Feasts and Fasts this year

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Church Holidays and Fasts in 2019

(first date according to the Church (Julian) Calendar, second — according to the civil calendar)

April 15/28 — HOLY PASCHA

The Twelve Movable Feasts

April 8/April 21 — The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem

June 24/6 — Ascension

June 3/June 16 — Trinity Sunday. Pentecost

The Twelve Fixed Feasts

December 25/January 7 — Nativity of Our Lord

January 6 /19 — The Holy Theophany of Our Lord

February 2 / 15 — The Meeting of the Lord

March 25 / April 7 — Annunciation

August 6 / 19 — Transfiguration

August 15 / 28 — Dormition of the Holy Theotokos

September 8 / 21 — Nativity of the Theotokos

September 14 / 27 — Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross

November 21 / December 4 — The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple

Great Feasts

January 1 / 14 — Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ

June 24 / July 7 — Nativity of St.John the Baptist

June 29 / July 12 — The Holy, Glorious and All-praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul

August 29 / September 11 — The Beheading of St.John the Baptist

October 1 / 14 — The Protection of Theotokos

Fasts

Great Lent — February 26/ March 11 — April 14/27

Fast of Apostles Peter and Paul — June 11/24 — June 28/July 11

Dormition Fast — August 1/14 — August 14/27

Nativity Fast — November 15/28 — December 24/January 6

One Day Fasts

Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the year except for fast-free weeks Holy Week (Svyatki)

Eve of the Theophany — January 5/18

Beheading of St. John the Baptist — August 29/September 11

Elevation of the Cross — September 14/27

Fast Free Days

Holy Week (Svyatki) — December 25/January 7 — January4/17

The week of Publican and Pharisee — February 4/17 — February 10/23

Cheese-fare week (Maslenitsa) — February 19/March 4 — February 25/March 10

Bright week — April 15/28 — April 21/May 4

Trinity week — June 3/16 — June 9/22

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