Friday July 19, 2024

Orthodox Easter 2025

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
April 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

April Fools Day
Tuesday April 1
8 months, 13 days
or 256 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday April 13
8 months, 25 days
or 268 days


Good Friday
Friday April 18
8 months, 30 days
or 273 days


Sunday April 20
9 months, 1 day
or 275 days


Earth Day
Tuesday April 22
9 months, 3 days
or 277 days


Orthodox Easter for the year 2025 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 20.

This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion on Orthodox Good Friday. In the United States the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and Greek Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrate the day along with other smaller Orthodox Churches.

The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine their holy days. Easter for the Orthodox Church will always fall sometime between April 4th and May 8th each year.

How to calculate Orthodox Easter date

The date used for Easter was determined at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. It is on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the spring equinox. Orthodox Easter will usually fall later in the year than Western Christian Easter because Orthodox Easter uses the Julian calendar and the later uses the Gregorian calendar.

Other Countries

Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.

Days to Orthodox Easter 2025

Sunday, April 20th is day number 110 of the 2025 calendar year with 9 months, 1 day until Orthodox Easter 2025.

Orthodox Easter
Name(s):Orthodox Easter, Pascha
Type:Observance, Orthodox Christian
When:First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover

Dates for Orthodox Easter

HolidayDateDays to Go
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 -460
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 -75
Orthodox Easter 2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025 275
Orthodox Easter 2026 Sunday, April 12, 2026 632
Orthodox Easter 2027 Sunday, May 02, 2027 1017
Orthodox Easter 2028 Sunday, April 16, 2028 1367