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Different Dates For Easter

Why do we celebrate Easter on a different date each year, and who actually decides the dates that Easter will be?

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I have always wondered that myself. All of the other holidays are always on the same date, same month. Last year Easter was in March, this year April???
---Rebecca_D on 11/18/08

easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the was quietly slipped into christianity .. it mostly represent witchcraft..eggs and rabbits and crows feet has nothing to do with God..its all pagan teachings...leave my Lord out of it if you may ...
---jana on 8/20/06

Easter is more correctly called Passover or the "Feast of Unleavened Bread", instituted on April 14, 1525 B.C. when Moses was 80 years old. The New Passover, called Communion, was instituted on Thursday April 14, 28 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. when Jesus was 32 years old. Early Sunday morning, three days after Jesus' last Passover supper, is Jesus' Resurrection Day. It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the date of the first full moon that happens on or after the vernal equinox of March 21st.
---Eloy on 8/19/06

Rabbits laying eggs? Do some more searching, you will see it is pagan. It is not easter, it is the time of the passover.Lev 17;11, 1 cor 5;7, Rom 5;9, Ex 12; 3-6, Rom 24-25, We must live by God words from the bible, not mans way on earth, it,s pagan.
---winna on 8/19/06

IN most European languages, the word PASCHA or something similar (Pascua in Spanish, Pasquale in Italian), a metathesis of the Hebrew PESACH.

The calculation of Pascha is a long, long story. And it's a complex one. The Apostolic Churches of the East use a different calculation from the Papal one, which is also followed by Protestants.
---Jack on 5/10/06

The Easter Egg
The Easter Egg is the oldest, universally used symbol of rebirth or new life. The tradition surrounding the Easter Egg predates the Christian celebration of Easter. It is a centuries old custom to celebrate sprintime. The Egg is a symbol of rebirth in most cultures. Eggs were often wrapped in gold leaf or peasants colored them brightly by boiling them with the leaves or petals of flowers, then given to friends.
---Rev_Herb on 4/12/06

Date of Easter:
Prior to 325 A.D., Easter was celebrated on different days of the week. In that year, the Great Roman Emperor Constantine convened the Council of Nicaea (at which Nicene Creed was adopted) and issued an Easter Rule: Easter shall be celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox.
---Rev_Herb on 4/12/06

This is what I found when I did the search

According to scholars:
The name Easter is derived from Oestar, a goddess of Spring and Renewal. The rabbit or hare symbolize fertility, new life, and the moon in ancient Egypt and may have become a symbol of Easter because the moon determines the date for easter. Ancient Egyptians called the hare Wenu, an insignia of the rising of the sun, Ra, and the resurrective powers of Osiris.
---Rev_Herb on 4/12/06

go on the web and look for the beginning of easter.
---Rev_Herb on 4/12/06

herb, That passage is speaking about Peter, not Jesus. And the word "Easter" is actually "Passover". And Easter, originally called Passover is not a pagan holiday. Pagan's do their thing on Easter day, and we Christians do our thing which is celebrate Christ's resurrection.
---Eloy on 4/12/06

Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

If you read this and understand, that Easter was a pagan day. Not the day Jesus Rose, they were going to deliver him after there holiday
---Rev_Herb on 4/10/06

Rev. Herb. If Easter is what you say it is then why was it a Jewish feast according to Acts 12:4? Either you are wrong or the KJV is wrong and the word Easter should have been translated Passover. Which is it?
---john on 4/10/06

silly little people. Who ever heard of a rabbit that can lay eggs anyhow.
---Eloy on 4/9/06

The date for Easter is depoendat, or should be, on Passover, and had nothing to do with Nimrod.
At an early stage, the Orhodox chose to keep Easter the same date each year, and RCC went for the movable feast.
---mike6553 on 4/9/06

You might call it worship of the sun Herb but I call it worship of the Son and God knows what is in the individual heart. If you don't want to celebrate the day you don't have to.
---emg on 4/9/06

It changes because Jesus death/ressurection is followed by the Jewish Passover, therefore so is todays' Easter, though tech, Easter is one of those Pagan celebration to the God of fertility we need to stay away from,but as long as you just give praise to Jesus & do not bring bunnies egg hunts etc it's fine.
---Candice on 4/9/06

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Jesus never told us to keep easter or Christmas we are told to remember him in the communion but there is nothing wrong in honoring Jesus in traditions but the commercialization of these holidays is contrary to Christ's teaching.stop supporting the money changers.
---Exzucuh on 4/9/06

I celebrate Easter as resurrection day children hunt eggs as a type of finding Christ and the prize is salvation I have been accused of being a (Son)worshipper, Pagans never celebrated resurrection day. something that represents good cannot be evil,cursed are those who say evil is good and good is evil.
---Exzucuh on 4/9/06

Jesus is the Passover Lamb, and Christians celebrate Sunday morning after the Passover in honor of the resurrection of Jesus, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the date of the first full moon that happens on or after the vernal equinox of March 21st. This spring equinox is when the sun crosses the equator which makes the night and day of equal length in all parts of the earth.
---Eloy on 4/9/06

Easter is a pagan holiday. I occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the sun crosses the equatior. That is why it is on different days each year. Easter can be traced back to Nimrod and is the worship of the sun. For more information, write me.
---Rev_Herb on 4/9/06

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