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November 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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November 19 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - November 21

All fixed commemorations below are observed on December 3 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

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



  • Hieromartyrs Nerses, Bishop of Shahrqart (Kirkuk) and his disciple Martyr Joseph;[4][12]
  • Hieromartyrs John, Shapur, and Isaac, Bishops of Seit Selok (by stoning); Hypatius (Papias) and Isaac, Presbyters (by beheading); and Jonam the ascetic;[4][13][note 7]
  • Martyrs Guhshtazad the eunuch (Azades),[4][note 8] Sasanis, Noelmaris and Zarouantinis (Zaun), of Lashom, lanced for refusing to sacrifice to the sun god of the Persians;[15][16]
  • Virgin-martyrs Thekla, Bautha, Denachis, Tatun, Mama, Malochia, Ana, Nana, Asti and Malach, by the sword, for refusing to worship the Persian fire god.[4][16][17][18]

Pre-Schism Western saints

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Macarius (Karmazin), Bishop of Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav) (1937)[1][2][note 22]
  • New Hieromartyrs Alexis Amanov, Alexander Sakharov, and Vladimir Medvediuk, John Zabolotny, Alexis Nikatov, Basil Kandelabrov, Nicholas Zelenov, John Sarva, Emilian Panasevich, Nicholas Pokrovsky, Priests (1937)[2][33][34]
  • New Hieromartyr Arsenius (Dmitriev), abbot, of the Tikhvin Monastery (1937)[1][2][33][34]
  • New Hieromartyr Eutychius (Kachur), abbot, of the St. Marcian Skete, Ukraine (1937)[1][2][33][34]
  • New Hieromartyr Hilarion (Pisarets), hieromonk of Glinsk Hermitage (1937)[1][2][33][34]
  • New Nun-martyr Ioannikia (Kozhevnikova), Abbess of the Convent of the Entry of the Theotokos (Tikhvin) (1937)[1][2][33][34]
  • New Woman Hieromartyr Tatiana Fomicheva (after 1937)[2][33][34][note 23]

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  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. ^ "At Dorostorum, in Mysia, St. Dasius, bishop, who, for refusing to consent to the impurities practised on the feast of Saturn, was put to death, under the governor Bassus."[8]
  3. ^ "The Holy Martyrs Eustathius, Thespesius and Anatolius, natives of the city of Gangra, were the children of a rich merchant. They were baptized by Bishop Anthimus of Nicomedia (September 3). They died as martyrs at Nicea, after suffering fierce tortures."[10]
  4. ^ "At Nicaea, in Bithynia, the holy martyrs Eustachius, Thespesius and Anatolius, in the persecution of Maximinus."[8]
  5. ^ "In Persia, the martyrdom of the holy bishop Nersas and his companions."[8]
  6. ^ "Saint Nerses the bishop suffered for Christ in Persia with his disciple Joseph; Bishops John, Saverius, Isaac and Hypatius; the Martyrs Azades the Eunuch, Savonius, Thekla, Anna and many other men and women. They were executed in 343 during a persecution against Christians under the emperor Sapor II. St Nerses and his disciple Joseph were beheaded."[11]
  7. ^ In Parisian Codices 1578 and 1624 they are identified as Bishops.[13]
  8. ^ "St Azades was strangled by an apostate priest."[14]
  9. ^ "At Heraclea, in Thrace, the holy martyrs Bassus, Denis, Agapitus and forty others."[8]
  10. ^ "At Constantinople, St. Gregory of Decapolis, who suffered many tribulations for the worship of holy images."[8]
  11. ^ "At Turin, the holy martyrs Octavius, Solutor and Adventor, soldiers of the Theban Legion, who fought valiantly for the faith under the emperor Maximian, and were crowned with martyrdom."[8]
  12. ^ "At Messina, in Sicily, the holy martyrs Ampelus and Caius."[8]
  13. ^ "At Milan, St. Benignus, a bishop, who, amidst the serious troubles caused by the barbarians, governed the church entrusted to him with the greatest constancy and piety."[8]
  14. ^ "At Chalons, St. Silvester, a bishop, who went to God in the forty-second year of his priesthood, full of days and virtues."[8] St Gregory of Tours describes him as 'the glory of confessors'.
  15. ^ "At Verona, St. Simplicius, bishop and confessor."[8]
  16. ^ A village there is called after him.
  17. ^ See: (in French) Hippolyte de Belley. Wikipédia. (French Wikipedia).
  18. ^ King of East Anglia and first patron-saint of England. In 869 he was taken prisoner by the heathen Danes and savagely martyred at Hoxne in Suffolk. He died with the name of Jesus on his lips. Bury St Edmunds was named after him.
  19. ^ He excelled as an architect, painter, sculptor, decorator and metalsmith. He was also a tutor of the half-Greek Emperor Otto III.
  20. ^ (in Russian) Диодора Юрьегорского.
  21. ^ See: (in Russian) Параскева Топловская. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  22. ^ See: (in Russian) Макарий (Кармазин). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  23. ^ See: (in Russian) Татьяна (Фомичёва). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r December 3 / November 20. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Προεόρτια Εἰσοδίων Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ Forefeast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δάσιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Dasius of Dorostorum. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 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. 358-359.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Εὐστάθιος, Θεσπέσιος καὶ Ἀνατόλιος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Eustathius of Nicea. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Hieromartyr Nerses of Persia OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Νιρσᾶς καὶ Ἰωσήφ. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰσαάκιος, Ἰωάννης, Σαβώριος, Ὠνάμ, Παππίας καὶ (ἄλλος) Ἰσαάκιος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Martyr Azades the Eunuch who suffered in Persia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Γεϊδαζὲτ (ἢ Γαϊσαδὲτ ἢ Βοηθαζάτ), Σασάνης (ἢ Σωσάννης), Νοηλμάρης καὶ Ζαρουαντίνης οἱ Μάρτυρες. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ a b c (in Greek) 20/11/2015. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἁγίες Θέκλα, Βαουθά, Δενάχις (ἢ Δινάχ), Τεντούς, Μάμα, Μαλοχία, Ἄννα, Νάνα, Ἄστη καὶ Μαλάχ οἱ Παρθενομάρτυρες. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Martyr Thekla and many other men and women who suffered in Persia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βάσσος ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ 42 Μάρτυρες στὴν Ἡράκλειά της Θράκης. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ 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. 87.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πρόκλος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ St Proclus the Archbishop of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γρηγόριος ὁ Δεκαπολίτης. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ Venerable Gregory Decapolite. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόκτιστος ὁ Ὁμολογητής. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
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  27. ^ (in French) Saints pour le 20 novembre du calendrier ecclésiastique. Forum Orthodoxe francophone ( Retrieved: 6 March, 2017.
  28. ^ (in French) Saint Hippolyte, Évêque De Belley. Tire de: Les Petits Bollandistes; Vies des saints tome 13. Retrieved: 6 march 2017.
  29. ^ 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. 559-561.
  30. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Edmund (Βρετανός). 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σωζόμενος. 20 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  32. ^ Venerable Diodorus the Abbot of Yuregorsk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  33. ^ a b c d e f g (in Russian) 3 декабря (20 ноября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  34. ^ a b c d e f (in Russian) 20 ноября по старому стилю / 3 декабря по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2018 год.


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