Monday, March 17, 2008

92 year old lady says "No" to thief......how the Easter date is determined....

I think you will agree this sweet lady knows our Heavenly Father very intimately............




Interesting information pertaining to how the Easter date is chosen..........Thanks, Kay.........



Do you realize how early Easter is this year? It's
March 23! As you may know, Easter is always the 1st
Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring
Equinox (which is March 20).

This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar
that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is
why it moves around in date on our Roman based
calendar.

I found out a couple of things you might be interested
in!

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day
earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare. Here's the
interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any
of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only
the most elderly of our population have ever seen it
this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us
have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here's the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March
23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now).

2) The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if
you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were
around for that!).

3) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22,
will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now).

4) The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.

So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any
earlier than this year!


12 comments:

Betty said...

Interesting facts about Easter, Betty.

I hope you can visit me today as I am showing my computer desk where I am right now typing you a comment, lol.

Mary said...

Betty,

This is very interesting. I know that Easter has come in March during my lifetime, so didn't realize it had never been this early. I always find something of interest here. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Mary

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Very informative post on Easter Betty. Unfortunately the youtube link doesn't work.

Congratulations to the winner of the Bunny Gardener!

Mary said...

Betty,

This lady is a woman after my own heart. Jesus was right there in her car protecting her. What a testimony to the man who tried to rob her.

Thanks for inviting me back to watch this. It made my day.

Blessings,
Mary

Hootin' Anni said...

Interesting facts....filled with information I didn't realize.

Drop by my blog tomorrow [Thursday's entry] --you're gonna find something for you there.

"You Rock!"

Hootin' Anni said...

I just read on Mary's comments that the link is working, so I came back. As the reporter says..."An incredible woman"!!!

Linda said...

What an amazing lady with a sweet soul. I had not seen this story and listening to her story just gave me goose bumps. Have a happy day Betty. Hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

That was very interesting and I certainly never knew it. Thank you for visiting my blog and wishing me a happy birthday. It has been. Happy Easter to you.

Heidi said...

Hi Betty! I did know that about Easter. We listen each week to a nature show on the radio and they just did a thing about this last weekend.

That lady was really amazing. What a beautiful soul she is!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a wonderful story Betty, it was well worth coming back for. Thanks for putting up the link again!

Have a lovely Easter!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I loved the You Tube story!

I also posted the Easter info (didn't know you did!)

Katherine

Cathy said...

Those are interesting Easter facts. That video of the dear lady is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us.