Major Orthodox Feasts

The same major feasts as the Catholic tradition are celebrated in the Orthodox tradition, where the liturgical year begins on September 1. The Orthodox tradition places much emphasis on preparation for the major feasts of Christmas and especially Easter. Some form of fasting is prescribed for the period preceding both feasts. The traditional Lenten fast includes abstaining from

A community procession in Warsaw, Poland, celebrating the feast day of Corpus Christi (the body of Christ). In the Catholic calendar this holy day commemorates the Eucharist as the body of Christ and is celebrated on the Thursday following the first Sunday after Pentecost.
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