Toward this end, Dionysius changed the system of dating years from the Roman system and the Alexandrian system to his own in which his present era dated from the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
His choice also eliminated another problem he found troubling: dating events from the reign of an emperor who had killed so many Christians.
Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) reformed the calendar and renamed the months during his reign (49-44 BCE).
This calendar remained in use, with periodic revisions, until 1582 CE when Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian Calendar still in use in the present day.
Dionysius was seeking to bring the eastern and western churches into agreement on a single day on which all Christians would celebrate Easter.
This goal had been decided upon by Constantine the Great at the Council of Nicea in 325 CE but had not yet been met.
Dionysius never makes the claim that he knew the date of Jesus' birth and no later writer makes that claim for him.
("in the year of the world") which dates events from the beginning of the creation of the earth as calculated through scripture.
Ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt based their calendars on the reigns of kings or the cycles of the seasons as set by the gods.
Notwithstanding subsection (10) of this section, if a prosecution for a felony listed in subsection (10) of this section would otherwise be barred by subsection (2) or (3) of this section, the prosecution must be commenced within two years of the DNA-based identification of the defendant.
[1973 c.836 §6; 1989 c.831 §1; 1991 c.386 §5; 1991 c.388 §1; 1991 c.830 §5; 1995 c.768 §8; 1997 c.427 §1; 1997 c.697 §3; 1997 c.850 §5; 2001 c.375 §1; 2005 c.252 §1; 2005 c.839 §1; 2007 c.840 §1; 2007 c.869 §6; 2009 c.585 §1; 2011 c.666 §2; 2011 c.681 §3; 2012 c.70 §2; 2015 c.417 §1; 2015 c.645 §5] Note: Section 31, chapter 70, Oregon Laws 2012, provides: Sec. The amendments to ORS 131.125 by sections 2 and 3 of this 2012 Act apply to offenses committed before, on or after the effective date of this 2012 Act [March 27, 2012], but do not operate to revive a prosecution barred by the operation of ORS 131.125 by section 1 of this 2015 Act apply to offenses committed before, on or after the effective date of this 2015 Act [January 1, 2016] but do not operate to revive a prosecution barred by the operation of ORS 131.125 See also annotations under ORS 131.110 in permanent edition. Cookman, 127 Or App 283, 873 P2d 335 (1994), aff'd 324 Or 19, 9 (1996) Amendment of this section that extended statute of limitations for certain misdemeanors from two to four years did not violate constitutional prohibition against ex post facto laws when applied to case where two-year period of limitations had not yet expired upon effective date of amendment. Dufort, 111 Or App 515, 827 P2d 192 (1992) Listing of sexual offense by both description and current ORS number makes described offense charged under former ORS number subject to same statute of limitations as if charged under current ORS number. Sharp, 151 Or App 122, 9 (1997), Sup Ct review denied Reporting of offense does not occur until actual communication, through oral or written narration, of facts that form basis for offense. Hutchison, 176 Or App 363, (2001) "Other governmental agency" means agency with investigative responsibility or having statutory duty to report sexual offense to agency with investigative responsibility. Walker, 192 Or App 535, 86 P3d 690 (2004), Sup Ct review denied Where statute of limitations is extended before statute of limitations applicable at time of offense has expired, application of extended statute of limitations to offense does not constitute ex post facto law. Harberts, 198 Or App 546, 1 (2005), Sup Ct review denied Extended limitation period for commencing prosecution based on misconduct in office by public officer or employee applies only where limitation period under catch-all provision has expired. Tannehill, 341 Or 205, 141 P3d 584 (2006) General three-year limitation period for charging felony applies to charge of attempted rape. Coursey, 238 Or App 647, 243 P3d 130 (2010), Sup Ct review denied For purposes of time limitations, "prosecution" refers to criminal action itself rather than filing of accusatory instrument. Baldwin, 178 Or App 289, 36 P3d 516 (2001), Sup Ct review denied Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131—Preliminary Provisions; Limitations; Jurisdiction; Venue; Criminal Forfeiture; Crime Prevention, https:// (2015) (last accessed Jul. Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Statutes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 131, https:// (2015) (last accessed Jul. Oregon assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections.
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The use of BCE/CE certainly has become more common in recent years but it is not a new invention of the "politically correct" nor is it even all that new; the use of "common era" in place of A. first appears in German in the 17th century CE and in English in the 18th.