Tag Archives: Eastern Calendar

Trinity Sunday: East and West

“Trinity Sunday is a Western feast observed on the Sunday after Pentecost. The Orthodox churches do not observe this as a separate feast since the Holy Trinity is a major focus of the liturgical texts on Pentecost. The Orthodox churches observe All Saints Sunday the week after Pentecost; in the West, All Saints Day is celebrated on November 1.”

-from The St. James Calendar of the Christian Year

It’s Holy Week in the Eastern Calendar!

It’s Holy Week in the Eastern Calendar! The drama of this week culminates in the Great Saturday Vigil (April 30) and Holy Pascha (May 1). The services that accompany these days are among the most enriching and dramatic Christian celebrations in all of Christendom. Let the Paschal Troparion reverberate throughout the earth!
Christ is risen!

Read about the dating of Orthodox Easter here.
Read the Easter sermon of St. John Chrysostom here.