On the feast of the Elevation of the Cross – celebrated on 28 (14) September – we commemorate the miraculous finding of the true cross of Jesus Christ on which He was martyred for our salvation.
The birth of the Holy Theotokos is very special. She bore and brought into the world our Saviour, son of man and son of God. Through her, humanity reestablished the intimate connection to Him in the flesh and blood.
On the 11th of September, the Orthodox Christians that follow the Julian calendar commemorate Saint John the Forerunner by celebrating the feast day of his Martyrdom. John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus Christ.
Mary of Nazareth was born around the year 14 BC in present-day Israel. From her womb would come the incarnate Logos, who would change the course of human history forever. For this, she is glorified among all women.
On 19 August we celebrate a major feast day in the life of the Church called the Holy Transfiguration. Transfiguration is a powerful reminder to us that with God we are complete, whole, and fully human as we were intended to be.
Those Orthodox Christians who follow the Julian calendar are about to start the shortest period of fasting of the liturgical year on the 14th of August - the Dormition Fast. It lasts only for two weeks.