Why is Easter always on a Sunday when Passover isn't always on a Sunday?
From a faithful reader:
Since Easter is the celebration of the Crucifixion & Resurrection of Christ which took place during Passover why do we not celebrate it at the same time as the celebration of Passover? When did the change take place and why?
First, a bit of background. The feast of Passover, in the Jewish calendar, is on a fixed date, the 14 day of the month of Nisan. Just as Christmas can fall on any day of the week, so can Passover.
That being said, the timing of the Passover that was connected to the death and resurrection of Christ meant