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Re: WHAT calendar for the current year 2012

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2008, 8:04
On Jan 28, 2008 3:46 AM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2008 5:33 PM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote: > > > Ok, I assume that Σάβατο is Saturday? So in WHAT they're still using the > > Julian calendar? > > (That may seem obvious given the context, but I can easily imagine the > equivalent of the Gregorian reform happening anyway... without the taint of > Papism I don't think the Eastern world would have been so resistant to > it...)
Have a look at . The Gregorian reform did indeed happen, and it was Pope Gregorios XIII (whose see was in Pella) who adjusted the calendar. Fortunately, that makes it fairly easy to convert from our Gregorian calendar to theirs. (The biggest snag is that their years are four ahead of ours, since their Dennis the Short calculated a different birth year for Jesus - so for fifteen years out of four hundred, the years don't quite match up as regards leap or non-leap. And that's a pretty small snag.) Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>