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A Scientific Examination of the Orthodox Church Calendar, or The Old Calendar and Science

by Hieromonk Cassian
Edited by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna and Hieromonk Gregory

ISBN 0–911165–31–2
173 pp.

In this comprehensive study of the calendar issue, Father Cassian refutes the “received view” that the Gregorian Calendar is more precise astronomically than the Julian Calendar, proving with an abundance of scientific evidence that it is impossible, given what we know about time and space, to devise any calendar that would be entirely accurate. From a theological viewpoint, he shows that the “Revised Julian” Calendar introduced by the ecumenists of the Phanar is a veritable Trojan horse in the citadel of Orthodoxy, which has caused untold damage to the liturgical life of the Church. This is by far the most detailed survey of the calendar question ever to have appeared in English and is profusely illustrated.

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About the Author
Hieromonk Cassian, educated in geophysics, applied mathematics, and theology in his native Bulgaria, is Abbot of the Monastery of St. John the Forerunner, under the jurisdiction of the True (Old Calendar) Orthodox Church of Bulgaria.
About the Editors
The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.

Hieromonk Gregory, a brother of the St. Gregory Palamas Monastery in Etna, CA, graduated from Long Beach City College and holds the Diploma in Orthodox Theological Studies from the C.T.O.S., where he is currently a Research Associate.