Why Two Easters- Did Jesus Rise Twice?

No, he only rose from the dead once. Unless you count Ortega-Hernandez, which none of us do.

Easter is a moveable holiday, which means that it is calculated based on a formula rather than a date. Another such holiday is Thanksgiving, which is calculated as being the fourth Thursday in November. This can fall on a different day of the week each year.

Easter is similarly calculated; it is “The first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox”. However, the problem herein actually lies with the date of the vernal equinox, which is calculated differently by Western and Eastern Christian churches.

Eastern churches are also called Orthodox churches. This term refers to those churches following the older, Julian calendar. The Western churches follow the newer, Gregorian calendar. Each has its own calculation for determining the vernal equinox.

Nations which majorly follow the Eastern Orthodox Church are Greece, Russia,  Poland, Serbia, Romania, and more. Western Europe tends to follow the Gregorian calendar.

If you are from any of the above countries, there is still time to get Easter savings to call home. ComFi’s Easter coupon is valid until April 16th, so fill your card now to get 10% off your purchase.

 

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