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    Why does easter and good friday fall at different times? Sometimes March, somtimes different weekends in April. why?
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    To ensure the "sinners " are keeping track.
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    lol @ Khai...

    I believe it Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox.... if that makes any sense. The exact date of Jesus' death is unknown, though it happened during the night before the Passover. The calculation methods for Easter were produced by the Council at Nicea in order to have a set date on which it would be celebrated by everyone around the world, and be able to calculate it years in advance. Though this system has been revised slightly (for leap years, etc.), it is still used today.

    hope that helps

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    it always follows the sunday after passover, and thats the jewish passover

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    The celebration of "Easter" predates Christianity, even the name bears testimony to an earlier worship celebrating fertility (think Easter Eggs). "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," were both Goddesses of the Old Religion signifying spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox. The early Church realizing that those who embraced the former "pagan" festival realized also that the populace would not abandon these festivals, and essentially co-opted the date and incorporated it into their own religion's celebration. It is celebrated on the First Sunday following the full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

    As a dedicated pagan, I continue to offer my thanks to the gracious Goddess who makes fertile both body and mind on the traditional eve of the Vernal Equinox.

    Christians should be aware that many of the wonderful teachings of Jesus had their origin in a older tradition in which Jesus was educated in by the Essenes.

    Blessed Be, and have a very happy Easter. May all your seeds grow in health and beauty, whether they be plants, dreams, or actions.
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    Happy Easter I got a Chocolate Easter Bunny.
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    thanks all, now it makes since. Jack
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