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'''Pascha''' ({{lang-el|Πάσχα}}), also called '''Easter''', is the feast of the '''[[Resurrection]] of the [[Jesus Christ|Lord]]'''. ''Pascha'' is a transliteration of the Greek word, which is itself a transliteration of the Hebrew ''pesach'', both words meaning ''[[Passover]]''. (A minority of English-speaking Orthodox prefer the English word 'Pasch.')
Pascha normally falls either one or five weeks later than the feast as observed by Christians who follow the [[Gregorian calendar]]. However, occasionally the two observances coincide, and some years on occasion they can be two, four, or six weeks apart (but never three). The reason for the difference is that , though the two calendars use the same underlying formula to determine the festival, they compute from different starting points. The older [[Julian Calendarcalendar]] uses a different [[paschalion]], 's solar calendar is 13 days behind the formula for calculating Gregorian's and its lunar calendar is four to five days behind the date of PaschaGregorian's. This formula was determined by the [[First Ecumenical Council]].
==Celebration of the feast==

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