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Apostles Peter Paul
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Theophany Cycle
Holy Hypapanty Cycle
Annunciation Cycle
All Souls Cycle
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When Pascha occurs
Pentecost Cycle
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Transfiguration Cycle
Dormit. Theotokos Cyc.
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All Great Feasts in Chronological Order

Pentecostal cycle is finishing

Church year begins

Church year begins1 September

Nativity of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Nativity of The Theotokos8 September

Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Sunday beforeSunday between 8 and 13 of September
Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross 14 September
Sunday afterSunday between 15 and 20 of September
Xth Sunday of the Holy Cross and Xth Sunday after PentecostEvery Sunday
Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical CouncilSunday between October 11 and 18
4th sunday of the Holy Cross and 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Xth Sunday of the Holy Cross and Xth Sunday after PentecostEvery Sunday until Second Sunday before the Nativity
Sunday of the Forefathers of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
Sunday between 11 and 17 of December

Entrance of The Theotokos into the Temple (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Entrance of The Theotokos into the Temple21 November

Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Cycle

Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Feast of St. Philip the Apostle14 November
Fast traditional begins15 November
Fast modern begins10 December
Sunday of the Forefathers of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus ChristSunday between 11 and 17 of December
Second Sunday before the Nativity
Sunday of the Genealogy of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus ChristSunday between 18 and 24 of December
First Sunday before the Nativity
Preparation20 December
Second Day of Preparation21 December
Third Day of Preparation22 December
Fourth Day of Preparation23 December
Paramony 24 December
Pre-Nativity Fast ends after the first Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints Basil24 December
Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ25 December
Second Day of celebration and Synaxis of The Theotokos26 December
Third Day of celebration27 December
Fourth Day of celebration28 December
Fifth Day of celebration29 December
Sixth Day of celebration30 December
Sunday afterSunday between 26 and 31 of December
Leave taking31 December

Holy Theophany of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Second Day of Preparation
SundaySunday between 31 of December and 5 of January
Preparation2 January
3 January
Third Day of Preparation4 January
Paramony5 January
Holy Theophany6 January
Second Day of Celebration and Synaxis in honor of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist John the Baptist7 January
Third Day of Celebration8 January
Fourth Day of Celebration9 January
Fifth Day of Celebration10 January
Sixth Day of Celebration11 January
Seventh Day of Celebration12 January
Eight Day of Celebration13 January
Sunday afterSunday between 7 and 13 of January
Leave-taking14 January

Holy Hypapanty of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ to the Temple and the Purification of The Theotokos Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Preparation1 February
Holy Hypapanty and the Purification of The Theotokos2 February
Second Day of Celebration3 February
Third Day of Celebration4 February
Fourth Day of Celebration5 February
Fifth Day of Celebration6 February
Sixth Day of Celebration7 February
Seventh Day of Celebration8 February
Leave-taking9 February

Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary25 March

Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle

Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle (Feasts of Feasts)

Preparation

Triodion
First Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican10th Sunday before Pascha
Second Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of the Prodigal Son9th Sunday before Pascha
First All Souls SaturdaySaturday
Third Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Meat fare - Last Judgement8th Sunday before Pascha
Fourth Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Cheese fare - Forgiveness7th Sunday before Pascha
Great Lent
Clean Monday1st Day of Great Lent
First Sunday of Lent: The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy,
with Procession with the holy ikons and presentation for veneration
6th Sunday before Pascha
Second Sunday of Great Lent: Holy Relics,
with Procession with the holy relics and presentation for veneration
5th Sunday before Pascha
Third Sunday of Great Lent: Veneration of the Holy Cross,
with procession with the Holy Cross and presentation for veneration
4th Sunday before Pascha
Fourth Sunday of Great Lent: Commemoration of our Holy Father John3rd Sunday before Pascha
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent: Commemoration of our Venerable Mother St. Mary of Egypt2nd Sunday before Pascha
FridayLast day of Great Lent
Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week

Lazarus Saturday2nd Saturday before Pascha
Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday--Shaneeneh
with palm and olive branch procession (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)
1st Sunday before Pascha
Great and Holy Week
Great and Holy Monday6th Day before Pascha
Great and Holy Tuesday5th Day before Pascha
Great and Holy Wednesday4th Day before Pascha
Great and Holy Thursday3rd Day before Pascha
Great and Holy Friday2nd Day before Pascha
Great and Holy Saturday1st Day before Pascha

Celebration

Holy and Glorious Pascha (Feasts of Feasts)
Holy and Glorious Pascha (Feasts of Feasts)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.
Bright Week or New Week
Bright Monday or New Monday1st Day after Pascha
Bright Tuesday or New Tuesday2nd Day after Pascha
Bright Wednesday or New Wednesday3rd Day after Pascha
Bright Thursday or New Thursday4th Day after Pascha
Bright Friday or New Friday5th Day after Pascha
Bright Saturday or New Saturday6th Day after Pascha
Sundays of Pascha or Sundays after Pascha
Second Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - First Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha
- Sunday of Thomas or Bright Saturday or New Sunday
1st Sunday after Pascha
Third Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - Second Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha
- Sunday of the Myrhh-Bearing Women
2nd Sunday after Pascha
Fourth Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - Third Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha
- Sunday of the Paralytic
3rd Sunday after Pascha
Mid PentecostWednesday
Fifth Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - Forth Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha
- Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
4th Sunday after Pascha
Sixth Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - Fifth Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha
- Sunday of the Man Born Blind
5th Sunday after Pascha
Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)
Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ40th day of Pascha
Sundays of Pascha continued
Seventh Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - Sixth Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council Sunday6th Sunday after Pascha

Pentecostal Cycle

Pentecost Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Second All Souls Saturday1st Day before Pentecost
Pentecost50th day of Pascha
The Sunday of all Saints1st Sunday after Pentecost
Apostles' Fast beginsMonday
The Feast of the Divine Body of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus ChristThursday
The Sunday of the Divine Body2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Apostles' Fast ends28 June
Feast of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Princes of the Apostles Peter and Paul29 June
Xth Sunday after PentecostEvery Sunday
Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical CouncilsSunday between 13 and 19 of July
Xth Sunday after PentecostEvery Sunday

Transfiguration of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Preparation5August
Transfiguration of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ6 August
Second Day of Celebration7 August
Third Day of Celebration8 August
Fourth Day of Celebration98 August
Fifth Day of Celebration10 August
Sixth Day of Celebration11 August
Seventh Day of Celebration12 August
Leave-taking13 August

Dormition of The Theotokos Cycle (One of the Twelve Great Feasts)

Fast begins1 August
Preparation and Fast ends14 August
Great Feast of the Dormition of The Theotokos15 August
Second Day of Celebration16 August
Third Day of Celebration17 August
Fourth Day of Celebration18 August
Fifth Day of Celebration19 August
Sixth Day of Celebration20 August
Seventh Day of Celebration21 August
Eighth Day of Celebration22 August
Leave-taking23 August

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