The Calendar

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Q. Had the Calendar ever been an issue discussed before?

A. Yes. In the 16th century, when Pope Gregory XIII instituted the New Calendar, he wrote to the Orthodox to encourage them to accept it. They refused, and condemned the Calendar on three separate occasions. One of these Orthodox councils resulted in a document called the Sigillion of 1583, which condemned the New Calendar as incompatible with the Orthodox Faith. 

4 thoughts on “The Calendar

  1. Sad, very sad. While I can understand the Orthodox refusal to make its holidays coincide with the Western observances or accede to western dictates generally, the Julian calendar was simply not accurate. That is why it was abandoned in George Washington’s time and 11 days were cut out on that occasion to compensate the accumulated error over the centuries.

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