Thursday, March 31, 2011

FW: NCC calls for common date of Easter



Feed: PrayTellBlog
Posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:08 AM
Author: Editor
Subject: NCC calls for common date of Easter


For the second year in a row – due to an unusual coincidence of calendars and moon phases – Easter will be observed on the same Sunday in all Christian traditions.

Most years, Easter – the celebration of the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead – is celebrated on different dates in western churches and most Orthodox churches because of ancient discrepancies in calculating the calendar. This year Easter is celebrated by all traditions on April 24th.

Now the National Council of Churches is renewing a call to Christians to make this happen every year and agree on a common date to celebrate the most important event in Christian history.

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