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Jehovah's Witnesses time their Memorial based on the current apparent movements of the actual physical moon and sun, as observable from Jerusalem. This, they say, is what happened in first century Judaism. The rule is not exactly the first full moon following the equinox, but the result is very close to this. Jews and Christians base Passover and Easter, ...


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We often let ourselves get trapped by not searching for other Scriptures which may help to explain what we do not fully understand. This particular scripture is complicated by the part following which denotes his following lessening, because they did not understand that Jesus was not speaking of literally eating his flesh and drinking his blood. Today after ...


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What did Jesus mean when He said that we must eat His Flesh and drink His Blood? Jesus meant that we must eat His Flesh and drink His Blood. Jesus' followers said "This is a hard saying." Many of them left because they could not believe it was possible and Jesus did not call them back to say He did not mean that they were to eat His Flesh and drink His ...


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No, paticularly if you are not a Jewish (Messianic) Christian. The outcome of the Council of Jerusalem is quite clear - Gentile (non-jewish) believers do not need to follow Jewish customs or ceremonial law with the following caveat: ...It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You ...


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A biblical basis for some Christians to claim that the weekly Sabbath is still in effect while the Feasts of Leviticus 23 need not be kept is that it's not clear that the Sabbath is included in the feasts of Leviticus 23 as a feast. It could be that verse 2 ends by indicating that what is to follow is "concerning the feasts", verse 3 is a ...


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Easter and Passover are two different celebrations. Passover celebrates the escape of the Israelites from Egypt and the sparing of them from the plague of killing the firstborn. Easter celebrates the much more significant resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. You will find these events described in all four of the Gospels in the New Testament, Matthew ...


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There is no 'contradiction' between the the evangelists once all factors are properly taken into consideration. The following synchronisation of all four gospel accounts in relation to the sabbath and the passover (at the time of crucifixion) is given by an extensive document available from Academia, written by James Bejon, who occasionally submits articles ...


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See How Christ Said the First Mass by Fr. James L. Meagher, D.D. Excerpt from its preface, p. 11: Worldly people look with wonder at the Mass, and Often say: What is the meaning of this form of divine worship? Where did these ceremonies come from? Why are candles lighted during daytime? Why do the priests wear such peculiar robes? Why don't they say the ...


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What did Jesus mean when He said we must “eat His flesh and drink His blood”? John 6:53-54 (NASB) 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life...55 For My flesh is true food, and ...


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The Catholic Encyclopaedia, discussing the timing of the Last Supper, refers to Luke 22:7, along with parallels Matthew 26: 17 and Mark 14 12 and says: From these passages it seems to follow that Jesus and his disciples conformed to the ordinary custom, that the Last Supper took place on the 14th of Nisan, and that the Crucifixion was on the 15th, the ...


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Technically, Christians today do not and are not "Keeping the weekly Sabbath". The Sabbath was never changed in scripture, by Christ or any writer. The Sabbath is still sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Paul exhorted believers to meet together for worship, but he made the point that it's not important what day we worship, have prayer and ...


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The Christian method for calculating Easter is not the same as the Jewish for calculating Passover. This was settled in the fourth century in Council of Nicea. Christians use the Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as the date for Easter. While the Jewish tradition maintains the lunar calender. A complete explanation is given in the ...


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They are quite unlike each other. You can read of the fundamentals of the Jewish Passover in Exodus 12. In fundamentalist Christianity, Easter is the celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the dead. You can read of the resurrection benefits for the Christian in 1 Corinthians 15. Wikipedia should have articles on each if you want to be more thorough. I will ...


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Calvin's view of the 14th or 15th of Nisan observance is inferred, rather than explicit, but there's no reason not to conclude that Calvin thought Christ died on the 15th of Nisan a Passover Friday. He believes that Christ ate the Passover on Thursday night with that night being the start of the 15th with Friday day the 15th until sunset being the day of ...


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The Jehovah's Witnesses have the practice of celebrating the Memorial of Christ's Death on the 14th of Nisan which corresponds with the Jewish Passover. "Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate Christ's death as a ransom or "propitiatory sacrifice" by observing the Lord's Evening Meal, or Memorial. They celebrate it once per year, noting that it was instituted on ...


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One of the great controversies that led to the Schism of 1054 was the type of bread to be used at Passover. For the Roman Catholic, it was unleavened. For the Eastern Orthodox, it was leavened. The symbolism was a contrast of death or life. As explained here, the Orthodox view meant to observe the resurrection in newness of life, rather than in the ...


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What is the biblical basis for only keeping the weekly Sabbath while disregarding all the other appointed festivals listed in Leviticus 23? For one thing is that Jesus taught us that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” One Sabbath, Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads ...


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Although not strictly a Catholic Church point of view, a good argument can be made that the Upper Room in which the Last Supper (Passover) was held belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. He was a disciple of Jesus'. When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: Mat 27:57 He was rich. see above ...


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Thank you so much everyone for your thoughts. I agree that there is no contradiction and I will share how the pieces seem to fit together to me bellow. I am particularly grateful to Nigel Johnstone for understanding why I would ask such a question and greatly respect his work. But my question actually is just a basic, simple question on historical, ...


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Going from Passover to Easter Sunday is straight-forward. The Passover occurs on the 14th of Nissan. The next 7-days (the 15th through the 21st) are observed by eating Unleavened Bread. During the period of Unleavened Bread, a weekly Sabbath will occur. The day after this weekly Sabbath is the annual Feast of First Fruits: 9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, ...


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"Make it clear from scripture based on the bible, where did a prophet or Jesus or his disciples/apostles tell us how to keep this feast we call Easter IN THE BIBLE?" TL;DR: That's not possible. The Bible doesn't promote Easter, it condemns it. Passover, and the following Days of Unleavened Bread, is a biblical festival celebrating the ancient Israelites' ...


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Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing? The Short answer is no Scripture seems to indicate that Jesus and his disciples were reclined while eatig at the Last Supper. Institution of the Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:26–29) 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; ...


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The Last Supper seems in the Synoptic Gospels to take place at the time of the Passover Meal. This would imply that Luke 22: 7 took place in the morning of Nissan 14. However, John's Gospel appears to put the Crucifixion on Nissan 14. In his commentary Calvin posed the question this way: How did Christ observe that ceremony on the day before the whole ...


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Friday afternoon to early before dawn on Sunday does not comprise three days and three nights. The Catholic and predominantly Protestant teachings on the Good Friday crucifixion may very well be wrong. It does seem to be true that any part of the day was counted as the full day, and any part of the night as the full night (inclusive count). But, still ...


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A hebrew idiom - any part of a day or night constituted a full day per traditional Jewish teaching (and the Talmud). So - Jesus died Friday before sundown (before the Sabbath) and was burried (1 day), Jesus remains buried Friday through Saturday sundown (2 day), Jesus is resurrected on Sunday morning ("on the third day" - which per the idiom is a day and ...


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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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I would expect that every Christian denomination would see Jesus's death as the fulfilment of both the Passover sacrifice and the Day of Atonement sacrifices and rituals, because the identification is made in the scriptures themselves. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says directly that Christ is our Passover lamb: Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as ...


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As far as I know no Christian Churches except Jewish ones kept the Passover, as it is a Jewish holiday. You probably refer to the timing of Easter. The Council of Nicaea ruled that Easter should be celebrated on the first Sunday on/after the first full moon on/after the vernal equinox. Sometimes it matched the Jewish Passover sunday and sometimes it did not,...


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