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To: Kolokotronis

In other words, all the Christian churches will be united in doing both Lent and Easter on or around the same date(s) then.


8 posted on 02/20/2007 4:19:28 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Biggirl

Pascha will be celebrated on the same date by all churches as will the various devotions of Holy Week this year. Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholics all started Great Lent last Sunday evening at Vespers (which on church time is really the first hour of Monday). In most parts of the world this convergence of Pascha happens every five years but in some places, like Lebanon for example and I think the Holy Land and Syria, the churches have decided on a common way to determine Pascha so for example the Melkites and the Orthodox now always celebrate Pascha on the same day.


10 posted on 02/20/2007 5:27:02 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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