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November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on November 30 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For November 17, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on November 4.


Pre-Schism Western saints

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

Other commemorations

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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 Neocaesarea, in Pontus, the birthday of St. Gregory, bishop, illustrious by his learning and sanctity. The prodigies and miracles which he wrought to the great glory of the Church gained for him the surname of Wonder-worker."[6]
  3. ^ He is not listed in the Synaxaria, but is found in Parisian Codex 1578. He may be one and the same as the Martyr Saktus / Sanctus (July 25).
  4. ^ His memory is preserved in the Synaxarion of Delahaye, noting that he was an ascetic on Mt. Olympos in Bithynia. He may be the same individual as John the Monk, who was known for the sanctity of his life, under Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos (919-944). Emperor Romanos, after his death, sent a sealed epistle to this John the Monk, containing a confession of his sins.
  5. ^ "At Cordova, during the same persecution, the holy martyrs Acisclus, and Victoria, his sister, who were most cruelly tortured by order of the governor Dion, and thus merited to be crowned by our Lord for their glorious sufferings."[6]
  6. ^ Brother and sister, they were born in Cordoba in Spain and were martyred, probably under Diocletian. Their home was turned into a church. They are the main patron-saints of Cordoba and were venerated throughout Spain and the south of France.
  7. ^ "At Florence, St. Eugenius, confessor, deacon of blessed Zenobius, bishop of that city."[6] He had been a disciple of St Ambrose at Milan.
  8. ^ He is famous for organising the defence of his city during the invasion of the Huns under Attila. He interceded with the latter on his approach to Orleans, thus saving it.
  9. ^ "At Orleans, St. Anian, bishop, whose precious death in the sight of the Lord is attested by frequent miracles."[6]
  10. ^ Born in Auvergne in France, he was baptised George Florentius, but took the name Gregory when he became Bishop of Tours in 573. He was a fine bishop and excelled as a historian.
  11. ^ Born in Northumbria, she was a relative of King Edwin. Baptised as a child by St Paulinus in 631, at the age of thirty-three she joined the nuns of Hartlepool in Northumberland where soon after she became abbess. Later she became Abbess of Whitby. Her influence was one of the most decisive factors in uniting the Church in seventh century England. Five of her monks became bishops.
  12. ^ See: (in Russian) Никон Радонежский. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  13. ^ Canonized in 2015. See also: (in Russian) Севастиан (Дабович). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  14. ^ His feast day is on March 4. The Translation of his Relics to Lesvos took place on November 16, 1935. Based on the proposal of the Metropolitan of Mytilene, the Ecumenical Patriarchate appointed the feast day for the 'Translation of the relics of Saint Gregory, Bishop of Assos (1150), to be celebrated each year on the 1st Sunday after November 10.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p November 17 / December 30. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n November 30 / November 17. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γρηγόριος ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ Νεοκαισαρείας. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ St Gregory the Wonderworker of Neocaesarea. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ 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. 354-355.
  7. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Ζαχαρίας καὶ Ἰωάννης. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Λογγῖνος. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σὰκ ὁ Πέρσης. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Γεννάδιος καὶ Μάξιμος Πατριάρχες Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Λάζαρος ὁ Ζωγράφος. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ a b c d (in Russian) 30 ноября (17 ноября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  13. ^ Venerable Lazarus the Iconographer, of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ Martyr Michael (Gobron) of Georgia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ 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. 86.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Δερμοκαΐτης. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰουστῖνος. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ a b c d e f November 17. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  19. ^ 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. 551-554.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Hilda (Βρεταννίδα). 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γεννάδιος ὁ Βατοπαιδινὸς. 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Venerable Gennadius of Vatopedi, Mt Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νίκων ὁ Θαυματουργός μαθητὴς τοῦ Ἁγίου Σεργίου (Ρῶσος, † 1427 μ.Χ.). 17 Νοεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ Venerable Nikon the Abbot of Radonezh the Disciple of the Venerable Sergius. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN. The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Retrieved: 11 August 2015.


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