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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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Tuesday June 25, 2019 / June 12, 2019

2nd Week after Pentecost. Tone eight.
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Venerable Onuphrius the Great (400). Venerable Peter of Mt. Athos (734). Opening of the relics (1650) of St. Anna of Kashin (1338). Venerable Arsenius, abbot of Konevits (1447). Venerable Onuphrius, abbot of Malsk (Pskov) (1492). Venerables Bassian and Jonah, monks, of Petroma (Solovki) (1561). Venerables Onuphrius and Auxentius, monks, of Vologda (1521). Venerable Stephen of Komel, abbot of Ozersk Monastery, Vologda (1542). Venerables John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, hermits of Egypt (4th c.). St. John the Soldier of Egypt (6th-7th c.). Venerable Onuphrius, abbot of Katrom Monastery (Vologda) (16th c.). St. Julian of Dagouta at Constantinople (Greek). New Martyrs Onuphrius, bishop (1938), and with him: Anthony, Barsanuphius and Joseph (1937), and bishop Alexander Kharkovsky. St. Olympius, bishop and confessor who suffered in Thrace (4th c.). St. Timothy the Hermit of Egypt (4th c.). St. Cunera, virgin-martyr of Rhenen (451) (Neth.). Venerable John (Tornike) of Mt. Athos (998) (Georgia). Finding of the relics (1672) of St. John of Moscow, fool-for-Christ (1589). Synaxis of All Saints of St. Onuphrius Monastery at Jablechna (Poland). Miracle-working icons of the Theotokos (14th c.) and St. Onuphrius (14th c.) at St. Onuphrius Monastery (Poland).
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