Christians call the first day "Holy Thursday" and the second day "Good Friday."Thus, historically, Christ's Death (and therefore His Resurrection) are related in time to the celebration of Passover.
Since Christians wanted to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Christ at the same point in the astronomical cycle as it occurred historically, they now knew how to calculate it.
In every year in which the date of Orthodox Easter is different from the Western calculation, Eastern Christians celebrate Easter after Western Christians do.
They also celebrate it after observant Jews celebrate Passover, and that has led to a common misconception that Eastern Orthodox Easter is never celebrated before Passover, as Christ rose from death after Passover.
In order to understand why Western Christians and Eastern Christians usually celebrate Easter on different dates, we need to start at the beginning and determine how the date of Easter is calculated.
Here's where things get very interesting, because, with only very minor differences, oth Western and Eastern Christians calculate the date of Easter the same way.
The return to Judaism by Hispanics in Miami has been slower than in the Southwest, but it has been fueled in part by Latin Americans who have come here and felt freer to explore their unusual histories.
“Every ship that came to Havana had hidden Jews,” Lavender said.
“For most people, it’s a confirmation of rumors,” Lavender noted.
No one knows how many have returned to the faith, though the FIU professor believes “a significant number” have done so, about a couple of hundred thousand around Latin America and the United States.
However, there is a definitive answer to each of these questions -- read on for the explanation of each.
Most people who are aware of the different dates of Easter in the East and the West assume that Eastern Orthodox and Western Christians celebrate Easter on different days because the Orthodox determine the date of Easter with reference to the date of the modern Jewish Passover.