Happy Orthodox Easter 2020: Orthodox Easter 2020 is on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
The Happy Orthodox Easter, also called Pasca and the Resurrection Sunday is the oldest and most important festival in Eastern Christian tradition, the resurrection of Jesus Christ (the tomb rising) is celebrated after his crucifixion and death. His resurrection forms the basis of Christian faith because it refers to Jesus as the son of God, and symbolizes his death.
In most of the years, its date is different from the date of Easter in Western Christianity (Catholic and Protestant Easter), and usually occurs a week, but sometimes four or five weeks later. However, in some years the Happy Orthodox Easter coincides with Western Easter, and both observations come on the same date.
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In Western Christianity, the date of Easter is based on the Gregorian calendar and may fall between March 22 and April 25. The Eastern Christian tradition bases its calculation of Orthodox Easter on the Julian calendar, which is different from the Gregorian calendar for 13 days. This is in the potential date range of 4th April to 8th May. However, both Western and Eastern churches agree that Easter should be celebrated after the first full moon, after the spring equinox, but always after the Passover.
Orthodox Lent 2020.
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This table compares the dates of Western and Orthodox Easter for the years 2010 to 2030:
|2012||April 8||April 15|
|2013||March 31||May 5|
|2015||April 5||April 12|
|2016||March 27||May 1|
|2018||April 1||April 8|
|2019||April 21||April 28|
|2020||April 12||April 19|
|2021||April 4||May 2|
|2022||April 17||April 24|
|2023||April 9||April 16|
|2024||March 31||May 5|
|2026||April 5||April 12|
|2027||March 28||May 2|
|2029||April 1||April 8|
|2030||April 21||April 28|
Occasionally initiatives are taken to start a fixed and unified date of Easter (perhaps second or third Sunday in April), however, there is currently no concrete plan to do this. Happy Orthodox Easter 2020.