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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

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Dormition of the Virgin*Monday August 15, 2016Orthodox 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Sunday August 28, 2016Orthodox 
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Exhaltation of the CrossSunday September 18, 2016Orthodox 
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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary*Wednesday September 21, 2016Orthodox 
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Dormition of the Virgin -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Orthodox : Adormirea Maicii Domnului refers to the feast commemorating what is believed to be the miraculous transport of Mary, in bodily form, to Heaven after her death. Some accounts claim that she died in Jerusalem; others put her death at the Graeco-Roman city of Ephesus, now in Turkey, and the site of an alleged House of the Virgin Mary . since 2008


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Monday August 28, 2017

Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community


Exhaltation of the Cross -
Monday September 18, 2017

Orthodox :


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).