Russian Orthodox Lent 2013 has Started…

This week, Russian Orthodox believers began observing the seven-week Lent and will abstain from meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and alcohol until Easter is celebrated on May 5, 2013…

Lent, is the 40 day period of fasting and prayer before Easter. The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the desert overcoming temptation by Satan. The period of Lent is preparation for the annual commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, celebrated during Holy Week…

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2013 Orthodox Calendar…

Notes

1. Easter is calculated using Gauss formula.

a = [(19 * [Y / 19] + 15) / 30], where Y – year, [] – residue of division;
b = [(2 * [Y / 4] + 4 * [Y / 7] + 6 * a + 6) / 7];
If (a + b) > 10 then Easter is (a + b – 9) of April (old calendar) else (22 + a + b) of March (old calendar). Thus the date of Easter can be from 22.03 to 25.04 (old calendar) or from 04.04 to 08.05 (new calendar).

2. Feasts are set off with red color.

Immovable feasts:

07.01 – Nativity of Christ (12 great feasts)
14.01 – Circumcision of Christ (great feast)
19.01 – Theophany. Baptism of Christ (12 great feasts)
15.02 – Presentation of Christ (12 great feasts)
07.04 – Annunciation (12 great feasts)
21.05 – John the Theologian
22.05 – St. Nicolas the Miracle-Worker
07.07 – Nativity of St. John the Forerunner (great feast)
12.12 – Apostles Peter and Paul (great feast)
19.08 – Transfiguration of Jesus Christ (12 great feasts)
28.08 – Dormition of the Theotokos (12 great feasts)
11.09 – Beheading of St. John the Forerunner (great feast)
21.09 – Nativity of the Theotokos (12 great feasts)
27.09 – Elevation of the Holy Cross (12 great feasts)
09.10 – John the Theologian
14.10 – Protection of the Theotokos (great feast)
04.12 – Presentation of the Theotokos (12 great feasts)
19.12 – St. Nicolas the Miracle-Worker

Movable feasts:

Dates for the year 2013.
10.02 – Synaxis of new Russian martyrs
17.02 – Sunday of Zaccheus
24.02 – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
03.03 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son
10.03 – Sunday of the Last Judgment
11.03 – Meatfare week
17.03 – Sunday of Forgiveness. Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise
24.03 – Sunday of Orthodoxy
31.03 – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
07.04 – Sunday of the Holy Cross
14.04 – Sunday of St. John Climacus
21.04 – Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
27.04 – Lazarus Saturday
28.04 – Palm Sunday (12 great feasts)
29.04 – Holy Monday
30.04 – Holy Tuesday
01.05 – Holy Wednesday
02.05 – Holy Thursday. Last Supper
03.05 – Holy Friday. Crucifixion of Christ
04.05 – Holy Saturday. Christ’s descent into Hades
05.05 – Resurrection of the Lord. Pascha
12.05 – Sunday of St. Thomas. Antipascha
19.05 – Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women
26.05 – Sunday of the Paralytic
02.06 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
09.06 – Sunday of the Blind Man
13.06 – Ascension of Christ (12 great feasts)
16.06 – Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
23.06 – Pentecost (12 great feasts)
24.06 – Day of the Holy Spirit
30.06 – Sunday of all Saints
07.07 – Sunday of all Russian Saints

3. Days of the remembrance of the departed are set off in back color.

Dates for the year 2013.
09.03 – Paternal Saturday
30.03 – Paternal Saturday
06.04 – Paternal Saturday
13.04 – Paternal Saturday
14.05 – Day of Rejoicing
22.06 – Paternal Saturday
09.05 – Remembrance of the departed soldiers
02.11 – Demetrius (Parental) Saturday

4. Fast days are set off in background colors on calendar….

Meat is excluded – Blue color
Fast – Purple color
Strict fast – Yellow Color

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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