Passover 2014 vs. Easter 2014

passover vs. easter


How many days was He in the tomb? 5 Days? Something is wrong with Easter.

Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it.


Polycrates wrote this to the Roman Bishop Victor:

We observe the exact day; neither adding, nor taking away.

For in Asia also great lights have fallen asleep, which shall rise again on the day of the Lord’s coming, when he shall come with glory from heaven, and shall seek out all the saints. Among these are Philip, one of the twelve apostles, who fell asleep in Hierapolis; and his two aged virgin daughters, and another daughter, who lived in the Holy Spirit and now rests at Ephesus; and, moreover, John, who was both a witness and a teacher, who reclined upon the bosom of the Lord, and, being a priest, wore the sacerdotal plate. He fell asleep at Ephesus. And Polycarp in Smyrna, who was a bishop and martyr; and Thraseas, bishop and martyr from Eumenia, who fell asleep in Smyrna. Why need I mention the bishop and martyr Sagaris who fell asleep in Laodicea, or the blessed Papirius, or Melito, the Eunuch who lived altogether in the Holy Spirit, and who lies in Sardis, awaiting the episcopate from heaven, when he shall rise from the dead?

All these observed the fourteenth day of the passover according to the Gospel, deviating in no respect, but following the rule of faith. And I also, Polycrates, the least of you all, do according to the tradition of my relatives, some of whom I have closely followed. For seven of my relatives were bishops; and I am the eighth. And my relatives always observed the day when the people put away the leaven. I, therefore, brethren, who have lived sixty-five years in the Lord, and have met with the brethren throughout the world, and have gone through every Holy Scripture, am not affrighted by terrifying words. For those greater than I have said, “We ought to obey God rather than man.”


Eusebius. Church History. Book V, Chapter 25.

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About Jonathan Lankford

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a concentration in missions and world religion. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Education focusing on Administration. He is in the Faculty of Humanities at Tan Tao University, Vietnam.

Posted on March 22, 2014, in History, Science, & Archaeology, Paganism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Well written. May peace be with you :)

  2. Though I do not celebrate Easter.. But when I was younger I thought that Easter is tied down with the Passover (as in, Easter was set on the day of Passover) .. Only until later in my life then I realized it was not :)

    • Me too. In my church, I thought that Sunday was always 3 days after the death of Messiah, even going in to Bible college. It wasn’t until I looked at the Biblical calendar that I realized something was wrong. Freshman Bible college course should be Genesis-Deuteronomy history (events, times, etc.).

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