Friday, December 19, 2014


IMG 0827 Our first Christmas Beetle
The Celebration of Christ's Mass is aligned with ancient Pagan festival dates.
Its all in the dates.  If you don't understand what they are talking about you are bound to be confuddled.
Before the Common Era
Alternative term for "B.C." (Before Christ),  used by many Jews and Muslims to refer the same period.

Common Era (also Current Era  or Christian Era abbreviated as CE, is an alternative naming of the calendar era.

Anno Domini inscription at Carinthia cathedral...
Anno Domini inscription at Carinthia cathedral, Austria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anno Domini ("in the year of the/our Lord", abbreviated AD) BCE is the abbreviation for Before the Common/Current/Christian Era (an alternative to Before Christ, abbreviated BC). The CE/BCE designation uses the year-numbering system introduced by the 6th-century Christian monk Dionysius Exiguus, who started the Anno Domini designation, intending the beginning of the life of Jesus to be the reference date

Jewish Virtual Library and Wikipedia
 Neither notation includes a year zero, and the two notations (CE/BCE and AD/BC) are numerically equivalent; thus "2014 CE" corresponds to "AD 2014", and "400 BCE" corresponds to "400 BC".

The expression "Common Era" can be found as early as 1708 in English .

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority denied the rumour and stated that the BC/AD notation would remain, with CE and BCE as an optional suggested learning activity.

References: *  BBC Team (8 February 2005). "History of Judaism 63BCE–1086CE". BBC Religion & Ethics. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-18. Year 1: CE – What is nowadays called the 'Current Era' traditionally begins with the birth of a Jewish teacher called Jesus. His followers came to believe he was the promised Messiah and later split away from Judaism to found Christianity.

*  "Definitions of Our Year". Calendars through the Ages. WebExhibits. 2008. Retrieved 2011-11-03.

Wordnet entry for "Common Era". Princeton University. Retrieved 2011-11-03.

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