ON this website, we use two calendars, a Church Calendar for saints’ days and feasts such as Christmas and Easter, and a Civil Calendar for the anniversaries of births, battles and other historical events.
Our Civil Calendar
OUR Civil Calendar is the everyday, worldwide civil calendar officially used in Britain since 1752. It is called the Gregorian Calendar after Pope Gregory XIII, Bishop of Rome, who introduced it into the Roman Catholic Church in 1582. It is often called New Style (NS).
Our Church Calendar
OUR Church Calendar is the Julian Calendar, Britain’s civil and ecclesiastical calendar until 1752. It is named after Julius Caesar, who introduced it into the Roman Republic in 45 BC, and it was brought here by the Romans in the 1st century AD. It is often called Old Style (OS). See The Calendar ‘English Style’ for more information.
The Date of Easter (Orthodox)
For a table showing the date of Easter as kept on this website, see Orthodox Easter.