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Orthodox Easter 2019

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
April 2019
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

April Fools Day
Monday April 1
-5 years, -2 months, -20 days
or -1908 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday April 14
-5 years, -2 months, -7 days
or -1895 days


Good Friday
Friday April 19
-5 years, -2 months, -2 days
or -1890 days


Sunday April 21
-5 years, -2 months
or -1888 days


Earth Day
Monday April 22
-5 years, -1 months, -29 days
or -1887 days


Orthodox Easter
Sunday April 28
-5 years, -1 months, -23 days
or -1881 days


Orthodox Easter for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 28.

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.

Days to Orthodox Easter 2019

Sunday, April 28th is day number 118 of the 2019 calendar year with -5 years, -1 month, -23 days until Orthodox Easter 2019.

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

Dates for Orthodox Easter

HolidayDateDays to Go
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 -432
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 -47
Orthodox Easter 2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025 303
Orthodox Easter 2026 Sunday, April 12, 2026 660
Orthodox Easter 2027 Sunday, May 02, 2027 1045
Orthodox Easter 2028 Sunday, April 16, 2028 1395