Regarding the Calendar change:
we should keep in mind that changing the dates of the calendar from old to new is the least of our worries.
At first i was like,"whats the big deal, its just dates on a calender?"
I was terribly wrong!
i think the actual calender change was just to divert our attention to it instead of all the other tings they have changed about our religion!
Kinda like a magician who says "look nothing up my sleeve", showing you his right sleeve (so you will look there) and not notice what he is doing with his left hand to tick you. Think smoke and mirrors.
They show you the right hand (calendar change) while with the left hand they slip in ecumenism, shorten our church liturgy (even further), in effect do away with fasting, there is more but I'm tired.
You guys need to do your homework regarding Orthodoxy and the calender change. its shocking.
I realised in my lifetime that our religion had changed in the last 20-30 years, things that were unheard of are now the norm, its incredible.
By further investigating these changes i realise that it can all be traced back to the calender change some 87 years or so back.
The Christianity you (we) know now is a watered down version.
If you love your Orthodoxy now how much more would you have loved the undiluted Orthodoxy of the past?
THINK, don't be spoon fed everything!