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gu j,tovi Zadgova3 d0nin ;ovaganu
,ar=agan d0n mun e orowhydyv amen dari anor ;ovaganu gu oqovi1 Aha
paxadragan mu ;e in[bes gu j,tovi anor ;ovaganu1
gam Sovrp #arov;yan d0nu gu d0nover Hreagan Pa.ar]agyrax gam Baseki d0nin hyd1
A3s d0nu 3i,adagovmn er Hryanyrov Ycibdosen ylki yv cyrov;ynen azadcrova/
ullalov gr0naazca3in tebkin1 Saga3n S7 #arov;ivnu d0nylov 0ru gu mnar weji
;ovaganin5 Nigio3 diyzyragan =o.owin un;axkin oro,ovm a-novyxav S7 #arov;ivnu
d0nyl Pa.ar]agyrax d0nu 3a]orto. Giragi 0ru1 Yv orowhydyv Pa.ar]agyrax d0nu
inknin ,ar=agan d0n e ov gabova/ gu mna3 carnanamovdi a-a]in lialovsnin5
Zadigu inkn al gu mna3 ,ar=agan d0n1
ovrymn5 amen dari5 Mard 216en
wyr]5 yrp lovsinu ir lrovmin gu hasni5 anmi]abes a3t lrovmu 3a]orto. Giragin
gu ngadovi S7 #arov;yan Giragi1 Yv orowhydyv lovsna3in ,r]annyru ganqabes
ha,ovyli yn5 no3nbes al garyli e ngadyl ;e 3a]orto. darinyrovn hamar Zadgova3
d0ni ;ovaganu ganqabes ha,ovyli e1 Aha5 ;ovapanov;ivnu siro. An2yrovn hamar
ha,ovagan pana2yv mu orovn mi]oxav garyli e g-ahyl calik darinyrovn hamad
The rule is that Easter is the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21. The lunar cycles used by the ecclesiastical system are simple to program. The following algorithm will compute the date of Easter in the Gregorian Calendar system.
Please note the following: This is an integer calculation. All variables are integers and all remainders from division are dropped.
The algorithm uses the year, y, to give the month, m, and day, d, of Easter. The symbol * means multiply.
c = y / 100 n = y - 19 * ( y / 19 ) k = ( c - 17 ) / 25 i = c - c / 4 - ( c - k ) / 3 + 19 * n + 15 i = i - 30 * ( i / 30 ) i = i - ( i / 28 ) * ( 1 - ( i / 28 ) * ( 29 / ( i + 1 ) ) * ( ( 21 - n ) / 11 ) ) j = y + y / 4 + i + 2 - c + c / 4 j = j - 7 * ( j / 7 ) l = i - j m = 3 + ( l + 40 ) / 44 d = l + 28 - 31 * ( m / 4 )
For example, using the year 2010,
n=2010 - 19 x (2010/19) = 15,
etc. resulting in Easter on April 4, 2010.
The algorithm is due to J.-M. Oudin (1940)
The following are dates of Easter from 2003 to 2024:
|2003 April 20|
|2004 April 11|
|2005 March 27|
|2006 April 16|
|2007 April 8|
|2008 March 23|
|2009 April 12|
|2010 April 4|
|2011 April 24|
|2012 April 8|
|2013 March 31|
|2014 April 20|
|2015 April 5|
|2016 March 27|
|2017 April 16|
|2018 April 1|
|2019 April 21|
|2020 April 12|
|2021 April 4|
|2022 April 17|
|2023 April 9|
|2024 March 31|
Why in 2008
Easter is so early,
Vartanats is in January,
Sourp Sarkis is on a Monday
and St. John the Forerunner is later than usual ?
to know, read on....
to read the reason in Armenian, Click HERE and go to page 4 of the .pdf
As we all know, Vartanants falls on a Thursday, and Sourp Sarkis 12 days earlier than that, on the Saturday. The Monday-to-Friday Preceding of Sourp Sarkis is the 5 day fasting of the Catechumens. However, if we look at the 2008 calendar we will see that Vartanants is on January 31st this year (rather than a date in February), and Sourp Sarkis is on Monday the 21st of January, rather than the Saturday 19th of january, which this year is the Birth of the John the Forerunner this year. I will try to explain why.
As you all know, Easter Sunday always falls between March 22 and April 25. It is always the Sunday following the date of the full moon after March 21.(to read more about it and for a formula to calculate for any year, read the April 2003 Issue (page 9) of Mashdotsi Artsakank ). This year the full moon is on March 21 and the Sunday following that is the 23rd, which is the date of Easter. Once the date of Easter is established, then a lot other dates are fixed as follows
|Previous Sunday||March 16||Palm Sunday|
|Previous Sunday||March 9||Advent|
|Previous Sunday||March 2||Sunday of the Judge|
|Previous Wednesday||Feb. 27|
|Previous Sunday||Feb 24||Sunday of the Steward|
|Previous Sunday||Feb 17||Sunday of the prodigal Son|
|Sunday of Expulsion|
Poun paragentan (Carnival Sunday) preceding the monday of the Great Lent
|Previous Thursday||January 31||St. Vartanants|
|Previous Saturday||January 26||St. Sahag Bartev Catholicos|
|Previous Saturday||January 19||Sourp Sarkis|
|Previous Monday through Friday||January 14-18||Fast of the Catechumens|
In January we have other feasts as follows:
|Fixed||January 13||Naming of our Lord, Jesus Christ|
|Moveable||The first non-fast day (and also not a day of a feast of the Lord)||St. John the Forerunner|
As such The date for the St. John the Forerunner, cannot be January 14-18, which are fasting days, so has to be on January 19. and as St. John the Forerunner has to be the next Feast day following the naming of our Lord Day (January 13th), it takes precedence over Sourp Sarkis date for the 19th, and Sourp Sarkis is bumped to the next available Feast date, Monday the 21st (Sunday being a day of the Lord).
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