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Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle

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Feast Cycle Cycle
Back-
wards
Celebra-
tion
Pente-
costarion
Vespers Matins
Divine
Liturgy
Divine
Liturgy
morn-
ing
Divine
Liturgy
Chang
-able
Prayer
Homily Greet How Date
Determined
2011
2020
2001
2010
Vespers
Bright
Monday

 

Pascha Cycle Triodion Prophon-
isimon
Sundays
Great
Lent
Transition
Period
Palm
Sun.
Shanee-
neh
Great
and
Holy
Week
Pascha Ascension Pentecost

 

Pascha Cycle
Jesus Christ's Death and Jesus Christ's Resurrection
TriodionPentecostarion
Pre-PreparationPreparationCelebration
Prophonisimon Great Lent Transition
Period
Great
and
Holy
Week
Pascha
to
Ascension
Pascha
to
Pentecost
22 Days40 Days2 Days6 Days40 Days50 Days
1st
day
14th
day
22th
day
1st
day
40th
day
1st
day
2nd
day
1st
day
6th
day
1st
day
40th
day
1st
day
49th
day
50th
day
1st
Sun.
1st
All
Souls
Sat.
4th
Sun.
Clean
Mon.
Fri.
after
5th
Sun.
Laza-
rus
Sat.

Shaneeneh
Palm
Sunday
Great
and
Holy
Mon.
Great
and
Holy
Sat.
PaschaAscen-
sion
Pascha2nd
All
Souls
Sat.
Pente-
cos
 Day
before
3d
Sun.
Triodion
Meat fare
 
Day
after
4 Sun.
Triodion
Cheese
fare
Forgive-
ness
Day
before
Laza-
rus
Sat.
Sat.
before
Great
and
Holy
Week
Sun.
before
Great
and
Holy
Week
  
 2nd
Thurs.
before
Pentecost
 Day
before
Pente-
cost
 
10th
Sun.
before
Pascha
2nd
Sat.
9th
day
before
Great Lent
49th
day
before
Tran-
sition
Period
7th
Sun.
before
Pascha
7th
Mon.
before
Pascha
2nd
Fri.
before
Pascha
2nd
Sat.
before
Pascha
Sun.
before
Pascha
Mon.
before
Pascha
Day
before
Pascha
PaschaThurs.
after
6th
Sun.
of
Pascha
Pascha49th
day
after
Pascha
8th
Sun.
of
Pascha

 

Liturgical Cycle

From the Monday after the Great Feast of Pentecost to Great and Holy Saturday, Sunday is the last day of the Liturgical week.
From Holy and Glorious Pascha to the Great Feast of Pentecost,Sunday is the first day of the Liturgical week.

Triodion - Preparation
Prophonisimon
Sunday
before
Pascha
Mon.Tues.Wed.Thurs.Fri.Sat.Sun.
10th      22th Day
Before
Great
Lent

62th Day
Before
Transition


1st Sunday
Triodion

Pharisee
and
Publican
2 Cor.
4:6-15
Lk.
18:10-14
9th21st Day
Before
Great
Lent

61th Day
Before
Transition
20th Day
Before
Great
Lent

60th Day
Before
Transition
19th Day
Before
Great
Lent

59th Day
Before
Transition


No fasting
18th Day
Before
Great
Lent

58th Day
Before
Transition
17th Day
Before
Great
Lent

57th Day
Before
Transition


No fasting
16th Day
Before
Great
Lent

56th Day
Before
Transition
15th Day
Before
Great
Lent

55th Day
Before
Transition


2nd Sunday
Triodion

Prodigal
Son
Heb.
7:26-8:2
Lk.
15:11-32
8th14th Day
Before
Great
Lent

54th Day
Before
Transition
13th Day
Before
Great
Lent

53th Day
Before
Transition
12th Day
Before
Great
Lent

52th Day
Before
Transition


Fast
11th Day
Before
Great
Lent

51th Day
Before
Transition
10th Day
Before
Great
Lent

50th Day
Before
Transition


Fast
9th Day
Before
Great
Lent

49th Day
Before
Transition


1st All
Souls
Saturday
8th Day
Before
Great
Lent

48th Day
Before
Transition


3rd Sunday
Triodion

Meat fare
Last
Judgement
1 Cor.
8:8-13
9:1-2
Mk.
25:31-46
7th7th Day
Before
Great
Lent

