2022 Calendar of Liturgical Seasons
dedicated to St Herman of Alaska, with images from Kodiak, Spruce, and St Nilus Islands
New Calendar starts Dec 25, 2021 and ends Dec 31, 2022 - Old Calendar starts Jan 1, 2022 and ends Jan 7, 2023
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 Kodiak, Spruce, and St Nilus Islands
Spacious squares for personal planning
Light shading on traditional fast days
Ornamentation indicating major feast days
US holidays and observances
Commemoration of over 100 beloved saints, including newly canonized saints
Significant feast days from the alternate calendar (Old or New), indicated in italics
Photography by Beauty First Films, the nuns of St Nilus Skete,the monks of St Michael's Skete, and Mr. Frank Geiser.
Scripture readings, rubrics, and fasting details are not included.
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2022 Calendars are sold out.
We're hard at work designing the 2023 calendar!
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.
You are our Distribution Team
Gifts. As a result of the generosity and inspiration of individual donors, we've sent calendars to clergy families and seminarians across the United States. You can sponsor the calendar for an event or demographic that is meaningful to you.
Events. Let's work together to get the 2022 Calendar into the hands of a group of people whom you think would appreciate it. Recipients might include registrants for an online retreat, an in-person conference, or all of the Sunday School students at your parish. Please use the contact form below to ask about event discounts.
Parishes. Many parishes give a calendar to their parishioners each year, usually with the sponsorship of a local funeral home. Looking ahead to 2023, 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 2023 will be confirmed in July 2022.
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.