Events & Festivals

Our events & festivals

The Ancient Church Of The East has a range of events; religious festivals.  These are generally held during each month.

Items denoted by blue are the major event.

Some events and festivals may vary according to the ancient calendar.

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January:

  1. St. Mary the Virgin day
  2. Feast of the Epiphany, St. Zaia day
  3. St. John the Baptist day
  4. Rogation of the Virgins
  5. St. Peter, St. Paul and the four Evangelists day

February:

  1. St. Stephan the first Martyr day
  2. Western Teachers day
  3. Rogation of Nineveh
  4. Assyrian Teachers day
  5. St. Rabban Pithyoun day
  6. Anniversary of Ordainment of H.H MAR ADDAI II Catholicos Patriarch
  7. Mar Aba Catholicos day

March:

  1. Friday of the Departed
  2. The Entrant Sunday of Lent
  3. St. George the Martyr day
  4. Wednesday of mid Lent

April:

  1. Assyrian New Year
  2. Friday of Lazarus (40th day of lent)
  3. Palm Sunday
  4. Passover of our Lord
  5. Passion of our Lord
  6. Great Saturday
  7. Sunday of Resurrection
  8. Friday of Confessors

May

  1. New Sunday
  2. St. George the Martyr day and
  3. St. Khannanya day
  4. St Rabban Hormizd day
  5. St. Daniel day
  6. St. Shmone and her children day
  7. Mar Addai the Apostle day
  8. St Mary the Holy Virgin’ day

June

  1. Feast of the Ascension of our lord
  2. Feast of Pentecost
  3. Gold Friday and
  4. St. Abba Srapion day

July

  1. St. Thomas the Apostle Day
  2. St. Rabban Pithyoun of T’khooma Day
  3. St. Kiryakous Martyr and his mother
  4. Youliteh day
  5. Commemoration of (72 )Apost
  6. Feast of Nusardeel 

 August

  1. Assyrian Martyrs day
  2. Feast of Transfiguration
  3. Assumption of St. Mary the Holy Virgin.

September

  1. St. Shmone and  her children day
  2. St. Tawor day
  3. St. Mar Shimon Bar Sabbaee Martyr day
  4. St. Bisho the Blessed day
  5. Commemoration of St. Zaia the Blessed
  6. Feast of the Holy Cross
  7. St. Sawa and St. Isaac day.

October

  1. St. Shalita day
  2. St. Matthew day

November

  1. First Sunday of Church Sanctification
  2. St. Sarsis dav
  3. St. George the Martyr day
  4. All Saints day

December

  1. St. Jacob M’paska (Martyr)
  2. Christmas Day