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The '''Church Calendar''' consists of a series of cycles by which [[feast]]s are celebrated in the [[Orthodox Church]]. There are currently three calendars in use in the Church, the '''[[Julian Calendar]]''' ("Old Calendar"), '''[[Revised Julian Calendar]]''' ("New Calendar"), and '''[[Gregorian Calendar]]''' ("New Calendar").
*The [[Julian Calendar]] churches are: [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]], [[Church of Russia|Russia]], [[Church of Serbia|Serbia]], [[Church of Georgia|Georgia]], [[Church of Poland|Poland]], [[Church of Sinai|Sinai]], [[Church of Ukraine|Ukraine]], and [[Church of Japan|Japan]].
*The [[Revised Julian Calendar]] churches are: [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], [[Church of Romania|Romania]], [[Church of Bulgaria|Bulgaria]], [[Church of Cyprus|Cyprus]], [[Church of Greece|Greece]], [[Church of Albania|Albania]], [[Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia|Czech Lands and Slovakia]], and the [[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]]. *The [[Gregorian Calendar]] churches are: [[Church of FinlandEstonia (Ecumenical Patriarchate)|FinlandEstonia]] and the [[Orthodox Church of Estoniain America|EstoniaOCA]].
*The [[Gregorian Calendar]] church is: [[Church of Finland|Finland]].
A number of the above churches also have some parishes and dioceses which are on a different calendar than their respective [[primate]]s, most especially the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the [[diaspora]], which has many Julian Calendar parishes.
In terms of population, most Orthodox Christians follow the Julian Calendar (roughly 144 million to 41 million) but in terms of numbers of autocephalous and autonomous church bodies, the majority use one of the New Calendars (12 to 8).
==Calendarfixed feast days==
The following list of dates links only to [[fixed feast]]s of the [[Orthodox Church]]. The Church's year begins with the [[Indiction]] on [[September 1]].
|<small>[[August 1|1]] [[August 2|2]] [[August 3|3]] [[August 4|4]] [[August 5|5]] [[August 6|6]] [[August 7|7]] [[August 8|8]] [[August 9|9]] [[August 10|10]] [[August 11|11]] [[August 12|12]] [[August 13|13]] [[August 14|14]] [[August 15|15]] [[August 16|16]] [[August 17|17]] [[August 18|18]] [[August 19|19]] [[August 20|20]] [[August 21|21]] [[August 22|22]] [[August 23|23]] [[August 24|24]] [[August 25|25]] [[August 26|26]] [[August 27|27]] [[August 28|28]] [[August 29|29]] [[August 30|30]] [[August 31|31]]</small>
|}
==Calendar movable feast days==
All dates are Gregorian. Dates in ( ) are Gregorian dates of movable feasts on the Julian Calendar when different.
{|cellpadding="6px" border=1 style="border:1px solid #C0C0C0; border-collapse:collapse;"
|'''Movable feast day'''
|'''Date this year'''
|'''Date next year'''
|'''Date in two years'''
|-
|Sunday before [[Theophany]].
|{{Sunday before|date=Jan 6 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jan 6 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Jan 6 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jan 6 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Jan 6 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jan 6 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|Sunday after [[Theophany]]
|{{Sunday after|date=Jan 6 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jan 6 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after|date=Jan 6 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jan 6 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after|date=Jan 6 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jan 6 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|[[Apostle Zacchaeus|Zacchaeus Sunday]] (Slavic Tradition)
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 11 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 11 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 11 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee|Publican & Pharisee Sunday]] - ''fast free week''
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 10 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 10 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 10 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of the Prodigal Son]]
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 9 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 9 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 9 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of the Last Judgment|Meat Fare Sunday]] (Sunday of Last Judgement)
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 8 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 8 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 8 week }}
|-
|''fast for 6 days''
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 55 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 55 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 55 day }}
|-
|[[Forgiveness Sunday|Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday]]
 
Expulsion from Paradise
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 7 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 7 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 7 week }}
|-
|[[Great Lent]] begins - ''fast for 6 weeks''
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 48 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 48 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 48 day }}
|-
|[[Sunday of Orthodoxy]]
 
1st Sunday of Lent
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 6 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 6 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 6 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas]]
 
2nd Sunday of Lent
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 5 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 5 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 5 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of the Holy Cross]]
 
3rd Sunday of Lent
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 4 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 4 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 4 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of St. John Climacus]]
 
4th Sunday of Lent
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 3 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 3 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 3 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt]]
 
