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Great Feasts

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The '''Great Feasts''' (major feasts) of the [[Orthodox Church]] are the major celebrations throughout the [[Church Calendar|liturgical year]]. While various [[saint]]s and events are celebrated with significance on the local level, the entire Church celebrates together thirteen [[feast]]s above all the rest, '''[[Pascha]]''' and the '''Twelve Great Feasts'''.
== Pascha ==
[[Image:Resurrection.jpg|thumb|right|100px|Feast of Feasts]]The feast of the [[Resurrection]] of [[Jesus Christ]], called [[Pascha]] (Easter), is the greatest of the feasts of the [[Orthodox Church]]. It is also called not counted among the twelve major feasts of the Church since it is considered by itself as the '''"Feast of Feasts'''. " It is celebrated on the first [[Sunday]] after the Paschal Full Moon (''see'' [[Paschalion]]'').
== The Twelve Great Feasts ==
There are other days of great importance in the life of the Church -- the '''Twelve Great Feasts''', which commemorate and present us again to the historic presence of major events in the lives of our Lord [[Jesus Christ]] and his [[Theotokos|Holy Mother]].
#[[August 6]], the [[Transfiguration]]
#[[August 15]], the [[Dormition]] (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos
==Icons of the Twelve Great Feasts==
Image:Nativity_Theotokos.jpg|The Nativity of the Theotokos
Image:Elevation.jpg|The Elevation of the Cross
Image:Entrance.jpg|The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
Image:Nativity htm.jpg|[[Nativity icon|Nativity of Christ]]
Image:Palm Sunday.jpg|Palm Sunday
Image:Ascension.jpg|[[Ascension icon|Ascension]]
Image:Pentecost.jpg|[[Pentecost icon|Pentecost]]
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[[fr:Grandes fêtes]]
[[ro:Praznice Împărăteşti]]

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