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Offline Alveus Lacuna

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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2010, 06:03:04 PM »
Why do our bishops remain in communion when this is the case?

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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2010, 06:17:02 PM »
Why do our bishops remain in communion when this is the case?

Actually that's not a bad idea at all. That would propably lead a huge eccleastical mess but after all the dust fell down we would propably be on New Calendar. I'd prefer Old Calendar but the Revised Juliand Calendar would be a huge step to right direction. So why don't you all pay a call to your hierarchs and give a little suggestion. ;D
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I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2010, 06:17:51 PM »
I thought you said the book was tedious? ;)  I remember reading it and enjoying it, though I have strange taste so that doesn't mean anything.

It got better once I got to the appendix, which is simply primary sources. The narrative of the first half was tedious, but it's an excellent selection of resources which raise worthwhile objections. After reading this, I feel much more supportive of their cause.

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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2010, 06:19:22 PM »
Actually that's not a bad idea at all. That would propably lead a huge eccleastical mess but after all the dust fell down we would propably be on New Calendar. I'd prefer Old Calendar but the Revised Juliand Calendar would be a huge step to right direction. So why don't you all pay a call to your hierarchs and give a little suggestion.

Do bishops really have the will to break communion these days?

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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2010, 06:41:10 PM »
Do bishops really have the will to break communion these days?

That's what I've been thinking. And I'm rather cynical. Everybody just wants to retain the status quo. Even though that's not always a bad thing since the Church has retained her churchiness because of staunch conservatism.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2010, 05:18:08 AM »
In respect of the Finland issue, I was under the impression that accepting the NC was one of the conditions of the Finnish government set during the initial discussions on making Orthodoxy the second state Church in Finland. 
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Re: Number of Greek Old Calendarist
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2010, 02:46:56 PM »
In respect of the Finland issue, I was under the impression that accepting the NC was one of the conditions of the Finnish government set during the initial discussions on making Orthodoxy the second state Church in Finland.

The New Calendar isn't the biggest problem, although it is certainly a problem. The issue is rather the calculation of Pascha, which is the same for both the Old And New Calendar Churches. The Church of Finland follows the Gregorian Paschaltide, which is the main feature that differentiates it from the Revised (New) Julian Calendar.
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