May 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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May 19 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 21

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on June 2 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For May 20th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on May 7.

Saints[edit]

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Martyrs of Moscow (1922):[22]
  • Hieromartyr Macarius, priest-monk;
  • Hieromartyrs Alexander Zaozersky and Basil Sokolov, Protopresbyters;
  • Hieromartyr Christopher Nadezhdin, priest;
  • Martyr Sergius Tikhomirov.
  • Venerable New Martyr Olympiada Verbetska, Igumenia of Kozelschansk women's monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God (1938)[20][note 7]

Other commemorations[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 "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 Church honours Saint Lydia as "Equal-to-the-Apostles."[1]
  3. ^ It appears that certain monasteries honoured Saint Thalelaeus' feast day on September 3, and others on August 23, the day on which he was brought to trial.[2]
  4. ^ Not to be confused with Thalassius of Syria (February 22).[9]
  5. ^ Saint Plautilla is regarded as the mother of Saint Domitilla (May 12).
  6. ^ Saint Anastasius greatly contributed to the conversion of the Lombards from Arianism.
  7. ^ She suffered martyrdom under communism on June 2, 1938.[23]
  8. ^ According to the Great Synaxaristes, the holy relics were taken from Myra in Lycia on April 1 1087, and arrived in Bari on May 20.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ἡ Ἁγία Λυδία ἡ Φιλιππησία. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ a b Ὁ Ἅγιος Θαλλέλαιος ὁ ἰατρός καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ μαρτυρήσαντες Ἀλέξανδρος καί Ἀστέριος. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g May 20. The Roman Martyrology.
  4. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀσκλᾶς ὁ Μάρτυρας. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ζαβουλών καὶ Σωσσάνη. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Μάρκος ὁ Ἐρημίτης. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Οἱ Ἅγιοι ἐν Μεμέλᾳ Ἱερουσαλήμ οἱ Μάρτυρες. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Θαλάσσιος ὁ Μυροβλύτης. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Οἱ Ὅσιοι Θαλάσσιος καὶ Λιμναῖος. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Οἱ Ὅσιοι Ἰωάννης, Ἰωσὴφ καὶ Νικήτας. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Ἡ Ἁγία Πλατίλλα ἡ Ρωμαία. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Βαυδέλιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ a b c d e f May 20. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἱλάριος Ἐπίσκοπος Τουλούζης. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀναστάσιος Ἐπίσκοπος Βρεσκίας. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Οὐλτρίλλος Ἐπίσκοπος Μπουργκές. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος Ἐπίσκοπος Παβίας. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ May 20/June 2. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  19. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Τιμόθεος τοῦ Πσκώφ. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. May. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  21. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Στέφανος. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ 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.38.
  23. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. More New Ukrainian Orthodox Saints. Ukrainian Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  24. ^ Μετακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Νικολάου τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ. 20 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ὁσίου Ἀλεξίου τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ. 20 ΜΑΪΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Complete List of Saints[permanent dead link]. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).

Sources[edit]

  • May 20/June 2. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • Complete List of Saints[permanent dead link]. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG)
  • May 20. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. May. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  • May 20. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • May 20. The Roman Martyrology.

Greek Sources

  • Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) 20 ΜΑΪΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  • (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 20 Μαΐου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 2 июня (20 мая). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (in Russian) 20 мая (ст.ст.) 2 июня 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).