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A Jewish feast that celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

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The Jewish Pesach Passover date of Nisan 14 is on Monday 22 April 2024, so why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 Mar 2024?

Normally, the Memorial service for Jehovah's Witnesses is based on the Jewish calendar for Nisan 14. My understanding is that Nisan 14 is always the first full moon after the Spring (or Vernal) ...
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Do any Christian traditions still forbid their members to celebrate Passover with Jews?

Although the earliest Christians were Jews who, like Jesus, kept the Passover feast, the Christian church during the Roman empire did not keep this feast and even forbade Christians from celebrating ...
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Middle Ages quaint anniversaries for March 25th?

The following blog has a quaint list of anniversaries for the Feast of the Annunciation: Thus we find in some calendars of the Middle Ages the following quaint “anniversaries” listed for March 25: ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

When our Lord died on the Day of Preparation (for the Sabbath) that is Friday, there was an urgency to get his body into the tomb before sunset, because at sunset the sabbath day would begin and any ...
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Was the Last Supper not the Passover meal?

The accepted answer on How long was Jesus in the tomb? would only have been possible if the Last Supper was not the Passover meal, which I had always thought it was. Was the Last Supper in fact not ...
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Was the wine in The Last Supper fermented? [duplicate]

I was reading "When the Bible talks about wine does it mean alcoholic wine?" and I thought, The Last Supper was during the Passover, when the Jews ware forbidden to use leaven: Exodus 12:15 ...
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Observance of the Passover - Timeline

I wonder what the precise timeline of the observance of the Passover would look alike. The following chart shows a basic interpretation I have put together as a starting point. I would like to hear ...
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Did the Passover Crucifixion Involve a Double Sabbath?

In Regards to S.E. Answer: The Consummate Refutation of Christianity—if the Last Supper was a Passover Feast. Since any day of the week that Passover falls on is considered a Sabbath, doesn't it make ...
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Why is the date of the 2016 Passover a month late when compared to Easter?

Jesus was put to death on Passover eve Nisan 14. This was the first full moon following the vernal equinox.this year the vernal equinox is March 20.2016 The first full moon after March 20 is March 23 ...
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Why is the Jewish Passover on 28 March 2021 but Good Friday is on 2 April 2021?

I've just noticed that the Jewish Festival of Passover falls on Sunday 28th March (2021), the night of the full moon, but the Christian Church is celebrating "Good Friday" on Friday 2 April (...
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Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing?

At Exodus 12:11 we see the Lord instructing the Israel on how to go about the first Passover : " This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your ...
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How does the Passover foreshadow the coming of Jesus as the Messiah?

In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul refers to Jesus as "Christ, our Passover", suggesting that the Passover of Exodus somehow foreshadowed the life of Jesus. How specifically does the Passover do this? ...
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According to Catholicism, is are there any teachings or traditions about who was the host of the house where Jesus celebrated his Last Supper?

According to Catholicism, is are there any teachings or traditions that may shed light on who was the host of the house where Jesus celebrated his Last Supper and how such a host may have known how to ...
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Who was the owner of the house where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper and why did he consent [closed]

To clarify, by host I am referring to the owner of the house in which the Last Supper took place. As is related in Luke 22, Jesus sent His disciples to seek out a man carrying a jug, follow him to a ...
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Was the feast of unleavened bread celebrated for 8 days (opposed to 7) as it is outside Israel today in Jesus' time?

I am wondering if two Seder meals were eaten during Jesus' time the way it is today outside Israel. If so that might help explain why the gospel of John mentiones eating the passover the night he was ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

Can any one offer an educated answer of how the Christian Church moved from Passover on the 14th day of the first biblical month to the day we now call Easter? (You can even pretend Passover and ...
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How do we know the Sacrament of Communion as practiced in the Catholic Church was instituted at the Last Supper?

Communion is a common practice in the Roman Catholic Church. The tradition has a long history. Jesus kept the Passover since He followed the law. But there are Jewish traditions during Passover where ...
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Did the Quartodecimans perform the eucharist only once a year on Nisan 14?

The Quartodecimans held a Christian Passover on Nisan 14. Does this mean that they performed the eucharist (Lord's Supper) only once a year on Nisan 14, or was the Christian Passover something ...
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According to Catholics, when is Luke 22:8?

Luke 22 (7)Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. (8)Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover." ...
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According to Calvinism, when and what happen during the Lord's Passover in the time of Moses?

Exodus 12:11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover. From the ...
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According to Calvinists, Luke 22:8 what date did it happen?

Luke 22 (7)Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. (8)Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover." ...
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According to Lutherans, is it 13 or 14 or 15 Nissan when Luke 22:8 happen?

Luke 22 (7)Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. (8)Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover." ...
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How are 3 days/nights in grave prophecy reconclied if Jesus died on Good Fri & arose Sun? [duplicate]

Did Jesus die on "Good Friday"? If so, how is it that 3 days & 3 nights are reckoned between Fri - Sun? “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of ...
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What did Jesus mean when He said we must "eat His flesh and drink His blood"? [closed]

In John 6, Jesus states that unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we have no life in us: Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink ...
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Is Jesus seen as both the Passover Lamb and Goat(s) of the Atonement in any Protestant Theology? [closed]

It is often said that Jesus fulfilled the Jewish spring feasts when he first came and the expectation is that he will fulfill the fall feasts when we returns. Also, that Jesus died at the time of ...
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Jehovah's Witnesses Memorial of Christ's Death [duplicate]

Why did Jehovah's Witnesses not use the Passover this year to celebrate the memorial, as has been their tradition since Jesus instituted this to celebrate his death ?
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What is the difference between the Jewish celebration of Passover and the Christian celebration of Easter? [closed]

What are some of the main differences between the Jewish celebration of Passover from the Christian celebration of Easter?
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Was there any christian church that kept the Passover before the 1900?

I was taught that after the Council of Nicea no christian church kept the Passover on the 14th of Nisan. Is there any truth to that? Is there a church in the middle ages that kept the Christian ...
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Do Christians need to keep the Passover? [duplicate]

Do Christians need to keep the Passover on the 14th day of the first month? If not, why?