Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar


Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

Some Greek Calendar entries

November 1 (Civil Date: November 14)

  1. Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian of Mesopotamia, and their mother St. Theodota
    LITURGY: I Cor 12:27 13:8; Matt 10:1, 5 8.
  2. Martyr Hemeningilda the Goth of Spain.
  3. Martyrs Cyrenia and Juliana in Cilicia.
  4. Martyrs Caesarius, Dacius, Sabbas, Sabinian, Agrippa, Adrian and Thomas at Damascus.
  5. Hieromartyrs John the bishop and James the presbyter of Persia.
  6. Martyrs James of Mt. Athos. and his two disciples James and Dionysius.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Cyprian and Juliana.
    • St. David of Euboia.
  8. Blessed Cosmas of Verkhoturye (1704).
  9. Repose of Elder Hilarion of Valaam and Sarov (1841).

November 2 (Civil Date: November 15)

  1. Martyrs Acindynus, Pegasius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus and Anempodistus of Persia
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10 17; Matt 10:16 22 St. Marcian of Cyprus.
  2. Blessed Cyprian of Storozhev, former outlaw (Olonetsk).
  3. New Martyrs Bishop Victorin and Priest Basil Luzgin (1918).
  4. Greek Calendar
    • Women Martyrs Cyriaca, Domnina and Domna.
    • Martyrs of senatorial rank beheaded under Marcus Aurelius.

November 3 (Civil Date: November 16)

  1. Martyrs Acepsimus the bishop, Joseph the presbyter, and Aeithalas the deacon, of Persia
  2. Dedication of the Church of the Great Martyr George in Lydda.
  3. (services combined) Martyrs Atticus, Agapius, Eudoxius, Carterius, Istucarius (Styrax), Pactobius (Tobias) and Nictopolion, at Sebaste.
  4. St. Acepsimas, hermit of Cyrrhus in Syria.
  5. St. Snandulia of Persia.
  6. St. Elias of Egypt.
  7. St. Achaemonides, confessor of Persia.
  8. St. Anna, daughter of Prince Vsevolod I Yaroslavich.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • St. Theodore, confessor, Bishop of Ancyra.
    • Martyrs Dacius, Severus, Andronas, Theodotus, and Theodota.
    • New Hieromartyr George of Neopolis.

November 4 (Civil Date: November 17)

  1. St. Ioannicius the Great
    LITURGY: Gal 5:22 6:2; Matt 4:25 5:12.
  2. Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra, and Hermas, presbyter.
  3. Blessed Simon of Yurievits.
  4. St. Nicander, abbot of Gorodensk (Novgorod).
  5. St. Mercurius, faster of the Kiev Caves.
  6. St. Paul, Metropolitan of Tobolsk.
  7. St. Sylvia, mother of St. Gregory the Dialogist.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Porphyrius the Mime of Caesarea.
    • St. John Vataxis the Merciful, emperor.
  9. Repose of Schemamonk Mark of Sarov Monastery (1817).

November 5 (Civil Date: November 18)

  1. Martyrs Galacteon and his wife Episteme at Emesa.
  2. Repose of St. Jonah, Archbishop of Novgorod.
  3. Apostles Patrobus, Hermas, Linus, Gaius and Philologus of the Seventy.
  4. St. Gregory, Archbishop of Alexandria.
  5. Martyrs Domninus, Timothy, Theophilus, Theotimus, Dorotheus, Eupsychius, Carterius, Pamphilius, Agathangelus and Castorus of Palestine.
  6. Hieromartyr Silvanus, Bishop of Gaza.
  7. Repose of Blessed Hilarion, recluse of Troekurovo (1853).

November 6 (Civil Date: November 19)

  1. St. Paul the Confessor, Archbishop of Constantinople St. Barlaam, abbot of Chutin (Novgorod).
  2. St. Luke, monk of Sicily.
  3. Martyrs Tecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Matrona, Polactia, Euphrosyne, and Athanasia of Ancyra.
  4. St. Luke, steward of the Kiev Caves.
  5. Repose of St. Herman (Germanus), Archbishop of Kazan.
  6. St. Barlaam of Keret Lake.
  7. Synaxis of New Martyr of Sarov: Anatole, Basil, Hierotheus, Isaac and Rufinus.
  8. New Martyr Gregory the Cross bearer (1936).
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Monk martyr Nicander.
    • St. Paul, fool for Christ.
  10. Commemoration of the Sarov Monastery Elders: Pachomius, Pitirim, Matthew, Joseph, and Joachim.

