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Easter 2012: A Multiple Calendar Reminder of the Resurrection

By Ronald P. Millett May 15, 2013 Bookmark and Share

The weekend of April 7-8, 2012 marks a grand celebration of Passover and Easter on many ancient calendars. These multiple alignments, at the very heart of the meaning of these holy days, point our minds to how central the resurrection is to ancient calendars that God seems to be using in scheduling sacred events.

 

Every Easter is a special celebration on ancient calendars of the atonement and resurrection of Christ. By design, the Passover and Easter First Fruits (Waving of the Barley Sheaf) holy days on the Hebrew calendar are when these events are to be specially remembered. But this Easter has other calendar alignments as well.

 

The 364 day Enoch calendar lines up with the Hebrew calendar on Passover and Easter every few years. Saturday, April 7, is Passover on the Hebrew calendar and the Enoch calendar. Sunday, April 8, is Easter on our Gregorian modern calendar, plus the Hebrew and Enoch calendars. Additionally, the Jubilee calendar celebrates Passover on Easter Sunday, April 8. One of these Easter alignments occurs nearly every year. That means that nearly every year, Easter is the holiest day of the year in the sense of being holy on multiple calendars. Truly it is a day for us to celebrate the most important event in history, the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

Some less frequent alignments include the Priest calendar that celebrates the first day of the “Jesus” ("Jeshua" in Hebrew) course of priests that officiated in the temple. There are 24 courses of priests and so this makes one Easter in 24 alignment for this year to celebrate the course named for the Savior.

 

Minor holy days on the Sacred Round (7 Temple), Mercury (7 Resurrection) and Jubilee (Seasons End) Calendars make this date somewhat more rare. But, being only minor holy days, these alignments are less significant.

 

The following table summarizes these calendar alignments on this Easter weekend.

 

 

Date

Hebrew

Enoch

Jubilee

Sacred Round

Mercury

Priest

7 Apr 2012

Passover

Passover

Seasons End

7 Temple

7 Res

1 Jesus (start noon)

8 Apr 2012

Easter

Easter

Passover

---

---

1 Jesus

(end noon)

 

As a comparison, here is a similar table with the calendar alignments on the original Easter (unique in history), and the Millennial Easter alignment on 15 Apr 2001 (unique within 1,500 years).These dates are made especially rare due to their holy day and symbolically meaningful dates on the Sacred Round, Venus, Mercury and Priest calendars.

 

 

Date

Desc

Hebrew

Enoch

Enoch fixed

Sacred Round

Venus

Mercury

Priest

Sun 3 Apr 33 AD am*

Resurrection

Easter

Easter

Easter

13 Temple

1 Resurrection

1 Creation

1 Jachin

Sun 15 Apr 2001 am

Millennial Easter

Easter

---

---

1 Reed

1 Resurrection

---

1 Jakim

(he will raise)

 

This Easter might be a great time to read about the original Easter date in history and also the native American celebration in their calendars of the resurrection of the “feathered serpent” Quetzalcoatl, associated anciently with their Great White God, the Lord Jesus Christ (Birth date “1 Reed” on Sacred Round).

 

John Pratt's Ensign Article in June, 1985 “The Restoration of Priesthood Keys on Easter 1836: Part 1: Dating the First Easter” plus his Meridian articles in February, 2001 entitled “Venus Resurrects This Easter Sunday” and April, 2003 entitled “Seven Sacred Calendars Testify of Christ are highly recommended reading. Thanks to David M. Tuttle for suggesting to John Pratt to research the alignments which are presented in this blog.

 

We should rejoice in the testimonies of the Lord Jesus Christ and his resurrection that are proclaimed by the alignments this Easter of the various ancient calendars, themselves derived from the magnificent clocks in the celestial heavens.

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