Religious Calendar

OF THE ARMENIAN HOLY APOSTOLIC CHURCH

september 2022

03sepAll DayCommemoration of 318 Pontiffs participating in the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325)

08sepAll DayFeast of the Nativity of the Holy Mother-of-God

11sepAll DayExaltation of the Holy Cross

24sepAll DayCommemoration of Sts. Gevorg the Captain, Adoktos and Romanos the Singer

25sepAll DayFeast of the Holy Cross of Varak

october 2022

01octAll DayCommemoration of Christ’s seventy-two Disciples

08octAll DayFeast of the Holy Translators

15octAll DayFeast of the Evangelists Sts. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

23octAll DayDiscovery of the Holy Cross

29octAll DayCommemoration of the Pontiff St. John the Chrysostom

november 2022

05novAll DayCommemoration of Archangels Gabriel and Michael and the Entire Heavenly Class

12novAll DayCommemoration of the Apostles Andrew and Philip

19novAll DayFeast of All Saints - the old and the new, the known and the unknown

21novAll DayPresentation of the Holy Mother-of-God to the Temple

december 2022

03decAll DayCommemoration of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, the first preachers of Christianity in Armenia

06decAll DayCommemoration of St. Abgar, First Martyr of the Church and our first king believing in Christ

09decAll DayConception of the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Anna

17decAll DayCommemoration of St. James of Nisibis, hermit St. Maruge and Bishop St. Melitus

24decAll DayCommemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

26decAll DayCommemoration of St. Stephen the Protomartyr and the first martyr

27decAll DayCommemoration of the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul

29decAll DayCommemoration of the Apostle St. James and Evangelist St. John

january 2023

05janAll DayEve of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ

06janAll DayFeast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ

13janAll DayFeast of the Naming of our Lord Jesus Christ

14janAll DayBirth of St. John the Forerunner

february 2023

03febAll DayRemembrance of the Prophet Jonah

04febAll DaySt. Sarkis the Warrior

11febAll DaySt. Sahak Partev Catholicos

13febAll DaySt. Ghevont the Priest and his Companions

14febAll DayPresentation of the Lord to the Temple

16febAll DayFeast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His 1036 Companions

18febAll Day150 Fathers of the Holy Council of Constantinople (A.D. 381)

19febAll DayGreat Barekendan - Carnival Sunday

25febAll DaySt. Theodore the Warrior

26febAll Day2nd Sunday of the Great Lent - The Sunday of Expulsion

march 2023

04marAll DaySt. Cyril Patriarch of Jerusalem

05marAll Day3rd Sunday of the Great Lent - The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

11marAll DayCommemoration of St. John the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Armenian Patriarch St. John of Otzoon, St. John of Vorotan and St. Gregory of Datev

12marAll Day4th Sunday of the Great Lent - The Sunday of the Steward

15marAll DayMedian day of the Great Lent

18marAll DayForty Martyrs of Sebastia

19marAll Day5th Sunday of the Great Lent - The Sunday of the Judge

25marAll DaySt. Gregory the Illuminator Commitment to the Pit

26marAll Day6th Sunday of the Great Lent - The Sunday of the Advent

april 2023

01aprAll DayRemembrance of the Raising of Lazarus

02aprAll Day7th Sunday of the Great Lent - The Palm Sunday

04aprAll DayHoly Tuesday: Remembrance of the Ten Virgins

06aprAll DayHoly Thursday

07aprAll DayGood Friday

07aprAll DayAnnunciation of the Virgin Mary

08aprAll DayHoly Saturday - Easter Eve

09aprAll DayHoly Easter - The Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

16aprAll DayNew Sunday

23aprAll DaySunday of the World Church - Green Sunday

24aprAll DayCommemoration of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide

30aprAll DayRed Sunday

may 2023

07mayAll DayApparition of the Holy Cross

18mayAll DayAscension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

21mayAll DaySecond Palm Sunday

27mayAll DayFeast of Pentecost

june 2023

04junAll DayRemembrance of the Prophet Elijah

05junAll DayCommemoration of St. Hripsime and her Companions

06junAll DaySt. Gayane & Her Companions

08junAll DayCommemoration of St. John the Forerunner (the Baptist) and Bishop Atanagine

10junAll DaySt. Gregory the Illuminator Deliverance from the Pit

11junAll DayFeast of the Catholicon of Holy Etchmiadzin

17junAll DaySt. Nerses the Great

24junAll DaySt. Gregory the Illuminator Discovery of His Relics

29junAll DayFeast of the Holy Translators St. Sahak and St. Mesrop

july 2023

01julAll DayCommemoration of Sts. Tiridates, King of Armenia, Queen Ashkhen and Princess Khosrovidoukht

16julAll DayTransfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ

20julAll DayCommemoration of the Prophet Isaiah

22julAll DayCommemoration of the Apostle Thaddeus and the Virgin Sandoukht

29julAll DayCommemoration of St. Gregory the Illuminator’s Sons and Grandsons – Sts. Aristakes, Vrtanes, Housik, Grigoris and Daniel

august 2023

05augAll DayCommemoration of 200 Pontiffs participating in the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431)

12augAll DayFeast of the Apparition (“Shoghakat”) of Holy Etchmiadzin

13augAll DayAssumption of the Holy Mother-of-God

22augAll DayCommemoration of Sts. Joachim and Anna, Parents of the Holy Mother of God, and Oil-Bringing Women

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