Last Update:  May 19, 2019

* - denotes Holy Day of Obligation


Season of the Christmas cycle
*December 25: The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ Holy Day of Obligation
December 26: Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God
January 1: Circumcision of Our Lord and the Memory of St. Basil the Great
*January 6: Theophany (Baptism) of Our Lord Holy Day of Obligation

January 21: Martin Luther King Day (USA)


Pre-Paschal Season
January 30: Synaxis of the Ecumenical Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom
February 2: Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple
February 3: Sunday of Zacchaeus

February 10: Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
February 17: Sunday of the Prodigal Son

February 23: First All-Souls Saturday
February 24: Sunday of Meat-Fare

March 3: Sunday of Cheese-Fare


The Great Fast
March 4: First Day of the Great Fast
March 10: First Sunday of the Great Fast (Sunday of Orthodoxy)

March 16: Second All-Souls Saturday
March 17: Second Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Gregory Palamas)

March 23: Third All-Souls Saturday
March 24: Third Sunday of the Great Fast (Veneration of the Holy Cross)
March 25: Annunciation to the Mother of God
March 30: Fourth All-Souls Saturday
March 31: Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. John of the Ladder)
April 6: Akathistos Saturday

April 7: Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Mary of Egypt)


Holy Week
April 13: Saturday of Lazarus
April 14: Palm (Flowery) Sunday

April 15: Great and Holy Monday
April 16: Great and Holy Tuesday
April 17: Great and Holy Wednesday
April 18: Great and Holy Thursday
April 19: Great and Holy Friday
April 20: Great and Holy Saturday
April 21: Pascha (Easter Sunday)


Paschal Season
Apr 21-28: Bright Week
April 28: Second Sunday of Pascha (Thomas Sunday)

May 5: Third Sunday of Pascha (Ointment-Bearing Women)
May 12: Fourth Sunday of Pascha (Healing of the Paralytic) Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius
May 19: Fifth Sunday of Pascha (Samaritan Woman)
May 26: Sixth Sunday Sunday of Pascha (Man Born Blind)
May 27: Memorial Day (USA)
*May 30: Ascension of Our Lord, Thursday (40 days after Easter) Holy Day of Obligation
June 2: Seventh Sunday of Pascha (Fathers of the First Council)
June 8: Fifth All-Souls Saturday
June 9: Feast of Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Easter)
June 10: Feast of the Holy Trinity


Season of Pentecost
June 16: Sunday of All Saints
June 17-28: The Apostles' Fast
June 24: The Birth of John the Baptist
*June 29: Feast of SS Peter and Paul, Apostles   Holy Day of Obligation
July 4: Independence Day (USA)
July 14: Sunday of the Fathers of the First 6 Ecumenical Councils
July 20: Elijah Great Prophet (the Holy Prophet Elias)
August 1-14: Dormition Fast
August 6: Transfiguration of Our Lord
*August 15: Dormition of the Mother of God   Holy Day of Obligation
August 29: Beheading of John the Baptist