Thursday September 19, 2019

Orthodox Easter 2020

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 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 19.

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 2020

Sunday, April 19th is day number 110 of the 2020 calendar year with 7 months, 0 days until Orthodox Easter 2020.

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 2018 Sunday, April 08, 2018 -529
Orthodox Easter 2019 Sunday, April 28, 2019 -144
Orthodox Easter 2020 Sunday, April 19, 2020 213
Orthodox Easter 2021 Sunday, May 02, 2021 591
Orthodox Easter 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022 948
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 1305