Originally posted by MickeyDee
If as the bible states Jesus was reserected on Easter Sunday, and that is the day to celebrate the reserection, then how does the date of easter sunday change every year?
Jesus was supposedly born on the 25th of Dec and we always celebrate that on the same day, but the dates of easter change every year.
What date was he reserected on and why dont we celebrate easter then regardless of wether its a sunday or not!!!
The calendar dates a inaccurate.Some people believe Jesus was born weeks after we celebrate it.As for Easter in the early church easter was celebrated in differant dates.The date was disputed until the council of Nicaea in AD325 decreed the festival would be celebrated on the same date.The day chosen was the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.The full moon being a notional Paschal full moon occurs in either 29 or 30 day cycle.The Theological significantes of this date was that it was the date with the maxiumun light 12 hours followed by 12 hours of moon light.It means that Easter can be celebrated between the 22 March and 25 April.After ferocious early schisms and excommunications the Gregorian calendar was adopted in Britain and Ireland in 1752 and easter has been celebrated on the same day in the western part of the Christian world eversince.The eastern churches however did not adopt the same calender and still celebrate Easter at a differant time.In 1990 the vatican approved a proposal to celebrate on a fixed date.The proposal is subject to agreement by all the other Christian chusrcehs and govts.So far agreement has not been made so Easter changes year to year
[edit on 26-3-2005 by weirdo]