December 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Nov 30 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Dec 2

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)[14][note 4]
  • Hieromartyrs Diodorus and Marianus, and Companions, martyrs in Rome under Numerian (c. 283)[14][note 5]
  • Martyr Olympiades (Olympias), a noble from Rome (ex-consul) martyred in Amelia in Italy under Diocletian (c. 303)[14][note 6]
  • Saint Ansanus, called The Baptizer or The Apostle of Siena (304)[14][note 7]
  • 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)[14][note 8]
  • 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)[14][note 9]
  • 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. ^ "THE prophet Nahum, who was buried in Begabar."[3]
  3. ^ 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]
  4. ^ "At Milan, St. Castritian, bishop, who was eminent for virtues and the practice of pious and religious deeds in very troublous times for the Church."[3]
  5. ^ "At Rome, the holy martyrs Diodorus, priest, and Marian, deacon, with many others, who by the command of the emperor Numerian, were made partakers of the glory of martyrdom."[3]
  6. ^ "At Amelia, in Umbria, St. Olympias, ex-consul, who was converted to the faith by blessed Firmina, and being tortured on the rack, consummated his martyrdom under Diocletian."[3]
  7. ^ "The same day, St. Ansanus, martyr, who confessed Christ at Rome, and was cast into prison, in the time of the emperor Diocletian. Being afterwards conducted to Siena, in Tuscany, he there ended the course of his martyrdom by decapitation."[3]
  8. ^ "At Narni, St. Proculus, bishop and martyr, who after performing many good works, was beheaded by order of Totila, king of the Goths."[3]
  9. ^ "At Noyon, St. Eligius, bishop, whose life is rendered illustrious by a considerable number of miracles."[3]


  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 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. 370-371.
  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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