Orthodox Good Friday for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, April 13th.
Orthodox Good Friday also called Great Friday and Holy Friday or just Great Friday is a day of remembrance of Jesus's death on the cross.
Orthodox Christian versus Christian Dates
Orthodox holidays follow the Julian calendar which generally has Orthodox Christian holidays following behind Christian (Gregorian calendar) holidays. Both calculate Easter and hence Good Friday (two days before Easter) according to the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. but Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar while Christians use the Gregorian calendar to calculate the date each year. The date of Easter is calculated based on the phases of the moon and the spring equinox.
Friday, April 13th is day number 104 of the 2012 calendar year with -7 years, -2 months, -11 days until Orthodox Good Friday 2012.
More information on Orthodox Good Friday. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Orthodox Good Friday|
|Name(s):||Orthodox Good Friday, Great Friday, Holy Friday|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||Friday before Orthodox Easter|
April 2012 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||Palm Sunday 2012||Christian||-2641|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2012||Observance||-2641|
|Apr 5||Maundy Thursday 2012||Christian||-2637|
|Apr 6||Good Friday 2012||Christian||-2636|
|Apr 7||Passover - Starts 2012||Jewish||-2635|
|Apr 7||Holy Saturday 2012||Christian||-2635|
|Apr 8||Easter 2012||Christian||-2634|
|Apr 9||Easter Monday 2012||Christian||-2633|
|Apr 12||Rama Navami 2012||Hindu||-2630|
|Apr 13||Orthodox Good Friday 2012||Orthodox||-2629|
|Apr 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2012||Observance||-2629|
|Apr 14||Passover - Final Day 2012||Jewish||-2628|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2012||Observance||-2627|
|Apr 15||Orthodox Easter 2012||Orthodox||-2627|
|Apr 17||National Library Workers Day 2012||Observance||-2625|
|Apr 18||Yom Hashoah 2012||Jewish||-2624|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2012||Observance||-2620|
|Apr 25||Administrative Professionals Day 2012||Observance||-2617|
|Apr 26||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012||Observance||-2616|
|Apr 27||Arbor Day 2012||Observance||-2615|