November 7 (Civil Date: November 20)

  1. Holy 33 Martyrs of Melitene: Hieron, Hesychius, Nicander, Athanasius, Mamas, Barachius, Callinicus, Theogenes, Nicon, Longinus, Theodore, Valerius, Xanthius, Theodulus, Callimachus, Eugene, Theodochus, Ostrychius, Epiphanius, Maximian, Ducitius, Claudian, Theophilus, Gigantius, Dorotheus, Theodotus, Castrychius, Anicletus, Theomelius, Eutychius, Hilarion, Diodotus, and Amonitus.
  2. St. Lazarus the Wonderworker of Mt.
  3. Galesius near Ephesus.
  4. Martyrs Melasippus, Carina, their son Antoninus, and 40 children converted by their martyrdom, at Ancyra.
  5. Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra.
  6. St. Zosimas, abbot of Vorbozomsk.
  7. Translation of the Relics of St. Cyril, abbot of Novoezersk (Vologda).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Athenodorus.
    • Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica.
    • St. Gregory, brother of St. Gregory the Wonderworker.

November 8 (Civil Date: November 21)

  1. Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers: the Archangels Gabriel, Raphael Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel, and Barachiel
    • VESPERS: (1) Joshua 5:13 15; (2) Judges 6:2, 7, 11 24; (3) Isa 14:7 20.
    • MATINS: Matt 13:24 30, 36 43.
    • LITURGY: Heb 2:2 10; Lk 10:16 21.
  2. Righteous Martha, Princess of Pskov.
  3. New Martyr Michael the Blessed of Chernigov (1922).
  4. Repose of Metropolitan Philaret of NYC (1985).

November 9 (Civil Date: November 22)

  1. Martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius of Ephesus.
  2. St. Matrona, abbess of Constantinople.
  3. St. Theoctiste of the isle of Lesbos.
  4. (services combined) Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica.
  5. Martyr Anthony of Apamea.
  6. St. John the Short of Egypt.
  7. Saints Eustolia and Sosipatra of Constantinople.
  8. St. Simeon Metaphrastes.
  9. St. Onesiphorus the Confessor of the Kiev Caves.
  10. Saints Euthymius and Neophytus the Serbians of Mt. Athos.
  11. St. Nectarius Kephalas, Metropolitan of Pentapolis.
  12. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Narses and Artemonos.
    • St. Helladius, monk.
  13. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "She Who is Quick to Hear".

November 10 (Civil Date: November 23)

  1. Apostles Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius of the Seventy.
  2. Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia.
  3. St. Theocteristus, abbot of Symbola on Mt.
  4. Olympus.
  5. Hieromartyr Milos (Miles), Bishop of Persia, and two disciples.
  6. St. Nonnus, Bishop of Heliopolis.
  7. Martyr Constantine, prince of Georgia.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Great Martyr George of Iberia.
    • Translation of the Relics of St. Gregory, presbyter, in Assos of Lesbos.

November 11 (Civil Date: November 24)

  1. Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor at Damascus, and Vincent of Spain
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10 17; Matt 10:32 33, 37 38; 19:27 30.
  2. St. Theodore the confessor, abbot of the Studion
    LITURGY: Heb 13:17 21; Matt 4:25 5:12.
  3. Martyr Stephanida (Stephanis) of Spain.
  4. Repose of Blessed Maximus of Moscow.
  5. Repose of St. Stephen Dechani of Serbia.
  6. St. Martyrius, abbot of Zelensk (Pskov).
  7. St. Militsa, Princess of Serbia.
  8. St. Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours.
    Canon only.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Blessed Euthymius of Dechani.
    • Blessed Nestor of Serbia.

November 12 (Civil Date: November 25)

  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.

November 13 (Civil Date: November 26)

  1. St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople
  2. Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, and Germanus of Caesaria in Palestine.
  3. Martyr Manetha of Caesaria in Palestine.
  4. New Martyr Damascene of Mt. Athos.
  5. St. Quintianus, Bishop of Clermont (Gaul).
  6. Repose of schema nun Irene Myrtidiotissa of Chios (1960)
  7. Repose of Archbishop Ioasaph of Canada (1955).

November 14 (Civil Date: November 27)

  1. Holy and All praised Apostle Philip
    • 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; Jn 1:43 51.
  2. St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica.
  3. St. Justinian the Emperor and his wife St. Theodora.
  4. St. Philip, abbot of Irap near Novgorod.
  5. New Martyr Panteleimon the youth of Asia Minor.
  6. New Martyr Constantine of Hydra (Mt. Athos. .

November 15 (Civil Date: November 28)

Beginning of the Navity Fast.
Fish, Wine and Oil Allowed, because of St Herman
  1. Repose of St. Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska
    (Orth Word #104)
  2. Holy Martyrs and Confessors Gurias, Samonas and Abibus of Edessa
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10 17; Lk 12:8 12.
  3. Martyrs Elpidius, Marcellus and Eustochius who suffered under Julian the Apostate.
  4. Martyr Demetrius of Thrace.
  5. St. Quinctian, Bishop of Seleucia.
  6. St. Philip, abbot of Rabang (Vologda).
  7. St. Paisius (Velichkovsky) of Moldavia and Mt. Athos.
    Orth Word #104 services combined.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • St. Thomas the new, Patriarch of Constantinople.

