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Saturday, March 22, 2008

EASTER, 2008

Did you notice how early Easter is this year? I’m sure all you clever people know that Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which is March 23 this year (2008).

This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. Based on the above, the earliest date that Easter can fall on is March 22, but that is pretty rare.

Here’s the interesting part. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives. And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early—those dear saints who are 95 years old or more! Consider the facts:

The next time Easter will fall on March 23 will be the year 2228—220 years from now. The last time it was this early was 1913. So only those 95 or older were around for that.

The next time Easter will fall on March 22 will be in 2288—277 years from now. The previous date when it fell on March 22 was 1818. Betcha no one today was around then.

No matter what day Easter falls on based on human calculations, I am thankful that Jesus is the SAME yesterday, today, and forever. HE IS RISEN!

A blessed Easter to you and yours.


squiresj said...

Don't like Easter in March whenever. It is always colder, bad weather and too cold to enjoy. Doesn't matter since my kids are grown and gone. It is so cold here, I have to run oven and I'm wrapped in a thrown and have my coat on to avoid running up more electricity.
Enjoy your books, your website and such so wanted to say Happy Easter and let you know someone actually visited and read your blog. God Bless.

Patti Shene said...

Carla, I found this info about Easter fascinating! I printed it off at work last night and showed it to my staff. They all thought it was pretty neat too! Thanks for sharing this interesting information with your readers. Hope your Easter was great!

Myra Johnson said...

Easter will never be this early again in my lifetime? I can live with that! There's something unnatural about having to wear a winter coat over my Easter dress.