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February 2017
delete iconadd icon26 days since the start of Great Lent
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Monday February 27, 2017 (2/27/2017)
delete iconadd icon15 days left of Great Lent
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Saturday April 8, 2017 (4/8/2017)
Method: 48 days before Easter (Eastern)
Notes: (Begins 48 days before Easter and lasts 40 days - from Clean Monday to the Friday before Lazarus Saturday)
Length: 40 days
Period: 1 year

Great Lent, or the Great Fast, is the most important fasting season in the church year in Eastern Christianity, which prepares Christians for the greatest feast of the church year, Pascha (Easter). In many ways Great Lent is similar to Lent in Western Christianity. There are some differences in the timing of Lent (besides calculating the date of Easter) and how it is practiced, both liturgically in the public worship of the church and individually.

One difference between Eastern Christianity and Western Christianity is the calculation of the date of Easter (see Computus). Most years, the Eastern Pascha falls after the Western Easter, and it may be as much as five weeks later; occasionally, the two dates coincide. Like Western Lent, Great Lent itself lasts for forty days, but unlike the West, Sundays are included in the count. Great Lent officially begins on Clean Monday, seven weeks before Pascha (Ash Wednesday is not observed in Eastern Christianity) and runs for 40 contiguous days, concluding with the Presanctified Liturgy on Friday of the Sixth Week. The next day is called Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. However, fasting continues throughout the following week, known as Passion Week or Holy Week, and does not end until after the Paschal Vigil early in the morning of Pascha (Easter Sunday).

April 2017
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Saturday April 8, 2017 (4/8/2017)
Method: 1 day before Palm Sunday
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon16 days until Holy Week
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Sunday April 9, 2017 (4/9/2017)
Method: 7 days before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 7 days
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon16 days until Palm Sunday
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Sunday April 9, 2017 (4/9/2017)
Method: 7 days before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon19 days until Holy Wednesday
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Wednesday April 12, 2017 (4/12/2017)
Method: 1st Wednesday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon21 days until Good Friday (Eastern)
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Friday April 14, 2017 (4/14/2017)
Method: 1st Friday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon22 days until Holy Saturday
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Saturday April 15, 2017 (4/15/2017)
Method: 1st Saturday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon23 days until Easter (Eastern)
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Sunday April 16, 2017 (4/16/2017)
Notes: 1st Sunday after the Paschal full moon
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday April 17, 2017 (4/17/2017)
Method: 1 day after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Tuesday April 18, 2017 (4/18/2017)
Method: 2 days after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2017
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 (5/24/2017)
Method: May 24th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon62 days until Ascension Day
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Thursday May 25, 2017 (5/25/2017)
Method: 39 days after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
June 2017
delete iconadd icon79 days until All Saints' Day
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Sunday June 11, 2017 (6/11/2017)
Method: 1st Sunday after
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
November 2017
delete iconadd icon236 days until Nativity Fast
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Wednesday November 15, 2017 (11/15/2017)
Method: November 15th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 40 days
Period: 1 year
December 2017
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Wednesday December 27, 2017 (12/27/2017)
Method: December 27th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
January 2018
December 2017
delete iconadd icon288 days until Christmas
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Saturday January 6, 2018 (1/6/2018)
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Saturday December 24, 2017 (12/24/2017)
Method: December 24th on Julian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon289 days until Christmas
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Sunday January 7, 2018 (1/7/2018)
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Sunday December 25, 2017 (12/25/2017)
Method: December 25th on Julian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
February 2018
delete iconadd icon325 days until Shrove Monday
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Monday February 12, 2018 (2/12/2018)
Method: 1st Monday before
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon326 days until Shrove Tuesday
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Tuesday February 13, 2018 (2/13/2018)
Method: 1 day before
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon332 days until Clean Monday
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Monday February 19, 2018 (2/19/2018)
Method: Great Lent
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon332 days until Green Monday
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Monday February 19, 2018 (2/19/2018)
Method: Great Lent
Notes: (1st day of Great Lent)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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