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.  

Ascension of Our Lord - Celebrated on June 13, 2024

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on the fortieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter). Since the date of Pascha changes each year, the date of the Feast of the Ascension changes. The Feast is always celebrated on a Thursday.

The Feast itself commemorates when, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven. Learn More

Great Lent, Holy Week, & Pascha