In fact, the importance of having the same date for the celebration of Easter can only be understood after understanding the centrality of Jesus' Resurrection for the Christian Faith. Hence the importance of understanding the scope of the Council of Nicaea and deepening its statements 1700 years ago.
This was the theme of a meeting at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymbari, in the far west of this large Greek island. About twenty people from various Churches and Movements met there from 13th to 15th December 2022. They called their initiative "Pasqua Together 2025" (Easter Together 2025). "Pasqua", the Greek word for Easter, comes from the Hebrew "Pesah" meaning "passage" and evokes the crossing of the Red Sea by the Hebrews and the passage from death to life of Jesus Christ.
The organizations which were invited to join this initiative are the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, the Focolari’s "Centro Uno”, Together for Europe, Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies “Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou” (CEMES), JC 2033 and the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC).
Martin Hoegger, from JC2033, participated in this meeting and wrote the following report.