Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Eleutherios, Apr 27, 2008.
Same to you.............but geez now your speakin furrin languages.........
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.
Correct response is alithos Anesti
Truely he is risen.
Easter was ages ago here...get with the programme
Professor Potlover has lectured again. Now I've got the munchies......
That's the one, thanks for that.
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.
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
MM = 4
If DD < 1 Then
DD = DD + 31
MM = 3
OrthodoxEasterSunday = DateSerial(Y, MM, DD)
I usually just ask my sister.
I usually just ask my sister
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