Wednesday June 26, 2019

Orthodox Easter 2022

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 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 24.

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

Sunday, April 24th is day number 114 of the 2022 calendar year with 2 years, 9 months, 29 days until Orthodox Easter 2022.

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 2022 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Apr 1 - FriApril Fools' Day 2022Observance1010
Apr 3 - SunRamadan starts 2022Muslim1012
Apr 10 - SunRama Navami 2022Hindu1019
Apr 10 - SunPalm Sunday 2022Christian1019
Apr 12 - TuesNational Library Workers Day 2022Observance1021
Apr 13 - WedThomas Jefferson Birthday 2022Observance1022
Apr 14 - ThursMaundy Thursday 2022Christian1023
Apr 15 - FriGood Friday 2022Christian1024
Apr 15 - FriTax Day 2022Observance1024
Apr 16 - SatPassover - Starts 2022Jewish1025
Apr 16 - SatHoly Saturday 2022Christian1025
Apr 17 - SunEaster 2022Christian1026
Apr 18 - MonEaster Monday 2022Christian1027
Apr 22 - FriOrthodox Good Friday 2022Orthodox1031
Apr 22 - FriEarth Day 2022Observance1031
Apr 23 - SatPassover - Final Day 2022Jewish1032
Apr 24 - SunOrthodox Easter 2022Orthodox1033
Apr 27 - WedAdministrative Professionals Day 2022Observance1036
Apr 28 - ThursYom Hashoah 2022Jewish1037
Apr 28 - ThursTake our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2022Observance1037
Apr 29 - FriLaylat al Qadr 2022Muslim1038
Apr 29 - FriArbor Day 2022Observance1038

Orthodox Easter by Year