Fasts & Feasts

The Papal Encyclical for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection, 2015

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In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.

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Christ is Risen. Truly, He is Risen. 

 

I congratulate you on the glorious Feast of the Resurrection, which is the joy of all our joys, and the feast of all of our feasts. Resurrection in the Christian life is not just a historical event. Neither is it a mere occasion that we honor with a variety of celebrations, nor just an ordinary passing day. Resurrection is the foundation of our path of salvation which our Lord Jesus Christ completed on the wood of the cross. Resurrection is the focus of our faith. It is the realization of the forgiveness of all humanity. Resurrection is the core of spiritual struggle, since spiritual progress without the resurrection is meaningless. Moreover, it is the hope and promise of the coming eternal life. Without resurrection our Christian faith is pointless. Without resurrection, there is no peace for our daily earthly lives. Without resurrection, we have no hope for the future. The light of the resurrection illuminates our lives and brightens the path of every individual through each stage. 

 

 One may ask: “Did Jesus really come and die?” 

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Date

The Holy Nativity Feast

January 7

The Circumcision Feast

January 14

The Holy Epiphany

January 19

Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee

January 21

Jonah's (Nineveh) Fast

January 25–27

Jonah's (Nineveh) Feast

January 28

Holy Great Fast

February 8 – March 26

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15

The Feast of the Cross

March 19

Lazarus Saturday

March 27

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)

March 28

Holy Pascha

March 29–31

Covenant Thursday

April 1

Good Friday

April 2

Glorious Feast of the Resurrection

April 4

Annunciation Feast

April 7

Thomas’ Sunday

April 11

Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist

May 8

The Holy Feast of Ascension

May 13

The Holy Pentecost Feast

May 23

The Apostles' Fast

May 24 – July 11

Entry of the Lord into Egypt

June 1

The Apostles' Feast (Martyrdom of St. Peter & St. Paul)

July 12

St. Mary's Fast

August 7–21

Transfiguration Feast

August 19

Assumption of St. Mary's Body

August 22

The Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year)

September 11

The Feast of the Cross (Three days)

September 27–29

The Holy Nativity Fast

November 25 – January 6

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