November 16 (Civil Date: November 29)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Nativity Fast.; Fish, wine & oil allowed.
  2. Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
    • 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.

November 17 (Civil Date: November 30)

Nativity Fast.
  1. St. Gregory the Wonderworker of Neo Caesarea St. Nicon, abbot of Radonezh, disciple of St. Sergius.
  2. St. Lazarus the Iconographer of Constantinople.
  3. St. Longinus of Egypt.
  4. St. Gennadius of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos. .
  5. Martyr Gobron (Michael) and 133 soldiers of Georgia.
  6. St. Maximus (Maximian), Patriarch of Constantinople
    Same as April 21.
  7. St. Gregory, Bishop of Tours, and with him Saints Patroclus of Bourges, Ursus and Leobatius, brother abbots, and Nicetius of Lyons (Gaul).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • St. Zachariah the Skete dweller and St. John, monk.
    • St. Justin, monk.

November 18 (Civil Date: December 1)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Martyr Platon of Ancyra.
  2. Martyr Romanus the Deacon of Caesarea.
  3. Martyr Romanus.
  4. St. Barulas the Youth of Antioch.
  5. Martyrs Zacchaeus the Deacon and Alphaeus of Caesaria in Palestine.
  6. New Martyrs Anastasius of Epirus and Daniel.

November 19 (Civil Date: December 1)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Prophet Obadiah (Abdias).
  2. Martyr Barlaam of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
  3. St. Barlaam and St. Ioasaph, prince of India, and St. Abenner the king, father of St. Ioasaph.
    Services combined.
  4. Martyr Azes of Isauria and with him 150 soldiers.
  5. Martyr Heliodorus in Pamphylia.
  6. St. Barlaam, abbot of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Hilarion, monk, Wonderworker of Thessalonica.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Agapius.
    • Martyrs Anthimus, Thalalaeus, Christopher, Euphemia and her children.
    • Martyr Pancharius.
  9. Repose of Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow (1867).

November 20 (Civil Date: December 2)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Forefeast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  2. St. Gregory Decapolites.
  3. St. Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople
    LITURGY: Heb 7:26 8:2; Jn 10:9 16.
  4. Martyrs Eustace, Thespisius and Anatolius of Nicaea.
  5. Martyr Dasius of Dorostorum.
  6. Martyrs Azaes the eunuch, Savonius, Thecla, Anna; Hieromartyrs Nerses and Joseph; and John, Severius, Isaac and Hypatius, Bishops of Persia.
  7. St. Theoctistus the Confessor.
  8. Martyrs Bautha and Denachis who suffered with Hieromartyr Nerses.
  9. St. Isaac, Bishop of Armenia.

November 21 (Civil Date: December 3)

Nativity Fast.
    • VESPERS: (1) Ex 40:1 5, 9, 10, 16, 34 35; (2) III Kgs 7:51; 8:1, 3 7, 9 11; (3) Ezek 43:27 44:4.
    • MATINS: Lk 1:39 49, 56.
    • LITURGY: Heb 9:1 7; Lk 10:38 42; 11:27 28.
  2. St. Yaropolk Peter, prince of Vladimir in Volhynia.
  3. St. Columban of Ireland, abbot and founder of Luxeuil Abbey in France.

November 22 (Civil Date: December 4)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple.
  2. Apostles Philemon and Archippus.
  3. Martyr Apphia, wife of Philemon
  4. St. Onesimus, disciple of St. Paul.
  5. Martyrdom of St. Michael, prince of Tver.
  6. Martyrs Cecilia (canon only), Valerian, Tiburtius and Maximus at Rome.
  7. Martyr Procopius the reader at Caesaria in Palestine.
  8. Martyr Menignus at Parium.
  9. St. Agabbas of Syria.
  10. Righteous Michael the soldier of Bulgaria.
  11. Martyrs Stephen, Mark, and Mark (another) in Pisidia.
  12. Martyr Agapion of Greece.
  13. St. Callistus II, Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos. .
  14. St. Clement of Ochrida, Bishop of Greater Macedonia.

