If leaders of the churches coming up to announce a common dates, there is a great promise by God to the fulfillment of all unity.
No need of an astronomically or mathematically correct time. Up only a common agreement is needed. Paschal meaning is liberation from slavery.
“Easter “ is a reminder of the Hebrew word Pesach , meaning mercy or passing. The people of Israel escaped from the Destroyer, the one who killed all the firstborn in Egypt. The Jewish Passover rest on this original .
And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day. 2 Mos 12:1-3.
Jesus in our time – True Life in God
May 31, 1994: Every Easter season I must drink from the cup of your division since this cup is forced on Me; but you too, daughter, will drink from it;
you shall share with Me what is bitter – given by human hand the more time passes for them to uniti the dates of Easter, the more severe will be their sentence this generation will receive;
The Julian and Gregorian calendar
For over 400 years, Eastern and Western Church has had different calendars, the Julian respectively . Gregorian calendar. This shatters the Easter celebrations.
The year 2015 celebrates the West Church Easter on April 5. Eastern Church begins Easter on April 12. Jew Passover begins April 4, 2015
When we in the West are celebrating Christ’s Resurrection is the Eastern Church in Passion Week. The consequence is it unreasonable to two different Easter celebrations are in the same city worldwide. Jesus Christ must drink the chalice twice.
In 2008, the difference between Eastern and Western Church five weeks. In 2007, coinciding the . In 2006, celebrated the Orthodox Church Easter one week later than the Western Church. Local initiatives have, however, been made to bridge . Lay people in Damascus has been a Catholic and Orthodox church to celebrate a common Easter since 2005.
The Orthodox Church still calculates their weekends according to the Julian calendar, and this is echoed in some of the countries that have been or are orthodox dominated. Julius Caesar completed year 45 BC, a calendar reform in the Roman Empire that was based on that one year is 365.25 days. It was decided that every fourth year is a leap year with 366 days . This calendar was in the early Church both East and West.
The Council of Nicaea 325
In 325 was held a synod in Nicaea, which, among other things decided that Easter Sunday will fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
The Nicene Easter formula meant interpretations of what is the starting point for a correct calculation of the Easter date. It is based on the sun’s movement ( spring equinox ) with the lunar motion ( first full moon ) and the week ( the first Sunday ) , three calendrical elements that have no connection with each other. Here differ east and west from each other with different dates for the spring equinox. ( Source: Easter , chronology and mathematics by Torbjörn Tambour , Stockholm University, 2002
The Gregorian calendar in 1582
In the early 1500s had the equinox moved as much as ten days, which was noticeable to everyone. The timing ruled farms time of sowing .
After an extensive investigation Pope Gregory XIII decided on a major calendar reform implemented in the Catholic part of the world in 1582 , which became the Gregorian calendar.
Church split East and West 1054, Reformation of 1517 and calendar reform in 1582 depicts a threefold division, which affected the entire Christian development.
The schism between the World Council of Churches (WCC)
Various proposals have been brought into the modern era for a common Easter date for all Christian churches but they do not unanimously accepted. The Catholic Church has once again proposed a general date , the second Sunday in April. Cardinal Kasper, the prefect of the pontifical council for Christian unity, has highlighted this issue to unite Christendom for a common Easter. Also to celebrate the Passover according to the Eastern Church has been expressed.
The difficulties in finding a solution has been longstanding debate about the astronomical and mathematical correct Easter time and how the Easter date is entitled to be calculated instead of arriving at a common statement in time. One way is the select the Ortodox Easter because of the orgin time.
Without this device remains the Christian church split into East and West. Therefore, it is of such importance.
Most Orthodox churches are members, as there are many Protestant churches in the WCC
The Catholic Church is not a member but sends representatives to the organization’s meetings.
World Council of Churches is an international ecumenical bodies with over 340 member organizations (churches , religious communities and ecumenical cooperation body ) from over a hundred countries and with about 400 million members. The World Council was formed in 1948.
The Church Unity and Christianty
In John 17:21 is one of the most central messages of God’s Oness and Christianity in Jesus’ words to the disciples.
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:21
How much joy would not the Father in heaven see when the Passover and the Church became one. We obey God!. So, we read how Paul suffers for the church in carrying out its mission. In Colossians 1:24 we read:
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: Colossians 1:24
St. Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II traveled to the various ecclesiastical families in order to bring peace and the renewal of the Church. The picture above is from a meeting with Patriarch Teoctis in Romania in 1999.
Pope carried a vision of the Church in the East and West as two lungs ehich breathing together in one body with two hands together in a prayer. The birth of True Church in the beginning.
Former Pope Benedict XVI has continued mission of unity and forgiveness since his papacy began in 2005. A dynamic dialogue began. There is hope for us to tear down walls.
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