Liturgical Year 2018
Date Day Description
1-Jan Monday Circumcision of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
Feast of St. Basil the Great, Sunday Before Theophany
6-Jan Saturday Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ
7-Jan Sunday Sunday After Theophany
14-Jan Sunday Sunday of Zacchaeus
21-Jan Sunday Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
28-Jan Sunday Sunday of the Prodigal Son
30-Jan Tuesday Synaxis of the Ecumenical Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom
2-Feb Friday Encounter of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ with Simeon and Anna(Presentation of Our Lord Into the Temple)
3-Feb Saturday First All-Souls Saturday
4-Feb Sunday Sunday of the Second Coming of Christ (Meat-Fare)
11-Feb Sunday Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese-Fare)
12-Feb Monday Beginning of the Holy Forty Days Fast
18-Feb Sunday First Sunday of the Great Fast (Sunday of Orthodoxy)
24-Feb Saturday Second All-Souls Saturday
25-Feb Sunday Second Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Gregory Palamas)
3-Mar Saturday Third All Souls Saturday
4-Mar Sunday Third Sunday of the Great Fast (Veneration of the Cross)
10-Mar Saturday Fourth All-Souls Saturday
11-Mar Sunday Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. John of the Ladder)
14-Mar Wednesday Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
17-Mar Saturday Akathistos Saturday
18-Mar Sunday Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Mary of Egypt)
24-31 -Mar Great and Holy Week
24-Mar Saturday Lazarus Saturday
25-Mar Sunday Annunciation to the Mother of God, Palm (Flowery) Sunday - Entrance into Jerusalem
26-Mar Monday Great and Holy Monday
27-Mar Tuesday Great and Holy Tuesday
28-Mar Wednesday Great and Holy Wednesday
29-Mar Thursday Great and Holy Thursday
30-Mar Friday Great and Holy Friday
31-Mar Saturday Great and Holy Saturday
1-Apr Sunday Pascha - Feast of the Resurrection of Christ (Easter Sunday)
1-8 -Apr Bright Week
8-Apr Sunday Second Sunday of Pascha (Apostle Thomas)
15-Apr Sunday Third Sunday of Pascha (Myrrh-Bearing Women)
22-Apr Sunday Fourth Sunday of Pascha (Healing of the Paralytic) Feast of Saints Cyril & Methodius
25-Apr Wednesday Mid-Pentecost
29-Apr Sunday Fifth Sunday of Pascha (Samaritan Women at the Well)
6-May Sunday Sixth Sunday of Pascha (Man Born Blind)
10-May Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ
13-May Sunday Seventh Sunday of Pascha (Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council)
19-May Saturday Fifth All-Souls Saturday
20-May Sunday Pentecost - Descent of the Holy Spirit
21-May Monday Feast of the Holy Trinity
27-May Sunday All Saints Sunday
28-May - 28-Jun The Apostles' Fast
24-Jun Sunday Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
29-Jun Friday The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter & Paul
15-Jul Sunday Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils
20-Jul Friday Holy, Glorious Prophet Elijah
1-14 -August Dormition Fast
6-August Monday Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
15-August Wednesday The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
29-August Wednesday The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John
1-Sep Saturday Liturgical New Year (7526)
8-Sep Saturday The Nativity of our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
14-Sep Friday The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
1-Oct Monday The Protection of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
15-Oct Monday Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
8-Nov Thursday Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers
15-Nov Thursday Nativity Fast (Philip's Fast also known as Advent)
21-Nov Wednesday The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple
6-Dec Thursday St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
9(8)-Dec Sunday(Saturday) The Conception of the Most Holy Mother of God by the Righteous Anna
12-Dec Wednesday Our Lady of Guadalupe
17-Dec Monday Second Sunday Before Christmas (Holy Forefathers)
24-Dec Monday Sunday Before Christmas (Holy Fathers) / Christmas Eve
25-Dec Tuesday The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ
26-Dec Wednesday Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God
27-Dec Thursday First-Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen
28-Dec Friday 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia
29-Dec Saturday 14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) Slain by Herod at Bethlehem
30-Dec Sunday Sunday after Christmas: Commemoration of the Holy Righteous David the King, Joseph the Betrothed, James, the Brother of the Lord