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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter


Easter is very early this year. It's always the first Sunday after the Spring Equinox, which fell on March 20 this year. The dating of Easter is based on the lunar calender that the Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calender. Based on this, it can actually fall one day earlier than it is this year. This year is the earliest any of us will see Easter for the rest of our lives. The last time it came this early was 95 years ago. The next time it will be this early will be in 2160, which is 152 years from now if Christ doesn't come before then. It really doesn't matter where it falls on the calender - what matters is that it happened! Have a blessed Easter.


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22 comments:

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Y'all have a happy Easter, as well, Mari! xoxox

A Stone Gatherer said...

So true Mari! Can't wait until tomorrow, to be with you all celebrating his resurrection! SUNDAY'S COMING!

Diane said...

Amen to that!

Nancy said...

Have a Blessed Easter even tho' I know you are working.. Hugs

Nancy said...

Have a Blessed Easter even tho' I know you are working.. Hugs

I'm Sadie said...

HE LIVES! I hope you have an amazing Easter!

Terri said...

Have a great day too - sorry you have to work!

Cheri said...

Happy Easter to you too.

Cherdecor said...

He is Risen Indeed! Have a blessed Easter! From what I read on the comments, it sounds like you get to work tomorrow. I am sure that your patients will love seeing you. You will make Easter special for them.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

We have been wondering why such an early Easter this year. Thanks for the education.

I love that photo. It's on my blog. (Jenna wondered why I had T-paper on my blog...go figure, hehe)

Happy Easter to you and your family...Christ has risen, just as he said!

Amy said...

Thanks for the history of and the message in this post.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Karen said...

Happy Easter to you all :-) These are interesting facts, I'd noticed how early Easter was this year and couldn't remember it having been this early before - no wonder - 95 years ago - wow. I have mailed the package for you and Cheri and Terri, so should be with you all in the next couple of weeks.

Joanne said...

Mari,

Did I read that right up there...you have to work tomorrow??? Bless your heart Mari, I know that you will be touching others lives with Jesus on this special Sunday.

Happy Easter, Joanne

Shelly said...

I have heard that a few times and think that it is very interesting. Have a nice Easter at work. Make people smile!

Chelle' said...

A very Blessed Easter back to you Mari. You touch my life and heart on a daily basis with your blog and with the comments you consistently post on my blog.

Thank you! And Thank God that I am surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses. I am all the better for it!

Chelle'

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Mel's World said...

Thanks for the tid bit of information! Happy Easter to you too! What a great and glorious day it is!

Melissa

SharonB said...

Wow! I wondered why it was so early!

Hope you have a Blessed Easter!

Rebekah said...

Interesting. I did not know that.

Happy belated Easter

Tiffany Stuart said...

I heard about this too.

Interesting.

Hope your Easter was full of love and reflection.

Jennifer Partin said...

How neat! I didn't know that. Happy Easter friend!

He Knows My Name said...

mari, oh my! i just googled this picture today for my post. so they say great minds think alike. i knew easter was related to the moon but that was it. can't you remember very warm easter's as a kid? in 152 years we will both be sitting at His feet!! PTL