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Easter 2013

When is the Date of Easter 2013?

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In 2013, Easter Sunday was March 31st in the Western churches (Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, etc). In the Orthodox Church, Easter was on May 5th, 2013.

Easter is one of the Church's major feasts, and the oldest Christian holiday, celebrating Christ's resurrection. It is known as "Pascha" in the Christian East. It is also a movable feast, which means the date changes yearly, based on lunar phases.

Basically, Easter Sunday in the Western Church is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the spring equinox. This means that in the West, the date range for Easter Sunday is March 21st-April 25th. Since the Orthodox calculate Easter differently, some years Orthodox and Catholic Easter fall on different dates. We pray everyone has a blessed Easter 2013.

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