Regardless, the main point, that the Nicene formula does not require the date to be after Passover, stands. If Gregory did change something in the Paschalion, that wasn’t it.

Thanks for sharing.

]]>Note I’m just deducing this answer from my understanding of the facts. I don’t really know for sure. But note that given the formula, the earliest Easter/Pascha could ever be is March 22, which is 13 days earlier Gregorian than Julian, a gap that has been increasing, so we can see right there that the *possible* dates have indeed been shifting. However, most years the date falls somewhere in the middle of the possible range, so it’s not as noticeable. It would be interesting to create a scatter plot of both Easter dates each year since the Gregorian calendar was invented.

So, following the instructions, we add one to 2016, then divide by 19. The remainder is 3, which is the Golden Number for 2016. Go to the section of the Calendar between 20 March and 18 April, and find that the 3 in the first column lines up with 23 March, the computed date of the full moon.

(The Dominical or Sunday letter calculation simply allows someone without access to a calendar to determine the dates Sunday falls on.)

]]>I don’t have access to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Perhaps you can post a link to the pages in question scanned in so we can have a look.

]]>As far as I know, the Anglicans always celebrate Easter on the same date as the Catholic Church, so I suppose the Anglican computational scheme is the same as the Catholic. But the Orthodox appear to use a different method for computing the date of the full moon.

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