Happy Easter Everyone!

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    Xristos Anesti!
     
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    Same to you.............but geez now your speakin furrin languages.........:rolleyes:
     
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    I remember this I think - "He is risen!" And there's a response that the other person is supposed to say in Greek, can't remember how it goes. One semester of Modern Greek. Sadly I didn't take the second semester.
     
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    Correct response is alithos Anesti

    Truely he is risen.
     
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    Easter was ages ago here...get with the programme
     
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    Professor Potlover has lectured again. Now I've got the munchies......
     
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    That's the one, thanks for that.
     
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    Orthodox Easter is usually a week or so after the Western Easter, I don't know how it's calculated. I was invited to an Easter dinner by a bunch of Greek friends once (quite some years ago), it was great fun.
     
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    Heh. Shame you didn't go to the actual service - its one of the most beautiful church services there are. My non-greek friends who i have invited - many of whom are agnostics and Aethiests - often agree with me that it is one of those rare moments that (whether they explain it as a human's natural instinct to flock like sheep, or in a more religious manner) you might feel your soul being uplifted.

    as for calculating greek easter it goes something like this:
    Function OrthodoxEasterSunday(ByVal Y As Integer) As Date

    Dim T As Long
    Dim DD As Integer
    Dim MM As Integer

    T = (19 * (Y Mod 19) + 16) Mod 30

    DD = 3 + T + (2 * (Y Mod 4) + 4 * (Y Mod 7) + 6 * T) Mod 7

    If Y < 1924 Then DD = DD - 13

    If DD > 30 Then
    DD = DD - 30
    MM = 5
    Else
    MM = 4
    End If

    If DD < 1 Then
    DD = DD + 31
    MM = 3
    End If

    OrthodoxEasterSunday = DateSerial(Y, MM, DD)

    End Function






    I usually just ask my sister.
     
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    I usually just ask my sister

    :rofl:
     

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