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Wikipedia explains the Quartodeciman controversy thus: The Quartodeciman controversy arose because Christians in the churches of Jerusalem and Asia Minor celebrated Passover on the 14th of the first month (Aviv), while the churches in and around Rome changed to the practice of celebrating Easter on the following Sunday. The difference was turned ...


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Firstly, who are the Quartodecimans? The Quartodecimans are followers of the Early Church who kept Easter on the fourteenth day of the moon of Nisan, whatever day of the week that might be, following therein the tradition which was claimed to have derived from St. John the Apostle. Irenaeus states that St. Polycarp, who like the other Asiatics, kept ...


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No, "they" celebrated the Eucharist throughout the year. I am not sure what your source material is, but perhaps there is some confusion about the term "Passover" in a Christian context. "Easter" has always been referred to using the Hebrew word for Passover - "Pascha" - in the Christian east and continues to be referred to as such to this day in the ...


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The bottom line of my answer is that John is factually accurate and that he intentionally deviated from the Synoptics for the purpose of noting important theological meaning, not for the sake of dating accuracy itself. There are two possible chronologies, which I will call C14 and C15. C14: Crucifixion on 14 Nisan. It implies, with Nisan dates reckoned as ...



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