God Squad: Passover, Easter both celebrate hope, rebirth

March 28, 2015 1:42 PM

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Passover and Good Friday fall on the same day this year (April 3), and Easter Sunday and the second day of Passover are also on the same day (April 5). Although Easter Sunday was on the same day for all Christian denominations last year, that will not recur until 2017.

The proximity of Passover and Easter on the calendar is no accident. It was the clear consequence of the gospel accounts. All the synoptic gospels record that the Last Supper was either a Passover seder meal — Matthew (26:17) and also Mark and Luke), or a meal the night before Passover — John (18:28...

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