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List of movable Eastern Christian observances

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This is a chronological list of moveable Eastern Christian observances. Most of these are calculated by the date of Pascha. It includes secular observances which are calculated by religious observances.

This list does not necessarily imply either official status nor general observance.


2019 datesEdit


11th Sunday before Pascha: February 10

63 days before Pascha: February 16[2]

10th Sunday before Pascha: February 17[3]

Second Monday before Clean Monday: February 18-21

9th Sunday before Pascha: February 24[3]

Thursday of the 8th week before Pascha: February 28[4]


Monday to Sunday following the 9th Sunday before Pascha: March 3-March 9[5]

Sunday of Meatfare week: March 3

Saturday of Meatfare Week: March 9

Monday to Sunday following Meatfare week: March 11-17

Sunday of Cheesefare week (Eastern Christianity): March 17

Monday after Sunday of Forgiveness: March 18

First Saturday of Great Lent: March 23

First Sunday of Great Lent: March 24

2nd Saturday of Lent: March 30

5th Sunday before Pascha and 2nd Sunday of Lent: March 31


3rd Saturday of Lent: April 6

4th Sunday before Pascha and 3rd Sunday of Lent: April 7

4th Saturday of Lent:

3rd Sunday before Pascha and 4th Sunday of Lent: April 14

Friday preceding Good Friday on Eastern Orthodox calendar: April 19

5th Saturday of Lent: April 20

Day before Palm Sunday: April 20

5th Sunday of Lent: April 21

Sunday before Pascha: April 21[6]

Monday after Palm Sunday: April 22

Tuesday after Palm Sunday: April 23

Wednesday after Palm Sunday: April 24

Thursday after Palm Sunday: April 25

Friday after Palm Sunday: April 26[7]

Saturday after Palm Sunday: April 27

April 28[8]

Monday after Pascha: April 29

Tuesday after Pascha: April 30


Wednesday after Pascha: May 1

Thursday after Pascha: May 2

Friday after Pascha: May 3

Saturday after Pascha: May 4

8th day after Pascha: May 5

2nd Tuesday of Pascha, or 2nd Monday of Pascha, depending on region: May 6 or May 7

2nd Sunday following Pascha: May 12

4th Sunday of Pascha: May 26

Wednesday after the Sunday of the Paralytic: May 29


5th Sunday of Pascha: June 2

Forty days after Pascha: June 6 [9]

6th Sunday of Pascha: June 9

7th Saturday of Pascha: June 15

7th Sunday of Pascha: June 16

Fifty days after Pascha: June 16

Monday after Pentecost: June 17

Tuesday after Pentecost: June 18

First Sunday after Pentecost: June 23

64th day after Pascha: June 23 [10]

Second Monday after Pentecost, the day after All Saints' Sunday: June 24


98 days/14 weeks after Pascha: July 28


Saturday closest to Sept.23, the Conception of Saint John the Forerunner, Russian Orthodox only: September 21


Saturday closest to October 26, feast day of Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Russian Orthodox only: October 26

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ a b "Lenten and Paschal Cycle".
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