Paschal is a variant spelling of the name "Pascal" (see: Pascal (name)). Two popes and two antipopes have taken this name:

* Antipope Paschal (687)
* Pope Paschal I (817-824)
* Pope Paschal II (1099-1118)
* Antipope Paschal III (1164-1168)

Paschal is also the name of a saint:
* Paschal Baylon, one of three patron saints of fertility at Obando, Bulacan, Philippines

Paschal may also be used as an adjective (from "Pascha", a latinized spelling of the Hebrew word "Pesach", meaning Passover) to describe various Easter- and Passover-related observances and events:

* Paschal candle
* Paschal cycle
* Paschal Full Moon
* Paschal greeting
* Paschal Homily
* Paschal lamb
* Paschal mystery
* Paschal trikirion

ee also

* Pascha
* Paskha (meal)

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