The above warning was given to me when I first met Orthodoxy in 1986. Today [2009] it is even more perilous, even more difficult to find the Royal Path. For one thing there is a far greater abundance of misinformation. And many materials are missing, and other materials are being rapidly rewritten. For another thing there are fewer than ever guides remaining on the Royal Path, especially who speak English. Hopefully this website will be a place where Newcomers to the Faith can keep at least one foot on solid ground, while they are "exploring."

blog owner: Joanna Higginbotham


jurisdiction: ROCA under Vladyka Agafangel

who did not submit to the RocorMP union in 2007


01 April 2015

Why don't Orthodox celebrate Pascha with Western Christians?

Why don't the Orthodox celebrate Pascha with Western Christians?

  • It must be after the Jewish holiday of Passover; 
  • Why is that?  Because it must follow the Old Testament; the New Law must follow the Old Law.  This has nothing to do with the unfounded notion that the Orthodox are anti-Semitic. This year Passover starts on Friday April 3 and ends on Saturday April 11, whereas Western Christians celebrate Pascha on April 5th. 
  • It must be on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which for this purpose is fixed as March 21st, but which may occur on the 20th or 22nd.
  • And for those who need and want to read the full discourse on the Calendar Question:

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