2011 Liturgical Calendar
Below is a brief listing of feast days.
of Our Lord
January 6 -Theophany of Our Lord
January 30-Three Holy Hierarchs
of Our Lord with Simeon - Presentation of Our Lord at the Temple. Blessing
of the Candles. This is one of the most ancient of all of the feasts.
February 14-Death of Cyril, Apostle
to the Slavs.
February 20-Sunday of the Prodigal
February 26-First All Souls Saturday.
February 27-Sunday of Meat fare.
March 6-Sunday of
March 7-First Day of the Great Fast.
Strict fast and abstinence required. No Meat or Dairy products. Abstinence
and other penances traditionally observed throughout the Great Fast.
Monday to Friday in the Great Fast are aliturgical (without Divine Liturgy)
days. The Presanctified Liturgy is celebrated on Wednesday and Friday.
March 13-First Sunday of Great Fast.
March 19-Second All Souls Saturday.
March 25-Annunciation of the Mother
March 26-Third All Souls Saturday.
Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel.
April 6- Death of
Methodius, Apostle to the Slavs.
April 17-Palm Sunday
April 22-Good Friday. Strict fast
and abstinence required. No meat or dairy products.
April 24-Easter Sunday - Pascha. Resurrection of our Lord.
Blessing of Easter Baskets following the Divine Liturgy
April 25-Bright Monday. Bright week
is free from fast and abstinence.
April 26-Bright Tuesday.
April 27-Bright Wednesday.
April 28-Bright Thursday.
April 29-Bright Friday.
April 30-Bright Saturday.
May 11-Cyril and Methodius,
Apostles to the Slavs.
of the Paralytic Man.
May 18-Mid Pentecost.
May 19-Patrick, Bishop-Martyr
May 22-Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.
May 29-Sunday of the Man Born Blind.
May 26-Third Finding of the Head
of John the Baptist.
Day of Pascha.
June 2-Ascension of Our Lord.
June 5-Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.
June 11-Fifth All
June 12-Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Week is free from fast
June 13-Pentecost Monday.
June 19-Sunday of All Saints
June 20-Beginning of the Apostles
Fast (June 20-28)
June 24-Birth of John the Baptist
June 29-Peter and Paul, Pre-Eminent
of the Robe of the Mother of God.
July 17-Sunday of the Fathers of
the Six Ecumenical Council.
July 20-Elijah - Great Prophet.
of the Cross. Lesser Blessing of Water. Beginning of the Dormition Fast
August 6-Transfiguration of Our
Lord. Blessing of Fruit.
August 12-Poor Clares, Our Venerable
of the Mother of God. Blessing of Flowers.
of John the Baptist. Strict abstinence from meat and dairy products.
of the Church Year.
September 8-Birth of the Mother
September 14-Exaltation of the Holy
Cross. Strict abstinence from meat or dairy products.
September 19-The daily reading of
the Gospel of St. Luke begins on the Monday after the Sunday of the
Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Epistles continue to read without
interruption. This results in a discrepancy in the reading of the Epistles
and Gospels until the end of December.
of the Mother of God
Anniversary of SS. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church
Michael and all Angels
November 15-Beginning of St. Phillip's Fast (November 15-December
November 21-Entrance of the Mother
December 6-Feast Day
of St. Nicholas
December 8-Feast of St. Anna (Conception
of St. Anna)
December 12-Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 25-Christmas. Birth of
December 26-Synaxis of the Mother
December 27-Stephen Protomartyr.