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K is for Calendar?

K is for CalendarIf a goal of the WRV is really to to help people express the Faith in Western forms, does this mean we really need to revert to a substitution of K’s for C’s as in Kalendar? [see westernorthodox.com/kalendar] Should it then be Katholic? Antiokian? Kristianity? Kommunion? Why just the calendar, in this case? Is this like putting the Russian k in ikon, or is it just getting hokey?


January 17, 2008 - Posted by | Western Rite Weirdness | , , , , , , ,


  1. Fair enough. Like Savior and Saviour. Or ikon as feeling a bit more pious than icon, which might be something on your iphone. 🙂

    Thanks. 🙂

    Comment by tuD | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. There is a pragmatic purpose to the “k” (though the “k” is not mandatory), and that is to distinguish a particular way of listing the Saints’ days (to help put together the day’s services) from other, more generalised things we also call “calendars.” For the same reason, some distinguish between “choir” and “quire” (an older spelling), to distinguish the body of singers from the place in church where they (formerly) stood.

    > … Is it just getting hokey?

    It doesn’t appear hocey to me. Besides, if we quibble over spellings, will we not “tithe mint and anise and cummin, and leave the weightier things of the law, judgment and mercy and faith?”

    Comment by hieromonachusaidanus | February 13, 2008 | Reply

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