Just like pagans themselves, a pagan calendar can be "Baptized" by the church and become holy.
Well, OK, but why not "baptize" the one that is accurate?
Define accurate, then defend how a Kyriopascha can never happen on the new (but still not accurate), and how some years there is no Apostles Fast. :-) If the Jews, Muslims, Busddhists, etc. do not feel their ecclesiastical calendars have to match the World's, why should ours when we are called to not be of the World?
Exactly. There is no reason for the ecclesiastical calendar to match the civil,
except that the Orthodox Churches, until 1875, have always done so. The Bolsheviks didn't celebrate their October
Revolution on November 7 (1917) out of reverence for the Fathers.
and the fact that the majority of EO Christians and nearly all of the OO Christians follow the Old Calendar is proof of this.
It only proves the problem when one large Church (Russian and Ethiopia respectively) throws your numbers off.
Not only this, the vast majority of Christians through out the ages have followed this calendar.
Not exactly. Not all have used the Julian, those which did did not have the same New Year date, did not use the same eras, etc.
The liturgical Calendar was known to be out of ynchronization with the solar cycle for centuries.
Oh? When are the first instances of evidence of this awareness?
What does it matter?
Ask the Fathers of Nicea. They thought it important enough to straighten out.
Render to the civil authorities what is theirs, and to God and the Saints what is theirs.
Since God made the Sun, the Earth, and set the latter to spin on its axis on a twilt around the latter, and the astronomers the civil authorities sponsered to observe those motions came up with the calendar that the Saints adopted, we are going to need Solomon to split that one. The Ecclesiastical New Year, for instance, comes from the Roman fiscal new year, i.e. the tax indiction.
If it is so important that one celebrates Christmas with the Latins, then do so.
The Latins have nothing to do with it. Except that the same authority which issued the Julian calendar issued the Gregorain one as well.
But to destroy the unity of the Orthodox Church is inexcusable.
As Pope St. Victor found out.
And yes, it was the minority that introduced the New Calendar that destroyed that unity, not those that chose to stay with what had been done for more than a dozen centuries. Perhaps that is why the Old Calendar is defended with such vehemency, and why there is no desire by those on the Old Calendar to "baptize" what has torn the unity of the Church.
The Fathers had no problem baptizing the work of the pagan Caesars which spilt the martyrs' blood.
As for minority, Athanasius contra mundi.