Syrian Orthodox Church Calendar for the Year 2004 AD

Date

Occasion

January

Thursday

01/01/2004

New Year Day (Beginning of the Christian Year) (Circumcision of Lord Jesus)

Feast of the two brothers St. Baselius the Elder (???:329-379+), St. Gregorius Al-Nosi (???:335-394+) and All Church Teachers

Sunday

04/01/2004

Tuesday

06/01/2004

Epiphany (The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ) (Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:15-17, 3:21-22, John 1:26-34)

Wednesday

07/01/2004

Beheading and martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1-12)

Thursday

08/01/2004

Martyrdom of St. Stephen (The first Christian Martyr - The Deacons' Chief) (Acts 7:54-60)

Feast of the Deacons

Sunday

11/01/2004

Thursday

15/01/2004

Feast of our Lady for the blessing of the sowing (Matthew 13:1-19)

Sunday

18/01/2004

Monday

19/01/2004

St. Simeon of Kartmin (???-433+)

Sunday

25/01/2004

February

Sunday

01/02/2004

Monday

02/02/2004

The presentation of our Lord Jesus at the temple (Luke 2:21-52)

St. Simeon the Elder

Start of Nineveh's fasting (Ba'outha) (3 days) (2 Kings 14:25, Jonah 1,2,3,4)

Tuesday

03/02/2004

St. Barsoum's day (???:457+)

Thursday

05/02/2004

St. Ignatius I Al-Noorani (The Illuminator) (??:68-107+)

St. Sewerius I Al-Antaki Al-Kabeer (The Antochian, The Great) (459:512-538+)

Friday

06/02/2004

Friday of the clergy

Sunday

08/02/2004

Friday

13/02/2004

Friday of the dead

Memory of H.H. Patriarch Elias III (1867:1917-1932+)

Sunday

15/02/2004

Friday

20/02/2004

Friday of all the dead believers

Sunday

22/02/2004

The first miracle of our Lord Jesus at the wedding of Kana Al-Jaleel (Cana of Galilee) (John 2:1-11)

Monday

23/02/2004

Start of Lent (50 days) (Matthew 4:1-11)

The Monday of forgiveness (shobqono)

Sunday

29/02/2004

Feast of St. Aphram Al-Syriani (the Syrian) (teacher of Christian world) (303-373+) and St. Thaudorus

The second Sunday of Lent (The cure of leprous by our Lord Jesus) (Matthew 8:1-4)

March

Sunday

07/03/2004

The third Sunday of Lent (The cure of the Paralytic) (Matthew 9:1-8, Luke 5:17-26, John 5:1-18)

Sunday

14/03/2004

The fourth Sunday of Lent (The cure of the Canaanite woman) (Matthew 15:21-31)

Wednesday

17/03/2004

The middle of Lent and King Abgar of Edessa (John 3:13-21)

Sunday

21/03/2004

The fifth Sunday of Lent (The Good Samaritan) (Luke 7:1-17, 10:25-37)

Thursday

25/03/2004

The Annunciation of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

Sunday

28/03/2004

The sixth Sunday of Lent (The cure of the blind) (Mark 10:46-52, John 9:1-41)

April

Friday

02/04/2004

40th day of Lent (Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13)

Saturday

03/04/2004

The raising of Lazarus (Matthew 20:17-28, John 11:1-46)

Sunday

04/04/2004

Palm Sunday (Sa'neen and Naheera in the evening) (Matthew 21:1-22, Luke 19:28-40)

Thursday

08/04/2004

Maundy Thursday (Washing of the feet) (Mark 10:32-39)

Friday

09/04/2004

Great (Passion, Good) Friday (Mark 14:27-72, Luke 21:1-30)

Saturday

10/04/2004

Holy Saturday of Light (Matthew 27:57-66)

Sunday

11/04/2004

Resurrection (Easter) Sunday (Matthew 28:1-20, Luke 24:1-12)

Monday

12/04/2004

Easter Monday

Tuesday

13/04/2004

Easter Tuesday

Friday

16/04/2004

Friday of Confessors (Matthew 27:50-56, John 20:18-23)

