Orthodox Calendar

Orthodox Calendar Of Saints, Feasts, And Readings In The Orthodox Church

tuesday31marThe Holy Hieromartyr Hypatius, Bishop of GangraInnocent, Enlightener of Siberia & AlaskaFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 40:18-31; Genesis 15:1-15; Proverbs 15:7-19

wednesday1aprMary of EgyptEuthemios of SuzdalFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 41:4-14; Genesis 17:1-9; Proverbs 15:20-16:9

thursday2aprThe Great Canon of Saint Andrew of CreteTitus the WonderworkerFasting ruleStrict fastGenesis 18:20-33; Proverbs 16:17-17:17

friday3aprNicetas, Abbot of the Monastery of MediciumJoseph the HymnographerFasting ruleStrict fast,Fast FreeIsaiah 45:11-17; Genesis 22:1-18; Proverbs 17:17-18:5

saturday4aprDivine Liturgy ✟5th Memorial Saturday of Lent: The Akathist HymnGeorge the Righteous of MaleonFasting ruleFast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)Hebrews 9:1-7Luke 1:39-49, 56

sunday5aprDivine Liturgy ✟Sunday of St. Mary of EgyptMonk-Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, VictorinusFasting ruleFast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)Hebrews 9:11-14John 20:19-31; Mark 10:32-45

monday6aprEutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople120 Martyrs of Persia; Gregory of SinaiFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 48:17-49:4; Genesis 27:1-41; Proverbs 19:16-25

tuesday7aprCalliopus and Akylina the MartyrsTikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North AmericaFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 49:6-10; Genesis 31:3-16; Proverbs 21:3-21

wednesday8aprApostles Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus (of 70)Celestine, Pope of RomeFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 58:1-11; Genesis 43:26-31; 45:1-16; Proverbs 21:23-22:4

thursday9aprThe Holy Martyr Eupsychius of CaesareaVadim the Righteous of PersiaFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 65:8-16; Genesis 46:1-7; Proverbs 23:15-24:5

friday10aprTerence and his Companions beheaded at CarthageGregory V, the Holy Martyr and Patriarch of ConstantinopleFasting ruleStrict fastIsaiah 66:10-24; Genesis 49:33-50:26; Proverbs 31:8-31

saturday11aprDivine Liturgy ✟Lazarus Saturday – Memorial SaturdayAntipas, Bishop of PergamumFasting ruleFast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:1-8John 11:1-45

sunday12aprDivine Liturgy ✟Palm Sunday - Bridegroom MatinsBasil the Confessor, Bishop of PariumFasting ruleFast Day (Fish Allowed)Philippians 4:4-9Matthew 21:1-11; 15-17; John 12:1-18

monday13aprHoly Monday - Bridegroom MatinsMartin the Confessor, Pope of RomeFasting ruleStrict fastMatthew 21:18-43Matthew 24:3-35

tuesday14aprHoly Tuesday - Bridegroom MatinsAristarchus, Pudens, Trophimus the Apostles of the 70Fasting ruleStrict fastMatthew 24:36-51; 25:1-46; 26:1-2Matthew 22:15-46; 23:1-39

wednesday15aprHoly Wednesday - Bridegroom Matins, Holy UnctionCrescens the Martyr; Leonidas, Bishop of AthensFasting ruleStrict fastJohn 12:17-50Matthew 26:6-16

thursday16aprDivine Liturgy ✟Holy Thursday - Twelve GospelsAgape, Chionia, and Irene, the Holy MartyrsFasting ruleFast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)1 Corinthians 11:23-32Luke 22:1-39; Matthew 26:1-20; John 13:3-17; Matthew 26:21-39; Luke 22:43-44; Matthew 26:40-75; 27:1-2;

friday17aprHoly Friday - Lamentations (non-liturgical day)Symeon the Holy Martyr and Bishop of PersiaFasting ruleDry Fasting1 Corinthians 5:6-8Matthew 27:62-66

saturday18aprDivine Liturgy ✟Holy SaturdayHoly Father John, disciple of St. Gregory of DecapolisFasting ruleStrict fastRomans 6:3-11Matthew 27:62-66; Matthew 28:1-20

