Instead, the date for Easter is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar.The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the Council.Philo, Special Laws 2.27/145 ("Many myriads of victims from noon till eventide are offered by the whole people").This interpretation, however, is inconsistent with the chronology in the Synoptic Gospels.Because of the 13-day difference between the calendars between 19, 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian Calendar.
is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary Eastertide, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday.
The word originally denoted the Jewish festival known in English as Passover, commemorating the Jewish Exodus from slavery in Egypt.
applied the term to Christ, and it is unlikely that the Ephesian and Corinthian Christians were the first to hear Exodus 12 interpreted as speaking about the death of Jesus, not just about the Jewish Passover ritual.
The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council.
No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies.
It assumes that text literally translated "the preparation of the passover" in John refers to Nisan 14 (Preparation Day for the Passover) and not necessarily to Yom Shishi (Friday, Preparation Day for the Passover week Sabbath) Jewish Christians, the first to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, timed the observance in relation to Passover.