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 2024.
Orthodox Church holidays in 2024
- Great HolidaysMay 5-EasterTwelveDays January 7 ‒ Nativity of ChristJanuary 19 ‒ Epiphany (Holy Epiphany)February 15 ‒ CandlemasApril 7-Annunciation of the Most Holy TheotokosApril 28-Palm Sunday (Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem)June 13 ‒ Ascension of the LordJune 23 ‒ Holy Trinity Day (Pentecost)August 19-Transfiguration of the LordAugust 28-Dormition 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-Pentecost 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 DeceasedMarch 9-Myasopustnaya Saturday (Ecumenical Parental)March 30-Saturday of the 2nd week of Great LentApril 6-Saturday of the 3rd week of Great LentApril 13 ‒ Saturday of the 4th week of Great LentMay 9-Commemoration of the deceased soldiersMay 14-RadonitsaJune 22-Trinity SaturdayMulti-day Church fastsMarch 18-May 4 - Great LentJuly 1-11 ‒ Peter's Fast (Apostolic)August 14-27-Assumption FastNovember 28-January 6 ‒ Christmas FastOne-day daysJanuary 18-Epiphany EveSeptember 11-Beheading of St. 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 26-March 2 ‒ The Publican and the PhariseeMarch 11-17-MaslenitsaMay 6-11-Easter WeekJune 24-30-Trinity Week