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Easter therefore varies between 4 April and 8 May on the Gregorian calendar (the Julian calendar is no longer used as the civil calendar of the countries where Eastern Christian traditions predominate).
Also, because the Julian "full moon" is always several days after the astronomical full moon, the eastern Easter is often later, relative to the visible moon's phases, than western Easter.
Josephus, Jewish War 6.10.1/423 ("They sacrifice from the ninth to the eleventh hour").
Philo, Special Laws 2.27/145 ("Many myriads of victims from noon till eventide are offered by the whole people").
The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the Council.
(See also Computus and Reform of the date of Easter.) In particular, the Council did not decree that Easter must fall on Sunday. The following day, Easter Monday, is a legal holiday in many countries with predominantly Christian traditions.
Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar.
He identified the matzah and cup of wine as his body soon to be sacrificed and his blood soon to be shed.
Icon of the Resurrection, with Christ, having kicked down the gates of Hades and pulling Adam and Eve out of the tombs.