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The Nayrouz Feast - The Coptic New Year (1st Tout / 12th Sept) 

Feast of the Cross - Celebrated on two occasions: 

1. On the 19th Tout in the year 326AD we celebrate the discovery of the cross by Queen Helen. (19th Tout / 30th Sept)

2. On the 10th Baramhat 627AD we celebrate the discovery of a piece of the cross by Emperor Heraclius who returned it to Constantinople after the Persian King had stolen it. (10th Baramhat / 19th March)

Fast of the Nativity (15th Hatour / 25th Nov) Details on the Month of Kiahk included here

St Mary Feast (1) - The Feast of Her Presentation to the Temple (3rd Kiahk / 13th Dec)

Feast of the Nativity - First Major Feast of the Lord (29th Kiahk / 7th Jan)

Feast of the Lord's Circumcision - First Minor Feast of the Lord (6th Tobi / 14th Jan)

Feast of The Epiphany - Second Major Feast of the Lord (11th Tobi / 19th Jan)

Feast of Our Lords Miracle at the Wedding at Canna - Second Minor Feast of the Lord (13 Tobi / 21st Jan)

St Mary Feast (2)- The Feast of Her Dormition (21st Tobi / 29th Jan)

The Fast of Nineveh - 3 days long (25 Tobi / 2nd Feb) 

Feast of Our Lords Entry into the Temple - Third Minor Feast of the Lord ( 8th Amshir / 15th Feb)

The Great Fast of Lent - 55 days long (9th Amshir / 16th Feb) 

St Mary Feast (3) - Her appearance over the Church of Zeitoon (24th Baramhat / 2nd April) 

Lazarus Saturday - (26th Baramhat / 4th April)

Palm Sunday - Fourth Major Feast of the Lord (27th Baramhat / 5th April)

Holy Week  - Monday eve - Thursday eve (28th Baramhat / 6th April)

Feast of the Annunciation - Third Major Feast of the Lord (29th Baramhat / 7th April)

Maundy Thursday - Fourth Minor Feast of the Lord (1st Baramouda / 9th April)

Good Friday -  (2 Baramouda / 10th April) 

Feast of the Resurrection - Fifth Major Feast of the Lord (4th Baramouda / 12th April)

Thomas Sunday - Fifth Minor Feast of the Lord (11th Baramouda / 19th April) 

St Mary Feast (4) - The Birth of St Mary (1st Bashans / 9th May)

Feast of the Ascension - Sixth Major Feast of the Lord (13th Bashans / 21st May) 

Feast of the Pentecost - Seventh Major Feast of the Lord (23 Bashans / 31st May) 

Fast of the Apostles - variable length (24th Bashans / 1st June)

Feast of the Holy Families Entry to Egypt - Sixth Minor Feast of the Lord (24th Bashans / 1st June)

St Mary Feast (5) - The Assumption of her body (21st Baouna / 28th June)

Feast of the Apostles - (5th Abib / 12th July)

Fast of St Mary - 15 days (1st Mesra / 7th Aug)

St Mary Feast (6) - The annunciation of her birth (7th Mesra / 13th Aug)

Feast of the Transfiguration - Seventh Minor Feast of the Lord (13th Mesra / 19th Aug)

St Mary Feast (7) - The Apparition of her body to the Apostles (16th Mesra / 22nd Aug)


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