The menologion is basically the feast days of the saints. The revised julian calendar does not violate the Sigillon of 1583, but it is an anomaly. There wasnt really a reorganization of the saints feast days by the adoption of this hybrid calendar to synchronize with the west.
Thank you. It is good when misinformation is corrected.
When St George's feast day falls on Lent it is moved till after Pascha, in the traditional calendar this feast is strictly an immoveable feast day. This is what makes the revised hybrid calendar an anomaly, soon after thousands of years many saints feasts and the festal menaion would have to all become moveable feast days to avoid so overlapping.
Oops. Sorry but there is more misinformation here. While there is indeed an anomaly, the reason will be discussed in another post but the last sentence is simply wrong as will come clear later.
If we adopt the papal calendar on the other hand we fall on this anathema. I read the condemnation of the other pan-orthodox council in the 1590's and the mention of the menologion was dropped (unfortunately i can no longer find it, if someones knows of the decree please post it), probably because our saints feast days are very different with rome and was no longer seen as a concern. Any input i would like also.
Sorry but this too is a subtle twist that is wrong. The calendar is not under the anathema as has already been made clear. It is the Paschalion that is the issue not the calendar. Can we stick to the facts please?
What was the reason for devising the nicene formula for Pascha? First off so the asian dioceses celebrate Pascha on a Sunday like everyone else (aka quartodeciman controversy). Secondly there can be a uniform date for all and not rely on the jews who at that time erred frequently in their calculations. Sometimes they would celebrate passover after the equinox and the next year before the equinox, some jews didnt agree with each other. Following these jewish errors made Pascha to be celebrated twice in one calendar year. Nicea decreed Pascha always fall after a FIXED date for the equinox, eliminating this problem and at the same time not interfere with immoveable feast days. The privelege of calculating pascha fell on the alexandrian patriarch, never was the actual equinox used only a fixed date using the 19 year metonic cycle Thirdly to follow the timeline of the gospels that the ressurection of Christ happened after the start of passover not before. So if the first full moon (start of passover) fell on a sunday, Pascha is celebrated the following sunday.
No argument with that.
Now as i said before, the drifting of the julian calendar is only a problem because the ecumenists tell us so, and the adherents of such an argument border on falling on this anathema of 1583: " ...and wishes to follow the newly invented paschalion and the new menologion of the atheist astronomers of the pope..."
You know, this is not an argument, merely an ad hominem. Name-calling and character assassination are not practices appropriate for Christians. Let us simply avoid them, shall we?
When i meant astronomical accuracy i mean the neccesity for some that the calendar drift is a major problem and should be rectified even if it means disrupting the liturgical cycle and fasting periods etc. The Sigillon is saying that the astronomical accuracy of the "atheist astronomers" are to be disregarded. By the way even the gregorian has some drift but only like 10 seconds a year.
I will deal with this issue in another post, but I warn you, you will not like the answer.
The most harsh condemnation of the papal calendar comes from the sigillon of 1756:
Cyrill, by the Grace of God Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome and OEcumenical Patriarch
Due to new abominations, created by papists in regard to the question of changing our Pascha and Calendar.
Removal from the Church
The most honorable clerics of our Great Church of Christ, other most God-fearing Hierarchs and most saintly hieromonks, singers in churches of our city, followers of Paul, who says: "If someone would annunciate contrary to what we annunciated to you, even that be an angel from heavens, anathema on him"; if he is a hierarch or a faithful one, to be removed from God, dammed, and after death not to rot but to dwell in eternal torment. Let stone and iron scatter and decay - they never and by no means. Let them inherit Giza's leprosy and Judas's hanging; let them dwell on earth like Cain, moaning and shivering; and let the wrath of God be on their heads and their share be with the traitor Judas and god-fighting Judeans; let the earth open and swallow them, like once Dathan and Abiron; let the Angel of God chase them with a sward in all the days of their lives, and let them succumb to all the damnations of the Patriarch and the Synod under the eternal removal and in torment of eternal fire.
1. This was not an Ecumenical Council.
2. Nobody is avocating using a "papal" paschalion, and as will come clear, not even the "papists" are doing so, much less these mysterious bug-a-boo "ecumenists" whoever they are.
Herman the bug-a-boo Pooh, more to follow when I have a little time