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We are entering the season of new beginnings. Are you getting ready to start the new school year? Lists of school supplies and class schedules are being sent home and students are gearing up to learn. But that’s not all. Did you know September also starts the new Ecclesiastical year as well? September 1st the first day of the Church Calendar and the first Great Feast of the year is on September 8, the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, her birthday.
You and your students can follow the Church Calendar with the new Planner published by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education. You’ll know the feasts, the fasts, the saints remembered and the Bible reading for every day of the year.
Download the Digital directly into your digital calendar (Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.). Once in your calendar, you will be able to easily synchronize this information and take it with you on your PDA (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, etc.). Go to PLANNER for clear instructions and links.
The Planner 2016-2017 is also available in a convenient 5.5 x 8.5″ spiral-bound booklet and sells for $13.95 (Free shipping on orders of $150 or more!)
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