Sunday, May 5, 2013
With a couple of weeks delay compared to all other Christian nations, we the Orthodox (read the Greeks and the Serbs) are finally ready to celebrate Easter. We the Orthodox (read the Greeks and the Serbs) still operate according to the Julian calendar, and still calculate the timing of the full moon or the vernal equinox according to the Julian calendar. You surely remember that in the year 325, the Council of Nicaea established that the date of Easter would be the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox, don't you? The Council was not in a position to specify which calendar to apply, hence we the Orthodox (read the Greeks and the Sers), with our outdated calendar, trail the other Christians by up to five weeks.