Sunday

18/04/2004

Friday

23/04/2004

Feast of St. George the Martyr

Sunday

25/04/2004

May

Sunday

02/05/2004

Sunday

09/05/2004

Saturday

15/05/2004

Feast of the virgin Mary for the ear of the corn (Mark 4:26-29, Luke 6:1-51)

Sunday

16/05/2004

Thursday

20/05/2004

Ascension of our Lord Jesus Thursday (40 days after Easter Sunday) (Luke 24:44-53)

Sunday

23/05/2004

Thursday

27/05/2004

St. Barsoum's day

Sunday

30/05/2004

Pentecost Day (50 days after Easter Sunday) (John 14:1-26)

June

Friday

04/06/2004

Golden Friday (Acts 3:6)

Sunday

06/06/2004

Sunday

13/06/2004

Tuesday

15/06/2004

Anniversary of the first church that was built in Yathrib in the name of virgin Mary

Sunday

20/06/2004

Saturday

26/06/2004

Start of the apostles fasting (3 days)

Sunday

27/06/2004

Tuesday

29/06/2004

Feast of the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul (Matthew 18:21-35)

Wednesday

30/06/2004

Feast of the 12 Apostles (Matthew 9:9-13)

July

Saturday

03/07/2004

St. Thomas the Apostle day (75+)

Sunday

04/07/2004

Sunday

11/07/2004

Thursday

15/07/2004

St. Koryakos (301) and his mother Youlity (304+)

Sunday

18/07/2004

Tuesday

20/07/2004

Anniversary of the prophet St. Elijah and St. Hadbshabo

Sunday

25/07/2004

Friday

30/07/2004

Feast of St. Jacob's Baradaeus (578+)

August

Sunday

01/08/2004

Monday

02/08/2004

Feast of St. Ahodamah

Friday

06/08/2004

Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus on the mountain (Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 9:28-36)

Sunday

08/08/2004

Tuesday

10/08/2004

Start of the fasting of the virgin Mary (5 days)

Sunday

15/08/2004

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Matthew 8:16-72)

Sunday

22/08/2004

Sunday

29/08/2004

September

Wednesday

01/09/2004

Anniversary of the discovery of St. Thomas' relics in Mosul

Sunday

05/09/2004

Wednesday

08/09/2004

The birth of the virgin Mary

Sunday

12/09/2004

Tuesday

14/09/2004

The anniversary of the discovery of the Holy Cross

The 24th anniversary of the enthronement of H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas the patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church.

Saturday

18/09/2004

St. Matthew's day

Sunday

19/09/2004

Sunday

26/09/2004

October

Sunday

03/10/2004

Sunday

10/10/2004

Friday

15/10/2004

St. Tishmony's day

Sunday

17/10/2004

Wednesday

20/10/2004

St. Daniel's day

Sunday

24/10/2004

Sunday

31/10/2004

Church Renewal (Dedication) Sunday (Beginning of the church year)

November

Sunday

07/11/2004

Church Consecration Sunday

Sunday

14/11/2004

Sunday of the Annunciation to Zacharias (Luke 1:5-25)

Sunday

21/11/2004

Sunday of the Annunciation to the virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

Thursday

27/11/2004

St. Jacob's day

Sunday

28/11/2004

Sunday of the visit of the virgin Mary to her aunt Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)

December

Saturday

04/12/2004

St. Barbara's day and St. Juliana's day

Sunday

05/12/2004

The birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-80)

Friday

10/12/2004

The anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Behnam, his sister Sara and their 40 followers

Sunday

12/12/2004

St. Joseph's vision Sunday (Matthew 1:18-25)

Wednesday

15/12/2004

Start of the advent (Christmas) fasting (10 days)

Sunday

19/12/2004

The Sunday before Christmas

Friday

24/12/2004

Christmas eve mass

Saturday

25/12/2004

Christmas day (Matthew 2:1-12, Luke 2:1-20)

Sunday

26/12/2004

Congratulating the virgin Mary (Luke 2:15-20)

Monday

27/12/2004

The martyrdom of the children of Bethlehem (Matthew 2:13-23)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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