My reflection today is from The Little Black Book:
“Today is the earliest date upon which Easter can fall.
That is the result of the first general counsel of the church, which was held in 325 in the city of Nicaea (located in modern day Turkey). The council had been called by the Roman emperor Constantine to unite the Christian sects within his realm. Among the 300 bishops attending what is Saint Ambrose.
One of the decisions made during the council was the establishment of a date for celebrating Easter. The bishops decreed that Easter should be observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox (March 21). Easter, therefore can fall on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. The council noted that Easter could never fall on the same date as Jewish Passover
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