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History of Easter: Queen's University expert

2013-04-05

Queen’s University School of Religion professor John Young is available to talk about the history of Easter.
Dr. Young is an expert on the history of Christianity and can talk about various aspects of Easter, including how the holiday has evolved over the centuries.

“The way people celebrate Easter has changed over the years. In the fourth century, the church officially declared that Easter will always be celebrated on a Sunday. And when the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendars happened, the Eastern Orthodox church continued to determine the date of Easter according to the Julian Calendar,” says Dr. Young.

Please note that Dr. Young is available Monday to Thursday afternoon and available again on the weekend.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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