Earliest and latest dates of Easter

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Earliest and latest dates of Easter

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Could someone tell me or point to a place where are indicated the earliest and latest possible dates for Easter, with an indication if the date is in the new or old calendar? I ma trying to check all possible combination between fixed feasts and other feasts depending on Easter. Thank you.
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The earliest Pascha can fall is: March 22 / April 4
The latest Pascha can fall is: April 25 / May 8
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Cyprian wrote:The earliest Pascha can fall is: March 22 / April 4
The latest Pascha can fall is: April 25 / May 8
Thank you, Cyprian.
And that is why the New Calendarists will never celebrate Pascha on March 25 Old Style.
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Thank you, it will help me for my work!
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I had - vaguely - wondered about this, too. Thanks for supplying the exact answer, Cyprian !

Maria, I didn't quite understand that. You mean March 25 or April 7 [new style] is the day that New Calendarists won't celebrate.
Because it's Annunciation and that Feast can not coincide with Pascha ?
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Barbara wrote:I had - vaguely - wondered about this, too. Thanks for supplying the exact answer, Cyprian !

Maria, I didn't quite understand that. You mean March 25 or April 7 [new style] is the day that New Calendarists won't celebrate.
Because it's Annunciation and that Feast can not coincide with Pascha ?
The True Orthodox do celebrate the Annunciation and Pascha together whenever Pascha falls on March 25, O.S.

Since there is a 13 day difference in the Julian vs the Gregorian Calendar (Revised Julian), when the New Calendarists celebrate Pascha on April 7, they will have already celebrated The Feast of the Annunciation on a Monday, March 25, thirteen days prior to Pascha.
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You're welcome Jean-Serge, and others. Thank you Maria for highlighting the problematic nature of the calendar reform with regards to Kyriopascha.

One read an explanation here:

Kyriopascha
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Kyriopascha

Kyriopascha ("The Lord's Pascha") is the rare concurrence of the Great Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) with Pascha. It is an especially festive event, including complex rubrics for its liturgical celebration.
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