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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

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Exhaltation of the CrossFriday September 12, 2014Orthodox 
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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary*Sunday September 21, 2014Orthodox 
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Exhaltation of the Cross -
Monday September 12, 2016

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary -
Thursday September 21, 2017

Orthodox : In the Greek Church the apodosis (solution) of the feast takes place 12 Sept., on account of the feast and the solemnity of the Exaltation of the Cross, 13 and 14 Sept. The Copts in Egypt and the Abyssinians celebrate Mary's Nativity on 1 May, and continue the feast under the name of Seed of Jacob 33 days (Anal. Juris Pont., xxi, 403); they also commemorate it on the first of every month (priv. letter from P. Baeteman, C.M., Alikiena). The Catholic Copts have adopted the Greek feast, but keep it 10 Sept. (Nilles, Kal. Man. , II, 696, 706).