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What year is it?
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:13:44 PM »
Wikipedia says that two weeks (or two days) ago year 7527 began. But a friend of mine claims it's wrong and it's 7524. Can anyone help? Preferably with Orthodox sources.
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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 01:36:33 PM »
If Year 1 began September 1st, 5509 BC, then the current year is 7525.
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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 02:25:09 PM »
If Year 1 began September 1st, 5509 BC, then the current year is 7525.
It's 7525 on my calculation.

5509 BC = Year 1
1 (5509 - 5508) BC = Year 5509 (1 + 5508)
1 AD = Year 5510
2016 (1 + 2015) AD = Year 7525 (5510 + 2015)
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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 02:31:23 PM »
I'm glad we can reach agreement on this vital question.
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 02:31:48 PM »
Let's compromise and call is year 7525.5.

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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 03:30:05 PM »
I'm glad we can reach agreement on this vital question.
I had read you saying 7524, I may be needing some sleep.
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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 03:47:03 PM »
Why does anyone care about this?
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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 03:48:10 PM »
Why does anyone care about this?


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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 04:08:09 PM »

WHAT!?!?  Do you mean to claim the world isn't some gazillion years old?!?

But...but....what about all that carbon dating technology?!

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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 05:01:16 PM »
Why does anyone care about this?

I would strongly recommend Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Fr. Seraphim Rose.
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