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Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle - Pre-Preparation - Triodion - Prophonisimon - First Four Sundays of the Triodion - Preparation for Great Lent

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Pascha
Cycle
Triodion Prophon-
isimon
Sundays
1st 2nd 1st
All
Souls
Sat.
3rd 4th Great
Lent
Palm
Sun.
Sha-
nee-
neh
Great
and
Holy
Week

 

Theology
Fasting
Definition
Fasting
Periods
Fasting
Nativity
Fasting
Prophonisimon
Fasting
Great Lent
Great Week
Theology
Fasting
Great Lent
Great Week
Guidelines
Fasting
Our Lady's
Fasting
Apostles
Fasting
Holy Theophany
Fasting
Exaltation
Holy Cross
Fasting
People
Excused
from
Fasting

The Triodion is the time of preparation for Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha . The first section of the Triodion, the Prophonisimon, is the time of preparation for Great Lent. Prophonisimon means the "Announcing". What is announced is Great Lent. The Prophonisimon, has four Sundays: Pharisee and the Publican, the Prodigal Son, Meat fare, and Cheese fare and one Saturday of the Dead.

Prophonisimon
SundayNameDay
before
Great
Lent
ApostolosGospelGospel
Action
Impor-
tant
that
day
Fasting
follow-
ing
week
FirstPharisee
and
Publican
222 Cor.
4:6-15
Lk.
18:10-14
Hear
about
how
to pray
and act
 No
fasting
SecondProdigal Son15Heb.
7:26-8:2
Lk.
15:11-32
Heard
about
God's
eagerness
to
forgive
us sinners
when we
repent
 Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
First
All Souls
Saturday
 9     
ThirdMeat fare

Last
Judgement
81 Cor.
8:8-13
9:1-2
Mt.
25:31-46
Hear
about
judgement
that those
who do
not repent,
and
who do
not obey
God's will,
bring upon
themselves
Tradition
last
day
flesh
(skin and
meat)
from a
vertebrate
and shellfish
is
eaten
until
Pascha
Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
No
meat
FourthCheese fare
/
Forgiveness
1Rom.
13:11b-14:4
Mt.
6:14-21
Short
Service
Forgiveness
Hear
about
helping
someone
who is
needy or
sick or
suffering,
we are
helping
Christ-
God
Himself
Tradition
last
day
products
from
animal
with
spine /
backbone,
such as
milk,
eggs,
butter,
cheese,
yogurt,
cottage
cheese,
are
eaten
until
Pascha
Great
Lent
fasting

Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle

The Prophonisimon section of the Triodion begins the Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle. The first Sunday of the Prophonisimon , Pharisee and the Publican, is the tenth Sunday before Holy and Glorious Pascha.

How to determine when First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican occurs

A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

More Information

The Triodion Celebrations before Great Lent Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion

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The Triodion Celebrations before Great Lent Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion


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