Calendar

Feast Days in the Maronite Calendar

January

1 January – Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

6 January – The Epiphany

17 January – St Anthony the Great

25 January – Conversion of St Paul and his Baptism

February

2 February – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

5 February – St Agatha

9 February – St Maroun

14 February -St Valentine

19 February – 500 Martyrs of Tyre

The Thursday before Cana Sunday – Thursday of the Drunk

28 February – Saint Marana and Cyra

March

1 March – Saint Domnina

2 March – St John Maroun

9 March – The 40 Martyrs of Capadokia

19 March – St Joseph

23 March – St Rafqa

25 March – The Annunciation

April

3 April – St Mary of Egypt

23 April – St George

May

4 May – St Monica

8 May – St John the Evangelist

9 May – The Prophet Isaiah

15 May – Our Lady of the Harvest

29 May – St Theodosia

30 May – St Joan of Arc

June

3 June – Mar Awtel

6 June – St Dorotheus

13 June – St Aqulina

14 June – Prophet Elisha

15 June – St Basil the Great

16 June – Prophet Hosea

24 June – The Birth of John the Baptist

26 June – Blessed Yaacoub

29 June – St Peter and St Paul

30 June – The 12 Apostles

July

2 July – The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

10 July – The Massabki brothers

17 July – St Marina

20 July – Mar Elias \ St Elijah the Prophet

24 July – St Christina

27 July – St Assya (St Pantaleon)

August

1 August – St Shmouni and her Seven Sons – Martyrs

6 August – Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

7 August – St Doumit

15 August – The Shoonoyo, the “Assumption,” and the intiqāl.

September

2 September – Mar Mema

8 September – The Birth of Our Lady

10 September – St Polkaria

13 September – Eve of the Feast of the Glorious Cross

24 September – St Taqla (Thecla), First Female Martyr

November

16 November – St Matthew the Evangelist

18 November – St Raymond

21 November – The Feast of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple.

22 November – St Joachim (Youwakim) and St Anna

25 November – St Catherine

December

4 December – St Barbara

5 December – St Saba

8 December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

14 December – St Nehmtallah

20 December – St Ignatius of Antioch

25 December – The Birth of Our Lord

26 December – Praises to Mary

27 December – St Stephen

28 December – The Adoration of the Magi

29 December – Holy Innocents of Bethlehem