December 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Dec. 26 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Dec. 28

All fixed commemorations below are observed on January 9 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For December 27th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on December 14.

Feasts[edit]

Saints[edit]

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Fabiola, a patrician in Rome who gave up all earthly pleasures and devoted herself to the practice of Christian asceticism and charitable work (399)[14][note 9]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Tikhon (Nikanorov), Archbishop of Voronezh, and with him 160 martyred priests (1919)[1][18][19][20]
  • Virgin-Martyr Antonina (1937)[5][20]

Other Commemorations[edit]

Icons[edit]

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 "New Calendar").
    The notation New Style or (NS), indicates a date in the Gregorian Calendar (which is used by churches on the "Old Calendar").
  2. ^ The third day of the Nativity is dedicated to the Protomartyr St Stephen. This is the third day of the three day Winter Pascha.[2]
  3. ^ He participated in the Synod of Antioch against the teachings of Paul of Samosata.[6]
  4. ^ "At Alexandria, St. Maximus, bishop, who became a renowned and distinguished confessor of the faith."[7]
  5. ^ The Greek text states that this Apamea was in Bithynia, of Pontus - ((Greek): Ἀπάμεια τῆς Βιθυνίας τοῦ Πόντου).
  6. ^ Brother of St. Theophanes the Confessor and Hymnographer.
  7. ^ "At Constantinople, the holy confessors Theodore and Theophanes, brothers, who were brought up from their childhood in the Monastery of St. Sabbas. Afterwards, combating bravely for the worship of holy images against Leo the Armenian, they were scourged by his command and banished. After his death, they again firmly opposed the emperor Theophilus, who was imbued with the same impiety, and were scourged a second time and driven into exile, where Theodore expired in prison. Theophanes, after peace had at length been restored to the Church, was made bishop of Nicea and rested in the Lord."[7]
  8. ^ He was likely Abbot of the Monastery of the Deep Stream in Triglia, in Bithynia. He reposed peacefully.[13]
  9. ^ A patrician in Rome who married and divorced. She married again, causing scandal. After the death of her second husband, she repented and devoted her wealth to the care of the sick in a hospital which she established. She also founded a hostel for pilgrims in Rome and was greatly venerated.[14]
  10. ^ "On February 20, 2011, on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine presided over the solemn canonization of Abbot Boniface (Vinogradsky) (+ December 27, 1871), the founder of the St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania (Kiev) and ascetic of piety, reports Patriarchia.ru. Abbot Boniface is now a locally canonized saint of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church."[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m December 27/January 9. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Third Day of the Nativity of our Lord. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Στέφανος ὁ Πρωτομάρτυρας καὶ Ἀρχιδιάκονος. 27 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  5. ^ a b c January 9 / December 27. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  6. ^ MAXIMUS (265-282). Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
  7. ^ a b 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. pp.398-399.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Μαυρίκιος ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ. 27 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Α’ Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 27 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ St Theodore the Archbishop of Constantinople. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Γραπτὸς. 27 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Venerable Theodore Graptus, "the branded," Confessor. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  13. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς ὁ Τριγλινός. 27 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b December 27. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  15. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. December. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  16. ^ a b Abbot Boniface (Vinogradsky), founder of St. Panteleimon Monastery, Kiev, canonized. PRAVOSLAVIE.RU. Kiev, February 21, 2011.
  17. ^ (Russian): ВОНИФАТИЙ. «Православная Энциклопедия» (Orthodox Encyclopedia).
  18. ^ a b Complete List of Saints. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).
  19. ^ a b c 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.3.
  20. ^ a b (Russian) 27 декабря (ст.ст.) 9 января 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  21. ^ The Monk Pherapont of Mozhaisk, Luzhetsk (Uncovering of Relics, 1514). HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  22. ^ Icon of the Mother of God "the Merciful". OCA - Feasts and Saints.

Sources[edit]

  • December 27/January 9. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • January 9 / December 27. 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 27. 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.3.
  • December 27. 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. pp.398-399.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources