Ecclesiastical Dates

 

This chart has the dates of Feast Days and Fasting Days which are determined annually on the basis of the date of Holy Pascha (Easter). This ecclesiastical cycle begins with the first day of the Triodion and ends with the Sunday of all Saints, a total of eighteen weeks.

 

Day 2011 2012 2013 2014
Triodion Begins Feb 13 Feb 05 Feb 24 Feb 01
1st Saturday of Souls Feb 26 Feb 18 Mar 09 Feb 14
Meatfare Feb 07 Feb 19 Mar 10 Feb 15
2nd Saturday of Souls Mar 05  Feb 25  Mar 16  Feb 21
Cheesefare/ Forgiveness Feb 18 Mar 09 Mar 01 Feb 22
Pure Monday - Lent Begins Mar 07 Feb 27  Mar 18  Feb 23
3rd Saturday of Souls Mar 12  Mar 03  Mar 23  Feb 28
Sunday of Orthodoxy Mar 13  Mar 04  Mar 24  Mar 01
Saturday of Lazurus Apr 16  Apr 07  Apr 27  Apr 04
Palm Sunday Apr 17 Apr 08  Apr 28  Apr 05
Holy(Good)Friday Apr 22 Apr 13 May 03 Apr 10
Orthodox Pascha Apr 24 Apr 15 May 05 Apr 12
Western Easter Apr 28 Apr 08 Mar 31 Apr 20
Ascension  Jun 02 May 24 Jun 13 May 21
Saturday of Souls Jun 11 Jun 02 Jun 22 Jun 30
Pentecost Jun 12 Jun 03 Jun 23 May 31
All Saints Jun 19 Jun 10 Jun 30 Jun 07
Fast of Holy Apostles Begins Jun 20 Jun 11 see note Jun 16
Fast of Holy Apostles Lasts 9 days 18 days 0 days 13 days

 

Note: The Holy Apostles Fasting duration varies every year. It begins on Monday following Sunday of all Saints and ends on June 29. Thus, it may last from zero days, if Pascha falls on May 3 or later to twenty nine days, if Pascha falls on April 4 to May 2.