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  Calendar - MSN Encarta
Calendar divisions are based on the movements of the earth and the regular appearances of the sun and the moon.
The variations among the many calendars in use from ancient to modern times have been caused by the inaccuracy of the earliest determinations of the duration of the year, together with the fact that a year cannot be divided evenly by any of the other time units: days, weeks, or months.
The Roman calendar became hopelessly confused when officials to whom the addition of days and months was entrusted abused their authority to prolong their terms of office or to hasten or delay elections.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560321/Calendar.html   (1204 words)

 Christian Calendar
Already, before the Christian Era, various royal personages who were deified after death commonly had their "birthdays" kept as festivals; but it is very doubtful whether these really represented the day upon which they were born into this world (see Rohde, Psyche, 3d ed., I, 235).
A calendar in its ecclesiastical sense is simply a list of the feasts kept in any particular church, diocese, or country, arranged in order under their proper dates.
Besides the calendars for ecclesiastical use which were written in the service-books, a practice grew up towards the close of the Middle Ages of compiling calendars for the use of the laity.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/c/calendar,christian.html   (8943 words)

 CalendarHome.com - Liturgical year - Calendar Encyclopedia
The liturgical year, also known as the Christian year, consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in some Christian churches which determines when Feasts, Memorials, Commemorations, and Solemnities are to be observed and which portions of Scripture are to be read.
The seasons in Western Christianity are derived primarily from the Roman Catholic Church.
On the traditional calendar used by traditional Catholics, Eastertide lasts until Trinity Sunday, when the revelation of the Trinity is celebrated.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Christian_calendar.htm   (1709 words)

 Christian Calendar and Intercalation
Many Muslims today use the Christian calendar system in their daily affairs, not realizing that some of the practices inherent to this calendar are forbidden in Islam (notably intercalation or nasee).
Moreover, many of those who use the Christian calendar, Christians and otherwise, think that it is an accurate system or that it has had a fixed and true reference point.
Despite the figures presented by some calendars, the reality is that among all the prevailing calendars in the world, the Islamic calendar is the oldest in practice in its original form without any correction or modification.
www.alinaam.addr.com /library/calendar2.htm   (1389 words)

 Aristean Calendar - God's Calendar for the New Millennium
Christian calendar of events - The schedule of Christian events in the Aristean calendar which fall on the same day and date every year.
Calendar reform at the United Nations - The document formally lodged by India in 1953 at the United Nations initiating the discussion of the issue of world calendar reform.
Proclamation of the Aristean Calendar - Because of his firm belief of having divine authority and being an instrument of God, Aristeo proclaimed the Aristean calendar on the Internet as the official standard primary calendar of the whole world beginning January 1, 2001.
www.geocities.com /peacecrusader888/calendaridx.htm   (565 words)

 History & info - the Islamic calendar
The calendar is based on the Qur'an (Sura IX, 36-37) and its proper observance is a sacred duty for Muslims.
However, calendars are printed for planning purposes, but such calendars are based on estimates of the visibility of the lunar crescent, and the actual month may start a day earlier or later than predicted in the printed calendar.
As the year in the Islamic calendar is about 11 days shorter than the year in the Christian calendar, the Islamic years are slowly gaining in on the Christian years.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-islamic.html   (755 words)

 Welcome to ICACCI
Christian Calendar Imperialism in U.N.O. The facts: The United Nations Organization that supposedly speaks and rules impartially for all nations of the Earth, is still using the Christian calendar which is viewed as being disrespectful for all other religions of the world.
For instance, it can be a calendar in which year 0 would either be the date the UN was founded or the date marked by the explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
After so many years of Christian insults to the Muslim through the UN’s approval of a Christian calendar, the UN should render justice by asking for at least 20 years of Muslim calendar… But forgiveness may make us accept apologies from the UN and the use, from today on, of a non-Christian neutral calendar.
www.icacci.org /english/pages/home.html   (550 words)

 .:. Gregorian Calendar .:. ASTRAL TRAVELER .:.
The "Christian calendar" is the term traditionally used to designate the calendar commonly in use today, which starts counting from the approxiate year of Christ's birth.
By 1500 the vernal equinox fell on the 10th or 11th of March and the autumnal equinox on the 13th or 14th of September, and the situation was increasingly causing unrest among the population.
Because of the Pope's decree, the reformed Julian calendar came to be known as the Gregorian calendar.
www.astraltraveler.com /calendars/gregorian.html   (912 words)

 Home Page for Calendar Reform
Each recommended a perennial calendar involving the use of so-called "blank days." The blank day concept was suggested originally, perhaps, by an American colonist from Maryland in 1745 writing under the pseudonym of Hirossa Ap-Iccim.
The present civil calendar followed by most of the world has its origins in the early Roman civilization.
Emperor Constantine then reformed the calendar in the 4th century, by introducing the seven-day week, probably modeled on the Christian sabbatical cycle.
personal.ecu.edu /mccartyr/calendar-reform.html   (845 words)

