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An interesting tidbit about Easter Sunday March 23, 2008
Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (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 on our Roman calendar.
- Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare.
This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives!
Here are the facts:
- The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now).
- 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!).
- The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). 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!
My mom sent me the following, and I thought it was cool.
Raised a conservative Jew, well-known Catholic author, speaker and apologist Rosalind Moss spent 18 years as an evangelical Protestant before becoming a Catholic in 1995. On February 13 she announced that with the permission of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke she is starting a new community of sisters in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
She said that this new group will be called the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, and that it will be an evangelistic teaching community following in the spiritual tradition of St. Francis de Sales, whose writings and sermons inspired many to convert to Catholicism. She is working now on designing a full-length habit, along with a basket to hold religious articles which sisters will distribute in all areas of the city, the richest as well as the poorest.
The purpose of this religious community is to flood the world with holy habits as signs to God,” and she said she intends to go into the streets with a team of joy-filled sisters and share the good news. She will be moving to St. Louis shortly and notes that she already has a few women who plan to join her.
Purple is the color of Lent.
It signifies great solemnity. It is the color of mourning and so anticipates the pain and suffering of the crucifixion. But purple is also the color of royalty.
Jesus, the king of the Jews, wore a purple robe only once. As the soldiers mocked and tormented him, the Scriptures record that they placed on him a “purple garment” in order to ridicule him and belittle the claim that he was a king.
Therefore, purple is used during this penitential season of Lent as a vivid reminder of the disrespect and ridicule he endured and the subsequent sacrifice he made for our salvation.
Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
– James 4:1-3