From The Pastor – April 2015

Dear parishioners and friends of Shepherd of the Valley,

Now and then people ask me how the date for Easter Sunday is determined. Well, it depends on what calendar is used.

Churches in the west (Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, etc.) SOV - Easter Sunday Servicesdetermine the date for Easter on the Gregorian calendar while eastern churches (Orthodox) use the Julian calendar for determining Easter Sunday.

Christian churches that follow the Gregorian calendar set the date for Easter between March 22 and April 25. For instance, Easter Sunday was on April 20 in 2014, will be April 5 this year, and will occur on March 27 in 2016. Continue reading From The Pastor – April 2015