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bug#12289: 24.1; holidays.el does not account for Orthodox Christians us


From: Carson Chittom
Subject: bug#12289: 24.1; holidays.el does not account for Orthodox Christians using the Revised Julian calendar
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:10:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (windows-nt)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Carson Chittom wrote:
>
>>             (holiday-julian 12 25 "Eastern Orthodox Christmas")
>>
>> In fact, my understanding is that this is only true for the Orthodox
>> Churches still using the Julian Calendar exclusively, most notably the
>> Russian Orthodox Church[1].
> [...]
>> [1] In addition to the Churches of Jerusalem, Serbia, Ukraine, and Georgia
>
> What do you think the entry should say?

I suggest "Christmas (Old Calendar)".  After some additional searching,
it appears that, in addition to the Orthodox Churches I mentioned in my
original report, some (but not all) Eastern Catholics continue to use
the Julian calendar as well, so I think it'd be more accurate not to use
the word "Orthodox"; and "Old Calendar" instead of "Julian Calendar"
because the former seems to be in more general use--at least in
English--among those who'd use it.  





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