Neither am I convinced that it would be a good idea.First of all, the chances of the Orthodox Churches agreeing among themselves to abandon their current practice can be elaborated with mathematical precision at zero for the foreseeable future.Easter can fall as early as the March 22 – it last did so in 1818 and will not do so again until 2285.
It took several centuries for this to result effectively in a common date, partly because of the practical difficulty of fixing the date of the equinox by observation.
This resulted in a decision to consider the equinox as falling on March 21, although the astronomical event can vary by a day or so either side of this date.
So, on the surface Archbishop Welby seems justified in his apparent confidence that a deal is in sight whereby secular authorities and the various churches will settle on the second Sunday in April.
I don’t want to spoil anybody’s party, but I am more than sceptical that this will occur any time soon enough to concern anybody now old enough to read this.
Friendly relations with western leaders, both religious and political, are essential to what little prestige and influence he has beyond his minuscule flock in Turkey.