5th Sunday of Lent
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 2 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 2 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 2 week }}
|-
|[[Lazarus Saturday]]
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 8 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 8 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 8 day }}
|-
|'''[[Palm Sunday]]'''
|'''{{Palm sunday date}}'''
|'''{{Palm sunday date|year={{Next year}}}}'''
|'''{{Palm sunday date|year={{In_two_years}}}}'''
|-
|[[Holy Week]] starts - ''fast all week''
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 6 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 6 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 6 day }}
|-
|Holy Thursday
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 3 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 3 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 3 day }}
|-
|Holy Friday
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 2 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 2 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 2 day }}
|-
|[[Holy Saturday]]
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} - 1 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} - 1 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} - 1 day }}
|-
|'''[[Pascha]]''' - fast free week
|'''{{Pascha date}}'''
|'''{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}}'''
|'''{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}}'''
|-
|[[Sunday of St. Thomas]]
 
2nd Sunday of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 1 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 1 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 1 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women]]
3rd Sunday of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 2 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 2 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 2 week }}
|-
|Sunday of the Paralytic
 
4th Sunday of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 3 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 3 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 3 week }}
|-
|Midfeast of Pentecost
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 24 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 24 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 24 day }}
|-
|Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
 
5th Sunday of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 4 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 4 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 4 week }}
|-
|Sunday of the Blind Man
 
6th Sunday of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 5 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 5 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 5 week }}
|-
|Leavetaking of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 38 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 38 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 38 day }}
|-
|'''[[Ascension]]Thursday'''
|'''{{Ascension date}}'''
|'''{{Ascension date|year={{Next year}}}}'''
|'''{{Ascension date|year={{In_two_years}}}}'''
|-
|[[First Ecumenical Council|Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council]]
 
7th Sunday of Pascha
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 6 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 6 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 6 week }}
|-
|'''[[Pentecost]] Sunday''' - ''fast free week''
|'''{{Pentecost date}}'''
|'''{{Pentecost date|year={{Next year}}}}'''
|'''{{Pentecost date|year={{In_two_years}}}}'''
|-
|Day of the Holy Spirit
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 50 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 50 day }}
|{{#time:{{{format|D, F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 50 day }}
|-
|Sunday of All Saints
 
1st Sunday after Pentecost
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 8 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 8 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 8 week }}
|-
|Apostles fast begins
|{{Apostles fast date}}
|{{Apostles fast date|year={{Next year}} }}
|{{Apostles fast date|year={{In_two_years}} }}
|-
|All Saints of North America
 
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date}} + 9 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{Next year}}}} + 9 week }}
|{{#time:{{{format|F j, Y}}} |{{Pascha date|year={{In_two_years}}}} + 9 week }}
|-
|[[Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils|Fathers of the First Six Councils]]
|{{Sunday before|date=Jul 20 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jul 20 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Jul 20 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jul 20 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Jul 20 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Jul 20 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|Sunday before [[Elevation of the Holy Cross|Elevation of the Cross]]
|{{Sunday before|date=Sep 14 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Sep 14 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Sep 14 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Sep 14 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Sep 14 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Sep 14 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|Sunday after [[Elevation of the Holy Cross|Elevation of the Cross]]
 
- Lukan Jump next day -
|{{Sunday after |date=Sep 14 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday after |date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Sep 14 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after |date=Sep 14 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday after |date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Sep 14 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after |date=Sep 14 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday after |date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Sep 14 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|[[Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council|Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council]]
|{{Sunday after|date=Oct 10 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Oct 10 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after|date=Oct 10 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Oct 10 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after|date=Oct 10 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Oct 10 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|2nd Sunday before [[Nativity]]
|{{#time:F j, Y |{{Sunday before|date=Dec 25 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} - 1 week}}
 
({{#time:F j, Y |{{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }} - 1 week}})
|{{#time:F j, Y |{{Sunday before|date=Dec 25 {{Next year}} }} - 1 week}}
 
({{#time:F j, Y |{{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{Next year}} }} }} - 1 week}})
|{{#time:F j, Y |{{Sunday before|date=Dec 25 {{In_two_years}} }} - 1 week}}
 
({{#time:F j, Y |{{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{In_two_years}} }} }} - 1 week}})
|-
|Sunday before [[Nativity]]
|{{Sunday before|date=Dec 25 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Dec 25 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday before|date=Dec 25 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday before|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
|Sunday after [[Nativity]]
|{{Sunday after|date=Dec 25 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{CURRENTYEAR}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after|date=Dec 25 {{Next year}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{Next year}} }} }})
|{{Sunday after|date=Dec 25 {{In_two_years}} }}
 
({{Sunday after|date={{Gregorian date|format=F j Y|date=Dec 25 {{In_two_years}} }} }})
|-
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