Why Ash Wednesday falls this week
February 5, 2008
Re: Valentine’s Day vs. Easter (Daily Mail, Feb. 5)Ash Wednesday is always 47 days before Easter Sunday, in the same way that Ascension Day is always 39 days after Easter. Nancy is correct in that Easter has a five-week “spread” (March 22 thru April 25) and the calculations are dependent on the full moon, among other factors. Thank you for taking me back to my childhood and the “tables of moveable feasts” in the Book of Common Prayer.