Dating the crucifixion nature 306


14-Mar-2017 09:13

According to international standards, Easter Sunday ends the week containing Good Friday and the week of the second Sunday in April has the ordinal number 14 or 15 (dominical letters D/DC, E/ED, F/FE and GF, i.e.46.25% of years), hence the third Sunday is one respective week later.If the full moon occurs on a Sunday, Easter is the following Sunday.This proposed astronomical rule was rejected by all Orthodox churches and was never considered by any Western church.The Sunday of an ordinal ISO week n is also the nth Sunday of the year, except in A/AG, B/BA and C/CB years where it is the n 1st Sunday, so both major proposals put Easter on the 15th Sunday of the year except either in common years starting on Monday (G), where 8 April, i.e.the second Sunday in April, is the 14th Sunday of the year, or in leap years starting on Sunday (AG), where 15 April, i.e.There currently is no public proposal under discussion that used a fixed week of the year for Easter and dependent feasts.

This proposal remains to be approved, especially by Eastern churches which currently determine Easter using the Julian calendar.

The reform would have been implemented starting in 2001, since in that year the Eastern and Western dates of Easter would coincide. It would have relied mainly on the co-operation of the Eastern Orthodox Church, since the date of Easter would change for them immediately; whereas for the Western churches, the new system would not differ from that currently in use until 2019.



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Newton's Date For The Crucifixion. "Dating the Crucifixion," Nature 306, 743-46.-----1989. "Astronomy and the Date of the Crucifixion," in Chronos.… continue reading »


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In this article we consider the first positive dating of the crucifixion using lunar eclipse evidence."'. and Waddington, W. G. Nature, 306, 743 1983. 4.… continue reading »


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