Why do Catholics and Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on different days?
By Kathleen Manning |
ARTICLE YOUR FAITH
Do both religions (Orthodox and Catholics) observe the phrases of the moon only during Easter and not other holy day? Also, I Thought this next article was good to read:
Catholic-Orthodox urged toward reunion
Oct 12, 2010
Also released Oct. 7 was a second, related statement from the consultation titled, Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together." It urges Orthodox and Western Christians to agree on a common method of calculating the feast of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, based on the ecumenical agreement of the 1997 Aleppo (Syria) Consultation that has been endorsed by many Christian bodies.
"The consequences of our division on this issue are significant. … “More than ever, there is a need for a unified Christian proclamation and a witness of the core of our common faith: the Resurrection of Our Lord,” that statement said. (See Catholic-Orthodox seek common Easter date .)
**But Passover and Easter don’t always coincide. Last year Passover was inApril, and Easter was in March.**https://globalnews-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/globalnews.ca/news/2598031/confused-about-the-date-of-easter-heres-how-it-works/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%1%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fglobalnews.ca%2Fnews%2F2598031%2Fconfused-about-the-date-of-easter-heres-how-it-works%2F