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What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« on: December 08, 2009, 05:14:24 PM »
the question is in the title. ;)

correction (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church = EOTC)
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 05:55:53 PM »
the question is in the title. ;)

correction (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church = EOTC)

LOL. The Coptic and the Ethiopian, of course!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_calendar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_calendar
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 06:11:09 PM »
the question is in the title. ;)

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LOL. The Coptic and the Ethiopian, of course!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_calendar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_calendar
even in the states?
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 06:29:55 PM »
even in the states?

Yes. But the major feasts (Christmas, Theophany, Pascha, etc.) correspond to the Julian calendar, if that was what you were asking in your original post.
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 06:37:17 PM »
even in the states?

Yes. But the major feasts (Christmas, Theophany, Pascha, etc.) correspond to the Julian calendar, if that was what you were asking in your original post.
wow! that does get to the meat of the matter.
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 01:49:54 AM »
even in the states?

Yes. But the major feasts (Christmas, Theophany, Pascha, etc.) correspond to the Julian calendar, if that was what you were asking in your original post.
wow! that does get to the meat of the matter.

Indeed we are Old Calendar, and personally I like it, not for religious reasons, but because it grew up on me.  :)  And it's pretty cool, because then, I can go attend Christmas liturgy at either Syrian or Indian churches (I'm not sure if Armenians celebrate on the 25th or they do Jan. 6th).
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 02:06:48 AM »
(I'm not sure if Armenians celebrate on the 25th or they do Jan. 6th).

Armenians don't celebrate Christmas. They celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day of Theophany. 6th on the New Calendar, 19th on the Julian (for Armenians in Jerusalem).

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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 02:13:31 AM »
(I'm not sure if Armenians celebrate on the 25th or they do Jan. 6th).

Armenians don't celebrate Christmas. They celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day of Theophany. 6th on the New Calendar, 19th on the Julian (for Armenians in Jerusalem).

Ooooh...okay...ya, I knew they celebrated it together, I was just not sure whether July 6th was Julian or Gregorian.
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Re: What calendar does the Coptic and ETOC use?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009, 02:27:18 AM »
Armenians don't celebrate Christmas. They celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day of Theophany.

Isn't this also the most ancient practice?

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