New Calendar starts Dec 25, 2023 and ends Dec 31, 2024 - Old Calendar starts Jan 1, 2024 and ends Jan 7, 2025
OVERTHROW THE TYRANNY OF MONTHS
The liturgical life of the Orthodox Church ebbs and flows right over the boundaries of 30-day months. Using a calendar governed by months limits your ability to see a whole Church season at once. This calendar’s spreads are governed by the feasts and fasts that structure the Orthodox year, which results in seven sections of varying length.
Designed to hang on the wall, open it measures 12" x 24" (30.5 x 61 cm)
Seven spreads ranging in length from six to ten weeks
Original images from Serbia, Kosovo, and North Macedonia
Spacious squares for personal planning
Light shading on traditional fast days
Ornamentation indicating major feast days
US holidays and observances and European week numbering
Commemoration of over 100 beloved saints, with special emphasis on Serbian saints
Significant feast days from the alternate calendar (Old or New), indicated in italics
Photography by Andrew Gould, Thomaida Hudanish, Kim Piotrowski, and Jeffrey Gomez
Ornaments and lettering by Gabriel Chapin @as_incense
Scripture readings, rubrics, and fasting details are not included.
Our 2024 Calendar introduces you to the rich spiritual and architectural heritage of early medieval Serbia. Get a copy today and start planning your pilgrimage!
About the Calendar
Beauty First Films is a non-profit creative collaboration of Dr. Timothy Patitsas and Thomaida Hudanish. Our mission is to make films that take the viewer to a place of awe, beauty, and holiness.
We created this design to engage and encourage Orthodox Christians, as well as to help fund Beauty First Films' work in other areas.
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Gifts. Sponsor the calendar for an event or demographic that is meaningful to you. Over the years individuals have sponsored the calendar for every attendee at a retreat, all students at a seminary, and all clergy wives in a specific diocese.
Events. Bulk discounts are available for giving the calendar to retreat and conference attendees.
Parishes. Many parishes give a calendar to their parishioners each year, usually with the sponsorship of a local funeral home. Looking ahead to 2025, please reach out in the contact form below to let us know how many you need and what customization might be required by your sponsor. Orders for 2025 will be confirmed in June 2024.
Five Star Reviews
I am thrilled with this calendar. The pictures are so interesting and the set up works so much better for our lives.
WOW. Gorgeous and meditative and efficient all at once! Thank you a thousand times over.
I received your calendar as a gift, and I was instantly and totally devoted to its Liturgical Seasons layout. I absolutely love love love it!
BRILLIANT! What a beautiful pleasure to have seen the ultimate possibility of our life in Christ so beautifully before us! I am sure I want one for myself and every Godchild I am blessed to have.
This is the first time that a physical calendar has also become a devotional. It helps me understand the historical roots of my faith. - Anna, Roman Catholic
It is just the calendar I needed but didn't know I wanted! I just can't even heart it enough. - Kh. Nikki
I've enjoyed having this year's calendar in my work office, and, as a new convert to the Orthodox Church, it's really helped me get into the rhythm of the liturgical year.
These calendars are beautiful and have lots of good information for the daily lives of Orthodox Christians. I love the way it’s broken up into liturgical seasons instead of months. I have purchased 5 of them now over the last two years! They make great gifts.