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  Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Feasts - Feasts of Feasts and Great Feasts Days
Great Feast of the Nativity of The Theotokos - 8 September
Great Feast of the Annunciation of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary - 25 March
Great Feast of the Dormition of The Theotokos - 15 August
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The Feast of Booths (Succoth) held in the early fall, celebrated the grape harvest and commemorated Israel's wandering in the wilderness.
The fact that Tisri was the great month for sowing might easily have suggested the thought of commemorating on this day the finished work of creation; and thus the Feast of Trumpets came to be regarded as the anniversary of the beginning of the world.
This feast was founded by Judas Maccabaeus in honor of the cleansing of the Temple in BC 164, two hundred years before, 6 and 1/2 years after the profaning of Antiochus Epiphanes.
latter-rain.com /ltrain/feasts.htm   (2401 words)

 Greater Emmanuel International - George Warnock - The Feast of Tabernacles
I The Feast of the Passover, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread
III The Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths, or of Ingathering.
Feasting upon the Unleavened Bread, therefore, is living in real genuine fellowship and communion with all the saints, recognizing their God-ordained ministry in the Body of Christ, and giving honour one to another in meekness and humility.
greater-emmanuel.org /feast.html   (20706 words)

 St. Gregory The Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church
This feast is the anniversary of the birth and the baptism of Jesus Christ.
This is the reason that the Feast of Easter is movable and falls on one of the Sundays between March 22nd and April 25th.
This feast day of the Assumption of Saint Mary was established in the Roman Catholic Church during the Sixth Century; in the Greek Church during the Seventh Century; in the Armenian Church during the Eighth Century.
pluto.matrix49.com /15119/?subpages/Cardinal-feasts.htm   (1863 words)

 "Is Christmas Christian?"
But the feast of Purim, the celebration and commemoration of God's deliverance of his people in Persia from a plot to murder them all, was the creation of the church itself, as we read in vv.
The Feast of Tabernacles in the period of the Judges and afterwards became the most popular feast of the year precisely because it fell at the same time as the great Canaanite new year festival.
It is the great witness of the Christian faith to the world that had not Jesus been born of a virgin in long ago Bethlehem, there would be no such celebration as Christmas and even the unbelieving world would lose its happiest time of the year.
www.faithtacoma.org /sermons/Seasonal/advent95.htm   (2963 words)

 Religious Practices Lesson D, The Annual Feasts
This feast was also called the Feast of the Wains (wagons) by the Anglo-Saxons because it was in honor of the Vanir whose association with wagons was quite strong.
Thorri was said to be a great performer of sacrifices and it was because of his sacrifices that the month of Thorri and the Thorrablót got their names.
He wrote of a great feast that was held every ninth year in which 90 men along with horses, dogs and cocks were offered to 'the powers of the Underwold.' Many scholars consider the account to be unreliable and likely a copy of Adam of Bremen's account.
northernway.org /school/onw/teutonic/1stDeg/practicesD.html   (7487 words)

 12 Feasts
The feast celebrates the visitation of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary in Lk 1, announcing to her the birth of Jesus, Son of the Most High.
Known popularly as Palm Sunday (although it falls on Monday in the Gospel of John), this feast inaugurates Holy Week—separate from Lent in the East—and is intrinsically linked with the raising of Lazarus and the causal events that led to Jesus' arrest and crucifixion.
Known in the East also as the feast of the Falling Asleep of Mary, and in the West as the Assumption, the holy day was observed in Syria- Palestine from at least the 4th-5th c.
www.zeta.org.au /~aofosm/icons/12_feasts.htm   (1190 words)

 Liturgy & Art Catalog 1997, Monks of New Skete
Short introduction, the rite of preparation (proskomedia), the liturgy of the word, the liturgy of the faithful, short prayers of thanksgiving, prayers during incensation, the antiphons; alternate ambo prayers for lent, Pascha, and the great feasts; trisagion (litê) for the dead; and the dismissals for Sundays and feastdays.
The hymnology for all the great feasts of the church calendar.
Texts and music for the September 14 feast, including the troparia and stichera for the office of the elevation of the cross and for the veneration of the cross.
www.ogreatmystery.com /newskete/ns-catalog1999.html   (2254 words)

 The Levitical Feasts of the Lord
8) Verses 33-43 - The Feast of Tabernacles
The Levitical feasts were given to Israel as a sign that the daily affairs of their lives were secondary to their fellowship with Adonai Elohim (the Lord God).
The feasts were a precursor to the time when Elohim’s (God’s) true redeemed children would worship him in "spirit and truth." When the fulfillment of the truth set forth in these feasts was accomplished, God’s people would enjoy the fullness of the Spirit.
www.soundofgrace.com /v9/n5/leviticafeasts.htm   (6315 words)

