But Easter falls earlier than normal this year: Easter Sunday is March 23. That means that Ash Wednesday begins the Season of Lent in a mere three weeks: February 6.
I'm told by WIKI that the earliest date that Easter can fall on is March 22nd (March 22 was last Easter Day in 1818, and it will next fall on that day again 2285.) March 23 will be the earliest you will ever experience Easter. Actually, it will be the earliest for you, and your children, and your grandchildren, and your great-grandkids and your great-great-great-grandkids. It will not be Easter Sunday this early until 2160.
Wiki says that "the cycle of Easter dates repeats after exactly 5,700,000 years, with April 19 being the most common date, happening 220,400 times, or 3.9% compared to a mean for all dates of 162,857 times, or 2.9%."
Of course, you could ditch all this, and follow the Apostle's advice to Timothy:
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my Gospel.Or you can read and study Mark 11-16 for the Season of Lent. That would be worthwhile, right? You could do this as a Bible Study or a Home Group. I wrote these Bible Studies 2 years ago, but have updated the dates for the daily readings through Lent leading up to Easter.
- Marks Gospel - Lent Bible Studies
- Mark 11-16 - Daily Lent Readings
- Mark 11-16 - Daily Lent Readings_A4
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