
The Next Year button increments the calendar year and recomputes the date of Easter.
home.att.net /~srschmitt/script_easter_date.html   (243 words)

  
 Education reform
Education reform is a plan, program, or movement which attempts to bring about a change in educational theory or practice.
Typically, "education reform" refers to a broad plan of systematic change across a community or society.
6 Reforms of the Civil Rights era in the United States
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