Travel to Ireland in 2023

our latest Calendar of Liturgical Seasons features holy sites
associated with the life of St. Brendan the Navigator

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New Calendar starts Dec 25, 2022 and ends Dec 31, 2023 -  Old Calendar starts Jan 1, 2023 and ends Jan 7, 2024

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.

CALENDAR FEATURES

  • 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 the Dingle Peninsula, Aran Islands, and more

  • 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 Irish saints

  • Significant feast days from the alternate calendar (Old or New), indicated in italics

  • Photography by Thomaida Hudanish and Julia Deady

Scripture readings, rubrics, and fasting details are not included. 

Our 2023 Calendar gives you a glimpse into the rich spiritual heritage of early Christian Ireland. 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 are excited for this distinctive calendar design to help and encourage Orthodox Christians, as well as to become a part of our strategy for funding Beauty First Films' work in other areas. You can make a tax deductible donation to support our projects. Donate via PayPal.

Click here for our Calendar FAQ page

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You are our Distribution Team

Wholesale. Message us below to get the appropriate rate for your bookstore or retail shop.

 

Gifts. Sponsor the calendar for an event or demographic that is meaningful to you.

Events. Bulk discounts 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 2024, 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 2024 will be confirmed in June 2023.

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.

- Stacy

WOW. Gorgeous and meditative and efficient all at once! Thank you a thousand times over. 

- Emily

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!

- Eleni

 

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.
- Margo

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.

- Kimberly

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.

- Elena

2023 CALENDARS ARE HERE

CONTACT
We invite small retailers to inquire about wholesale ordering.

Thank you. We'll get back to you shortly!

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