Talk:Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar

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How is this different from a normal calendar?[edit]

How is (e.g.) September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) different from September 16? Should they be merged? Dunc| 22:01, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

How are they the same? The former lists Orthodox observations, the latter is the secular calendar page which lists historical events and the such. However, I think that in the future something will have to be done more efficiently about this Orthodox Calendar thing, perhaps even just put the info on the regular date pages, and get rid of the separate Orthodox date pages. However, Orthodox commemorations may not be relevant enough to clutter up the secular calendar. Tix 18:36, 22 August 2005 (UTC)

Yes, the biggest argument I can foresee against having all the commemorations in the 'main' calendar is that folks will say they aren't that important or relevant, and most of them aren't for a general audience. Pascha and the Great Feasts should probably go on the main calendar, assuming it includes major holidays of other religions, but not every single day. Wesley 17:11, 23 August 2005 (UTC)


Congratulations[edit]

This is a very useful article. congratulations Arthasfleo 15:35, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Dogmatic[edit]

I am concerned that this article is entirely theological and is disregarding it's title. I arrived here by reading about several calendar types, religious or not, and this article doesn't touch at all points such as: origins (why and when it was created), changes of it's structure throughout history, differences between it and other calendars, and instead only describes feasts and liturgies, which might actually be moved to another page oriented on the church use of the calendar —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaly J. (talkcontribs) 21:47, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

You seem to be very confused, the liturgical calendar is for determining when to celebrate certain feast days, and when to observe fasts. It's not the same type of calendar as the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar. It doesn't say 'today is the twenty-fifth of august' but rather it says 'Today we commemorate St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh'. I don't think it should be moved to another page oriented on the church use of the calendar, mostly because it would leave this page rather blank. You see this calendar was invented by the church solely for church use, and that goes without saying. However the when of its creation should be added, I know the first ecumenical council established the paschalion and I would assume that the feast days of the various saints are added as they are glorified.Fema5 (talk) 02:44, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Moved image[edit]

Portal of Sârbi Susani church, Romania, depicting the Byzantine liturgical calendar (1639).

I moved the image at right from the article to this page. The caption says that the portal "depict[s] the Byzantine liturgical calendar", but there is no explanation of how it depicts the calendar. Even looking at the image in a larger size doesn't make the depiction any clearer. There is no further information on the image's description page on Wikimedia Commons; in fact, that page doesn't even mention that the image depicts the calendar. If someone can expand the info. in the caption I would be in favor of returning it to the article; but as is, the image raises more questions than it informs. MishaPan (talk) 01:39, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

adjecent each day article description[edit]

All day-by-day articles say "... celebrated on so-date so-month by Old Calendarists. I am not sure if this description is accurate. The Old Calendarists article says they are not in communion with other Churches, but there are churches which use Julian Calendar still and be unproblematicly in communion with the other, such as, Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and so on. The current description is misleading and need in modification, I think. Thoughts? --Aphaia (talk) 12:14, 3 October 2011 (UTC)