sunday19aprDivine Liturgy ✟Great and Holy PaschaSunday of the Holy Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus ChristFasting ruleFast FreeActs 1:1-8John 1:1-17

monday20aprDivine Liturgy ✟Renewal MondayTheodore the Trichinas; Zacchaeus the Apostle of CaesariaFasting ruleFast FreeActs 1:12-17, 21-26John 1:18-28

tuesday21aprDivine Liturgy ✟Renewal TuesdayHoly Hierarch Januarius, bishop of Benevent; Holy Empress AlexandraFasting ruleFast FreeActs 2:14-21Luke 24:12-35

wednesday22aprRenewal WednesdayTheodore of Sykeon; Nathaniel, Luke, & Clemente the ApostlesFasting ruleFast FreeActs 2:22-38John 1:35-52

thursday23aprDivine Liturgy ✟George the Great Martyr and TriumphantFasting ruleFast FreeActs 12:1-11John 15:17-27; 16:1-2

friday24aprDivine Liturgy ✟Renewal Friday: Theotokos of the Life-giving SpringElizabeth the WonderworkerFasting ruleFast FreeActs 3:1-8John 2:12-22

saturday25aprMark the Apostle and EvangelistFasting ruleFast Free1 Peter 5:6-14Luke 10:16-21

sunday26aprDivine Liturgy ✟Thomas SundayBasil the Holy Martyr Bishop of AmaseaFasting ruleFast FreeActs 5:12-20Matthew 28:16-20; John 20:19-31

monday27aprHieromartyr Simeon, the kinsman of the LordEulogios the Innkeeper of ConstantinopleFasting ruleFast FreeActs 3:19-26John 2:1-11

tuesday28aprThe Holy Nine Martyrs of CyzicusJohn the Martyr of RomaniaFasting ruleFast FreeActs 4:1-10John 3:16-21

wednesday29aprHoly 9 Martyrs at CyzicusVen. Memnon the wonderworkerFasting ruleFast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)Acts 4:13-22John 5:17-24

thursday30aprApostle James, son of ZebedeeArgyra the New MartyrFasting ruleFast FreeActs 12:1-11Luke 9:1-6

Fasting Days

Fast Days and Fast Periods

( Note: Old Calendar Date is within parentheses. )

  • The Wednesdays and Fridays of the Year, except for Fast-Free Days
  • September 14 (September 27)The Elevation of the Cross
    August 29 (September 11)The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
    January 5 (January 18)The Eve of Epiphany
  • The Great Fast (Lent) – 7 March – 23 April 2022 (20 March – 6 May 2022).
  • Fast of the Apostle (Peter & Paul) – 20 June – 28 June 2022 (3 July – 11 July, 2022).
  • Fast of the Repose of the Virgin Mary – August 1 to 14 (14 to 28).
  • Christmas Fast – November 15 to December 24 (November 28 to January 6).

All the dates of Pascha

Date of Pascha in Coming Years

YearOrthodox PaschaWestern Easter
2020April 19April 12
2021May 2April 4
2022April 24April 17
2023April 16April 9
2024May 05March 31
2025April 20April 20
Western and Orthodox Christians have different date for Pascha (Easter) – depending on whether the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar is used.

Great Feasts

24 April 2022 Great and Holy Pascha

Twelve Great Feasts:

These are feasts which celebrate major historical events in the lives of Jesus Christ or the Theotokos (Virgin Mary).

( Note: Old Calendar Date is within parentheses. )

  • September 8 (September 21): The Nativity of the Theotokos
  • September 14 (September 27): The Exaltation of the Cross
  • November 21 (December 4): The Entrance Into the Temple of the Theotokos
  • December 25 (January 7): The Nativity of Christ
  • January 6 (January 19): The Theophany (Epiphany) of the Lord
  • February 2 (February 15): The Presentation of the Lord
  • March 25 (April 7): The Annunciation
  • 17 April 2022 (30 April 2022): the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday
  • 2 June 2022 (15 June 2022): Ascension Day
  • 12 June 2022 (25 June 2022): The outpouring of the Holy Spirit
  • August 6 (August 19): The Transfiguration of Christ
  • August 15 (August 28): The Dormition of the Theotokos