47th Day
Before
Transition


No meat
6th Day
Before
Great
Lent

46th Day
Before
Transition


No meat
5th Day
Before
Great
Lent

45th Day
Before
Transition


No meat
4th Day
Before
Great
Lent

44th Day
Before
Transition


No meat
3rd Day
Before
Great
Lent

43rd Day
Before
Transition


No meat
2nd Day
Before
Great
Lent

42nd Day
Before
Transition


No meat
1st Day
Before
Great
Lent

41st Day
Before
Transition


4th Sunday
Triodion

Cheese fare
Forgiveness
Rom.
13:11b-14:4
Mk.
6:14-21
Vespers
Clean
Monday
Service
Forgiveness


No meat
Great Lent
6thGreat
Lent
Day 1

40th Day
Before
Transition

Clean
Monday

1 Cor.
3:18-23
Lk.
21:8-36


Strict
Lenten
Fast
No animal product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 2

39th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 3

38th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 4

37th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 5

36th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 6

35th Day
Before
Transition


No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 7

34th Day
Before
Transition


1st Sunday
Great Lent

Triumph
Orthodoxy
Heb.
11:24-26
32-40
12:1-2A
John
1:43-51

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
5thGreat
Lent
Day 8

33th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 9

32th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 10

31th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 11

30th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 12

29th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 13

28th Day
Before
Transition


No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 14

27th Day
Before
Transition


2nd Sunday
Great Lent

St Gregory
Palamas
Holy Relics
2 Cor.
4:6-15
Mk.
2:1-12

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
4thGreat
Lent
Day 15

26th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 16

25th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 17

24th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 18

23th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 19

22th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 20

21th Day
Before
Transition


No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 21

20th Day
Before
Transition


3rd Sunday
Great Lent

Sunday
Veneration
Holy Cross
Heb.
4:14-5:6
Mk.
8:34-9:1

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
3rdGreat
Lent
Day 22

19th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day23

18th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 24

17th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 25

16th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 26

15th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 27

14th Day
Before
Transition


No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 28

13th Day
Before
Transition


4th Sunday
Great
Lent

Holy Father
John
Climacus
Heb.
6:13-20
Mk.
9:17-31

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
2ndGreat
Lent
Day 29

12th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day30

11th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 31

10th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 32

9th Day
Before
Transition


FLenten
ast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 33

8th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 34

7th Day
Before
Transition


No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 35

6th Day
Before
Transition


5th Sunday
Great Lent

Venerable
Mother
St. Mary
of Egypt
Heb.
9:11-14
Mk.
10:32b-45

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great Lent ends and Transition Period begins
1stGreat
Lent
Day 36

5th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 37

4th Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 38

3rd Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 39

2d Day
Before
Transition


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Lent
Day 40

1st Day
Before
Transition


Friday
Eph. 2:4-10
Mt. 4:1-11

Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Transition
Period
Day 1


Lazarus
Saturday

Heb.
12:28-13:8
Jn.
11:1-45

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Transition
Period
Day 2


Palm
Sunday
Shaneeneh

Phil.
4:4-9
John
12:1-18

No Fast
Fish
oil
wine
OK
No
animal
product
No meat
Great and Holy Week
0Great
Holy
Monday


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Holy
Tuesday


Lenten
Fast
No
animal product
No meat
Great
Holy
Wednesday


Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Holy
Thursday


Strict
Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Holy
Friday


Strict
Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
Great
Holy
Saturday


Strict
Lenten
Fast
No
animal
product
No meat
 

 

