Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha in the Orthodox Church

Welcome to the Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha landing page! We invite you to explore the liturgical periods of Triodion, Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pentecostarion and read about the Sunday feasts celebrated therein. You can also read about the Orthodox Lenten services, practices, family resources, and much more in the Articles Library. Finally, we offer an array of multimedia resources to explore and experience a glimpse of this beautiful time in our Church’s calendar.  

Sunday of Saint John Climacus- Celebrated on April 14, 2024

On March 30 and on the Fourth Sunday of Holy Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Father John Climacus. He is called Climacus due to his authorship of the great spiritual work The Ladder of Divine Ascent. His commemoration is designated by the Church on one of the Sundays of Lent as his life and writings affirm him as a supreme bearer and proponent of Christian asceticism. The ascetic example of this great Saint of the Church inspires us in our Lenten journey. Learn More
Great Lent, Holy Week, & Pascha