 Computus Calendar Program
The Christian calendar as in the first menu item is based on Julian dates until the Gregorian calendar reform and later on the reformed dates.
The Turkish financial calendar (also known as the Mali- or Rumi-calendar) was in use in the Ottoman empire during its later period, mostly along with the lunar Hijra- calendar.
The Jewish calendar (era: creation of the world) has only been in use since the Middle Ages; nevertheless any earlier date input is accepted (I could simply not resist giving Christian BC-equivalents to dates going back to the creation of the world according to Jewish belief!).
www.lib.umich.edu /area/Near.East/computus.html   (970 words)

 Liturgical year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biblical calendars are based on the cycle of the new moon.
Western Christian liturgical calendars are based on the cycle of the Roman or Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, including Protestant calendars since this cycle pre-dates the Protestant Reformation.
On the calendar used by traditional Catholics, Eastertide lasts until the end of the Octave of Pentecost, at None of the following Ember Saturday.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_calendar   (2711 words)

 Tarek's Gregorian (Christian) /Hijri (Islamic)/ Julian / Hebrew (Jewish) / Chinese Universal Calendar Converter
The transition between calendars gave the people the sense of losing days, although when referring to the proper calendar, not a single day was missed, but the problem was that no one referred to the proper calendar.
The Islamic Calendar, which is based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced in 638 CE by the close companion of the Prophet Muhammad and the second Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (586-644 CE).
The Islamic (Hijri) Calendar -with dates that fall within the Muslim Era- is usually abbreviated AH in Western languages from the Latinized Anno Hejirae "In the year of the Hijra." 1st of Muharram, AH 1 corresponds to Friday July 16th, 622 CE in the Julian Calendar.
bennyhills.fortunecity.com /elfman/454/calindex.html   (2515 words)

 The Anglo-Saxon Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The calendar constructed by the late Professor J R R Tolkien for the Shire, which appears in The Lord of the Rings (Appendix D vol.
However, it must be emphasized that this calendar has no authority as a genuine Englisc calendar (it is not, in fact, a hobbit calendar either, but an Elvish one), and was only ever used in the "third age of Middle Earth".
Perhaps more satisfactory is to use a method which utilises all the information which is available to reconstruct a calendar which not only matches what is known about the real thing, but relies on astronomical observation (rather than technology) and is therefore more likely to have been used in early England.
www.kami.demon.co.uk /gesithas/calendar/index.html   (441 words)

 Ecclesiastical Calendar: Enter a Year...
the Julian Calendar or the Gregorian Calendar, 1875-2124.
For example, England and its dominions did not accept the Gregorian Calendar or the new method of determining Easter until 1752; thus, Easter in England prior to 1753 was determined using the same algorithm as that of the Orthodox Church.
And some countries that switched to the Gregorian calendar used a different definition of Easter for some time (parts of Germany and Sweden used tables based on the observations of Tycho Brahe to determine Easter for many years after the Gregorian calendar was adopted in those locations).
www.smart.net /~mmontes/ec-cal.html   (2614 words)

Over time, the calendar got out of step with the seasons, and the Emperor Julius Caesar declared every fourth year to be a 'leap year' (with an extra day) and, to solve the past problems, the year we would call 46 BC was made 445 days long!
However, the Gregorian calendar also includes rules for determining the date of Easter and other religious holidays, which are based on both the Sun and the Moon.
The Hebrew calendar in use today begins at the Creation, which is calculated to have occurred 3,760 years before the Christian era.
mb-soft.com /believe/txh/calendar.htm   (915 words)

Paul (Colossians 2:16) evidently considered that the converts from paganism were not bound to the observance of the Jewish festivals or of the Sabbath proper.
We are fortunate, however, in possessing in the contemporary account written from Smyrna of the martyrdom of St.
Hence the new Roman Breviary and Missal, which in accordance with a decree of the Council of Trent eventually saw the light in 1568 and 1570 respectively, contained a new calendar.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03158a.htm   (9043 words)

 Christian Calendar - Staunton District of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Christians use this time to prepare for the second coming of Christ spoken of in Matthew 24:29-31 and 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
A practice in the early church was to gather at the grave of each Christian who had died and celebrate communion together on the day of anniversary date of that Christian's death.
Of course the calendar rapidly filled with those who have died and so the church developed All Saints' Day for us to celebrate the life and death of Christians who have died.
www.gbgm-umc.org /stauntondistrict/christian_calendar.html   (1755 words)

 Christian Seasons Calendar
This alternative calendar that was created in 2000 to enable the re-telling of the life and story of Jesus Christ.
The calendar represents the life of the church and moves in the rhythm of seven seasons, rather than twelve months.
The Christian calendar is to be a daily reminder that we are first citizens of the kingdom of God and secondly citizens of the state and culture.
www.thechristiancalendar.com   (452 words)

 Calendopaedia - The Christian Calendar
The Christian Calendar is different from the other calendars on this web site because it is not a means of dividing the year into weeks and months but rather a list of special days, festival days and days for remembering events in the life of Christ.
Most churches around the world use the Gregorian calendar which is understandable as it was devised for the church under the instruction of Pope Gregory.
To make life easier for themselves, and remove their dependence on the Hebrew calendar, Protestants now calculate the timing of Easter by means of a formula.
www.geocities.com /calendopaedia/christian.htm   (896 words)

