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Liturgical Cycle of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

The liturgical year is divided into three cycles: Nativity, Pascha, and Pentecostal

Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ Cycle

Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, 25 December

Cycle
Cycle

Preparation
Preparation  --   Preparation Fast  --   Second Sunday before  --   Sunday before  --   Paramony 24th Morning - Royal Hours

Celebration
Feast General Information  --   Feast 24th Evening  --   Feast 25th Morning  --   Celebration  --   Second Day Celebration Synaxis in honor of Theotokos  --   Sunday after

Feast of Circumcision, 1 January

Circumcision

Great Feast of Holy Theophany, 6 January

Cycle
Cycle

Preparation
Preparation  --   Paramony

Celebration
Feast  --   Great Blessing of Water  --   House Blessing  --   Celebration  --   Second Day Celebration Synaxis in honor of John the Baptist

Great Feast of Holy Hypapanty, 2 February

Cycle
Cycle

Preparation
Preparation

Celebration
Feast  --   Celebration

Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle

Holy and Glorious Pascha

Cycle
Cycle  --   Occurs

Triodion - Preparation

Triodion

Prophonisimon - 4 Sundays
Prophonisimon Sundays  --   First Sunday  --   Second Sunday  --   First All Souls Saturday  --   Third Sunday (Meat Fair Sunday)   --   Fourth Sunday (Cheese Fair Sunday / Forgiveness Sunday)

Great Lent - 40 days - between the Prophonisimon and the Transition Period
Preparation  --   Prayer  --   Fasting  --   Charity
Clean Monday Vespers - Forgiveness Service  --   Clean Monday - First Day of Great Lent
Sundays  --   First Sunday (Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy)   --   Second Sunday (The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Relics and Saint Gregory Palamas)   --   Third Sunday (The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross)   --   Fourth Sunday (Commemoration of Our Holy Father John Climacus)   --   Fifth Sunday (Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt)   --   Friday after the Fifth Sunday - 40th Day of Great Lent - Last Day of Great Lent

Transition Period - 2 days - between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week - Is the Sunday before Pascha
Transition Period  --   Lazarus Saturday  --   Great Feast of The Triumphal Entry of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday - Shaneeneh   --   Great Feast of The Triumphal Entry of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday - Shaneeneh, Divine Liturgy with procession

Great and Holy Week - 6 days - Week before Holy and Glorious Pascha
Great and Holy Week
Great and Holy Monday  --   Great and Holy Tuesday  --   Great and Holy Wednesday  --   Great and Holy Thursday  --   Great and Holy Friday  --   Great and Holy Saturday - Junnaaz al-Maseeh - Hajmeh

Pentecostal Cycle

Pentecostarion - Celebration

Celebration

Celebration - Feast
Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha - Fesakh - Hajmeh Pascha, Patriarch and faithful in Orthodox dominated countries celebrate according to the Julian calendar on 1st Sunday after 1st full moon after March 20 after Jewish Passover, Faithful in Latin dominated countries celebrate according to the Gregorian calendar on 1st Sunday after 1st full moon after March 20. Earliest possible date is March 22 and latest possible date is April 25.
  --   Feast - Fesakh - Hajmeh Divine Liturgy

Homily  --   Greetings  --  --  Date

Celebration - After the Feast
Bright Monday Vespers  --   Bright Monday, day after Pascha  --   Bright Week, week after Pascha
Sundays  --   Second Sunday  --   Third Sunday  --   Fourth Sunday  --   Mid Pentecost  --   Fifth Sunday  --   Sixth Sunday

Great Feast of Ascension into Heaven, 40 days after Pascha

Feast

Pascha Celebration continued

Seventh Sunday

Second All Souls Saturday

Great Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha

Celebration
Feast
Monday after the Great Feast of Pentecost Vespers with Kneeling Prayers
Sundays  --   First Sunday  --   Apostles' Fast  --   The Feast of the Divine Body of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ  --   Second Sunday
Feast of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Princes of the Apostles Peter and Paul  --   Synaxis in honor of the Holy and Glorious Twelve Apostles
Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils  --   Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (The Second Council of Nicaea)

Great Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August

Cycle
Cycle

Preparation
Preparation

Celebration
Feast  --   Celebration

Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross, 14 September

Cycle
Cycle

Preparation
Preparation
Vespers

Celebration
Feast  --   Celebration

Places

Places

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Another Thesaurus Maltese Religious Terms Of Arabic Origin, Christopher Agius, 2002

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Other

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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center is dedicated to my cousins: Bucky (Richard C. Liles) and Shirley (Shirley Jean Liles Buck). Bucky fell asleep in the Lord on Dec. 12, 2000 and Shirley fell asleep in the Lord on Nov. 8, 2001.
O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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