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Twelve Great Feasts are the twelve most important holidays established in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in honor of the Blessed Virgin. Depending on the issue to whom the holiday is dedicated Twelve great holidays are called the Manor (or The Lord God holiday) or Marian. Twelve great feasts are divided on “passing date” of the celebration holidays ( depends on the date of Easter), and nonpassing date holidays, which always are celebrated in the same day of the year.

Church liturgical year begins in September. Annual cycle of twelve great feasts, from the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and ending with her Assumption, reflects all the stages of life of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation. Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross stresses the relationship of Jesus Christ as the head of the Church founded by Him (see Col.1: 18).

Easter, as the "feast of feasts", not one of the twelve great feasts.


 

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Saturday October 20, 2018 / October 7, 2018

21st Week after Pentecost. Tone three.

Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus in Syria (290-303). St. Jonah, bishop of Manchuria (1925). New Hieromartyr Priest Valentine Sventsitsky of Moscow (1931) and Priest Nicholas Kazansky (1931). New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1942). Venerable Sergius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). Venerable Sergius, abbot of Nurma (Vologda) (1412) , disciple of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh. Uncovering of the relics (1514) of Venerable Martinian, abbot of Byelozersk (White Lake) (1483). Martyrs Julian, presbyter, and Caesarius, deacon, at Terracina (1st c.). Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus (287). Martyr Polychronius of Gamphanitus (4th c.). Pskov Icon of the Mother of God named "Tenderness" (1524). Martyrs Eusebius and Felix at Terracina. St. Dubtach, bishop of Armagh (Scotland) (513) (Celtic & British). Holy Martyr Princess Osyth of Chich (England) (ca. 700) (Celtic & British). 99 Fathers of Crete (Greek). St. Leontius the Governor (Greek). Venerable Joseph, elder of Mokhevi, wonderworker of Georgia (1763) (Georgia).
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