Afterfeast

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* [[Theophany]] ([[January 6]])—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: [[January 14]])
 
* [[Theophany]] ([[January 6]])—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: [[January 14]])
 
* [[Presentation|Presentation of Christ]] ([[February 2]])—afterfeast: 7 days (leavetaking: [[February 9]])  
 
* [[Presentation|Presentation of Christ]] ([[February 2]])—afterfeast: 7 days (leavetaking: [[February 9]])  
**'''NOTE:''' The afterfeast of the Presentation of Christ may be shortened or omitted altogether if February 2 falls on or after the Sunday of the [[Publican and Pharisee]].
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**'''NOTE:''' The afterfeast of the Presentation of Christ may be shortened or omitted altogether if [[February 2]] falls on or after the Sunday of the [[Publican and Pharisee]].
* [[Annunciation]] ([[March 25]])— no afterfeast
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* [[Annunciation]] ([[March 25]])—no afterfeast
 
* [[Transfiguration]] ([[August 6]])—afterfeast: 7 days (leavetaking: [[August 13]])
 
* [[Transfiguration]] ([[August 6]])—afterfeast: 7 days (leavetaking: [[August 13]])
 
* [[Dormition]] ([[August 15]])—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: [[August 23]])
 
* [[Dormition]] ([[August 15]])—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: [[August 23]])

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An afterfeast (also known as postfeast) is a period of time following certain major feasts of the Christian year during which the feast continues to be celebrated. The liturgical life of the Church reflects this extended celebration by continuing to express the themes of the feast in the divine services celebrated during the afterfeast.

Most commemorations that have an afterfeast also have a forefeast.

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How Long?

The afterfeast begins on the day after the feast and concludes on the leavetaking of the feast. Accordingly, the period of the afterfeast varies from commemoration to commemoration.

Which Feasts?

Pascha and most First Class Feasts and Second Class Feasts have afterfeasts.

From the Pentecostarion

  • Pascha—afterfeast: 38 days (leavetaking: Wednesday before Ascension)
  • Ascension—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: Friday before Pentecost)
  • Pentecost—afterfeast: 6 days (leavetaking: following Saturday)

From the Lenten Triodion

From the Menaion

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