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« on: April 10, 2012, 07:18:26 AM »

Hey guys,

I'm a little puzzled about the date on which we are celebrating Pascha. My understanding was that our Pascha had to be after the Jewish passover. And it just happens that I work for a Jewish family and when I asked them, they said they celebrated it on the Friday the 6th which means, based on my understanding, we should have celebrated Pascha together with the Catholics. What am I missing here?

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 07:45:00 AM »

From what I understand that is something of an Orthodox urban legend.

http://www.jacwell.org/Archbishop%20Peter/The_Date_of_Pascha_and_the_Council_of_Nicea.htm
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 08:33:29 AM »

Passover is a seven day festival (eight days in the diaspora) so the 6th was only the first day.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 09:43:07 AM »

One thing we need to remember is that the Jews have changed their method of calculating the date of Passover since the time of Christ's Resurrection. The change matters not to us, so when we Orthodox Christians speak of the time relationship between our Pascha and the Jewish Passover, we speak still of the Passover as it was scheduled before the change. We are not to celebrate Pascha BEFORE this Passover according to how the latter was calculated during the time of Christ, the Apostles, and the early Church.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 10:11:25 AM »

One thing we need to remember is that the Jews have changed their method of calculating the date of Passover since the time of Christ's Resurrection.

When?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 08:49:42 AM »

One thing we need to remember is that the Jews have changed their method of calculating the date of Passover since the time of Christ's Resurrection.

When?
Let's see if I can't dig this up tonight. I'm about to head off to work at the moment, so I'm only doing a quick check of the forum. I should have a bit more time after I get home from church tonight.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 01:12:00 AM »

One thing we need to remember is that the Jews have changed their method of calculating the date of Passover since the time of Christ's Resurrection.

When?
Unfortunately, it seems that the article I was citing from the Web site of the GOAA has since been removed.
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