Pentecostarion - Celebration All days are Feast days.
Pascha, Sundays of Pascha and Bright Week
Sunday
of
Pascha
Sun.Mon.Tues.Wed.Thurs.Fri.Sat.
1stFeast
Day 1


Pascha
Feast
Day 2


Bright
Monday
Feast
Day 3


Bright
Tuesday
Feast
Day 4


Bright
Wednesday
Feast
Day 5


Bright
Thursday
Feast
Day 6


Bright
Friday
Feast
Day 7


Bright
Saturday
2ndFeast
Day 8


2nd Sunday
of Pascha
1st Sunday
after
Pascha

Thomas
or
Bright
Sunday
or
New Sunday
Acts 5:12-20
Jn. 20:19-31
Feast
Day 9
Feast
Day 10
Feast
Day 11
Feast
Day 12
Feast
Day 13
Feast
Day 14
3rdFeast
Day 15


3rd Sunday
of Pascha
2nd Sunday
after
Pascha

Myrhh-
Bearing
Women
Acts
6:17
Mk.
15:43-16:8
Feast
Day 16
Feast
Day 17
Feast
Day 18
Feast
Day 19
Feast
Day 20
Feast
Day 21
4thFeast
Day 22


4th Sunday
of Pascha
3rd Sunday
after
Pascha

Paralytic
Acts
9:32-42
Jn
5:1-15
Feast
Day 23
Feast
Day 24
Feast
Day 25


Mid
Pentecost

"Middle
of the
feast"
Acts 14:6-18
John 7:14-30
Feast
Day 26
Feast
Day 27
Feast
Day 28
5thFeast
Day 29


5th Sunday
of Pascha
4th Sunday
after
Pascha

Samaritan
Woman
Acts
11:19-30
Jn.
4:5-42
Feast
Day 30
Feast
Day 31
Feast
Day 32
Feast
Day 33
Feast
Day 34
Feast
Day 35
6thFeast
Day 36


6th Sunday
of Pascha
5th Sunday
after
Pascha

Man Born
Blind
Acts
16:16-34
Jn.
9:1-38
Feast
Day 37
Feast
Day 38
Feast
Day 39


Leave-
taking
Pascha
Feast
Day 40


Great Feast
Ascension
into Heaven
Our Lord,
God and
Savior
Jesus Christ

Acts 1:1-12
Lk. 24:36-53
Feast
Day 41

after
Ascension
Day 1
Feast
Day 42

after
Ascension
Day 2
7thFeast
Day 43

after
Ascension
Day 3


7th Sunday
of Pascha
6th Sunday
after
Pascha

Fathers
First
Ecumenical
Council
Acts
20:16-18a
27-36
Jn.
17:1-13
Feast
Day 44

after
Ascension
Day 4
Feast
Day 45

after
Ascension
Day 5
Feast
Day 46

after
Ascension
Day 6
Feast
Day 47

after
Ascension
Day 7
Feast
Day 48

after
Ascension
Day 8
Feast
Day 49

after
Ascension
Day 9


2nd All
Souls
Saturday
8thFeast
Day 50

after
Ascension
Day 10


8th Sunday
of Pascha
7th Sunday
after Pascha
Pentecost

Acts
2:1-11
Jn.
7:37-52
8:12
  Fast Fast
 
 

 :

Fasting and Feasting Period
ActionNameTime
FastGreat Lent40-days
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers of Clean Monday on the Sunday of Cheesefare / Forgiveness evening
Ends just before the Vespers of Lazarus Saturday on the last Friday in Great Lent evening.
FastGreat and Holy WeekThe Vespers and Orthos of the Liturgical Day are on the previous calendar day.
Begins just before the Vespers of Great and Holy Monday on Palm Sunday afternoon
Ends just before Vespers of Holy and Glorious Pascha on Great and Holy Saturday evening.
FeastFeast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha40-days
Begins at the beginning of Vespers of the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha on Great and Holy Saturday evening
Ends just before Vespers of the Great Feast of the Ascension, 39th day of Pascha evening.

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