why bizantine counts from 5508 before Christ?

    why bizantine calendar starts in 5508 B.C.?

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    In 46 B.C. the supreme Priest Julius Caesar by his decision carried out calendar reform. Introduced by Caesar, the calendar is still called Julian, though its elaboration was made by a group of Alexandria astronomers at the head ofSosigenes. The year with the length of 365.25 days was made the basis of the new calendar. Three Julian years out of every four have 365 days each (non leap years) and one — 366 days (leap year). Caesar decided to start counting of days of the new calendar from the New Moon, happened onJanuarius 1, 45 B.C., thus moving the beginning of the year from Martius 1. The first year of the Julian calendar was a leap year.

    In gratitude for the calendar reform and taking into account outstanding merits in the state and military spheres, the Senate decided to rename the month of Quintilis, when Caesar was born, into the month of Julius. Julian calendar is the solar calendar. Its basic is the tropical year, and its months are in no way coordinated with the Moon. But the length of the year of 365.25 days, which is its basis, does not coincide with the length of the tropical year of 365.242 days, and there is no mechanism in the calendar's algorithm to correct this inaccuracy. As a result, every 128 years and 68 days one more divergence of one day is added, and the Julian year does not coincide more and more with the tropical year.

    In Byzantine Julian calendar was used, and the counting was conducted from  the 5508 BC which was the Year of Creation as adopted in the 7th Century at Constantinople by the Eastern Orthodox Church.This creation of the world and the beginning of Being took place in the spring period, in the month of March, 5508 B.C. On Friday, the sixth day of creation at noon, man was created.

    "The month of March (of holy martyr St.Eudokia), the day having 12 hours and the night having 12 hours. This is the first month among months, for therein was created this visible world of the beginning of Being, and Adam - the first man from God - was created and all creatures for his sake; and introduced to Heaven and, for transgression, banished. In this same month, God, without leaving His Majestic throne, descended from heaven to His love of man, as rain onto fleece, by Archangel's annunciation in the Pure womb of Holy Virgin Mary through the Holy Ghost incarnated unfathomably, only He knows how. On this day, by voluntary passion of His flesh and by His death, He overcame death and by His radiant Lifegiving Resurrection was Adam and the whole Humankind from hell delivered and to the original state restored, so as to inherit heaven. For this reason, from its first day begin all circles of the sun and moon, and the leap-year, and the equinox are established thereby, etc."

    The Year of Creation, 5508,  is related to the Golden Section, Phi:




    The Significance of the number 108:

    A conditional geometrical property of 108 is dependent on the conventional division of the circle into 360°.  This division is arithmetically very practical, it also alludes to the division of the year in ca. 365 days, it is now universally accepted, yet it is contingent and essentially only the result of a human convention.  In that case, the angle of 108° has a unique property: the ratio between the straight line uniting two points at 108° from each other on a circle’s circumference (in effect one of the sides of a 10-pointed star) and the radius of that circle equals the Golden Section.  Likewise, the inside of every angle of a pentagon measures 108°, and the pentagon is a veritable embodiment of the Golden Section, e.g. the ratio between a side of the 5-pointed star and a side of the pentagon is the Golden Section. So, the Golden Section is a meaningful symbol in the cosmological, aesthetical and ethical realms.  And somewhere in a corner of Golden Section lore, in the pentagon and decagon, we see the number 108 participating.  This is meritorious though perhaps a bit too indirect to count as sensational.

    •          There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is108.

    •          On the Sri Yantra there are marmas where three lines intersect, and there are 54 such intersections. Eachintersections has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti qualities. 54 x 2 equals 108. Thus, there are 108 points that define the Sri Yantra as well as the human body.

    •          In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108. There are 12 constellations, and 9 arc segments called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions within a whole.

    •          The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.

    •          108=62  + 6 + 62


     The Number 666 is related to Phi:

     Revelations 13:18, speaking of the Anti-Christ, says the following:

    "This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is a man's number. His number is 666." 


    666 = 28 * 23 + 22

     Each person has 46 chromasomes, in pairs of 2, with 23 from each parent. So there are really 23 distinct chromasomes, and each body cell effectively has 2 different copies of the DNA code, half from each parent. Each chromasome is distinct and whole. They are ordered, and have clear start and end sequences. In a sense, they are like a file of computer code. The 23 distinct chromasomes are known and named and have a common structure for each human. The first 22 chromasomes are just named in numbers, simply chromasome 1 through chromasome 22. The name for one of these 22 chromasomes is an "autosome". The 23rd chromasome is the sex chromasome, which is called either "X" or "Y". Every person has a pair of sex chromasomes, one from each parent. However, unlike the other 22 pairs of chromasomes, a human does not necessarily have 2 similar chromasomes. A male person has a pair of different chromasomes, an X and a Y chromasome, and is usually written as XY. A female has two X chromasomes and is called XX. An element is a basic chemical unit. Elements have an atomic number and atomic weight assigned to them. There are 92 natural elements, plus some that have been artificially created. Popular belief for the menstrual cycle length is a 28-day cycle.

    This beast, the Anti-Christ, is thus related to the number 666, one of the greatest mysteries of the Bible.

    Wang (1994) showed that


    Where Phi is the Golden Section.



    Can you summarize this for me please?

    That is the summary.


    It all seems logical to me Ted,

    Thank you Dougal, I hope it impressed you.

    You've worn us out ROMOS!

    I read the entire answer. Kingly Flea Man, I now have a few questions ... Or maybe I will have to read the mish mash once more.
    How does Satan relate to the calendar? I would not have thought he would care as time is endless in HE-double hockey sticks land.

    What a treatise. I didn't know you were so intellectual, Romeos :-) ^ 5

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