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Saint Basil’s Day – January 2, 2024

Every year, Saint Basil’s Day is celebrated on January 1 in the Eastern Churches, on January 2 in the Western Churches, and on January 14 in churches as per the Julian calendar. The day begins with a divine liturgy in honor of the Byzantine bishop of Caesarea, after a matin service on the morning of the feast. Great Vespers takes place on the evening before St. Basil’s Day.

Dates

YearDateDay
2024January 2Tuesday
2025January 2Thursday
2026January 2Friday
2027January 2Saturday
2028January 2Sunday

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FAQs

Who celebrates Saint Basil’s Day?

The Orthodox churches conduct the Liturgy of St. Basil on his feast day.

What is St. Basil famous for?

St. Basil the Great was a Church Father who defended the orthodox faith against the Arian heresy.

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