There are two ways to install the icons of the Great Feasts on your Iconostasis or on your Church side walls. 

1- Every rite and church has a specific Liturgical Year dates for every feast. Check your specific Liturgical Year Calendar and install your icons accordingly.

A. Here is an example of the Byzantine church Liturgical Year Calendar:

  1. The Nativity of the Mother of God (September 8)
  2. The Exaltation (or Raising Up) of the Honoured and Life-giving Cross (September 14)(Note: if you don't have this icon just consider the resurrection icon is Number 8)
  3. The Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple (November 21)
  4. The Nativity of Christ (Christmas) (December 25)
  5. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan (Theophany or Epiphany) (January 6)
  6. The Meeting of Our Lord (Presentation of Christ in the Temple) (February 2)
  7. The Annunciation of the Mother of God (March 25)
  8. The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) (one week before Pascha)
  • The resurrection. Pre-eminent among all festivals is Pascha, the Feast of Feasts, which stands in a class by itself.

   9. The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ (40 days after Pascha)
   10. Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) (50 days after Pascha)
   11. The Transfiguration of Christ (August 6)
   12. The Falling Asleep of the Mother of God (the Dormition) (August 15)


B. Follow the chronological life of Jesus Christ and Mary

  1. The Nativity Of The Theotokos
  2. The Presentation Of The Theotokos
  3. The Annunciation
  4. The Nativity Of Christ
  5. The Presentation Of The Lord
  6. The Theophany
  7. The Transfiguration
  8. The Entrance Into Jerusalem
  9. The Resurrection
  10. The Ascension Of The Lord
  11. The Descent Of The Holy Spirit
  12. The Dormition Of The Theotokos
  13. The Exaltation Of The Cross

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Note: For the Iconography uses in the Catholic Liturgy read “ICONOGRAPHY AND LITURGY” OFFICE OF PAPAL LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS 


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