St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Of Dutchess County,NY

78 Route 216

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

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What is Heaven?

and some other comonly asked questions…


By His Grace Mathews Mar Bernabas, Metropolitan of America

(Published in ICON yahoo group on Sep 14,2007)

Liturgical year of the church

The liturgical year of the Church behins with the feast of purification. It comes on the first Sunday after 29th of October.

Feasts celebrated on fixed days

1. Feast of our Lord’s Birth (Yeldo) 25th of December
2. Feast of our Lord’s Baptism (Danaha) 6th of January
3. Feast of Lord’s Temple Entry (Mayaltho 2nd February
4. The Annunciation to Mary about he Lord’s Birth (Suboro) 2nd of February
5. Feast of Transfiguration 6th of August
6. Feast of Assumption of the Mother of God (Sunoyo) 15th of August
7. Feast of the discovery of our Lord’s Cross 14th of September

Feast whose dates depend on the date of Easter.

1. Feast of Hosanna
2. Feast of Resurection
3. Feast of Ascension
4. Feast of Pentecost

The Anniversaries of the Apostles, Martyrs, Saints, and other Church Fathers.

1. Remembrance of Stephen, the first Martyr 8th of January
2. Remembrance of 40 Martyrs 9th of March
3. Remembrance of St. George 23rd of April
4. Remembrance of St. Peter and St. Paul 29th of June
5. Remembrance of 12 Apostles 30th of June
6. Remembrance of St. Thomas the Apostle 3rd of July
7. Martyrdom of John the Baptist 29th of August
8. Remembrance of Mar Gegorios of Parumula 2nd of November
9. Remembrance of Mar Yakob Burdana 28th of November
10.Martyrdom of St. Thomasa 21st of December