Early church history contains records of an obscure, but once quite heated controversy — the Quartodeciman controversy. (Quartodeciman refers to the 14th day of the month.) It is sometimes called the Passover-Easter controversy. Others have called it the Easter controversy or the Paschal controversy. Perhaps it is not even fair to call it a controversy.
References to: Easter
A few churches teach that Easter is a pagan holiday. They frown on the idea of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday morning. They say that Christians are not celebrating Jesus, but are unwittingly worshipping an ancient pagan deity when they participate in such activities as Easter sunrise services.
But this is based on several misunderstandings. The New Testament gives no grounds for limiting Christian fellowship and worship on Easter. Let’s examine a few objections that are commonly made against Easter and see whether they have any merit.