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Great holidays in the church liturgical Constitution (Typicon) are called all twelve great feasts. But besides the Twelve Feasts Orthodox Church celebrates the great five holidays - Protection of the Blessed Virgin, Circumcision of Our Lord and St Memory  Basil the Great, the Nativity of John the, the Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, The Beheading of John the Baptist.

These feasts are ranked as great feasts because events and saints, celebrated these days are particularly important for our salvation.


 

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Sunday May 27, 2018 / May 14, 2018

Pentecost Trinity Sunday.

"Lesna" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1696) (movable holiday on the Trinity Sunday). Holy Fathers and Mothers of Atchara (18th c.) (movable holiday on the Trinity Sunday) (Georgia). Martyr Isidore of Chios (251). St. Isidore, fool-for-Christ, wonderworker of Rostov (1474). New Hieromartyr Peter priest (1939). Venerable Nicetas, bishop of Novgorod and recluse of the Kiev Caves (1108). Martyr Maximus, under Decius (250). Venerable Serapion the Sindonite, monk, of Egypt (542). St. Leontius, patriarch of Jerusalem (1175). Trebensk (1654) and Yaroslavl (Pechersk) Icons of the Mother of God (1823). New Martyr John-Raiko of Shumena, Bulgaria (1802)) (Greek). New Martyr Mark of Crete, at Smyrna (1643) (Greek). First opening of the relics (1846) of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1783). St. Aprunculus, bishop of Clermont in Gaul (Gaul). Sts. Alexander, Barbarus, and Acolythus, martyred at the Church of Holy Peace by the Sea in Constantinople (Greek). St. Andrew, abbot of Raphael (Tobolsk) (1820).
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