The church calendar contains the dates of the main Orthodox holidays dedicated to remembering historical events from the life of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos) and other saints. Using the calendar, you can find out the start and end dates of fasts, Easter, and other great Christian holidays in 2023.
Orthodox Church holidays in 2023
- Great HolidaysApril 16-EasterTwelveDays January 7 ‒ Nativity of ChristJanuary 19 ‒ Epiphany (Holy Epiphany)February 15 ‒ CandlemasApril 7-Annunciation of the Most Holy TheotokosApril 9-Palm Sunday (Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem)May 25 ‒ Ascension of the LordJune 4-Holy Trinity Day (Pentecost)August 19 ‒ Transfiguration of the LordAugust 28-Assumption of the Most Holy TheotokosSeptember 21 ‒ Nativity of the Most Holy TheotokosSeptember 27 ‒ Exaltation of the CrossDecember 4-Introduction to the Church of the Most Holy TheotokosNon-Pentecostal January 14-Circumcision of the LordJuly 7 ‒ Nativity of John the BaptistJuly 12-Holy Apostles Peter and PaulSeptember 11-Beheading of the head of John the BaptistOctober 14-Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos
- Days of special Commemoration of the DeceasedFebruary 18-Myasopustnaya Saturday (Ecumenical Parental)March 11-Saturday of the 2nd week of Great LentMarch 18-Saturday of the 3rd week of Great LentMarch 25 ‒ Saturday of the 4th week of Great LentApril 25-RadonitsaMay 9-Commemoration of the deceased soldiersJune 3-Trinity SaturdayMulti-day Church fastsFebruary 27-April 15 ‒ Great LentJune 12-July 11 ‒ Peter's Fast (Apostolic)August 14-27-Assumption FastNovember 28-January 6 ‒ Christmas FastOne-dayholidays January 18-Epiphany EveSeptember 11-Beheading of the Head of John the BaptistSeptember 27 ‒ Exaltation of the Holy CrossContinuous weeksof the week in which there is no fast on Wednesday and FridayJanuary 7 - 18-YuletideFebruary 6 - 11-The Publican and the PhariseeFebruary 20 - 26-MaslenitsaApril 17-22-Easter WeekJune 5-11-Trinity Week