Sunday September 24, 2023

Orthodox Easter 2023

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
April 2023
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April Fools Day
Saturday April 1
-5 months, -23 days
or -176 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday April 2
-5 months, -22 days
or -175 days


Good Friday
Friday April 7
-5 months, -17 days
or -170 days


Sunday April 9
-5 months, -15 days
or -168 days


Orthodox Easter
Sunday April 16
-5 months, -8 days
or -161 days


Earth Day
Saturday April 22
-5 months, -2 days
or -155 days


Orthodox Easter for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 16.

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 2023

Sunday, April 16th is day number 106 of the 2023 calendar year with -5 months, -8 days until Orthodox Easter 2023.

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 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022 -518
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 -161
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 224
Orthodox Easter 2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025 574
Orthodox Easter 2026 Sunday, April 12, 2026 931
Orthodox Easter 2027 Sunday, May 02, 2027 1316