From the Tablet: Why is Easter So Early This Year?

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A post by Br. Guy Consolmagno on The Catholic Astronomer website, reprinting an article from The Tablet  about calendars and determining the date of Easter.

What’s significant is the underlying principle behind this arbitrary formula. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath: our religious feasts are not controlled by the Moon. And so future colonists on Mars or beyond can set Easter for whatever date best suits them.

Click here to read the full article on The Catholic Astronomer – the blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.