Chris Carrier wrote:
> Simon Cassidy >INTERNET:simoncas@PACBELL.NET wrote:
>>Those (such as Chris Carrier or believers in Gregory XIII's infallibility)
>>who plan to celebrate the completion of the first 400-year cycle of Pope
>>Gregory XIII's leap-year exception, in March of 2000, ought perhaps to
>>consider whether they should also celebrate Easter in that month, as Pope
>>Gregory XIII apparently originally dictated. The Vatican, however will
>>undoubtedly follow the other twentieth-century popes in celebrating a
>>"Clavian Easter-Sunday", April 23rd., rather than a "Gregorian Easter-
>>-Sunday"(which ought to be celebrated on March 26th.!).
> 2000 March equinox: 20/07:36:37 Ephemeris Time
> 2000 March full moon: 20/04:45:24
> 2000 April full moon: 18/17:42:34
> The full moon after the March equinox is April 18, which would make the next
> following Sunday, April 23.
Thank you, Chris, for pointing out that Clavius' revised Computus better
the astronomical facts in this case. His revisions to the original Gregorian
decree are in general more astronomically correct. Let's rename the calendar
"the Clavian calendar" and correct the false attribution to Pope Gregory XIII!
Dee's Y'rs, Simon Cassidy, 1053 47th.St. Emeryville Ca. 94608. ph.510-547-0684