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‘When is Christmas this year?” Alright. I have to admit that when I saw this question online, it made me shudder. I mean, yeah, like it’s on Jan. 6, 2011, or something. Well, actually, it is. If you happen to belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church. Then again, it’s on Jan. 7, 2011, for anyone who shares the old-rite or old-style Eastern Orthodox tradition. That’s because those traditions still use the Julian calendar to mark their festivals and sacred days. When the rest of us opted for the Gregorian calendar, all of our holidays, for the most part, shifted back … ]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:31:50 -0500