November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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November 20 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - November 22

All fixed commemorations below are observed on December 4 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For November 21, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on November 8.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

Other commemorations[edit]

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. ^ "IN the temple at Jerusalem, the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God."[7]
  3. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Maria, Mary (Μαρία).
  4. ^ "The same day, the birthday of blessed Rufus, mentioned by the apostle St. Paul in his epistle to the Romans."[7]
  5. ^ St. Mark says in his Gospel (xv, 21) that Simon of Cyrene was the father of Rufus, and as Mark wrote his Gospel for the Roman Christians, this Rufus is probably the same as the one to whom Paul sent a salutation [cf. Cornely, "Commentar. in Epist. ad Romanos" (Paris, 1896), 778 sq.].
  6. ^ "At Rome, the martyrdom of the Saints Celsus and Clement."[7]
  7. ^ "At Ostia, the holy martyrs Demetrius and Honorius."[7]
  8. ^ "In Spain, the holy martyrs Honorius, Eutychius and Stephen."[7]
  9. ^ Born in Africa, he became Pope of Rome in 492. He was one of the most energetic bishops of his time.
  10. ^ "At Rome, St. Gelasius, pope, distinguished for learning and sanctity."[7]
  11. ^ A son of Constantine, a lord in Cornwall. Llangernw in Clwyd in Wales is named after him.
  12. ^ "At Verona, St. Maurus, bishop and confessor."[7]
  13. ^ "In the monastery of Bobio, the departure from this life of St. Columban, abbot, who founded many convents and governed a large number of monks. He died at an advanced age, celebrated for many virtues."[7]
  14. ^ Venerable Sozomenos is possibly one of the "300 Allemagne Saints" in Cyprus. The 300 Allemagne Saints came to Cyprus from Palestine, and lived as ascetics in various parts of the island. Included among the "300 Allemagne Saints" are:
    • Venerable Anastasios the Wonderwoker of Cyprus, September 17
    • Venerable Abbacum the Ascetic of Cyprus, Wonderworker, December 2
    • Venerable Cassian the Martyr (Kassianos), December 4
    • Venerable Calantius of Tamassos (Kalandios), April 26
    • Martyr Constantine of Cyprus (Constantine of Allemagne), Wonderworker, July 1
    According to some of their lives in the Great Synaxaristes, after the dissolution of the Second Crusade (1147 - 1149), they decided to live the monastic life in the Jordan desert. However since the Latins there disturbed them, they relocated to Cyprus and dispersed over the island.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c d e November 21 / December 4. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d e December 4 / November 21. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Τὰ Εἰσόδια τῆς Θεοτόκου. 21 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 21 Νοεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ (in Russian) 4 декабря (21 ноября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  6. ^ The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h 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. p. 359-360.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j November 21. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ a b c d 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. 87.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σωζόμενος. 21 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀναστάσιος ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ ἐν Κύπρῳ. 17 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀββακοὺμ ὁ ἀσκητὴς. 2 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ (in Greek) 21/11/2015. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.


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