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Posted on Fri 22 January 2016

Senior bishop speaks out against fixing the date of Easter

A prominent conservative evangelical bishop has warned against fixing the date of Easter to the same Sunday each year.

The former Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, who is now director of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue, has joined the Yorkshire town of Whitby in being among the small but influential number of people who oppose changing the current dates for celebrating the Resurrection of Christ.

Anglican leaders meeting in Canterbury agreed last week to work with Orthodox Christian leaders to move towards a fixed date for Easter. Although there have been unsuccessful attempts to do this before, the latest initiative has arisen from Patriarch Tawadros II, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who has also written to Pope Francis about it.

To read Ruth Gledhill’s full article in Christian Today, please click here.

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