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Offline jwinch2

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Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« on: February 09, 2013, 12:33:18 PM »
Does Western Rite Orthodoxy use the same calendar as their Eastern and Oriental brethren? 


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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 12:42:57 PM »
Here is an example of WRO calendar. I assume though there is some variation of calendar between different uses of WRO.
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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 12:48:17 PM »
Here is an example of WRO calendar. I assume though there is some variation of calendar between different uses of WRO.

Thanks.  That particular calendar seems to be ambiguous in that it has things like "earliest day for Ash Wednesday" or "latest day for Easter" rather than specific dates.  Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 12:54:38 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.
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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 01:06:16 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.

OK, thanks.  For Eastern Catholics, it seems to vary by country whether they follow the Julian or Gregorian Calendar and I wasn't sure how that worked in the Orthodox Church.

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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 01:11:34 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.

IIRC, the Finns don't follow the Eastern date.

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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 01:15:24 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.

IIRC, the Finns don't follow the Eastern date.

We do follow Gregorian Calendar but we aren't WRO.
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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 01:21:38 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.

IIRC, the Finns don't follow the Eastern date.

We do follow Gregorian Calendar but we aren't WRO.
So I did remember correctly. :D Anyway, I was just commenting on when you said "they're Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule."

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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 01:23:16 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.

IIRC, the Finns don't follow the Eastern date.

We do follow Gregorian Calendar but we aren't WRO.
So I did remember correctly. :D Anyway, I was just commenting on when you said "they're Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule."

We are the exception that proves the rule. ;)
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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 01:25:45 PM »
Basically, I am curious to know if the Western Rite Orthodox follow the same Easter schedule as the rest of the Orthodox Church or whether Easter would be at the same time as the Catholic Church. 

They are Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule. It's not a question of rite but a question of which local church parish/monastery is part of.

IIRC, the Finns don't follow the Eastern date.

We do follow Gregorian Calendar but we aren't WRO.
So I did remember correctly. :D Anyway, I was just commenting on when you said "they're Orthodox. They follow the Orthodox schedule."

We are the exception that proves the rule. ;)
I didn't mean that. I was just making a comment. :)

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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 01:27:10 PM »
I didn't mean that. I was just making a comment. :)

No offence taken. :)
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Re: Which calendar does the Western Rite use?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 02:52:39 PM »
I didn't mean that. I was just making a comment. :)

No offence taken. :)

you Finns DO follow the Orthodox schedule :-P just, the one in Finland is unique, hahaha. and WR would follow the Calendar of the Finnish Church.

same as Christminster follows the Julian calendar, same with the rest of ROCOR