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The leavetaking (also known as apodosis) of a feast is the final day a feast is celebrated in the Church. In most cases it follows an afterfeast. On the leavetaking, most elements of the festal services are appointed to be served again.

Pascha and most First Class Feasts and Second Class Feasts have leavetakings. See the Afterfeast article for the specific dates of these leavetakings.

In addition, four Third Class Feasts have leavetakings.

  • St. Demetrios (October 26)—leavetaking: October 27
  • Nativity of the Forerunner (June 24)—leavetaking: June 25
  • Ss. Peter and Paul (June 29)—leavetaking: June 30
  • Beheading of the Forerunner (August 29)—leavetaking August 30

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