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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (AD 73)
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (AD 1922)
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver (AD 1979)

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Great Feasts

The Orthodox Church celebrates events in the life of the Lord and of His blessed Mother that are part of God’s “economy” for our salvation.

The Orthodox Church also celebrates the saints whose lives are an example and inspiration for all seeking to follow God’s will.

Our Hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, asks that each parish celebrate the Divine Liturgy (preceded by the appropriate services of Great Vespers and Matins) on every Sunday of the year, as well as on the following dates to commemorate the major feasts of our Lord and His Mother, as well as the commemorations of the great saints of our Orthodox Church.

Links are provided below, both to read about the feasts listed as well to access the liturgical services (bilingual, in both the original liturgical Freek and in English translation) for Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy.

January
January 1, Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 1, Feast of Saint Basil the Great About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 5, Paramony of the Feast of Theophany (Vesperal Divine Liturgy) About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 6, Feast of Theophany About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 7, Synaxis Feast of Saint John the Baptist About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 17, Saint Anthony the Great About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 18, Saints Athanasios and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 25, Saint Gregory the Theologian, Bishop of Nazianzus About the Feast Liturgical Service
January 30, The Three Hierarchs About the Feast Liturgical Service

February
February 2, Feast of the Presentation About the Feast Liturgical Service
February 6, Saint Photios the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople About the Feast Liturgical Service
February 10, Hieromartyr Haralambos About the Feast Liturgical Service
February 17, Martyr Theodore the Recruit About the Feast Liturgical Service

Triodion and Great Lent
Saturdays of Souls: About
Saturday before the Sunday of Meatfare Liturgical Service
Saturday before the Sunday of Cheesefare Liturgical Service
Saturday before the Sunday of Orthodoxy, of Saint Theodore the Recruit Liturgical Service
Wednesdays during Great Lent, Presanctified Divine Liturgies About Liturgical Services

March
March 9, The Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste About the Feast Liturgical Service
March 25, Feast of the Annunciation About the Feast Liturgical Service

Holy Week
Great and Holy Monday, Presanctified Divine Liturgy About the Feast Liturgical Service
Great and Holy Tuesday, Presanctified Divine Liturgy About the Feast Liturgical Service
Great and Holy Wednesday, Presanctified Divine Liturgy About the Feast Liturgical Service
Great and Holy Thursday, Vesperal Divine Liturgy About the Feast Liturgical Service
Great and Holy Saturday, Vesperal Divine Liturgy About the Feast Liturgical Service

Pentekostarion
April 23 (or the Monday after Pascha), Great Martyr George About the Feast Liturgical Service
Friday After Pascha, Feast of the Life-Giving Fountain About the Feast Liturgical Service
Feast of Mid Pentecost About the Feast Liturgical Service
Feast of the Leave-Taking of Pascha About the Feast Liturgical Service
Feast of the Ascension About the Feast Liturgical Service
Saturday of Souls, Saturday before Pentecost About the Feast Liturgical Service
Monday after Pentecost, Monday of the Holy Spirit About the Feast Liturgical Service

May
May 21, Saints Constantine and Helen About the Feast Liturgical Service

June
June 11, Apostle Bartholomew About the Feast Liturgical Service
June 24, Nativity of Saint John the Baptist About the Feast Liturgical Service
June 29, Apostles Peter and Paul About the Feast Liturgical Service
June 30, Synaxis Feast of the Holy Apostles About the Feast Liturgical Service

July
July 20, Prophet Elias About the Feast Liturgical Service
July 26, Martyr Paraskevi About the Feast Liturgical Service
July 27, Martyr Panteleimon About the Feast Liturgical Service

August
August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration About the Feast Liturgical Service
August 15, Feast of the Dormition About the Feast Liturgical Service
August 29, Beheading of Saint John the Baptist About the Feast Liturgical Service

September
September 1, Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year (Feast of the Indiction) About the Feast Liturgical Service
September 8, Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos About the Feast Liturgical Service
September 14, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross About the Feast Liturgical Service
September 26, Apostle John the Evangelist and Theologian About the Feast Liturgical Service

October
October 18, Apostle Luke About the Feast Liturgical Service
October 23, Apostle Iakovos (James) About the Feast Liturgical Service
October 26, Great Martyr Dimitrios About the Feast Liturgical Service

November
November 1, Saints Kosmas and Damianos About the Feast Liturgical Service
November 8, The Archangels Michael and Gabriel About the Feast Liturgical Service
November 9, Saint Nektarios, Bishop of Pentapolis About the Feast Liturgical Service
November 13, Saint John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople About the Feast Liturgical Service
November 21, Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple About the Feast Liturgical Service
November 25, Great Martyr Katherine About the Feast Liturgical Service
November 30, Apostle Andrew About the Feast Liturgical Service

December
December 4, Martyr Barbara About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 5, Saint Savas the Sanctified About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 6, Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 9, Feast of the Conception by Saint Anna of the Theotokos About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 12, Saint Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 15, Hieromartyr Eleutherios About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 24, Paramony of the Feast of the Nativity (Vesperal Divine Liturgy) About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 25, Feast of the Nativity About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 26, Synaxis Feast of the Theotokos About the Feast Liturgical Service
December 27, Protomartyr Stephen About the Feast Liturgical Service

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