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Holy CrossGreat Feast of Pentecost Cycle and Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross Cycle - Last Sunday before The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican

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Pente-
cost
Cycle
Pente-
cost
Feast
Sun-
days
1st Divine
Body
2d 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th
18th 19th 20th 21st 22d 23rd 24th 25th 26th
27th 28th 29th

2d
Sunday
before
Nativity
Sunday
Forefathers
30th 31st 32d
33rd
Triodion
1st Sun.
Pharisee
Publican
34th
Triodion
2d Sun.
Prodigal
Son
Last
Sun
before
1st Sun.
of
Triodion
Pharisee
Publican

 

Apostle
Fast
begins
Apostle
Fast
ends
Holy
Apostle
Feast
Synaxis
Twelve
Apostles
Father
1st
6th
Council
Father
7th
Council

 

 

Holy
Cross
Cycle
Sun-
days
Sunday
Before
Holy
Cross
Feast
Sun.
After
(Sun.
of the)
1st
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
2nd
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
3d
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
4th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
5th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
6th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
7th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
8th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
9th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
10th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
11th
Week
After

2d Sun.
before
Nativity
Sunday
Forefathers
(Sun.
of the)
12th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
13th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
14th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
15th
Week
After
(Sun.
of the)
16th
Week
After

Triodion
1st Sun.
Pharisee
Publican
(Sun.
of the)
17th
Week
After

Triodion
2d Sun.
Prodigal
Son
Last
Sun
before
1st Sun.
of
Triodion
Pharisee
Publican

 

Three Sundays can be the last Sunday before The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican.
The date of forthcoming Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha determines which Sunday is the last Sunday.
The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is always the tenth Sunday before Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha.

The Seventeenth Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost

The Seventeenth Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost is the last Sunday in the Cycle when the following occurs:

  • Three or Four Sundays are after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and before the First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican.
    • The Seventeenth Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost is the third or fourth Sunday after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    • The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is the fourth or fifth Sunday after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Date
17th Sunday
after
Great Feast
of
Pentecost
Number
Sunday
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Theophany
Last Sunday
Pentecost Cycle
Holy Cross Cycle
Number
Sunday
The First Sunday
of Triodion
Pharisee and
Publican
is
Sunday after
Great Feast
of
Holy Theophany
6 February, 20004thYes5th
28 January, 20013thYes4th
2 February, 20033thYes4th
29 January, 20063thYes4th
6 February, 20114thYes5th

The (Sunday after) The Fifteenth Week of the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross is the last Sunday in the Cycle

The (Sunday after) The Fifteenth Week of the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross is the last Sunday in the Cycle when the following occurs:

  • One to Two Sundays are after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and before the the First Sunday of the Triodion / the First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican.
    • The (Sunday after) The Fifteenth Week of the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross is the first or second Sunday after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    • The First Sunday of the Triodion / the First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is the second or third Sunday after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Date
(Sunday after)
15th Week
of
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross
Number
Sunday
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Theophany
Last Sunday
Pentecost Cycle
Holy Cross Cycle
Number
Sunday
The First Sunday
of Triodion
Pharisee and
Publican
is
Sunday after
Great Feast
of
Holy Theophany
30 January, 20003dNo5th
21 January, 20012dNo4th
26 January, 20032dNo4th
25 January, 20042dYes3th
22 January, 20062dNo4th
21 January, 20072dYes3th
25 January, 20092dYes3th
17 January, 20101stYes2d
30 January, 20113dNo5th

The Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the last Sunday in the Cycle

The Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the last Sunday in the Cycle when the following occurs:

  • No Sundays are after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and before the First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican.
    • The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is the first Sunday after the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is the same Sunday as the Sunday after the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Date
Sunday after
Great Feast
of
Holy Theophany
Last Sunday
Pentecost Cycle
Holy Cross Cycle/
Number
Sunday
The First Sunday
of Triodion
Pharisee and
Publican
is
Sunday after
Great Feast
of
Holy Theophany
9 January, 2000No5th
7 January, 2001No4th
13 January, 2002Yes1st
12 January, 2003No4th
11 January, 2004No3th
9 January, 2005Yes1st
8 January, 2006No4th
7 January, 2007No3th
13 January, 2008Yes0
11 January, 2009No3th
10 January, 2010No2nd
9 January, 2011No5th

Combined table

YearDate
Sunday
after
Feast
Theo-
phany
Last
Sun.
Cycle/
Date
(Sun.
after)
15th
Week
of
Feast
of
Holy
Cross
Number
Sunday
after
Feast
of
Theo-
phany
Last
Sun.
Cycle
Date
17th
Sun.
after
Feast
Pente-
cost
Number
Sunday
after
Feast
Theo-
phany
Last
Sun.
Cycle
Date
1st
Sun.
of
New
Cycle
1st
Sun.
of
Trio-
dion

Phari-
see
Publi-
can
Number
Sunday
1st
Sun.
Triodion
Phari-
see
Publi-
can
is
Sun.
after
Feast
Theo-
phany
20009 Jan.No30 Jan.3dNo6 Feb.4thYes13 Feb.5th
20017 Jan.No21 Jan.2dNo28 Jan.3thYes4 Feb.4th
200213 Jan.Yes      20 Jan.1st
200312 Jan.No26 Jan.2dNo2 Feb.9 Feb.3thYes4th
200411 Jan.No25 Jan.2dYes   1 Feb.3th
20059 Jan.Yes      16 Jan.1st
20068 Jan.No22 Jan.2dNo29 Jan.3thYes5 Feb.4th
20077 Jan.No21 Jan.2dYes   28 Jan.3th
200813 Jan.Yes      13 Jan.0
200911 Jan.No25 Jan.2dYes   1 Feb.3th
201010 Jan.No17 Jan.1stYes   24 Jan.2d
20119 Jan.No30 Jan.3dNo6 Feb.4thYes6 Feb.5th

XXXX Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost and Sunday of the XXXX Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross (XXXX Sunday of the Holy Cross)

Every Sunday following the Sunday after the Great Feast of Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross is both a Sunday after Pentecost and a Sunday of the Holy Cross until The Tridoion.

Some theologians think the Pentecost Cycle and Holy Cross Cycle ends on the day before the First Sunday of the Tridoion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican. Other theologians think that this period ends on the day before the First All Souls Saturday. The First All Souls Saturday is the day before the Third Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Meat fare.


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