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Old Calendarians
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[German Version]

(Palaiohemerologites) is the name given to the opponents of change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian system in the Church of Greece from Mar 10 to 23, 1924, which happened under state pressure. They understand themselves, however, as the “true Orthodox Christians” who stand for the maintenance of tradition in its entirety. Individual circles quickly grew into a church organization which since 1932 worships in its own buildings, and since the accession of three bishops in 1935 has its o…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Old Calendarians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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