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Great Feasts

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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 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 21 / [[September 8]], the [[Nativity of the Theotokos]]#September 27 / [[September 14]], the [[Elevation of the Holy Cross]]#December 4 / [[November 21]], the [[Presentation of the Theotokos]]#January 7 / [[December 25]], the [[Nativity]] of Christ (Christmas)#January 19 / [[January 6]], [[Theophany]], the Baptism of Christ#February 15 / [[February 2]], the [[Presentation]] of Christ#April 7 / [[March 25]], the [[Annunciation]]
#The Sunday before Pascha, [[Palm Sunday]]
#Forty Days after Pascha, the [[Ascension]] of Christ
#Fifty Days after Pascha, [[Pentecost]]
#August 19 / [[August 6]], the [[Transfiguration]]#August 28 / [[August 15]], the [[Dormition]] (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos 
==Icons of the Twelve Great Feasts==
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[[ro:Praznice Împărăteşti]]
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