Okay I am probably going to get nasty comments and email about this post as much as I did about my post on Open Communion. I think that the Orthodox Churches that find themselves in the Western World should have the same date of Easter as the Western World! We calculate the date the same way, but for some strange reason we use a different calendar. A calendar by the way that we do not use for any other reason but the date of Easter. Most Orthodox Christians changed the date of Christmas from January 6th to December 25th to coincide with the west, and that was changing His birthday! I don’t like the day of my birth so I am going to change it…
How about a fixed date for Easter? Let’s say the first Sunday in April is now Easter or if that is too early pick another one. I don’t really think that would work and the mystery of when Easter is is great. The most asked question I get as a priest is Father, when is Easter?
From a personal stand point I think having Easter on a different day makes us Orthodox look like we cannot read the calendar. Why not have the same date at least.
Okay let the comments begin!