Thursday, March 6, 2014

Celebration of Easter in East and West

Being Orthodox and living in the West, in a non-Orthodox country (Great Britain), we come across the troubling issue of the celebration of Easter. I use the word troubling because many Orthodox who work, go to University, have exams etc. during the Orthodox Easter, haven’t got the opportunity to go to Church to most, if not all, of the services during Holy Week. This is not an issue for the Orthodox in the East. However, many do ask why we celebrate Easter on a different date than that of the West. This is probably a topic which should be looked at by all Orthodox. This is a massive issue, which will be analysed here in another occasion; however, it’s interesting to identify that in the 21st century the Orthodox and the Western Easter will coincide 31 times. However, after 2099 both East and West will celebrate Easter on the same date after 801 years in 2900 AD. 
 

Following is a list of the celebration of Easter in both East and West between 2014 and 2030:

                                                West                                                                     East
2014                                       20 April                                                                 20 April
2015                                       5 April                                                                   12 April
2016                                       27 March                                                               1 May
2017                                       16 April                                                                 16 April
2018                                       1 April                                                                   8 April
2019                                       21 April                                                                 28 April
2020                                       12 April                                                                 19 April
2021                                       4 April                                                                   2 May
2022                                       17 April                                                                 24 April
2023                                       9 April                                                                   16 April
2024                                       31 March                                                               5 May
2025                                       20 April                                                                 20 April
2026                                       5 April                                                                   12 April
2027                                       28 March                                                               2 May
2028                                       16 April                                                                 16 April
2029                                       1 April                                                                   8 April
2030                                       21 April                                                                 28 April

1 comment:

  1. That's a very beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing the dates for the upcoming Easter dates. I am looking forward for this year's Easter. so excited.

    Regards
    Prasad

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