Church Year

Church Year

Cycles of Feasts and Fasting – The Church Year
The first of September is considered the start of the Church year according to the Orthodox Church calendar. But the liturgical center of the annual cycle of Orthodox worship is the feast of the Resurrection of Christ. All elements of Orthodox liturgical piety point to and flow from Easter, the celebration of the New Christian Passover. Even the “fixed feasts” of the Church such as Christmas and Epiphany which are celebrated according to a fixed date on the calendar take their liturgical form and inspiration from the Paschal feast. The five links here retrive information from our online calendar.

Daily Calendar – Information links about any day from our database.
Monthly Calendar – Some information and links to the daily Calendar pages.
Fixed Feasts by Month – lists all the fixed feast days and can search for feast days also.
Movable Feast by Year – list the dates of the movable feasts by year.
Readings – lists the different cycles of readings, and has a display of how the cycles fall on a given mouth and year.

Articles in this section of our website will list the cycles of feast and fasts of our Church.

Article Read Time Hit Count
The Twelve Great Feasts - 9128
Fasting Seasons and Days - 8053
Scripture Readings Throughout the Year 11 mins 23240
Lesser Feasts 2 mins 6834
Order of Divine Services 6 mins 5694
Scripture Readings for Saturdays 2 mins 6233
Scripture Readings for Weekdays 6 mins 7229
Scripture Readings for Weekdays of Pre-Lent 1 min 6039
Scripture Readings for Saturdays of Pre-Lent and Lent 1 min 6354
Scripture Readings for Weekdays of Great Lent 1 min 12608
Scripture Readings for Saturdays of Pascha - 5915
Scripture Readings for Weekdays of Pascha 1 min 7077
Scripture Readings for the Nativity and Theophany 2 mins 10271
Scripture Readings for Fixed Feast Day Vespers 9 mins 8555
Readings - 1093