Come again?

Fishmonger [turning to me from an animated conversation]: Do you happen to know when Easter is next year?
Me: Yes, it'll be the first Sunday on or after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Fishmonger: Thanks!

...I've since looked it up, just to make sure, and it's not quite that simple. I blame the Council of Nicaea, and the Synod of Whitby.

On reflection, perhaps I should just have said 27th March.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Don't forget to blame York too. It's where Constantine was acclaimed Emperor, he went on to found Constantinople, caused the schism in Christianity and therefore caused the different date for Orthodox Easter. How's a son of God to know what day to, er, celebrate getting crucified?

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