Immaculate Conception

Maternity of St. Anna

The Immaculate Conception, the motherhood/maternity of St. Anna, or The Conception of Saint Anna, is the feast when we celebrate St. Anna conceiving the Mary, the Theotokos. This feast is generally celebrated in Eastern Churches in December 9th. However, Roman Catholics celebrate this feast on December 8th. And in countries such as the United States, …

Entrance of the Theotokos – Feast Day Exploration

The Entrance of the Theotokos (also called the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary), is November 21st. This feast, which is one of the twelve major feasts, is an early tradition based on writings we have from the Church. There is some evidence that this feast was celebrated in the 400s, but the most solid …

Synaxis of Michael the Archangel and Other Heavenly Powers (Angels)

The feast of the Angels… On November 8th we celebrate the Feast of the Synaxis of Michael the Archangel and Other Heavenly Powers. Sometimes this feast is called Michaelmas, and other heavenly powers are also sometimes referred to as bodiless powers or heavenly hosts). This feast day was established before the 1st Ecumenical Council, at …

Halloween and Harry Potter

Be Not Afraid – Byzantine Halloween?

Halloween – But it’s not Byzantine! Halloween, which is also called All Hallow’s Eve (I like this one best because it sounds old fashioned and I love that), Hallowmas, Hallowtide, or All Saint’s Eve, happens on October 31st. Right? Well, kind of. For Roman Catholics, and anyone celebrating whatever comes up on a secular calendar, yes. But …

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