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Most commemorations that have an afterfeast also have a [[forefeast]].
 
Most commemorations that have an afterfeast also have a [[forefeast]].
  
== How Long? ==
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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.
 
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? ==
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== Which feasts? ==
 
[[Pascha]] and most [[First Class Feasts]] and [[Second Class Feasts]] have afterfeasts.
 
[[Pascha]] and most [[First Class Feasts]] and [[Second Class Feasts]] have afterfeasts.
  
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* [[Dormition]] ([[August 15]])—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: [[August 23]])
 
* [[Dormition]] ([[August 15]])—afterfeast: 8 days (leavetaking: [[August 23]])
  
== See Also ==
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== See also ==
 
* [[Forefeast]]
 
* [[Forefeast]]
 
* [[Leavetaking]]
 
* [[Leavetaking]]
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* [[Synaxis]]
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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* ''The Pentecostarion'', tr. Holy Transfiguration Monastery (ISBN 0943405025)
 
* ''The Pentecostarion'', tr. Holy Transfiguration Monastery (ISBN 0943405025)
 
* [http://www.networks-now.net/litresswraoc/Typicon_Charts.htm Website of the St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America]
 
* [http://www.networks-now.net/litresswraoc/Typicon_Charts.htm Website of the St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America]
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==External link==
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*[[w:Afterfeast|''Afterfeast'' at Wikipedia]]
  
 
[[Category:Feasts]]
 
[[Category:Feasts]]
 
[[Category:Featured Articles]]
 
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[[Category:Liturgics]]
 
[[Category:Liturgics]]

Revision as of 17:05, August 17, 2007

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.

Contents

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

See also

Sources

External link

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