December 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below celebrated on December 14 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For December 1st, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on November 18.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Castritian, predecessor of St Calimerius as Bishop of Milan, was bishop for forty-two years (137)[3][14]
  • Hieromartyrs Diodorus and Marianus, and Companions, martyrs in Rome under Numerian (c. 283)[3][14]
  • Martyr Olympiades (Olympias), a noble from Rome (ex-consul) martyred in Amelia in Italy under Diocletian (c. 303)[3][14]
  • Saint Ansanus, called The Baptizer or The Apostle of Siena (304)[3][14]
  • Martyrs Lucius, Rogatus, Cassian and Candida, in Rome.[3][14]
  • Saint Ursicinus of Brescia, Bishop of Brescia in Italy, he took part in the Council of Sardica (347)[3][14]
  • Hieromartyr Evasius, first Bishop of Asti in Piedmont in Italy, martyred under Julian the Apostate (c. 362)[3][14]
  • Saint Leontius of Fréjus, Bishop of Fréjus in France from c. 419 to c. 432, a great friend of St John Cassian who dedicated his first ten Conferences to him (c. 432)[14]
  • Saint Candres of Maastricht, bishop who enlightened the Maastricht area (5th century)[14]
  • Hieromartyr Proculus of Narni or Terni, martyred by Totila, King of the Goths (c. 542)[3][14]
  • Saint Constantian, born in Auvergne, he became a monk at Micy (Orleans), and founded a monastery at Javron (c. 570)[14]
  • Saint Agericus (Aguy, Airy), Bishop, successor of St Desiderius in Verdun in France (591)[3][14]
  • Saint Eligius (Eloi, Eloy), Bishop of Noyon (Neth.) (660)[3][14]
  • Saint Grwst the Confessor, in the Welsh Kingdom of Gwynedd (7th century)[14]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Translation of the relics of Saint Botolph (Botwulf of Thorney), Abbot and Confessor, of Ikanhoe, England (680)[15]
  • Repose of Righteous Virgin Barbara (Shulaeva) of Pilna (1980)[15]

Icon Gallery[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. ^ Saint Ananias, together with Saint Abdecalas (a Persian priest of advanced age), and about a hundred other Christians, were killed under the Persian ruler Shapur II on Good Friday, 345.[7] While Saint Ananias was being tortured for his belief in Christ, he said, "I see a ladder leading to heaven, and radiant men calling me to a marvelous city of light.[8]


  1. ^ Ὁ Προφήτης Ναούμ. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Prophet Nahum. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l December 1. The Roman Martyrology.
  4. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ὀνήσιμος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ἐφέσου. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἀνανίας καὶ Σολόχων Ἀρχιεπίσκοποι Ἐφέσου. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀνανίας ὁ Μάρτυρας. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Frederick George Holweck. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, London: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.
  8. ^ Martyr Ananias of Persia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  9. ^ 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.90.
  10. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Φιλάρετος ὁ Ἐλεήμων. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  12. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀντώνιος ὁ Νέος. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόκλητος ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Λακεδαιμόνιας. 1 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n December 1. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  15. ^ a b December 1/14. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU)


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