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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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Friday April 19, 2019 / April 6, 2019

Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)

St. Eutychius, patriarch of Constantinople (582). Martyrs Peter and Prokhor (1918). New Hieromartyr John priest (1934). New Hieromartyr James priest (1943). St. Sebastian, Elder of Optina and Karaganda (1966). St. Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of the Slavs (885). Venerable Platonida (Platonis) of Nisibis (308). 120 Martyrs of Persia (345). Martyrs Jeremiah and Archilias the Presbyter. Venerable Gregory of St. Athanasius monastery on Mt. Athos, instructor of St. Gregory Palamas (1308). Venerable Gregory the Sinaite (1346). 2 Martyrs from Ascalon. New Martyr Nicholas of Lesbos (1463). New Monk-martyr Gennadius of Dionysiou, Mt. Athos, who suffered at Constantinople (1818). New Martyrs Manuel, Theodore, George, Michael, and another George, of Samothrace (1835).
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