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Calendar Issues
« on: March 20, 2003, 05:34:46 PM »
I know we no longer list the important Orthodox feast days and fasts on the calendar, but is there a way we can maybe not have the pagan holidays like the Vernal Equinox be noted?
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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2003, 05:42:47 PM »
Come on Nik, half the holidays we have are of a pagan origin. Plus the vernal equinox is the longest day of the year, so it doesn't even have a pagan conotation to it.

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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2003, 05:48:00 PM »
Why isn't Pascha on the calendar? You have Earth Day on there, so why aren't feast days and other important days on the church calendar? ???
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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2003, 05:48:12 PM »
I agree that the days marking the changes of the seasons are religiously neutral. BTW, not to annoy by being pedantic, but the longest day of the year, in terms of sunlight, is the solstice that begins summer (June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, Dec. 21 in the Southern). The winter solstice six months later is the shortest day of the year. The vernal and autumnal equinoxes are so called because on only those days, day and night are equally long.
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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2003, 05:58:30 PM »
Longest day in terms of sunlight?  Well, all that goes of course assuming that clouds don't obscure the sun all day, which unfortunately up here (right now as I type in fact) is nature's way of pissing us off after enduring an entire winter (which usually takes a good chunk out of a spring month, March).  Two years ago, our "summer" was dreadful, without much sun thanks to so much cloudcover persisting over time.  Visibility here stinks at the moment.  

I personally wouldn't have objections to calendars marking high and low points of seasonal astronomical cycles.  Some Muslim calendars show the point reached in the moon's waxing and waning cycle with each day.

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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2003, 05:58:33 PM »
Sinjin,

Because adding things to the calendar takes TIME, something that I am currently in a lack of.

If you would like to add things to the Calendar you may, everyone has access to it!

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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2003, 06:28:04 PM »
Robert when I try to I get this error: An Error Has Occurred!
This topic doesn't exist on this board. Error Start+new+thread

I tried it with my Pascha post in the 'Other' Board. :-(

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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2003, 08:23:41 PM »
Robert when I try to I get this error: An Error Has Occurred!
This topic doesn't exist on this board. Error Start+new+thread

I tried it with my Pascha post in the 'Other' Board. :-(

How do we do this?


Umm.  Have you tried selecting "New Topic" under this thread, Nik?  :D

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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2003, 08:31:55 PM »
Hypo, do you mean "link to calendar"? I just now saw that button which will probably link a topic to the calendar.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2003, 08:56:17 PM »
Hypo, do you mean "link to calendar"? I just now saw that button which will probably link a topic to the calendar.

Nik, I just checked our forum online calendar for April 27 and Holy Pascha is already there.  Great Thursday, Great Friday, Holy Saturday and Bright Monday are also already noted in April 2003.

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2003, 09:02:33 PM »
Hypo, that is because I just added them right before you checked. :D They were not there when I started th thread earlier this evening.
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Re:Claendar Issues
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2003, 09:32:51 PM »
Sinjin,

Because adding things to the calendar takes TIME, something that I am currently in a lack of.

If you would like to add things to the Calendar you may, everyone has access to it!

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I did not know that everyone had access to the calendar.  Cool, then I can make some updates.
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