 Greenbelt Interfaith News - Interfaith Calendar 1998
Eastern Christianity's calendar is complicated by a disagreement over whether or not to use the modern Gregorian calendar (the one that determines the dates of the civil calendar).
The three Western denominations that have calendars that are closest to the pre-Reformation calendar are the Catholics, the Lutherans, and the Anglicans.
Since the Islamic calendar is a purely lunar calendar, the dates of its holy days change each year, and because those dates are determined by the sighting of the moon, Muslims in different parts of the world may celebrate the same holy day on different dates.
www.greenbelt.com /news/ic.htm   (1709 words)

 Christian calendar
It is the story of the visit of scholars from a distant land to honor a new born child who would be important to the whole human race.
Several schools of thought in the Christian Church explain the nature of what has come to be known as the "Resurrection of Christ".
For Christians, the experience of the energy of the Spirit was a "first fruit" of the new era that had dawned for the believers.
www.christianitysite.com /calendar.htm   (906 words)

 Christianity: A brief introduction
Introduction to Christianity A series of essays that come from a Reformed tradition North American source.
Christian News Desk A source for up-to-date news and information regarding the world's largest religion.
Exploring Christianity A worthy effort by some folks in New Zealand to put into words the basics about Christianity.
www.interfaithcalendar.org /Christianity.htm   (240 words)

 Christian Examiner Calendar Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Christian Examiner publishes Christian events free of charge in our monthly “events calendar and community briefs” section.
Because of the growing popularity of this public service, it is necessary for us to adhere to certain guidelines due to space limitations.
The calendar and on-going meetings listing are a FREE service and therefore limited by space.
www.christianexaminer.com /Pages/Calendar.html   (532 words)

The Bottom Line The Christian Calendar, also known as the Liturgical Calendar has been influenced by the Roman Church in its emergence of a series of liturgical seasons throughout the year.
Inaccuracies in the Julian Calendar which was calculated according to the solar year, and used by the Romans, was corrected by the Gregorian Calendar under Pope Gregory the X111.
Therefore, the majority of christians in the various fragmented denominations of the Church worship on the Resurrection Sunday.
www.epinions.com /content_4727611524   (1183 words)

 The Beginning of Lent - Christian History
That's surprising, especially since Lent is one of the oldest observations on the Christian calendar.
Like all Christian holy days and holidays, it has changed over the years, but its purpose has always been the same: self-examination and penitence, demonstrated by self-denial, in preparation for Easter.
As Christians came to the church for forgiveness, Gregory marked their foreheads with ashes reminding them of the biblical symbol of repentance (sackcloth and ashes) and mortality: "You are dust, and to dust you will return" (Gen 3:19).
www.christianitytoday.com /history/newsletter/easter/lent.html   (767 words)

 2003 Christian Holidays: Ecumenical Wisdom Tradition
Christian beliefs are reflected in the Nicene Creed and the Apostles Creed.
Christians believe in the existence of one Deity manifested as a Trinitarian Godhead, and believe in the divinity and humanity of Christ Jesus.) Christians follow the Ten Commandments and Jesus' instruction: to love Deity with all one's heart, soul, and mind; and to love one's neighbors throughout the world as oneself.
Dates for Christian holidays may vary from denomination to denomination, with Eastern Orthodox dates at variance with Catholic, Episcopal, and Protestant dates because of the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
www.wheeloftheyear.com /2003/christian.htm   (5584 words)

 2. The Christian Calendar
The ``Christian calendar'' is the term traditionally used to designate the calendar commonly in use, although it originated in pre-Christian Rome.
The Gregorian calendar replaced the Chinese calendar in 1912, but the Gregorian calendar was not used throughout the country until the communist revolution of 1949.
In the Julian calendar, the Epact is the age of the moon on 22 March.
www.tondering.dk /claus/cal/node3.html   (7730 words)

 Zo Calendars: A Unique Christian Fundraiser for your Church, organization or youth group!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Calendar serves as a constant reminder of God’s presence, as well as a representation of your church, youth organization, or school!
Calendar also makes a great religious gift to guests or visitors of your church or an inspirational gift from a business.
The 12 month calendar not only features a desk pad big enough for family schedules, but also is pretty enough to hang in your home, and is custom imprinted with your group's name, address and information.
www.zocalendars.com   (302 words)

 Seasons of the Christian Church Year
When most of the people in the church were poor and had no access to education, the church festivals and the cycle of the church year provided a vehicle for teaching the story of God and his actions in human history.
As a congregation moves through the church calendar, they are presented in an organized way with the opportunity to talk about, reflect upon, and respond to the entire range of faith confessions that lie at the heart of the Christian Faith.
The Christian calendar is organized around two major centers of Sacred Time: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany; and Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, concluding at Pentecost.
www.cresourcei.org /chyear.html   (978 words)

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