Well I have assigned myself a new task: Making a calendar. Using the information published on The Orthodox Church in America’s website and Apple’s iCal I am making a calendar containing the Feasts and Fasts of the Orthodox Church. The calendars can be viewed, printed, downloaded, and subscribed (for those lucky enough to have a Mac, although I hear there are plugins for some win apps to subscribe also) to at http://icalexchange.com/public/cnaughton/Feasts.ics for the Feasts and http://icalexchange.com/public/cnaughton/Fasts.ics for the Fasts. I am doing this slowly right now all that is up is a reduced version of November. My plan is to do one month each day with the Feasts and Fasts that are most common. Once I have finished that I plan to add the lesser known Feasts and Fasts. I am using two separate calendars so that I may have each one display differently, unfortunately that does not happen on the web version. I am sure for my friends who do calendrics(sp?) this is child’s play but I have been unable to find an electronic calendar that does what I am attempting to do. If you subscribe to the calendar all the events link to their description on the OCA Website. I am open for comments, suggestions, feature requests, or ideas on how to do something better. I am also going to link to the calendars on my navbar. Also if anyone knows of an easy and concise way to calculate Pascha it would be appreciated.
I thought such a thing was already available. Doesn’t one come with the Palm software download? Maybe I’m missing how iCal syncs with Palm devices.
A very basic one does come with the palm, however It does not include very many saint’s feast days, and none of the fast days (or at least the version I have). What I am trying to do is reproduce an electronic form of the calendars we have hanging in the church and at home, along with links to the info at oca.org.
Cool. WRT the calculation of Pascha, talk to DrBacchus. I’m pretty sure that what we do on OGM is a built-in function in PHP. You might see if Tim knows more.
Try doing a search on the words “Gauss Easter”. The famous mathematician Gauss developed an algorithm for determining the date of Orthodox Pascha which I have used in my online calendar at the URL above.
Is this calendar no longer subscribable? I’m new to Mac and have not been successful in subscribing.
Thanks for your work on the feast day calendar. I’ve publsihed a link to it at http://ocf.uchicago.edu/calendar.html.
It would be great if you could finish it and we could bring in more publicity :-).