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September 1: The Ecclesiastical New Year

September 1 is the beginning of the Orthodox ecclesiastical year. According to Tradition, it was on September 1 that our Lord and Saviour entered the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth and was given to read a scroll from the prophet Isiah. It was customary at that time for the Jewish male to read in the synagogue once he had ... Read More »

Feastday of the Ecclesial New Year (1 September)

Introductory Remarks Within our present-day globalised societies whereby nations and peoples are all closely interlinked it has become common practice to accept the 1st of January as the beginning of a New Year, often ignoring local, cultural, religious or national customs.  However, the origins of this practice, is drawn specifically from the tradition of those who worshipped the sun at ... Read More »