November 23 (Civil Date: December 5)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Repose of St. Alexander Nevsky.
  2. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple.
  3. St. Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium.
  4. St. Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum
    LITURGY: Heb 13:7 16; Matt 24:42 47.
  5. St. Metrophanes (in schema Macarius), Bishop of Voronezh.
  6. St. Amphilocius of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Volhynia.
  7. Martyr Sisinius, Bishop of Cyzicus.
  8. Martyr Theodore of Antioch.
  9. St. Ischyrion, Bishop of in Egypt and hermit of Scete.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • St. Helenus of Tarsus, Bishop

November 24 (Civil Date: December 6)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple.
  2. Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10 17; Lk 21:12 19.
  3. Great Martyr Mercurius of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
  4. Martyr Mercurius of Smolensk.
    Services combined with Great Martyr Mercurius.
  5. Martyrs Augusta the Empress, Porphyrius, and 200 soldiers at Alexandria with Great Martyr Catherine.
  6. Virgin Mastridia of Alexandria.
  7. St. Gregory of Pontus.
  8. Martyr Alexander at Corinth.
  9. St. Simon, abbot of Soiga Monastery (Vologda).
  10. St. Luke, steward of the Kiev Caves.
  11. St. Hermogenes, Bishop of Agrigentum.
  12. St. Portianus of Arthone (Gaul).
  13. Greek Calendar
    • St. Malchus.
    • Martyrs Philemenus, Christopher, Eugene, Procopius, and another Christopher.
    • Martyr Chrysogenes and Monk martyr Mark Triglinos.
    • Hieromartyrs Clement, Bishop of Rome, and Peter, Bishop of Alexandria.

November 25 (Civil Date: December 7)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Apodosis of the Entry into the Temple
    LITURGY: (Epistle & Gospel of the Feast).
  2. Hieromartyr Clement, pope of Rome
    LITURGY: Phil 3:20 4:3; Matt 5:14 19.
  3. Hieromartyr Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria.
  4. St. Peter Galata of Syria.
  5. St. Clement of Ochrida.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Porphyrius the soldier and 200 with him.
    • Martyr Mercurius.

November 26 (Civil Date: December 8)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Repose of St. Innocent, first Bishop of Irkutsk
    • VESPERS: (1) Isa 35:1 10; (2) Wis 3:1 9; (3) Wis 4:7 15.
    • MATINS: Matt 5:14 19.
    • LITURGY: Heb 7:26 8:2; Jn 10:9 16.
  2. St. Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis.
  3. Dedication of the Church of St. George at Kiev.
  4. St. James the Solitary of Syria.
  5. St. Nicon Metanoeite ("preacher of repentance").
  6. New Martyr George of Chios.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. Stylianos of Paphlagonia, monk.
    • St. Silas, Bishop of Persidos.

November 27 (Civil Date: December 9)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Great Martyr James the Persian
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10 17; Jn 15:1 7
  2. St. Palladius of Thessalonica.
  3. St. James, Bishop and Wonderworker of Rostov.
  4. St. Romanus the Wonderworker of Cilicia.
  5. Opening of the Relics of St. Vsevolod (Gabriel) of Pskov.
  6. St. Pinuphrius of Egypt.
  7. St. Nathaniel of Nitria.
  8. St. Diodorus, abbot of Yuriev Monastery (Solovki).
  9. Seventeen Holy Fathers Martyred In India
  10. Commemoration of the miracle of the Weeping Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Sign" at Novgorod in 1170.
  11. kursk root01 tn.jpgIcon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Sign": Kursk Root
  12. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of Abalek.

November 28 (Civil Date: December 10)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Martyr Stephen the New of Nt.
  2. St. Auxentius.
  3. Martyrs Basil, Stephen, two Gregories, John, Andrew, Peter, Anna, and many others
    LITURGY: II Tim 1:8 18; Matt 10:23 31.
  4. Martyr Hierenarchus and Seven Women Martyrs at Sebaste.
  5. Martyrs Timothy and Theodore, bps; Peter, John, Sergius, Theodore and Nicephorus, presbyters; Basil and Thomas, deacons; Hierotheus, Daniel, Chariton, Socrates, Comasius and Eusebius, monks; and Etymasius, at Tiberiopolis.
  6. Blessed Theodore, Archbishop of Rostov.

November 29 (Civil Date: December 11)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia.
  2. Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phaedrus.
  3. St. Acacius of Sinai who is mentioned in The Ladder.
  4. St. Nectarius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth.
  6. St. Pitirim of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessalonica.
    • Hieromartyr John of Persia.
    • St. Urban of Macedonia, Bishop St. Pancosmius, monk.
  8. Repose of Blessed Abel "the Prophet" of Valaam (1831).

November 30 (Civil Date: December 12)

Nativity Fast.
  1. Holy and All praised Apostle Andrew the First Called
    • VESPERS: (1) I Pet 1:1 2:6; (2) I Pet 2:21 3:9; (3) I Pet 4:1 11.
    • MATINS: Matt 4:18 23.
    • LITURGY: I Cor 4:9 16; Jn 1:35 51.
  2. St. Frumentius, Archbishop of Abyssinia.
  3. Greek Calendar
    • Bishop Alexander of Mithymna.
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