Imperial holy days



Candlemass: which marks the end of the year. Song sung during candlemass: Holy triumph of the golden throne

The Day of Ascension: marking the Emperor’s enthronement upon the Golden Throne

Emperor’s Day: which heralds beginning of the new year and celebrates the Emperor’s benevolence and divinity.

Sector Saints Days:
Saint Drusus, main Saint of Calixis sector
Saint Cognatius, Saint of Koronus expanse
Saint Asceline, Saint of the Calixis Sector, local patron saint of Explorers and those who crusade into the unknown.
Lost Pilgrim, Saint of void travelers
Saint Brannicus, He is said to have beaten three hundred sinners to death with his severed leg which remained miraculously intact.

List of Imperial Saints

Day of the tithes: Taxation by Ecclesiarchy and population census by Adeptus Administratum
Sanguinalis: Primarch Sanguinious is very popular in the Imperial Cult, and is the most revered icon after the Emperor himself. The other primarchs get nowhere near this level of adoration. There already are other angel-like entities such as the Living Saints, but Sanguinious is held above them all and revered as the greatest of the Emperor’s sons.

Feast of the Emperor’s Ascension: This is the day when the Ascension of the Emperor to the Golden Throne and His apotheosis is celebrated. This holy day is celebrated with much feasting in the Emperor’s honor along with prayer for forgiveness of sins and trespasses against Him on December 1st of each year. If the Imperium is ever in a state of war it will always seek a cease-fire on this holy day to properly observe the Feast of the Emperor’s Ascension.

Martyrs’ Day: On this day the Imperium remembers all those who have fallen in the Emperor’s Service and to vow that their deaths shall not have been in vain. This takes place on May 31st of each year. It is honored by Imperial forces seeking out and destroying many heretics and mutants in commemoration of the losses the Imperium has suffered over time while seeking to cleanse the shame of defeat with the blood of the Emperor’s foes.


Source edited for Imperial Tectum campaign

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