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Orthodox Good Friday 2012

Vespers of Good Friday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Toronto, Canada.Vespers of Good Friday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Toronto, Canada.

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 1Palm Sunday 2012Christian-2641
Apr 1April Fools' Day 2012Observance-2641
Apr 5Maundy Thursday 2012Christian-2637
Apr 6Good Friday 2012Christian-2636
Apr 7Passover - Starts 2012Jewish-2635
Apr 7Holy Saturday 2012Christian-2635
Apr 8Easter 2012Christian-2634
Apr 9Easter Monday 2012Christian-2633
Apr 12Rama Navami 2012Hindu-2630
Apr 13Orthodox Good Friday 2012Orthodox-2629
Apr 13Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2012Observance-2629
Apr 14Passover - Final Day 2012Jewish-2628
Apr 15Tax Day 2012Observance-2627
Apr 15Orthodox Easter 2012Orthodox-2627
Apr 17National Library Workers Day 2012Observance-2625
Apr 18Yom Hashoah 2012Jewish-2624
Apr 22Earth Day 2012Observance-2620
Apr 25Administrative Professionals Day 2012Observance-2617
Apr 26Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012Observance-2616
Apr 27Arbor Day 2012Observance-2615

Orthodox Good Friday by Year