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Eastern Orthodox Events


The date of Easter (Pascha) in the Eastern Orthodox Churches is different to that of the Catholic & Protestant Churches. This is because it is calculated according to the Julian calendar. In addition, "Old Calendarists" also use the Julian calendar for fixed dates.

Selecting + Eastern Orthodox Events from Day Labels menu, marks the following events in the calendar after calculating the date of Orthodox Pascha for the selected year. 


For fixed Eastern Orthodox events, either the New Calendar convention or the Old Calendar may be used (Julian or Gregorian). This is set under Preferences (Use Julian Calendar for Eastern Orthodox Events)


Orthodox Events (may include)

  • Nativity of Theotokos (8 Sep)
  • The Exaltation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross (14 Sep)
  • Presentation of the Theotokos in the Temple (21 Nov)
  • Nativity of Christ (25 Dec)
  • Theophany (6 Jan)
  • Presentation of Our Lord in Temple (2 Feb)
  • Annunciation of Theotokos (25 Mar)
  • Palm Sunday
  • Pascha (Orthodox Easter)
  • Ascension
  • Pentecost
  • Transfiguration of Our Saviour Jesus Christ (6 Aug)
  • The Dormition of Theotokos (15 Aug)
  • Clean Monday (beginning of Great Fast)
  • Fast of the Apostles
  • Dormition Fast
  • Christmas Fast

Theotokos means God-bearer and refers to the Mother of God.


You can add other fixed feastdays such as Name Days as user defined labels.


Additional Eastern Orthodox events


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