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Re: WHAT calendar for the current year 2012

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2008, 12:33
On Jan 28, 2008 3:36 AM, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:

> Mark J. Reed wrote: > > Ok, I assume that Σάβατο is Saturday? So in WHAT they're still using > the > > Julian calendar? > > Firstly, this is surely a non-sequitur. Saturday is the biblical Sabbath > - it has nothing to do with either the Julian or Gregorian calendar.
Obviously. Sorry, let me go back and check my assumptions at the door. I had assumed that the WHAT calendar would be roughly the same as the one that arose IRL in the West. When I looked at the first month of the linked calendar and noticed that the correspondence of day to date was a day off from that of the current month in the Gregorian calendar, the first thing I did was check to see if the week was listed in the order I was accustomed to (e.g. Sunday - Saturday), since a simple shift there would have explained the apparent discrepancy as purely visual. Based on Σάβατο = Saturday, that was not the case. The next likely explanation was that, in a Hellenocentric world, they were still using the analogue of the Julian calendar, as the Eastern Orthodox continue to do for religious purposes today; the current difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars is 13 days, which maps to a 1-day difference in weekdays in the same direction as that shown on the WHAT calendar. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>