Love suffered and died for our sins. Love was raised on the third day. And Love reigns in my heart. Today I celebrate that Love.
The word originally denoted the Jewish festival known in English as Passovercommemorating the Jewish Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Paul states, "Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are.
For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed";  this refers to the Passover requirement to have no yeast in the house and to the allegory of Jesus as the Paschal lamb. By the Roman period, however, the sacrifices were performed in the mid-afternoon.
Josephus, Jewish War 6. Philo, Special Laws 2. This interpretation, however, is inconsistent with the chronology in the Synoptic Gospels. It assumes that text literally translated "the preparation of the passover" in John The early Christians, too, would have celebrated this meal to commemorate Jesus' death and subsequent resurrection.
The first Christians, Jewish and Gentilewere certainly aware of the Hebrew calendar. Direct evidence for a more fully formed Christian festival of Pascha Easter begins to appear in the mid-2nd century.
Perhaps the earliest extant primary source referring to Easter is a mid-2nd-century Paschal homily attributed to Melito of Sardiswhich characterizes the celebration as a well-established one. This is consistent with the celebration of Easter having entered Christianity during its earliest, Jewish, periodbut does not leave the question free of doubt.
Although he describes the details of the Easter celebration as deriving from local custom, he insists the feast itself is universally observed.
Instead, the date for Easter is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the Council.
No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. See also Computus and Reform of the date of Easter. In particular, the Council did not decree that Easter must fall on Sunday.
This was already the practice almost everywhere. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar.
Because of the day difference between the calendars between and21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian Calendar. Easter therefore varies between 4 April and 8 May in the Gregorian calendar the Julian calendar is no longer used as the civil calendar of the countries where Eastern Christian traditions predominate.
Also, because the Julian "full moon" is always several days after the astronomical full moon, the eastern Easter is often later, relative to the visible moon's phases, than western Easter. Among the Oriental Orthodox some churches have changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar and the date for Easter as for other fixed and moveable feasts is the same as in the Western church.
Computus InBede succinctly wrote, "The Sunday following the full Moon which falls on or after the equinox will give the lawful Easter.
The full moon referred to called the Paschal full moon is not an astronomical full moon, but the 14th day of a lunar month. Another difference is that the astronomical equinox is a natural astronomical phenomenon, which can fall on 19, 20 or 21 March,  while the ecclesiastical date is fixed by convention on 21 March.
Their starting point in determining the date of Orthodox Easter is also 21 March but according to the Julian reckoning, which in the current century corresponds to 3 April in the Gregorian calendar.
In addition, the lunar tables of the Julian calendar are four days sometimes five days behind those of the Gregorian calendar. The 14th day of the lunar month according to the Gregorian system is figured as the ninth or tenth day according to the Julian.Mar 01, · 15 Powerful Quotes to Finish Your Easter Sermon by SermonCentral, You've worked hard on your Easter message.
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