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The question of how to figure the date of Easter has plagued successive generations of Christians, and led to every kind of discontent between the various competing ideologies.
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The question of how to figure the date of [https://netseran.org/wk/index.php/Qyamta Easter] ([[Aramaic]]: קימתא Pronounced: ''[https://netseran.org/wk/index.php/%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%9E%D7%AA%D7%90 qyamta]'') is known in English by either the Latin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computus ''Computus''], or the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language Greek] word [https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%9F%CF%81%CE%B8%CF%8C%CE%B4%CE%BF%CE%BE%CE%BF_%CE%A0%CE%B1%CF%83%CF%87%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BF Πασχάλιον] ''paschalion''. Either way the search for the correct date is imperative, since it is from this date that many other dates are calculated throughout the year. And so it is imperative to know the Computus in order to be able to conduct the ritual services of the church.
  
But in all truth the heavens will not open up and unload a deluge of fire upon those who figure the date of Easter according to one formula and not another.
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Since the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrection Resurrection] the feast of [https://netseran.org/wk/index.php/Qyamta Qyamta] has been celebrated on the first Sunday of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_month lunar month] of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisan Nisan], which is associated to the vernal [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox equinox]. [https://netseran.org/wk/index.php/Yeshue Yeshue] was crucified on the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_moon full moon], which is to say on the 14th day of the month of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisan Nisan].
  
However that shouldn't stop us from appreciating the reality that throughout the history of Christianity certain determinations have been made by which we, as members of Christ, married to His Bride the Church are historically and traditionally bound to follow with due diligence and faith.
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The church's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_moon full moon] varies from the astronomical full moon in that it is said to occur exactly fourteen days after the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_moon New Moon] in any [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_month lunar month]. The “[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_moon New Moon]” is when the first sliver of moon appears. The actual astronomical ‘full moon’ may occur either before or after this date. This calculation is based on the Tablets of Alexandria.
  
Easter, which is known as Qyamta in Aramaic, is the most important feast and pivotal moment in the annual Calendar, from which a large number of other dates are calculated. Knowing the correct date of the Qyamta is therefore imperative, to be able to conduct the ritual services of the Church.
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In addition to this it used to be that the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_emperor Emperor of Rome] determined the date based on the sightings at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria Alexandria, Egypt], that is until [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sixtus_V Sixtus of Rome] began doing it from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome Rome]. It is because of this that the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch Patriarch] of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria] is also called “''Pope''” or “''pontifex''”, which means "Great bridge builder", but refers to whoever is the ‘head of the calendar’ since it is he who is building a bridge to heaven through time.
 
 
The feast of Qyamta is celebrated on the first Sunday of the lunar month of Nisan, which is associated to the vernal equinox. Christ was crucified on the full moon, which is to say on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan.
 
 
 
The ecclesiastical full moon varies from the astronomical full moon in that it is said to occur exactly fourteen days after the New Moon in any lunar month. The “New Moon” is when the first sliver of moon appears. The actual astronomical ‘full moon’ may occur either before or after this date. This calculation is based on the famous Tablets of Alexandria.
 
 
 
In addition to this it used to be that the Emperor of Rome determined the date based on the sightings of Alexandria, until Saint Sixtus of Rome began doing it. It is because of this that the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church is also called “Pope” or “pontifex”, which means ‘head of the calendar’.
 
  
  
 
== Date of Easter ==
 
== Date of Easter ==
  
The Gregorian Calendar date of <em>Qymta</em> as figured in accordance with the Julian Pascalion. In order to obtain the Julian date, subtract thirteen (13) days from the Gregorian date given below.
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The Gregorian Calendar date of ''qyamta'' as figured in accordance with the Julian Pascalion. In order to obtain the Julian date, subtract thirteen (13) days from the Gregorian date given below.
  
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Latest revision as of 23:31, 24 April 2017

The question of how to figure the date of Easter (Aramaic: קימתא Pronounced: qyamta) is known in English by either the Latin Computus, or the Greek word Πασχάλιον paschalion. Either way the search for the correct date is imperative, since it is from this date that many other dates are calculated throughout the year. And so it is imperative to know the Computus in order to be able to conduct the ritual services of the church.

Since the Resurrection the feast of Qyamta has been celebrated on the first Sunday of the lunar month of Nisan, which is associated to the vernal equinox. Yeshue was crucified on the full moon, which is to say on the 14th day of the month of Nisan.

The church's full moon varies from the astronomical full moon in that it is said to occur exactly fourteen days after the New Moon in any lunar month. The “New Moon” is when the first sliver of moon appears. The actual astronomical ‘full moon’ may occur either before or after this date. This calculation is based on the Tablets of Alexandria.

In addition to this it used to be that the Emperor of Rome determined the date based on the sightings at Alexandria, Egypt, that is until Sixtus of Rome began doing it from Rome. It is because of this that the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is also called “Pope” or “pontifex”, which means "Great bridge builder", but refers to whoever is the ‘head of the calendar’ since it is he who is building a bridge to heaven through time.


Date of Easter

The Gregorian Calendar date of qyamta as figured in accordance with the Julian Pascalion. In order to obtain the Julian date, subtract thirteen (13) days from the Gregorian date given below.

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