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For example, 400 BCE is the same as 400 BC, and 2011 CE is the same as 2011 AD.
There is another less frequent meaning in use for the “C” in the new BCE and CE designations, in that the “C” stands for “Current,” the implication being that there is yet another era still to come.
"The legal code of the United States does not specify an official national calendar.
Dionysius was asked to determine a method for calculating Easter that would then be used by the entire church.The meaning of AD is Anno Domini or Year of our Lord referring to the year of Christ’s birth. Today, based on historical evidence relating to Herod and astronomical evidence relating to eclipses and star novas, most historians believe Christ was born a few years earlier. (That’s the reason purists insists the 21st century began January 1, 2001. He decided to start his 532-year cycle from 753 years after the Founding of Rome.Many Christians do not like either of these changes, but they can, of course, interpret the letter “C” in the BCE and CE designations as referring to “Christian” or “Christ’s” without taking offense in what many see as an attempt to delegitimize or eliminate Christ from the calendar.The idea of counting years has been around for as long as we have written records, but the idea of syncing up where everyone starts counting is relatively new. D." to precede the year, so that the translation of "A. 2014" would read "in the year of our lord 2014." In recent years, an alternative form of B.