|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, 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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