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Bede and the Paschal Controversy
Music: George Frideric Handel
The earliest Christians longed to celebrate the resurrection together at Passover, but that was not as easy as it sounds.

CHRIST died and rose again at Passover, the week-long Jewish festival at the first full moon of Spring. Christians had always wanted to celebrate Easter at that time each year, but no astronomer could determine the vernal equinox or full moon with precision.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Can. Could.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Date. Rise. Keep.

Use together in one sentence: Everyone. Topic. Solution.

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The Calendar ‘English Style’
The Julian calendar was retired in 1752 amid considerable resentment and suspicion.

IN 1582, the Bishop of Rome, Pope Gregory XIII, brought in a new calendar. October 4th that year was immediately followed by October 15th.

The old calendar had been introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (hence its name, the Julian Calendar), and had been used in the Roman Empire, the Church, and the civilised world ever since.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Adept. Adapt. Adopt.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Tax. Date. Claim.

Use together in one sentence: Partly. Day. Leap.

More games: Précis. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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