→The Twelve Great Feasts
== Pascha ==
The feast of the [[Resurrection]] of [[Jesus Christ]], called [[Pascha]] (Easter), is the greatest of the feasts of the [[Orthodox Church]]. It is 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 ==
Seven greats feasts in honor of our [[Lord]] [[Jesus Christ]] and five great feasts honoring the [[Theotokos]] constitute the Twelve Great Feasts.
#[[September 8]], the [[Nativity of the Theotokos]]#[[September 14]], the [[Elevation of the Holy Cross]]#[[November 21]], the [[Presentation of the Theotokos]]#[[December 25]], the [[Nativity]] of Christ (Christmas)#[[January 6]], [[Theophany]], the Baptism of Christ#[[February 2]], the [[Presentation]] of Christ#[[March 25]], the [[Annunciation]]
#The Sunday before Pascha, [[Palm Sunday]]
#Forty Days after Pascha, the [[Ascension]] of Christ
#Fifty Days after Pascha, [[Pentecost]]
#[[August 6]], the [[Transfiguration]]#[[August 15]], the [[Dormition]] (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos
==Icons of the Twelve Great Feasts==