This beautiful 2017 Church calendar features icons of Apostles, Evangelists, and Enlighteners of the World.
The full-color calendar measures 11" X 12" and features large calendar boxes (1-3/8" X 1-3/4") for recording your important date reminders and lists major saint and feast days traditionally celebrated in Orthodox countries around the world (dates are according to the old or Julian calendar).
Major saints and feast days traditionally celebrated in Orthodox countries around the world are listed.
About the Calendar Dates
The feast days shown on this calendar in bold, blue type are the twelve great feast days of the Orthodox Church. Other feast days of some of the most popularly venerated saints of the Orthodox Churches around the world are listed in black, regular type. Dates for the feast days are listed according to the Julian or “old” calendar. Moveable feasts with their dates tied to the date of Pascha are celebrated on the same day by churches that follow either the old calendar or the new calendar. The liturgical date for feasts is shown in smaller blue type below the large calendar date. The date for Pascha (commonly known as Easter in the West) falls on May 1 in 2016. (The date for Easter in the Western churches falls on March 27 in 2016; only occasionally does the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ occur on the same date in East and West.) Many days throughout the Orthodox church year are designated as fast days (on which we refrain from eating meat products, milk products, fish, wine, and oil). These fast days, marked in red type, include the four canonical fasting seasons (Great Lent, the Apostles’ fast, the Dormition fast, and the Advent fast), as well as almost every Wednesday and Friday. When a major feast falls during a fasting season, fish, wine & oil are allowed. In addition, there are also several fast-free weeks and other special fast days. Because fast day designations vary slightly from church to church, consult your local parish for further details.
Note: this calendar uses dates according to the old calendar — for the new calendar edition, see:
2017 Icon Calendar - New Calendar Edition
Publisher: Conciliar Press
Trim size: 11" X 12"
Saddle Stitch: 28 pages