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Old 19th June 2015, 11:40 AM
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Default The date of Easter

I was wondering if this is the type of decision making that could cause further disunity for more traditional Catholics?:

Will Pope Francis change the date of Easter?

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ne...-easter-87684/

And, after reading about it a little, this could potentially in turn lead to a date change for Christmas. Very interesting.

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Old 19th June 2015, 02:22 PM
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I was wondering if this is the type of decision making that could cause further disunity for more traditional Catholics?:

Will Pope Francis change the date of Easter?

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ne...-easter-87684/

And, after reading about it a little, this could potentially in turn lead to a date change for Christmas. Very interesting.

Here is my post on the subject:
https://ronconte.wordpress.com/2015/...te-for-easter/

The date for Christmas is December 25th in the Gregorian calendar for us, and the same date in the Julian calendar for the Orthodox. The date for Easter can be unified without resolving the difference in calendars, because it is based on the Spring Equinox and the subsequent full moon. A change in the dating of Easter will not change the date for Christmas.
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Old 20th June 2015, 12:19 PM
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Okay, that makes sense. Thanks. I suppose there is always someone who will take change negatively but overall a change shouldn't be a big deal.
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