Now, that we cleared this little side topic, I still don't see how the Holy Light is showing us the specific date when to celebrate Pascha. Did the Patriarch ask some weeks ago for the Holy Light to descend and it didn't? I am not aware of such an occurence.
Some claim something akin to what you are describing occured in 1970. There was an introduction of the new julian calendar in 1969 in the JP, Holy Fire did not descend that year, so the JP immediately changed back to the Julian:
And, in 1969–70, the Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, Benedict, introduced the Revised Julian calendar prompted by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches, which changed the calculation of the date of the event. That same year, the Holy Fire did not appear at the Holy Sepulchre. The original ecclesiastical chronology (the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar) with the original calculation of the date was immediately restored, and the Holy Fire recommenced appearing the following year and thereafter. The Appearance of Holy Fire at Pascha
The date or Pascha is calculated according to the formula set forth by the first ecumenical counsel by the Patrichate of Antioch. The Holy Light is a conformation rather than the things which decides the dating.
I think you mean to say Patriarch of Alexandria.
Edited by Kosta, 17 April 2016 - 08:24 AM.