Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Five Minutes With Nothing to Do But Think

This is the first year with all the Sunday’s after Epiphany since 2000, and it will be the last time it happens until 2038.  So, this is the last time I will preach on the Wheat and Tares until I am old enough for Medicare.  I guess it better be a pretty good sermon. So said the Forest Boar...

Now that set me a thinkin.... I know, I know, it can be scary when I get to thinkin...   Here is a graph of the dates of Easter until 2100.  In that year I would turn 146 so I am not going to worry much about that.  There are only 11 Easters April 20 or later.  Only two are as late as or later than this year (2038, 2095).  Hmmm.

Easter in the West is the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21.

Easter: April    24,  2011     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 9
Easter: April      8,  2012     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 22
Easter: March  31,  2013     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 13
Easter: April    20,  2014     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 5
Easter: April      5,  2015     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 18
Easter: March  27,  2016     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 10
Easter: April    16,  2017     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 1
Easter: April      1,  2018     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 14
Easter: April    21,  2019     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 6

Easter: April    12,  2020     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 26
Easter: April      4,  2021     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 17
Easter: April    17,  2022     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 2
Easter: April      9,  2023     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 22
Easter: March  31,  2024     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 14
Easter: April    20,  2025     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 5
Easter: April      5,  2026     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 18
Easter: March  28,  2027     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 10
Easter: April    16,  2028     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 29
Easter: April      1,  2029     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 14

Easter: April    21,  2030     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 6
Easter: April    13,  2031     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 26
Easter: March  28,  2032     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 11
Easter: April    17,  2033     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 2
Easter: April      9,  2034     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 22
Easter: March  25,  2035     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 7
Easter: April    13,  2036     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 27
Easter: April      5,  2037     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 18
Easter: April    25,  2038     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 10
Easter: April    10,  2039     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 23

Easter: April      1,  2040     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 15
Easter: April    21,  2041     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 6
Easter: April      6,  2042     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 19
Easter: March  29,  2043     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 11
Easter: April    17,  2044     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 2
Easter: April      9,  2045     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 22
Easter: March  25,  2046     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 7
Easter: April    14,  2047     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 27
Easter: April      5,  2048     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 19
Easter: April    18,  2049     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 3

Easter: April    10,  2050     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 23
Easter: April      2,  2051     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 15
Easter: April    21,  2052     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 6
Easter: April      6,  2053     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 19
Easter: March  29,  2054     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 11
Easter: April    18,  2055     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 3
Easter: April      2,  2056     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 16
Easter: April    22,  2057     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 7
Easter: April    14,  2058     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 27
Easter: March  30,  2059     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 12

Easter: April    18,  2060     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 3
Easter: April    10,  2061     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 23
Easter: March  26,  2062     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 8
Easter: April    15,  2063     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 28
Easter: April      6,  2064     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 20
Easter: March  29,  2065     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 11
Easter: April    11,  2066     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 24
Easter: April      3,  2067     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 16
Easter: April    22,  2068     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 7
Easter: April    14,  2069     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 27

Easter: March  30,  2070     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 12
Easter: April    19,  2071     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 4
Easter: April    10,  2072     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 24
Easter: March  26,  2073     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 8
Easter: April    15,  2074     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 28
Easter: April      7,  2075     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 20
Easter: April    19,  2076     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 4
Easter: April    11,  2077     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 24
Easter: April      3,  2078     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 16
Easter: April    23,  2079     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 8

Easter: April      7,  2080     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 21
Easter: March  30,  2081     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 12
Easter: April    19,  2082     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 4
Easter: April      4,  2083     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 17
Easter: March  26,  2084     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 9
Easter: April    15,  2085     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 28
Easter: March  31,  2086     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 13
Easter: April    20,  2087     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 5
Easter: April    11,  2088     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 25
Easter: April      3,  2089     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 16

Easter: April    16,  2090     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 1
Easter: April      8,  2091     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 21
Easter: March  30,  2092     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 13
Easter: April    12,  2093     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 25
Easter: April      4,  2094     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 17
Easter: April    24,  2095     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 9
Easter: April    15,  2096     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 29
Easter: March  31,  2097     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 13
Easter: April    20,  2098     Ash Wednesday:  Mar. 5
Easter: April    12,  2099     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 25

Easter: March  28,  2100     Ash Wednesday:  Feb. 11

Assuming Christ does not return and spoil all the results of my postulating, there will be a lot of texts that will be heard only sparingly over the course of the next 89 years.  I am not so worried because I figure once I hit the year 2054 I will be recycling the old manuscripts -- that is if I can still speak, read, or breathe....  Lord, give me something to do because the past five minutes of thinkin time have just about worn me out...

3 comments:

Matt said...

The comment quoted assumed the one-year lectionary. In the three-year lectionary, the Eighth Sunday after Epiphany (Feb. 25 - March 1) has the same readings as Proper 3 (May 24 - 28), so those are heard when Easter is really late (April 22 - 25, or April 21 in a leap year) or really early (March 22 - 26).

There was more overlap planned in the lectionary out of Vatican II. The Lutherans put Transfiguration in as the last Sunday after Epiphany, leaving just one set of Sunday propers overlapping.

Rob said...

This is only somewhat related, but you might find it amusing. My younger brother was born on 4/11/62. Since his birth Easter fell on his birthday 4 times, each 11 years apart, and now there's a 62 year gap until the cycle starts over again.

kaye said...

I am one of God's roses, I was taken into this huge palace in the "sky" where I was met by Christ and God. GOD explained that he is the ultimate mathematician and that the next time it is the 28th March Easter (which is 2032)would be when Christ returns. By the way, I believe from what he said that Jesus was born on 28th October, if that helps you to validate this information. This happened many years ago and I have only told a select few. Strangely the "best christians" scoffed me. Even mor miraculous the security checking word below is "sotel" you can even check this with your internet people - how hilarious! God is gorgeous, his smile is radiant love and warmth, he is our heavenly Father. I do not need to be "public" I ask that you ask god for the truth and he will give you the answer now.