Thursday, February 14, 2013

Calendar Reform in the Orthodox Church

(HTS) - A lecture from Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky delivered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary on February 7 (Gregorian) January 25 (Julian), 2013. The full title is "Shattering Orthodox Unity: Motivations behind the Calendar Reform in the Orthodox Church.


  1. Wonderful video! I pray every day that the Holy Orthodox Church once again (one day) celebrates the old calendar in unity.

  2. The calendar issue has NO Orthodox Theological effect. The "Old Calendar" is just an inaccurate measurement of time. The "New Calendar" is a more accurate measurement of time - that is all. Ecumenism has nothing to do with it. In fact, to see that this kind of stuff is taught at Holy Trinity (ROCOR) only validates why this seminary/ monastery remains sectarian and not mainstream Orthodox in theology or thought.

    1. But ecumenism and secular pressure had everything to do with the change. Are you saying it is no longer about those things and only a historical footnote to the issue?