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Tommorow is All Souls Day in the Catholic Church. All Souls Day is part of the Tridiuum of Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, which is why parts of modern Halloween actually came from the Catholic Church. I know that all Saints Day in the Eastern Orthodox Church is on the Sunday after Pentecost. Do we have something like All Souls Day in the Orthodox Church?

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Re: All Souls Day in the (Eastern) Orthodox Church? Or something similar?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 12:18:06 PM »
Tommorow is All Souls Day in the Catholic Church. All Souls Day is part of the Tridiuum of Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, which is why parts of modern Halloween actually came from the Catholic Church. I know that all Saints Day in the Eastern Orthodox Church is on the Sunday after Pentecost. Do we have something like All Souls Day in the Orthodox Church?

In a way all Saturdays are days for remembrance of the departed, and there are several "Soul Saturdays"  set a side for more specific commemoration of the departed:

The Saturday before Meatfare
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of Great Lent
The Saturday before Pentocost
*Demetrius Saturday

*Specific to the Russian tradition, usually Saturday before St Demetrius day

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Re: All Souls Day in the (Eastern) Orthodox Church? Or something similar?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 01:43:42 PM »
In Serbian tradition also Saturday before archangel Michael feast (the feast faling in Semptember; there is no something like that before his feast celebrated in November) is one of "Parental Saturdays", e.i "Soul Saturdays".
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Re: All Souls Day in the (Eastern) Orthodox Church? Or something similar?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 02:08:22 PM »
I thought our priest mentioned we do have it this coming saturday

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Re: All Souls Day in the (Eastern) Orthodox Church? Or something similar?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 02:21:31 PM »
I thought our priest mentioned we do have it this coming saturday
Yeah, it is st. Demetrius Saturday according to the old calendar.
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Re: All Souls Day in the (Eastern) Orthodox Church? Or something similar?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 07:12:10 PM »
I thought our priest mentioned we do have it this coming saturday
Yeah, it is st. Demetrius Saturday according to the old calendar.
Correct, but as I pointed out, those in ROCOR following what Jordanville does had it last weekend because St James brother of Lord is this coming Saturday.