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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

Orthodox: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months


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Monday August 15, 2022Dormition of the VirginOrthodox
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Sunday August 28, 2022Religious celebration (not a national holiday)Orthodox
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Monday September 12, 2022Exhaltation of the CrossOrthodox
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayOrthodox
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Monday December 26, 2022Glorifying Mother of GodOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Armenian ChristmasOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Orthodox Christmas EveOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Saturday January 7, 2023Coptic ChristmasOrthodox
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Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Sunday January 8, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Sunday January 8, 2023Orthodox second day of ChristmasOrthodox
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Monday January 9, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Thursday January 19, 2023Orthodox EpiphanyOrthodox
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Dormition of the Virgin

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Monday August 15, 2022
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)

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Sunday August 28, 2022
Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community

Exhaltation of the Cross

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Monday September 12, 2022
Orthodox : The last of the five major feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is the most important feast among the feasts dedicated to the Holy Cross, as it is dedicated to the history of the return of the Holy Cross from imprisonment, its elevation and glorification.

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Orthodox : Also celebrated by catholics in Romania.

Glorifying Mother of God

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Monday December 26, 2022
Orthodox : 'Synaxis Hyperagias Theotokou Marias'

Optional holiday

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Armenian Christmas Armenian community only not a paid holiday

Armenian Christmas

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Cele ated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Eve

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe and throughout the world celebrate Christmas on January 7. Christians of the Russian and Serbian Churches as well as the monks of Mount Athos in Greece celebrate Christmas according to the old Julian calendar. Other Churches, including those of Greece and Bulgaria, have switched to the Gregorian calendar and celebrate the holiday on 25 December.

Coptic Christmas

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Saturday January 7, 2023
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Orthodox Christmas Day

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Saturday January 7, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Sunday January 8, 2023
Orthodox : Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece,

Orthodox second day of Christmas

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Sunday January 8, 2023
Orthodox :

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Monday January 9, 2023
Orthodox : The difference in Christmas celebrations stretches back to 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII ruled the Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece, work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

Orthodox Epiphany

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Thursday January 19, 2023
Orthodox : A Christian holiday (from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning manifestation or to appear) commemorating the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. It marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and is also called The Adoration of the Magi or The Manifestation of God . According to legend based on a Bible story, three kings (or wise men/magi), Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar saw a bright star on the night that Christ was born. They followed the star to Bethlehem where they found the baby Jesus and presented him with gold, frankincense and myrrh.