Sunday April 19 is Paskha (Easter) for many of our patrons and some of our staff. Both Western and Othodox churches use a March 21st baseline date for calculations, but the former uses the Gregorian calender and the latter the Julian.
Note that in 2010 and 2011 both Western and Orthodox Easters will fall on the same date.
April 4th for 2010 and April 24th for 2011.
The term Paskha should sound familiar as it comes from Hebrew Pesach (passover). The dates for the first evening of passover in 2010 (5770) and 2011 (5771) are March 29 and April 18. (The lunar month adjustment comes in.)
Like online calculators? See: Calculating ecclesiastical dates.Posted by library at April 13, 2009 11:33 AM