LEAVE-TAKING OF A FEAST

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LEAVE-TAKING OF A FEAST - (Apodosis) The last day of the post-feast, on which the Typikon sometimes prescribes serving essentially the same service as on the first day of the feast.

 

  • St. Demetrios (October 26)—leavetaking: October 27
  • Nativity of the Forerunner (June 24)—leavetaking: June 25
  • Ss. Peter and Paul (June 29)—leavetaking: June 30
  • Beheading of the Forerunner (August 29)—leavetaking August 30
  • Pascha—afterfeast: 38 days (leavetaking: Wednesday before Ascension)
  • Ascension—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: Friday before Pentecost)
  • Pentecost—afterfeast: 6 days (leavetaking: following Saturday)
  • Nativity of the Theotokos (September 8)—afterfeast: 4 days (leavetaking: September 12)
  • Elevation of the Holy Cross (September 14)—afterfeast: 7 days (leavetaking: September 21)
  • Presentation of the Theotokos (November 21)—afterfeast: 4 days (leavetaking: November 25)
  • Nativity of Christ (December 25)—afterfeast: 6 days (leavetaking: December 31)
  • Theophany (January 6)—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: January 14)
  • Presentation of Christ (February 2)—afterfeast: 7 days -  shortened or omitted altogether if February 2 falls on or after the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee. (leavetaking: February 9)
  • Transfiguration (August 6)—afterfeast: 7 days (leavetaking: August 13)
  • Dormition (August 15)—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: August 23)

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