Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

November 12

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

  1. St. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria.
  2. St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai.
  3. Prophet Ahijah (Achias) (I Kgs 11:29).
  4. Blessed John "the Hairy", fool for Christ at Rostov.
  5. St. Leon, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  6. New Martyr Sabbas Nigdelinus of Constantinople.
  7. New Martyr Nicholas of Constantinople.
  8. St. Nilus the Myrrh gusher of Mt. Athos.
  9. Synaxis of New Martyr of Optina: Anatole, Barnabas, Dositheus, Nektary, Nikon, Panteleimon, and Vincent.
  10. Repose of Righteous Cosmas of Birsk (1882) and Fr.
  11. Hilarion of Valaam and Sarov (1841).
  12. Commemoration of the Righteous monks and laymen buried at Optina Monastery.




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