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These dates would determine all of the Holy Days on the Ecclesiastical calendar.
Although modified marginally from its original form, by 1583 A. the table for determining the Ecclesiastical Full Moon dates was permanently established and has been used ever since to determine the date of Easter.
[This article was excerpted from Chuck’s briefing, Notes: 1. Based on the writings of Irenaeus, the Roman church had celebrated Passover on a Sunday at least since the time of Bishop Xystus or Sixtus I, 115-125 A.
Reform of the Julian calendar in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, through adoption of the Gregorian calendar, eliminated some of the difficulties in fixing the date of Easter and in arranging the ecclesiastical year.
Since 1752, when the Gregorian calendar was also adopted in Great Britain and Ireland, Easter has been celebrated on the same day in the Western part of the Christian world.
The council unanimously ruled that the Easter festival should be celebrated throughout the Christian world on the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox; and that if the full moon should occur on a Sunday, and thereby coincide with the Passover festival, Easter should be commemorated on the following Sunday.
As a result of the Council of Nicea, and amended by numerous subsequent meetings, the formal church deliberately attempted to design a formula for “Easter” which would any possibility of it falling on the Jewish Passover, even accidentally!
D., Easter was celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox. D., at the Council of Nicaea, the Western Church resolved to establish a more standardized system for determining the date of Easter.