Annual List of Feast Days

In the Orthodox Church, feast days are divided into two catagories: the great feasts, which commemorate the events in the lives of Christ and the Theotokos, and holy days that commemorate Saints and events of their lives. 

Feast Days and Fasting Periods of 2021

Great Feasts

January 7 – The Nativity of our Lord

January 19 – The Baptism of Our Lord (Theophany)

February 15 – Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

April 7 – The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

April 25 – Palm Sunday

May 2 – Great and Holy Pascha

June 10 – Ascension

June 20 – Pentecost (Trinity Sunday)

August 19 – The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord

August 28 – The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

September 21 – Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

September 27 – The Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord

December 4 – Entry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

 

Additional Feasts

July 7 – The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John

July 12 – The Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul

September 11 – The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist

October 14 – Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Fasting Seasons

March 15 - May 1 – Great Lent + Holy Week

June 28 - July 11 – Apostles' (Peter & Paul) Fast

August 14-28 – Dormition (Theotokos) Fast

November 28 - January 6 – Nativity (St. Philip's Fast) Fast

 

Fast Days

January 18 – The Eve of Theophany

September 11 – The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

September 27 – The Elevation of the Cross

Fast-free Weeks

January 7-17 – Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve

February 21-27 – Publican & Pharisee week

March 8-14 – Cheesefare Week (meat excluded)

May 2-8 – Bright Week

June 20-26 – Afterfeast of Pentecost (Trinity Week)

Click here for a full liturgical calendar.