The celebration of the Passover of the Enoochite Quatradecimans during the first three
centuries of Christianity. Development concerning the determination of Passover or Pascha’s
annual date took place during the first three centuries of Christianity. This led to a controversy
in the mid-second century AD which became known as the Quartadecima Controversy. The
date and duration of the Passover were the main issues. During the controversy two main
streams emerged, namely the Quartadecimans and Anti-Quartadecimans. The Quartadecimans
celebrated the 14th of the first month annually as the commencement date of the Passover.
The Anti-Quartadecimans set the first or second weekend after the 14th of the first month
annually as the Passover celebration date. In spite of the two main streams, commonly
accepted by modern-day researchers, various variations developed within these two main
streams. These variations have not been discerned and analysed in modern-day research.
One of these variations, namely the Enochite Quatradecimans is the subject of this article.
They are being portrayed as a unique and discernable variation within the Quartadeciman
Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This article connects the research
fields of New Testament and Church History in trying to understand how and when the
Passover was celebrated during the first three centuries of Christianity.