Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

November 16

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics


Nativity Fast.
  1. Nativity Fast.; Fish, wine & oil allowed.
  2. Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
    Readings
    • VESPERS: (1) I Pet 1:1 2:6; (2) I Pet 2:21 3:9; (3) I Pet 4:1 11.
    • MATINS: Jn 21:15 25.
    • LITURGY: I Cor 4:9 16; Matt 9:9 13.
  3. St. Fulvianus, prince of Ethiopia, in holy baptism Matthew.
  4. St. Sergius, abbot of Malopinega.
  5. Repose of Schemamonk John the Fingerless, disciple of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1843);
  6. New Hieromartyr Philoumenos of Jacob's Well, by the Jews.




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