Byzantine time

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Byzantine time is an old method of keeping time that is now mostly extinct. Hour 0:00:00 begins daily at sunset. Due to seasonal variations in the length of a day, hour zero can vary by several hours throughout the year. It is now used in very few places, for example, the Eastern Orthodox monasteries on Mount Athos in Greece.[1] and Mar Saba monastery in the West Bank. The Byzantine calendar is a related method of keeping dates.


  1. ^ "Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain". CBS News. 21 April 2011. p. 4. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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