Calendar dating systems
Looking at Table E, this 6 shows that this PFM date occurs on a Saturday, so we need to add 1 day to find the next Sunday, which is March 22, the Easter Sunday date for the year 2285 A. Other examples: Julian calendar example: Year 887: Step 1: PFM=A12, Step 2: 3 4 3 = 10, Step 3: A12 4 = April 16, 887 Gregorian calendar examples: Year 1987: Step 1: PFM=A13, Step 2: 4 1 3 = 8, Step 3: A13 6 = April 19, 1987 Year 2987: Step 1: PFM=A4, Step 2: 2 5 3=10, Step 3: A4 4 = April 8, 2987 Year 3987: Step 1: PFM=M27, Step 2: 1 1 3=5, Step 3: M27 2 = March 29, 3987 INDEX This accurate procedure applies to Orthodox churches, which always base their calculations on the Julian calendar and the "19 PFM dates" table. D., and takes no account whatsoever of the changes resulting from the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582. These instructions show the procedure for years 1054 to 3399 A. However, this simple method continues indefinitely, because the Julian calendar always has a February 29 date in every fourth year.
There are four steps to calculating the Orthodox Easter Sunday date: Use the total result from step 2 to find the day of week of the PFM date in Table E, then add the number of days shown to the PFM date to find the Julian calendar Easter Sunday date.
Orthodox churches became fully autonomous in 1054 A.
D., and celebrate their Easter always on the basis of the Julian calendar and the "19 PFM dates" table.
See Finding Orthodox Easter Sunday Dates with a Calculator for a simple explanation of this procedure.This date is the Julian calendar Orthodox Easter Sunday date for year 1995. for Greece in years 1054 to 1922) then this Julian date (e.g.April 3 in 1922) is their Orthodox Easter Sunday date for that year. The Gregorian calendar very closely maintains the alignment of seasons and calendar dates by having leap years in only 1 of every 4 century years, namely, those divisible exactly by 400. D., is always one of the 35 dates March 22 to April 25. ENGLISH Easter Sunday dates for 1583 to 1752 can be calculated using information near the end of this Easter Dating Method document.