Calendar

The changing time

Christmas came late

In the east, the birth of Jesus was celebrated - in a way. Stuffed into the feast of the Epiphany, celebrated on the sixth of January. Birth? His birth? Birthday’s were unimportant. As Origen once quoted, cursed is the day…

The Sabbath dilemma

There is no mistaking the Sabbath of the Jews. At the end of the week, the seventh day, Saturday. Jews rest that day. The word means rest. God rested that day after creating the world over the previous six days. Keep…

How old is the world?

The Paschale Chronicle gives 5833 years from the creation of the world until the 20th anniversary of Constantine. Until the year 325 to you and me. Jerome’s Chronicle has 5526 years. So we have nearly six thousand years, give or take a…

Another secular word

The word Secular …

c.1290, “living in the world, not belonging to a religious order,” also “belonging to the state,” from O.Fr. seculer, from L.L. s√¶cularis “worldly, secular” … Used in ecclesiastical writing like Gk. aion “of this world” (see cosmos).

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