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Liturgical Cycle Forty Days

Forty Day Periods occurred in the life of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Day 1Day 40
His BirthHis Presentation as a baby at the Temple to Holy God
First Day Preparation for beginning His public ministryLast Day Preparation for beginning His public ministry
His ResurrectionHis Ascension into Heaven

Forty Day Periods occurred in the life of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and similar Forty Day Periods occur in the Liturgical Cycle of the Melkite Catholic Church.

ActionJesus ChristMelkites
PreparationFor His public ministryGreat Lent
for His Resurrection
Pre-Nativity Period
for His Birth
CelebrationHis Birth His Birth
CelebrationHis ResurrectionHis Resurrection.
Presented as a baby to Holy GodHis Presentation Our Presentation
Ascension / Memorial for the DeadHis Ascension into Heaven Liturgical Service
for ours who have Fell Alseep in the Lord

Forty Day Periods occur in the Liturgical Cycle.

Day 1Day 40
His Birth, 25 Dec.His Presentation, 2 Feb.
His Resurrection,
1st Sunday
after 1st full moon
after March 20
which is
after Jewish Passover
His Ascension into Heaven,
40 days later
His Transfiguration, 6 Aug.Great Feast
of Exaltation of Cross
, 14 Sept.

Preparation - Fast and prayer

For Forty Days, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ fasted before beginning His public ministry.
For Forty Days, we fast during Great Lent before beginning Great and Holy Week and during the Pre-Nativity Fast before beginning the Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Celebration - His Birth

For Forty Days, The Theotokos celebrated and followed the law concerning the Nativity of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For Forty Days, we are celebrating His Birth, the Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Celebration - His Resurrection

For Forty Days, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and his disciples celebrated His Resurrection.
For Forty Days, we are celebrating His Resurrection, the Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha.

Presented as a baby to Holy God - Presented at the Temple / Churching a Baby Liturgical Service

Presented to Holy God
At Forty Days old, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was presented at the Temple, Holy Hypapanty of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Purification of The Theotokos..
About Forty Days old, our babies are presented in the Churching a Baby Liturgical Service.

Ascension / Memorial for the Dead Liturgical Service

On the Fortieth Day after His Resurrection, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven, Great Feast of the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ
On the Fortieth Day, our Loved ones, who have Fell Alseep in the Lord, are remembered in the Memorial for the Dead Liturgical Service.

Transfiguration / Exaltation of the Cross

There are Forty Days between the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and between the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross. This is a good time for reflection.

Liturgical Cycle

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Feasts Days - Specific

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
The Theotokos
The Holy Prophet and Glorious Forerunner John the Baptist


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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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