November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Nov. 23 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Nov. 25

All fixed commemorations below are observed on December 7 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For November 24, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on November 11.

Feasts[edit]

Saints[edit]

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saint Felicissimus, a martyr who suffered in Perugia in Italy, probably under Diocletian (c. 303)[14][15]
  • Saint Firmina, a virgin-martyr in Amelia (Ameria) in Umbria under Diocletian (c. 303)[14][note 4]
  • Saint Crescentian, a martyr in Rome with Sts Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus, under Maxentius (309)[14][note 5]
  • Venerable Protasius, Bishop of Milan (352)[1][14][note 6][note 7]
  • Saint Romanus of Le Mans (Romanus of Bordeaux), a Gallo-Roman priest who converted the pagans living at the mouth of the Gironde (385)[1][14][note 8]
  • Saint Minver (Menefrida), Virgin of Cornwall (5th century).[1]
  • Saint Kenan (Cianan), first bishop in Ireland to build his Cathedral, at Damleag or Duleek in Meath, of stone (c. 500)[14]
  • Venerable Portianus of Arthone, a slave who became a monk and then Abbot of Miranda in Auvergne in France (527 or 533)[1][14][note 9]
  • Saint Colmán of Cloyne, first Bishop of Cloyne (c. 600)[14][note 10]
  • Saint Leopardinus, monk and Abbot of St Symphorian of Vivaris in Berry in France, murdered and venerated as a martyr (7th century)[14]
  • Saint Bieuzy, born in Britain, he followed St Gildas to Brittany and was martyred there (7th century)[14][note 11]
  • Saint Eanflæd (Eanfleda), daughter of the holy King Edwin of Northumbria and St Æthelburh of Kent, Abbess at Whitby Abbey jointly with her daughter Ælfflæd (c. 700)[14][23]
  • Saint Marinus, a monk at Maurienne in Savoy, and afterwards a hermit near the monastery of Chandor where he was martyred by the Saracens (731)[14]
  • Saints Flora and Maria, two virgin-martyrs in Cordoba in Spain who gave themselves up to the Moors and were beheaded by order of Abderrahman II (851)[14][note 12]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Eugraphus Evarestov, Archpriest (1919)[1][31][note 14]
  • New Hieromartyrs Eugene[32] and Michael, Priests (1937)[1][25]
  • Virgin-martyr Anysia (1937)[1]
  • New Hieromartyrs Alexander, Alexis,[33] John,[34] Cornelius, and Metrophanes, Priests (1937)[1][25]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Commemoration of Hieroconfessor Nikita (Lekhan) of Poltava and Kharkiv (1985)[10]

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 same day, the birthday of St. Chrysogonus, martyr. After a long imprisonment in chains for the constant confession of Christ, he was by order of Diocletian taken to Aquileia, where he terminated his martyrdom by being beheaded and thrown into the sea."[15]
  3. ^ "At Corinth, St. Alexander, martyr, who fought unto death for the faith of Christ, under Julian the Apostate and the governor Sallust."[15]
  4. ^ "At Amelia, in Umbria, during the persecution of Diocletian, ST. Firmina, virgin and martyr, who, after being subjected to various torments, to hanging, and to burning with flaming torches, yielded up her spirit."[15]
  5. ^ "At Rome, St. Crescentian, martyr, whose name is mentioned in the Acts of the blessed pope Marcellus."[15]
  6. ^ He defended St Athanasius against Arianism, notably at the Council of Sardica in 343.
  7. ^ "At Milan, St. Protasius, bishop, who defended the cause of Athanasius before the emperor Constans, in the council of Sardica. Having sustained many labors for the church entrusted to him and for religion, he departed this life to go to the Lord."[15]
  8. ^ "In the castle of Blaye, St. Romanus, a priest, whose holiness is proclaimed by glorious miracles."[15]
  9. ^ "In Auvergne, St. Portian, an abbot, who was renowned for miracles in the time of king Theodoric."[15]
  10. ^ Born in Cork in Ireland, he was a royal bard at the court of Cashel. He was baptised by St Brendan, became a monk, was ordained priest and preached in Limerick and Cork. Finally he founded the church of Cloyne and became its first bishop.
  11. ^ "ST. BlEUZY was a native of Great Britain, who retired to Brittany to follow a solitary life and became a disciple of St. Gildas, succeeding him in his hermitage at Blavet. We have no authentic Acts of his life; but he is said to have been chosen parish priest of the district, and to have been gifted with miraculous powers. It is said that he suffered martyrdom at the hand of a wicked and violent man, for refusing to be unfaithful in the exercise of his pastoral office. His head is preserved and venerated in the Church of Pluvigne, in the diocese of Vannes."[23]
  12. ^ "At Cordova, the saintly virgins and martyrs Flora and Mary, who were for a long time confined in prison and slain with the sword, in the persecution of the Arabs."[15]
  13. ^ See: (in Russian) Меркурий Смоленский. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  14. ^ See: (in Russian) Еварестов, Евграф Васильевич. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad December 7 / November 24. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  2. ^ Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s 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. 88.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Κλήμης ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Ρώμης. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  6. ^ Greatmartyr Mercurius of Caesarea, in Cappadocia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἐρμογένης Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀκραγαντίνων. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Προκόπιος καὶ Χριστόφορος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Greatmartyr Catherine of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ a b c d e Dr. Alexander Roman. November. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Φιλούμενος καὶ Χριστόφορος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐγένιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Χρυσόγονος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n November 24. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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. 362-363.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πέτρος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ἀλεξανδρείας. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μάλχος. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Καρίων. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μᾶρκος ὁ Τριγλινὸς. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γρηγόριος. 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ a b Rev. Richard Stanton. A Menology of England and Wales, or, Brief Memorials of the Ancient British and English Saints Arranged According to the Calendar, Together with the Martyrs of the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Burns & Oates, 1892. pp. 563-565.
  24. ^ Virginmartyr Mastridia of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ a b c d (in Russian) 7 декабря (24 ноября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μερκούριος ὁ ἐν Σμολένσκη (Ρῶσος, † 238 μ.Χ.). 24 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ Martyr Mercurius of Smolensk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. ^ a b (in Greek) 24/11/2015. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  29. ^ Venerable Mercurius the Faster of the Kiev Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  30. ^ Venerable Simon the Abbot of Soiga Monastery, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  31. ^ (in Russian) ЕВГРАФ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  32. ^ (in Russian) ЕВГЕНИЙ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  33. ^ (in Russian) АЛЕКСИЙ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  34. ^ (in Russian) ИОАНН. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).

Sources[edit]

Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 7 декабря (24 ноября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).