Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

December 20

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics


Nativity Fast.
  1. Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ.
  2. Repose of Righteous John of Kronstadt
  3. Hieromartyr Ignatius the God bearer, Bishop of Antioch (also celebrated January 29)
    LITURGY: Heb 4:14 5:6; Mk 9:33 41.
  4. St. Philogonius, Bishop of Antioch.
  5. St. Daniel II, Archbishop of Serbia.
  6. St. Ignatius, archimandrite of the Kiev Caves.
  7. New Martyr John of the Isle of Thasos.
  8. Repose of Anthony, Archbishop of Voronezh and Zadonsk (1846), and Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev (Theodosius in schmea) (1857).




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