December 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Dec. 16 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Dec. 18

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on December 30 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For December 17th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on December 4.

Saints[edit]

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Maxentiolus (Mezenceul), a disciple of St Martin of Tours in France, he founded Our Lady of Cunault (5th century)[10]
  • Saint Tydecho of Wales, brother of Saint Cadfan (6th century)[10][note 4]
  • Saint Briarch, born in Ireland, became a monk in Wales with St Tudwal, whom he accompanied to Brittany, built a monastery in Guingamp and reposed in Bourbiac (c. 627)[10]
  • Saint Judicäel (Judicael ap Hoel), King of Brittany, much loved by his people, spent the last twenty years of his life in the monastery of Gäel near Vannes (658)[10]
  • Saint Begga, founder and Abbess of a convent in Andenne on the Meuse in Belgium (698)[10][note 5]
  • Saint Sturm (Sturmius), Abbot and Apostle of Saxony, founder of Fulda Monastery (Germany) (779)[4][9][10][note 6]
  • Saint Eigil of Fulda, the fourth abbot of Fulda (822)[10]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Sergius Florinsky, Priest of Rakvere, Estonia (1918)[4][9][16]
  • New Hieromartyr Nicholas Beltiukov, Protopresbyter of Perm (1918)[6][9][16]
  • New Hieromartyr Alexander Savelov, Priest of Perm (1918)[6][9][16]
  • New Hieromartyr John Zemlyani, Priest of Alma-Ata (1937)[6][9][16]
  • New Hieromartyr Peter Pokrovsky, Priest (1937)[6][9][16]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Repose of Elder Hadji George of Mt. Athos (1886)[4]
  • Repose of Hiero-schemamonk Daniel (Sandu Tudor), poet of Romania (1962)[4]
  • Repose of lay elder Panagis of Ilami, Cyprus (1989)[4]

Icon Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The notation Old Style or (OS) is sometimes used to indicate a date in the Julian Calendar (which is used by churches on the "Old Calendar").
    The notation New Style or (NS), indicates a date in the Revised Julian calendar (which is used by churches on the "New Calendar").
  2. ^ The song of the three youths is alluded to in odes seven and eight of the canon, a hymn sung in the matins service and on other occasions in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where their feast day is December 17 (along with Daniel). The Orthodox Church also commemorates them on the two Sundays before the Nativity of Christ. The reading of the story of the fiery furnace, including the song, is prescribed for the vesperal Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Orthodox on Holy Saturday. Likewise, the three are commemorated as prophets in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on December 17 with Daniel.
  3. ^ Saint Daniel the Confessor, (in the schema Stephen) lived in the 10th century. He was a Spanish dignitary, and prefect of the island of Niverta. Disdaining worldly glory, he became a monk in Rome and went on pilgrimage to the holy places at Constantinople and Jerusalem, where he received the Great Schema and the name Stephen. He received the crown of martyrdom after he refused the Saracens' demand that he renounce Christ and become a Moslem.[8]
  4. ^ He and his sister lived in Gwynedd. Several churches are dedicated to him.
  5. ^ Daughter of St Pepin of Landen and St Ida and sister of two other saints. She married Angisilus (Ansegis), son of St Arnulf of Metz. After her husband's death St Begga founded a convent in Andenne on the Meuse in Belgium where she was abbess.
  6. ^ As a child he was entrusted to St Boniface and brought up in the monastery of Fritzlar in Germany. Ordained, he was sent to enlighten the Saxons. He went to find a suitable site for a monastery in central Germany and chose Fulda. Sturm then went to Montecassino and on his return became Abbot of Fulda. Dearly loved by his monks, Sturm is considered as second only to Boniface as Apostle of Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prophet Daniel. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Προφήτης Δανιὴλ καὶ τὰ τρία παιδιὰ Ἀνανίας, Ἀζαρίας καὶ Μισαὴλ. 17 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Οἱ Ἅγιοι Πατερμούθιος, Κόπρις καὶ Ἀλέξανδρος οἱ Ὁσιομάρτυρες. 17 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l December 17/30. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἴακχος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 17 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ a b c d e f The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas (ROCOR). St. Hilarion Calendar of Saints for the year of our Lord 2004. St. Hilarion Press (Austin, TX). p.94.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Στέφανος ὁ Ὁμολογητής. 17 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Venerable Daniel the Confessor (in Schema Stephen) of Spain, and Egypt. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i December 30 / December 17. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  10. ^ a b c d e f g December 17. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικήτας ὁ Νέος. 17 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Διονύσιος ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ ἐκ Ζακύνθου, Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Αἰγίνης. 17 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Venerable Dionysius of Aegina. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  14. ^ St Paisius. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  15. ^ Martyr Avakum the Deacon of Serbia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  16. ^ a b c d e (Russian) 17 декабря (ст.ст.) 30 декабря 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).

Sources[edit]

  • December 17/30. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • December 30 / December 17. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • Complete List of Saints. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).
  • December 17. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. December. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  • The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas (ROCOR). St. Hilarion Calendar of Saints for the year of our Lord 2004. St. Hilarion Press (Austin, TX). p.94.
  • December 17. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • The Roman Martyrology. Transl. by the Archbishop of Baltimore. Last Edition, According to the Copy Printed at Rome in 1914. Revised Edition, with the Imprimatur of His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons. Baltimore: John Murphy Company, 1916.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources