Christ is Risen!!! (in the East?)

Today is Easter or Pascha for all our Orthodox brothers and sisters!!

I was going to write a post explaining why Western and Eastern Christians celebrate Easter on different days. But then I realised I’d have to understand it first, and after a few hours, I realised that was never going happen.

I mean, I now know it has something to do with a lunisolar calendar, Jewish Passover, the Gregorian calendar reforms, and – I couldn’t even make this up if I wanted to – the fact that the Ecclesiastical Full Moon falls a few days after the actual full moon. But how any of that fits together, I haven’t a clue.

But who cares!? Because it’s Orthodox Pascha!!

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Χριστός Ανέστη

Христос Воскресе!

Pikhristos Aftonf!

With much love and prayer and joy on the best day (whether it’s 31st March or 5th May) of the year, Easter! Christ is risen!

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8 responses to “Christ is Risen!!! (in the East?)

  1. Uh, yeah, I looked at this one time, and decided I could figure it out, by Christmas, if I was lucky, never mind. 🙂

    He is risen, indeed.

  2. Yeah I read about that somewhere… the author finally wrote at the end that it was just a difference of views in the calender. I nodded and smiled in agreement. lol

    • A very wise response I think. If in doubt, just nod and smile. Nod and smile. Got me thru more classes than is care to admit… 🙂

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