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The fact that the date of Easter varies from year from year is an irritation to many in today’s secular world. It means nothing to them that it is set by the date of Passover, the commemoration of the People of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, which itself is celebrated at the first full moon after the Spring Equinox on 21 March.
To me, it seems fortunate that, though the date of Easter falls on a different date every year, we live in a part of the world where it is always in spring, the season when we are reminded of the pattern of death and resurrection by the natural world. Everything bursts into new life at just the time that we are celebrating the new and eternal life of Jesus risen from the tomb. The vivid and bright greens of the hedgerows together with the radiant yellow of the daffodils combine with the chorus of songbirds to proclaim that the reign of winter is ended and life is bursting forth anew.