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Passover Is This Week. So Why Was EASTER Three Weeks Ago?

Posted by Job on April 14, 2008

Lest we forget, dear Christians, Jesus Christ was murdered during the Passover and rose again on the first day of the Feast of First Fruits. If the Passover is this week, then what did we just celebrate three weeks ago? Granted, my calendar points out that the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Easter of MONDAY. So … if Easter has NOTHING to do with when Jesus Christ actually rose again, THEN PRECISELY WHAT ARE WE CELEBRATING? Then again, the same question can be asked about Christmas. Actually, no, it cannot. With Christmas we have the excuse of saying that we do not know when Jesus Christ was born because the Bible does not explicitly declare it. (Although a very strong case can be made for it being during the Feast of Tabernacles, which takes place in early autumn.) But with Easter, no such excuses. The Bible is crystal clear.

So is the position of the Roman Catholic Church that the Jewish calendar has the time of the Passover wrong? While I have heard that the modern Jewish calendar is not 100% reliable and was even tinkered with at various points in their history, what are the chances that the Roman Catholic calendar is more accurate? Especially when the Eastern Orthodox date of Easter seems to agree with the Jewish calendar?

If anyone out there can answer these questions, let me know. Otherwise, my family will be celebrating Easter (we call it Resurrection Day anyway) THIS SUNDAY.

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One Response to “Passover Is This Week. So Why Was EASTER Three Weeks Ago?”

  1. lostnowfound said

    Actually, the Sunday after Passover is the Feast of First Fruits (Feast of Weeks is Pentecost). Other than that, I agree wholeheartedly. Even since my church had some Messianic Jews come to do the Passover demonstration and from really reading the feasts in Leviticus, I fully celebrate the rising of our Lord and Savior the Sunday after Passover.

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