In many parts of the West, people liked to show how the current year related to broad chronological markers. So, each year, a piece of paper, called the charta, was fixed to the Paschal Candle; a custom which survived at Amiens until 1969.
The following, which I hope is accurate for Easter 2010, translates, simplifies, and updates French examples of charta texts (some of which were very long).
Year since the Lord's Incarnation 2010
Year since the Lord's Passion 1977
Year since our Lady's Nativity 2024
Year since her Glorious Assumption 1960
Year of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI 5
Year of the Ebbsfleet Apostolic District 16
Year of the Episcopate of Bishop Andrew 10
Scope for eccentricity is endless; Since the Creation (6010, according to Rouen); Since the Foundation of the Church of Enland (1413), ...