Our Patronal Feast (the Beheading of St John the Forerunner) is celebrated on August 29 with a litany of the holy icon and relics of the Saint.

   Our Patronal Feast (the Beheading of St John the Forerunner) is celebrated on August 29 with a litany of the holy icon and relics of the Saint. Other feast days include: 
       June 24 (the Nativity of St John the Baptist),
       January 7 (the Synaxis of St John the Baptist when he is honored for the Baptism of our Lord)
       September 14 (the Exaltation of the Holy Cross).

   As the Katholikon is honored at the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, the feast of August 29 occupies a special place in the worshipping life of the Monastery and in the conscience of the faithful, hundreds of whom gather on this day of the year. Touching memories and deeply imprinted impressions from the feast have forged the strong and indestructible bond of the Nafpaktians with this holy place.