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Julian and Gregorian Secrets of Orthodox Churches in Columbus

It has been explained earlier that there is a 13-day difference in observing Church feasts among certain Orthodox jurisdictions. Some keep to an old count of Julian, while others accepted a better-known and generally used Gregorian calendar. In application to the Orthodox services held in Columbus, it is better to keep in mind that even under one jurisdiction one may find different approaches. So, here is the information about local parishes in accordance with their “calendar affiliation”:

Modern calendar churches, Nativity is celebrated on December 25th of each year –

1. The Annunciation Cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and Canada

Fr. Michael Contos, Dean

2. St. Gregory’s of Nyssa of the Diocese of the Midwest, Orthodox Church of America (OCA)

Very Rev. Daniel Rentel, Rector

Fr. Mark Lowery, Assoc. Priest

Fr. James Sizemore, Priest

3. Saint Barnabas the Apostle Orthodox Church of Antiochian Archdiocese, 415 Perfect Dr. Sunbury, Ohio

Fr. Athanasius Dresdow, Rector

Churches under Julian calendar, Nativity is celebrated on January 7th of each year -

4. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of the Diocese of the Midwest, OCA,

Very Rev. Miroljub Ruzic, Rector

5. Dormition of the Virgin Mary Cathedral, Macedonian Orthodox Church in America,

Very Rev. Dusko Gorgievski, Rector

6. St.Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Eastern America,

Rev. Isak Kisin, Rector

7. St. Mary and St. Joseph the Carpenter Coptic Orthodox Church,

Two Ethiopean Orthodox churches are located in Columbus, they have no websites and their calendar adherence is yet to be discovered. It is the writer's educated guess that they will likely observe the old calendar as they are part of the ancient church

8. Ethiopian Orthodox Debre Medhanit Medhane Alem Cathedral, 610 Neil Ave and Goodale.

9. St Mary Orthodox Tewahedo Church,? 1415 Sunbury Rd.

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