Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.
Seems like a sensible position to take. Since the beginning Christians have embraced, modified, discarded and clarified labels and terms to describe 'right believing' Christianity and distinguish it from opponents. Calling it a 'patristic calendar' emphasizes that it's about holy tradition for them, and that they are not merely holding to 'old' stuff because of some notion that ancient stuff is inherently better, or out of some stubborn refusal to change from fear or inertia.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 09:34:38 AM by Asteriktos »
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, challenge them to a fight. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, air their dirty laundry. If anyone forces you to go a mile, berate him continually. Give to those deemed worthy (if they pass a drug test), and turn not away from billionaires in need of tax breaks. This is [not] the Gospel.