a calendar based on the lunisolar cycle, used by many Christian churches in determining the dates for the movable feasts.
Also called church calendar. a calendar of the Christian year, indicating the days and seasons for fasts and festivals.
Why Do We Have Leap Year?Even though the standard calendar year is 365 days, the Earth actually takes 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds to go completely around the sun. (This is called a solar year.) In order to keep the calendar cycle synchronized with the seasons, one extra day is (usually) added every four years as February 29th. The Julian calendar (established by Julius Caesar in …
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