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Liturgical calendars guide the faithful in the practice of spiritual life in the Church all through the year. The calendar of the church sets apart days for the commemoration of events in the salvation history of man, assigning pre-eminence to the events associated with the Lord Jesus Christ; days commemorating those events are called `eedé moronoyé, 'feasts of the Lord,' and include Sundays, and feasts of the Lord commemorating His birth, circumcision, baptism, entrance into the Temple, transfiguration, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension among others.

Source: Syriac Orthodox Resources
EventDescription
New YearThe circumcision of our Lord is celebrated
January 6thEpiphany - The baptism of our Lord is commemorated
Monday 3 weeks before The Great Lent The three day fast of the Ninevites
February 2ndThe presentation of our Lord at the Temple of Jerusalem is commemorated
Sunday following the Ninevites fast Commemorates all departed clergy of the Church
Second Sunday following the Ninevites fast Commemorates all faithful departed
Sunday beginning LentCommemorates the Wedding Feast of Cana thus beginning of the public ministry of our Lord
Second Sunday of the Great FastThe healing of the Leper
Third Sunday of the Great FastThe healing of the Paralytic
Fourth Sunday of the Great FastThe healing of the Canaanite woman
Wednesday of the Fourth weekMid Lent. Dedication of the holy Cross
Fifth Sunday of the Great FastThe healing of the hunch-back woman
Sixth Sunday of the Great FastThe healing of the the blind man
March 25thAnnunciation to the Mother of God. This day is so important that a holy mass is conducted even if it falls on Good Friday.
Friday before Passion WeekFortieth day of Lent
Saturday before Passion WeekThe raising of Lazarus
Palm SundayPassion week begins
Palm Sunday - EveningThe order of entrance into heaven, commemorating the parable of the ten virgins is celebrated
Thursday of Passion WeekPassover
Thursday of Passion Week - EveningCommemoration of the washing of the feet of the disciples by our Lord.
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