Thursday June 20, 2019

Orthodox Easter 2019

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 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.

Sunday, April 28th is day number 118 of the 2019 calendar year with -1 month, -22 days until Orthodox Easter 2019.

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 2019 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Apr 1 - Mon April Fools' Day 2019 Observance-80
Apr 3 - WedIsra and Mi'raj 2019Muslim-78
Apr 9 - TuesNational Library Workers Day 2019Observance-72
Apr 13 - SatThomas Jefferson Birthday 2019Observance-68
Apr 14 - SunRama Navami 2019Hindu-67
Apr 14 -SunPalm Sunday 2019Christian-67
Apr 15 - MonTax Day 2019Observance-66
Apr 18 - ThursMaundy Thursday 2019Christian-63
Apr 19 - FriGood Friday 2019Christian-62
Apr 20 - SatHoly Saturday 2019Christian-61
Apr 20 - Sat Passover - Starts 2019 Jewish-61
Apr 21 - SunLaylat al Bara'at 2019Muslim-60
Apr 21 - Sun Easter 2019 Christian-80
Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2019 Observance-60
Apr 22 - MonEaster Monday 2019Christian-59
Apr 24 - WedAdministrative Professionals Day 2019Observance-57
Apr 25 - ThursTake our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2019Observance-56
Apr 26 - FriOrthodox Good Friday 2019Orthodox-55
Apr 26 - Fri Arbor Day 2019 Observance-55
Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2019 Jewish-54
Apr 28 - SunOrthodox Easter 2019Orthodox-53

Orthodox Easter by Year