To fix incontrovertibly the date for Easter, and to make it determinable indefinitely in advance, the Council constructed special tables to compute the date.
These tables were revised in the following few centuries resulting eventually in the tables constructed by the 6th century Abbot of Scythia, Dionysis Exiguus.
Nonetheless, different means of calculations continued in use throughout the Christian world.
By the 1700's, though, most of western Europe had adopted the Gregorian Calendar.
The Eastern Christian churches still determine the Easter dates using the older Julian Calendar method.
The usual statement, that Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs next after the vernal equinox, is not a precise statement of the actual ecclesiastical rules.
Or at least, the calendar to which he gave his name.
Easter is an annual festival observed throughout the Christian world.
The date for Easter shifts every year within the Gregorian Calendar.The Gregorian Calendar is the standard international calendar for civil use.In addition, it regulates the ceremonial cycle of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.The current Gregorian ecclesiastical rules that determine the date of Easter trace back to 325 CE at the First Council of Nicaea convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine.At that time the Roman world used the Julian Calendar (put in place by Julius Caesar).The Council decided to keep Easter on a Sunday, the same Sunday throughout the world.