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CHAT: Passover,Easter & Lunisolar calendars (was: CHAT: Passover _and_ CHAT: Jewish Calendar)

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Friday, April 28, 2000, 7:46
On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Raymond Brown wrote:

> At 3:36 pm -0400 27/4/00, bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote:
> >ONLY the Orthodox Church in Finland does this, > > I wouldn't know. The impression I got from Irina's mail, however, was that > even in Holland there were some Orthodox celebrating Easter according to > the New Style, but I may well have misunderstood her.
Yes, a few parishes under the Patriarchate of Moscow, presumably with special dispensation from the Patriarch of Moscow to do that. Most Orthodox in the Netherlands, failing a Patriarch of Western Europe, fall either under Constantinople with "Greek" calendar (Christmas on the calendar date, Easter and the whole Easter cycle with the rest of Orthodoxy) or under Moscow with either Julian calendar (pre-revolution Russian, making December 25 fall on January 7, like the October Revolution fell in November; note that Christmas isn't celebrated on January 7 as the press usually has it, but rather that old-calendar December 25 happens to coincide with new-calendar January 7). Some parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate that have very few Russian members, like the convent in The Hague, have gone over to the Gregorian calendar and celebrate everything with Western Christianity. Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) - (Valdyas) (home)