St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Feasts

The table below shows the feasts that are celebrated annually at St. Nicholas. Dates correspond to the old calendar. Green indicates one of the 12 major feasts of the Orthodox Church. Some feasts are “moveable” because do not fall on a fixed date every year (their dates are determined relative to Pascha). The dates for several other important events (see details here) are also automatically determined by Pascha, such as the three Sundays that lead up to the fast of Great Lent (Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, Meatfare Sunday, and Forgiveness Sunday)—and then Great Lent itself. Note that all Eastern Orthodox churches, regardless of whether they use the old or new calendars, celebrate Pascha on the same day.

This page will be developed as a springboard to information about each feast.

Date (2018)F/MFeast
January 7FixedThe Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
January 14FixedCircumcision of the Lord
January 19FixedThe Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
February 15FixedMeeting of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple
April 1MoveablePalm Sunday
April 7FixedThe Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
April 8MoveableGreat and Holy Pascha
May 17MoveableHoly Ascension
May 27MoveablePentecost
July 7FixedThe Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John
July 12FixedThe Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul
August 19FixedThe Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ
August 28FixedThe Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
September 11FixedThe Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist
September 21FixedNativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary
September 27FixedThe Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
October 14FixedProtection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
December 4FixedEntry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary