Tuesday June 25, 2019

Orthodox Easter 2012

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.

Orthodox Easter for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 15th.

This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion on Orthodox Good Friday. In the United States the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and Greek Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrate the day along with other smaller Orthodox Churches.

The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine their holy days. Easter for the Orthodox Church will always fall sometime between April 4th and May 8th each year.

How to calculate Orthodox Easter date

The date used for Easter was determined at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. It is on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the spring equinox. Orthodox Easter will usually fall later in the year than Western Christian Easter because Orthodox Easter uses the Julian calendar and the later uses the Gregorian calendar.

Other Countries

Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.

Sunday, April 15th is day number 106 of the 2012 calendar year with -7 years, -2 months, -10 days until Orthodox Easter 2012.

More information on Orthodox Easter. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Orthodox Easter
Name(s):Orthodox Easter, Pascha
Type:Observance, Orthodox Christian
When:First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover

April 2012 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Apr 1Palm Sunday 2012Christian-2641
Apr 1April Fools' Day 2012Observance-2641
Apr 5Maundy Thursday 2012Christian-2637
Apr 6Good Friday 2012Christian-2636
Apr 7Passover - Starts 2012Jewish-2635
Apr 7Holy Saturday 2012Christian-2635
Apr 8Easter 2012Christian-2634
Apr 9Easter Monday 2012Christian-2633
Apr 12Rama Navami 2012Hindu-2630
Apr 13Orthodox Good Friday 2012Orthodox-2629
Apr 13Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2012Observance-2629
Apr 14Passover - Final Day 2012Jewish-2628
Apr 15Tax Day 2012Observance-2627
Apr 15Orthodox Easter 2012Orthodox-2627
Apr 17National Library Workers Day 2012Observance-2625
Apr 18Yom Hashoah 2012Jewish-2624
Apr 22Earth Day 2012Observance-2620
Apr 25Administrative Professionals Day 2012Observance-2617
Apr 26Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012Observance-2616
Apr 27Arbor Day 2012Observance-2615

Orthodox Easter by Year