Orthodox Easter, also called Pascha and Resurrection Sunday, is the oldest and most important festival in the Eastern Christian tradition, celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection (rising from the grave) following his crucifixion and death.His resurrection forms the basis of Christian faith as it demonstrates Jesus to be the Son of God, and symbolizes his conquest of death." Greeks will generally assume you mean Greek Easter - but many foreign travel agents may assume you mean Western Easter.And then, of course, there are some years when they really are the same, confusing things even more thoroughly.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.Please contact us for commercial use of our calendars, suggestions and ideas for improvement, mistakes found in the calendars and any other concerns. All content of this website is copyright © 2011-2017 Calendarpedia®.
The Gregorian calendar very closely maintains the alignment of seasons and calendar dates by having leap years in only 1 of every 4 century years, namely, those divisible exactly by 400.
Under the Gregorian system, Easter can actually be in March, something that will not happen with the Julian-based method of calculating Easter.
When finding out about "Easter Specials" in Greece, be cautious.
This state of affairs continues to the present day, even though the Jewish calendar suffers from a slight solar drift of its own, because the Julian calendar’s errors accumulate more rapidly than the Jewish calendar’s.
The 12th century canonist Joannes Zonaras seems to have been the first to state the principle that Pascha must always follow Jewish Nisan 15, so the principle is called the “Zonaras Proviso” after him.
It became defined as the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon date for the year, using a simple "19 PFM dates" table.