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The Archbishop said: "We had warned the Government that this was coming up.I would expect [it to happen] between five and 10 years' time.The rules are attributed to the First Ecumenical Council (held at Nicea in 325); the cyclical Paschal tables that emerged in connection with the Council were based on 3rd and 4th century Alexandrian prototypes, and then transposed into Julian dates by Dionysius Exiguus in the 6th century. The origin of annual festivals in Christianity is obscure. But nowhere are Christian annual observances explicitly mentioned. Luke (Acts 2.1, 12.3, 20.6, 27.9) refer to Jewish annual festivals expecting their Gentile readers to know what is meant.Those who held this view began to experiment with independent computations that would always place Pascha in the spring season.Will you be able to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter in Greece on your trip?This is where the matter stood until the end of World War I.Until then, all Orthodox Churches had strictly abided by the Old (Julian) Calendar, which at present is 13 days behind the New Calendar long since adopted by the rest of Christendom.
The commemorations of martyrs were held on fixed dates in the solar calendar. This suggests the possibility that the annual Pascha celebration entered Christianity earlier than martyrs' festivals, and that it may have been part of Christianity's initial Jewish inheritance.
The Archbishop made the surprise announcement at the end of a weeklong meeting of bishops and archbishops from around the world in Canterbury dominated by discussion over deep rifts within the 85 millionstrong Anglican Communion over homosexuality.
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The Most Rev Justin Welby said that Anglican leaders would join discussions with other church leaders about the move to fix the date for the first time and put an end to almost 2,000 years of controversy.