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« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2010, 10:40:28 PM »

Don't the Jerusalem Greeks Celebrate Jan 7 as well....As we Serbs do....and the Russija as well ...Looove the old calendar Grin

Yeah, the Greek church of Jerusalem used the Old calendar.
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« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2010, 10:41:26 PM »

Don't the Jerusalem Greeks Celebrate Jan 7 as well....As we Serbs do....and the Russija as well ...Looove the old calendar Grin
You're on the wrong calendar, dude. Even those on the Old Calendar have enough sense to celebrate Christmas on December 25. Wink

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,28721.msg452982.html#msg452982

December 25th on the Julian calendar translates to January 7th on the civil calendar.  Tongue
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« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2010, 12:00:41 AM »

well actually most greeks do celebrate it on the 7th of january

Trust me here, you don't know what you're talking about.

actually i do cause i know people who are greek and related to me that celebrate christmas Day on the 7th of January and Christmas eve on the 6th of January which is 29th Kiakh

so don't you tell me i don't know what i am talking about because i do
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« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2010, 02:58:03 AM »

What jurisdiction do they belong to?
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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2010, 09:17:24 AM »

well actually most greeks do celebrate it on the 7th of january

Trust me here, you don't know what you're talking about.

actually i do cause i know people who are greek and related to me that celebrate christmas Day on the 7th of January and Christmas eve on the 6th of January which is 29th Kiakh

so don't you tell me i don't know what i am talking about because i do

“Several of the Orthodox Churches, however, did eventually agree, though not all at the same time, to adopt the New Calendar. These were the Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Poland, and most recently, Bulgaria (1968)…The Orthodox Churches which have adopted the New Calendar observe Christmas with the other Churches of Christendom on December 25...”

http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith7070

Whatever the particular customs or traditions of the Greeks that you know, the "official" position of GOARCH is to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, according to the New Calendar.
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« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2010, 06:57:45 PM »

actually all the coptic orthodox churches celebrate christmas on the 7th of January as we haven't adopted the new calendar as december 25th is a normal public holiday for us

we wouldn't even adopt the new calendar even if we wanted to  Smiley
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« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2010, 08:11:50 PM »

well actually most greeks do celebrate it on the 7th of january

Trust me here, you don't know what you're talking about.

actually i do cause i know people who are greek and related to me that celebrate christmas Day on the 7th of January and Christmas eve on the 6th of January which is 29th Kiakh

so don't you tell me i don't know what i am talking about because i do

WTH?

All of the mainstream Greek jurisdictions adopted the Revised Julian calendar in the 20th century, to the exclusion of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
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