 The Twelve Great Feasts
In the Orthodox tradition a symphony of Twelove Great Feasts is celebrated during the ecclesiastical year beginning in September with the Nativgity of the Theotokos.
We know that the Feast of the Theophany or Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan was kept early by Christians and that the feast of the Nativity of Christ was part and parcel of that Feast.
The Church established its "symphony of 12 Feasts" (you put it very well and most beautifully!) by the end of the 8th century to be celebrated "religiously" by the entire Church as reflecting the most important events of our salvation in the life of Christ and that of His Most Holy Mother.
www.unicorne.org /Orthodoxy/septembre02/twelve.htm   (742 words)

 Classification of Feasts - Troparia and Kondakia
The great feasts of Our Lord always replace the Sunday office completely, while those of the Theotokos are combined with the texts of the resurrection celebration, as indicated by local typica.
The title feast of any temple may always be elevated to the rank of a great feast.
The solemn character of the great feasts is always embellished by a preparatory period which includes the vigil or paramony, and is followed by a post-festive period of four to nine days.
www.ogreatmystery.com /newskete/tropariaandkondakia/classfcat.html   (582 words)

 CTS News: 19 Sep, 2005 - Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, as it was in the Beginning
A reading of the Itinerary of the pilgrim Egeria (end 4th century) shows that the great feasts in Jerusalem were not celebrated one isolated from the other, but each one would include the whole mystery of Christ.
The reason is found in the fact that all the three great feasts were celebrated in a time span of eight days, during which all holy places linked to the mystery would be visited and the Eucharist would be celebrated in each one of them.
They were feasts which filled the faithful of Jerusalem with joy and also left their impact on the Christian communities of the adjacent regions.
www.christusrex.org /www1/ofm/news/2005/0915/festa_En.html   (853 words)

 The Feasts of Israel
The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) was a prelude to judgment.
The Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23: 33-43 and Deuteronomy 16: 13-15)
And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
www.teachinghearts.org /dre17hstfeasts.html   (11041 words)

 Nov 2002 District Superior's Letter to Friends & Benefactors
The church’s teaching affects the mind primarily; her feasts affect both mind and heart, and have a salutary effect upon the whole of man’s nature.
Man is composed of body and soul, and he needs these externals festivities so that the sacred rites, in all their beauty and variety, may stimulate him to drink more deeply of the fountain of God’s teaching, that he may make it a part of himself, and use it with profit for his spiritual life.
For while they made great sacrifices to undertake and complete a long journey filled with many dangers the world around them was fleeing from that King and even seeking to put him to death.
www.sspx.org /District_Superiors_Ltrs/2002_ds_ltrs/nov_2002_ds_ltr.htm   (1044 words)

 Three Great Feasts In The New Testament :: Max Billeter
There are four great meals, or feasts, in the New Testament, the meal of grace (Luke 15:15-24), the Lord's supper (1 Cor.11:23-26), the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev.19:7-9) and the supper of the Great God (Rev.19:17-21).
The "certain man who made a great supper" is a picture of God the Father, and this action is characteristic for the whole period of grace in which we live.
This word remembrance in the German language is a little weak, it is not just a matter of thinking of the Lord, it is a matter of thinking of Him in a worshipping way, and as we eat of the bread and drink of the cup we show forth the Lord's death.
www.biblecentre.org /addresses/mb_three_great_feasts.htm   (3045 words)

 22. The Feasts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Feast of Passover was kept in memory of Israel's deliverance from slavery and bondage in Egypt.
The Feast of Pentecost was given in memory of the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai as the children of Israel passed through the desert on their way to the land of promise.
The grandeur, the splendor, the glory, and the great power of God to be manifest at the time of this great event is impossible for us to comprehend presently, for we are still living and moving, for the most part, under the economy of the firstfruits of God’s Spirit.
www.digitex.net /koinonia/bible/feasts.htm   (4755 words)

 Ikon Viewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In many instances, icons of the Great Feasts have found their way to and have been placed upon the Iconostasis, adorning its "upper" level on either side of the icon of the Last Supper, which many times is placed above the Royal Gate.
Of these great feasts, the Theophany of Christ, which celebrates the manifestation of the Holy Trinity at the baptism of Christ in the Jordan (Mark 1: 9-11), is, after Pascha and Pentecost, the oldest to appear in the Christian calendar.
As we approach the great solemn days of Holy Week, we bring to mind how our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed and seized, tortured and crucified, died and was buried, and arose from the dead.
www.mindrec.org /ikon   (367 words)

