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.
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)
|Name(s):||Orthodox Easter, Pascha|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover|
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|Apr 3 - Sun||Ramadan starts 2022||Muslim||1012|
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|Apr 12 - Tues||National Library Workers Day 2022||Observance||1021|
|Apr 13 - Wed||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2022||Observance||1022|
|Apr 14 - Thurs||Maundy Thursday 2022||Christian||1023|
|Apr 15 - Fri||Good Friday 2022||Christian||1024|
|Apr 15 - Fri||Tax Day 2022||Observance||1024|
|Apr 16 - Sat||Passover - Starts 2022||Jewish||1025|
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|Apr 17 - Sun||Easter 2022||Christian||1026|
|Apr 18 - Mon||Easter Monday 2022||Christian||1027|
|Apr 22 - Fri||Orthodox Good Friday 2022||Orthodox||1031|
|Apr 22 - Fri||Earth Day 2022||Observance||1031|
|Apr 23 - Sat||Passover - Final Day 2022||Jewish||1032|
|Apr 24 - Sun||Orthodox Easter 2022||Orthodox||1033|
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|Apr 28 - Thurs||Yom Hashoah 2022||Jewish||1037|
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|Apr 29 - Fri||Laylat al Qadr 2022||Muslim||1038|
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