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The result being that today we celebrate most feast days, like Christmas, Epiphany and the rest, at the same time as Western Christians and only Pascha and the feast days that are connected with it like Pentecost and the Ascension, are dated according to the Julian calendar and celebrated on different dates.For Orthodox, it is important to maintain the teachings and traditions of the Church intact and pure.
Eventually, all of the Western Churches adopted this “New” calendar. Jon Magoulias* – As Greek-Orthodox Christians prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 12th, we would like to shed some light on the reasons why the Orthodox Christian Church celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ later than the Catholic one.While the issue is somewhat complicated, it may be summarized in the two factors at work that cause this conflict in dates: 1) The issue of the calendar; and 2) the adherence by the Orthodox to the early practices of the Christian Church.This project included the installation of a state-of-the-art, hi-fog mist fire suppression system and the building of a mechanical outbuilding, blessed St.Juvenaly by the Bishop, to house the pump and workings.In 1923, an inter-Orthodox congress was held in Constantinople attended by representatives of some, but not all, Orthodox churches.
This congress made the very controversial decision to follow a revised calendar that was essentially the same as the Gregorian calendar, for all things except the celebration of Pascha, which continued to be calculated according to the original Julian calendar.
Especially those of us who have families that are not Orthodox wonder why we have to celebrate this important holiday at different times.
In order to better understand why we do, we will take a closer look at how the date of Pascha is calculated and also examine the issue of the calendar.
The Orthodox Church, however, vigorously opposed the use of the Gregorian calendar.
This resulted in the West and East celebrating all Church feast days on different dates, the Orthodox celebrations always falling thirteen days behind the Western.
Some Christians celebrated Pascha on the first Sunday after Jewish Passover and others celebrated the feast at the same time as Passover.