November 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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November 27 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - November 29

All fixed commemorations below are observed on December 11 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For November 28, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on November 15.


  • Timothy and Theodore, bishops;
  • Peter, John, Sergius, Theodore, and Nicephorus, presbyters;
  • Basil and Thomas, deacons;
  • Hieroteus, Daniel, Chariton, Socrates, Comasius, and Eusebius, monks;
  • Etymasius, martyr.
  • Saint Romanos, Bishop of Macedonia.[3][18][note 4]
  • Saint Theodore, Bishop of Theodosiopolis in Armenia (end of 6th century)[1]

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saint Rufus and Companions, a citizen of Rome who was martyred with his entire household under Diocletian (304)[19][note 5]
  • Saints Papinianus and Mansuetus, Bishops in North Africa martyred under the Arian Vandal King Genseric (5th century)[19][note 6]
  • Saints Valerian, Urban, Crescens, Eustacius Cresconius, Crescentian, Felix, Hortulanus and Florentian, Bishops from North Africa exiled by the Arian King Genseric (5th century)[19][note 7]
  • Saint Fionnchu, the successor of St. Comgall at the monastery of Bangor in Ireland (6th century)[19]
  • Saint Oda of Brabant, the Blind Princess of Scotland (c. 726)[1] (see also: October 23 )
  • Saint Hippolytus, Bishop of Saint-Claude in France (c. 775)[19]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Alexis Veselovsky,[note 9] Alexis Smirnov, and Basil Zavgorodnego, Priests (1937)[9][21][26]
  • New Hieromartyr Raphael (Tyupin), hieromonk of the Zlatoustov Monastery, Moscow (1937)[1][26]
  • New Monkmartyr Vincent (Nikolsky) of Optina Monastery (1937)[1][26]
  • Virgin-martyr Anysia Maslanovoy (1937)[26]
  • Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva Fedorov (1938)[9][21][26]
  • New Hieromartyr Nicholas Krylov, Priest (1941)[9][21][26][note 10]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Uncovering of the relics (2000) of Venerable Sergius (Srebriansky), Archimandrite, of Tver (1948)[21][26][note 11]

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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Irenarchos (Εἰρήναρχος).
  3. ^ "At Constantinople, in the time of Constantine Copronymus, the holy martyrs Stephen the Younger, Basil, Peter, Andrew and their companions, numbering three hundred and thirty-nine monks, who were subjected to various torments for the worship of holy images, and confirmed the Catholic truth with the shedding of their blood."[11]
  4. ^ His memory is not recorded in the Synaxarion of St. Nicodemus; nor in that of Delehaye. However his memory is preserved in Parisian Codex 1578, where he is referenced as Bishop of Macedonia.
  5. ^ "AT Rome, St. Rufus, who, with all his family, was made a martyr by Diocletian."[11]
  6. ^ "In Africa, under the Arian king Genseric, in the persecution of the Vandals, the holy martyrs Papinian and Mansuetus, bishops, who, for the Catholic faith, were burned in every part of their bodies with hot plates of iron, and thus ended their glorious combat."[11]
  7. ^ "At this time also, other holy bishops, Valerian, Urban, Crescens, Eustachius, Cresconius, Crescentian, Felix, Hortulanus, and Florentian, terminated the course of their lives in exile."[11] They reposed in exile and were afterwards honoured as confessors for Orthodoxy.
  8. ^ See: (in Russian) Феодор III (архиепископ Ростовский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  9. ^ See: (in Russian) Веселовский, Алексей Александрович. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  10. ^ See: (in Russian) Крылов, Николай Васильевич. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  11. ^ His feast day is on March 23. See: (in Russian) Сергий (Сребрянский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k November 28 / December 11. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εἰρήναρχος. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Irenarchos & his Companion Martyrs at Sebaste. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - Online Chapel. Retrieved: 24 October, 2015.
  5. ^ Martyr Irenarchus at Sebaste. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Τιμόθεος, Θεόδωρος, Πέτρος, Ἰωάννης, Σέργιος, Θεόδωρος, Νικηφόρος, Βασίλειος, Θωμᾶς, Ἱερόθεος, Δανιήλ, Χαρίτων, Σωκράτης, Κομάσιος, Εὐσέβιος καὶ Ἐτιμάσιος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Timothy at Tiberiopolis. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Στέφανος ὁ Ὁμολογητής ὁ Νέος. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h December 11 / November 28. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  10. ^ Monkmartyr and Confessor Stephen the New of Mt St Auxentius. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ a b c d 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. 366-367.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀνδρέας ὁ Μάρτυρας. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πέτρος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ἄννα ἡ Ὁσιομάρτυς. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Martyr Anna. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Βασίλειος, Στέφανος, Ἰωάννης ὁ ἀπὸ Λεγαταρίων ἢ Λεγατοκρίων, δύο Γρηγόριοι καὶ ἄλλοι Μάρτυρες. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Monkmartyr and Confessor Auxentius and many others. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ῥωμανὸς Ἐπίσκοπος Μακεδονίας. 28 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ a b c d e November 28. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  20. ^ St Theodore the Archbishop of Rostov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ a b c d e f (in Russian) 11 декабря (28 ноября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  22. ^ (in Greek) 28/11/2015. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  23. ^ a b 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. 89.
  24. ^ Martyr Hristo of Bulgaria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ Hieromartyr Metropolitan Seraphim of Chichagov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h (in Russian) 28 ноября по старому стилю / 11 декабря по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2018 год.


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