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The ecclesiastical year begins on the first of September, and offers to us a constant cycle of feasts and fasts designed to help us keep our faith, and the history of the church, as part of our daily life.
You can see from this list that three of the Great Feasts are dependent upon the date of Easter, and are termed the "movable" feasts.
This is not included in the Twelve Great Feasts because it is considered the Feast of Feasts, and stands in a class all by itself.
hometown.aol.com /bpdai/calendar.htm   (641 words)

 The Major Feasts of the Church
Next in importance to Easter are the "twelve great feasts," of which three are movable.
Eight of these feasts are devoted to Christ and four to the Virgin Mary.
There are also a number of feast days of varying importance, most of which commemorate the more popular saints.
www.goarch.org /print/en/ourfaith/article8713.asp   (185 words)

 Great Feasts - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church are the major celebrations throughout the liturgical year.
The feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, called Pascha (Easter), is the greatest of the feasts of the Orthodox Church.
There are other days of great importance in the life of the Church -- the Twelve Great Feasts, which commemorate and present us again to the historic presence of major events in the lives of our Lord Jesus Christ and his Holy Mother.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Great_Feasts   (187 words)

 Jewish feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Tabernacles
Feast of the Tabernacles or Booths, Harvest Festival
It is not celebrated with parades nor fireworks, but with a great service of adoration to God...
It brings to the memory the fact that the People of God was punished to wander by the desert for 40 years, because of their disobedience, but, in spite of it, God was faithful, and brought them to the Promised Land.
biblia.com /jesusbible/leviticus5b.htm   (1296 words)

 Jewish Feasts, calendar, Sabbath
There were 3 very special feasts, called of "peregrination", because every Jew would try to go up to Jerusalem to celebrate them for a full week: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles.
Jesus went up to Jerusalem on these Feasts: When He was 12, went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, He was lost and found in the Temple (Lk.2)...
during His 3 years of public ministry the Gospels relate He went to Jerusalem for the 3 feasts, and it was the opportunity to preach the Gospel...
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 The Vatican Bank
There are many feasts of Mary; in the 12th century only four were universally observed.
Some great feasts have octaves, which extend the solemnity for 8 days.
In 1928, Pius XI raised the feast of the Sacred Heart to a first class feast with a third class octave.
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Cycles of Grace: Hymns from the Great Feasts by Fr.
The Feasts include the twelve fixed and variable Feasts, with Pascha (Easter in the West) the "feast of feasts" around which all the rest are centered.
Associated with Pascha are the feasts of Palm Sunday, Ascension and Pentecost that precede or follow it by a specific number of days.
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 Holy Saturday - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
It is also called The Great Sabbath since it is said that on this day Christ "rested" in the tomb, in death.
Therefore, at the main liturgical celebration, a vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, the hangings, altar cloths, and vestments are changed from fl to white prior to the epistle reading.
The heavy sorrow of Great Friday begins to lift when the priest, wearing bright vestments, chants, "Arise, O God, to the world," while sprinkling laurel leaves, bay leaves, and flower petals all over the church to symbolize the shattered gates and broken chains of hell.
orthodoxwiki.org /Holy_Saturday   (307 words)

 About the Liturgical Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The feast of the Nativity, the birth of Jesus (1171).
Easter is the "feast of feasts", the solemnity of solemnities, the "Great Sunday".
The feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the east, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee (528; cf.
www.wf-f.org /LiturgicalCalendar-info.html   (1236 words)

 Monthly Calendar Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
It is to be noted that the feasts are classified as Great, Medium, and Lesser.
The Great Feasts are those of the Lord, those of the Theotokos, two of the Forerunner (his Nativity and his Beheading), and that of the Foremost Apostles Peter and Paul.
These feasts have a Vigil, and the whole service is for the feast according to the rule.
www.sspeterpaul.org /MonthlyCalendarInfo.htm   (270 words)

 Holydays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The hymns and prayers of each feast, along with associated traditions and customs, bring richness and joy to the Church as she keeps these most special days.
The first Great Feast of the year, the Nativity of the Theotokos, falls soon after on September 8th, marking the beginning of our redemption, while the final Great Feast of the year, the Dormition (or falling asleep) of the Theotokos on August 15th, shows our final destiny in Christ.
Then see how these feasts are kept today in our parish and view the festal icons that also help to illuminate each feast.
www.byzcath.org /sites/holytrinity/web/holydays.htm   (274 words)

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