Sunday, April 12, 2009

Secrets of Orthodoxy REVEALED!

While the majority of you out there in Internet-ville are doing this:


... we here in Orthodox-ville are doing this:


And everyone else is sleeping in until noon.

If you wonder how that happens, I'll tell you: You probably know that Easter lands on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. It didn't always work that way, and somewhere along the line of Church history Western Christianity dropped another part that Orthodoxy maintained. We determine the date of Pascha (Orthodox Easter for those of you scratching your heads right now) by the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox after Passover. This year they're a week apart, next year they're on the same date, last year they were over a month apart. And everyone else still sleeps until noon.

See you next Sunday at the soonest, Monday at the latest.

[The "The More You Know" theme plays.]

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