240Re: St. George
- Apr 24, 2002The feast day of St. George is widely celebrated on April 23 by most
Christian denominations (Oxford Dictionary of Christian Churches,
1997). Syriac Orthodox calendars also have the same date. Even in
Malankara, many churches celebrate the feast day on April 23rd as I
could reckon from recent editions of dailies published there. One
possibility (for which I have no evidence) is that the original date
which could have become known in India according to the Greek or
Julian calendars was converted to the date in the month of Medam on
the Malayalam calendar (which starts in AD 825) and now results in a
discrepancy with the date on the Gregorian calendar.
--- In SOR-Forum@y..., "Thomas Daniel" <daniel_reji@h...> wrote:
> As per the SOR page
http://sor.cua.edu/Personage/Qadishe/MGewargis.html feast of St.
George is celebrated on 23rd April. But in Malankara the feast is
celebrated on the first week of May (5th to 9th). Can any one explain
the reason of this date difference?
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