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  • #1000

    xzenon
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    i have heard many Orthodox say that theyre date of easter is the true one is that true or??

    #3991

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    when is their Easter date? What’s the basis for them saying this?

    #3992

    xzenon
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    their easter date this year is in begining of may month i dont know the exakt date but is allway after us catholics and protostans.i don know if all orthodox is like that.but the orthodox people i know have their easter after us and they say its the true date of easter.they are Oriental Orthodox .

    #4976

    Hi,

    Orthodox Easter (we usually call it Pascha) is not always after RC and Protestant Easter, just usually. Occasionally it falls on the same day.

    I, obviously, would say that our date for Pascha is the correct one – certainly it is the original one used by the undivided Church being based, as it is, on the Julian Church calendar and using the original tables for calculating the Paschal moon. The date used by RCs is calculated using revised tables and Gregorian dates. This was later also accepted by the Protestant churches but the RC paschalion was anathematised by several Orthodox synods and so all Orthodox, even New Calendar churches like mine, continue to use the original paschalion (with the sole exception of the Finnish church which some Orthodox consider heretical as a result).

    I’d also note that our date for Pascha is witnessed every year by the miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem, which only ever occurs on Orthodox Pascha. Whether or not you choose to accept the miracle is up to you, but I certainly do and hope to see it myself one year.

    Hope this helps.

    James

    #5034

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Where can we find out more about this Holy Fire?

    #5038

    [quote:1459q9pe]Where can we find out more about this Holy Fire?[/quote:1459q9pe]

    You can find an article (written by a Protestant) here:

    [url:1459q9pe]http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/holyfire.aspx[/url:1459q9pe]

    and you can always try google for others.

    James

    #5040

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:3br88vwj]and you can always try google for others.[/quote:3br88vwj]
    I wanted a [i:3br88vwj]reliable[/i:3br88vwj] source, that’s why I asked. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #5042

    [quote:2a2ps0cx][quote:2a2ps0cx]and you can always try google for others.[/quote:2a2ps0cx]
    I wanted a [i:2a2ps0cx]reliable[/i:2a2ps0cx] source, that’s why I asked. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />[/quote:2a2ps0cx]

    Well there is a reliable source that I didn’t mention that is an entire website created by a Russian Orthodox guy. Unfortunately his English isn’t great and, despite my trying to help him correct it, not everything is all that readable – obviously I don’t get tons of time to help him. If you’re interested, though the website is:

    [url:2a2ps0cx]http://www.holyfire.org/eng/[/url:2a2ps0cx]

    Hope that helps.

    James

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