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 they 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.

Date (2020) F/M Feast
January 7 Fixed The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
January 14 Fixed Circumcision of the Lord
January 19 Fixed The Baptism of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ
February 15 Fixed Meeting of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple
April 7 Fixed The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
April 12 Moveable Palm Sunday
April 19 Moveable Great and Holy Pascha
May 28 Moveable Holy Ascension
June 7 Moveable Pentecost
July 7 Fixed The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John
July 12 Fixed The Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul
August 19 Fixed The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ
August 28 Fixed The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
September 11 Fixed The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist
September 21 Fixed Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary
September 27 Fixed The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
October 14 Fixed Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
December 4 Fixed Entry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary