Jake no priest has lied to me....
PALM sunday was today here in Australia.....well, not just here all over the world Orthodoxy...
Jake.......today for many Jewish people is the PASSOVER...
The reason they celebrate the PASSOVER is because they await the Messiah.....
do you agree?
Now if you are a Christian......then the Messiah has come.....Jesus Christ was that Messiah .
We dont celebrate the Passover because Christ is the Passover....He came ...
The Bread is RISEN......according to that Christ ROSE from the dead....It is His body ......
Jake I did read.......
For the celebration of Easter,
the Orthodox Churches faithfully observe the precepts of the First Nicene Council (325 A.D.),
which orders that Easter be observed on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox. ******
QUOTE///This accurate procedure applies to Orthodox churches, which always base their calculations on the Julian calendar and the "19 PFM dates"
table. It applies from the year 1054 A.D., and takes no account whatsoever of the changes resulting from the introduction of the Gregorian calendar
Another requirement was that Easter be celebrated always after the Jewish Passover, since the Passover was the prophecy of the feast of Easter, and
the prophecy must logically precede its fulfillment.
Although the western Churches also use the same principle,
the manner of calculating months was performed differently,
and the resulting dates were not accordance with the dates of the Eastern Church; furthermore,
the western calculation often ended up on a date occurring before the Passover of the Jews.
The result of this is that in some years the Orthodox Easter will be the same or at a later date than the western.
Thou who art the Lord of all and God the Creator,
Thou to whom suffering is unknown, didst humble Thyself and unite Thyself with Thy creation (which undergoes suffering),
and as the Passover (as the Paschal Lamb that was slain),
Thou hast offered Thyself to those for whom Thou willed to die, saying, `Eat of My Body, and be established in faith.'
also.....take, eat; this is My body."
And He took a cup,
and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, saying,
"Drink of it, all of you; for this is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins....
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives (Matt. 26:17-20; 26-28, 30).
This Eucharistic Supper and the Lord's commandments concerning it were held sacred by the Apostles; for when they met together,
they spent the time in prayer,
in the singing of sacred hymns,
and the breaking of bread in memory of Christ.
they celebrated the Holy Eucharist.
This custom became the cornerstone of the new Christian community,
and is witnessed to by St. Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians: I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on
the night when He was betrayed took bread,
and when He had given thanks.
He broke it,
"This is My body which is broken for you.
Do this in remembrance of Me."
In the same way also the cup,
"This cup is the new covenant in My blood.
as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of Me" (I Cor. 11:23-25).
[edit on 4/24/2005 by helen670]
[edit on 4/24/2005 by helen670]