Orthodox Calendar
December 2022


Nativity Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Prophet Nahum
  • Saint Philaret the Merciful of Constantinople (762)
  • Our Venerable Father Eligius (Eloi), Bishop of Noyon (660)


Nativity Fast

  • Prophet Habbakuk
  • Holy Martyr Myrope (Myropea) of Chios (251)
  • Our Holy Father Athanasius "the Resurrected," Recluse of the Kiev Caves (1176)
  • Saint (Stephen) Uroš, King of Serbia (1367)
  • Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia (1991) (Nov. 19 OC)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Prophet Zephaniah
  • Ven. Savva of Zvenigorod
  • Our Venerable Father John the Silent, Bishop of Colonia (558)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • 25th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Hieromartyr Alexander Hotovitzky
  • Holy Great Martyr Barbara (290)
  • Our Righteous Father John of Damascus (760)
  • Saint Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod (1505)


Nativity Fast

  • Ven. Sabbas the Sanctified
  • St Cosmas the Protos of Mount Athos and his companions (ca. 1274)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • St Nicholas the Wonderworker, Abp. of Myra in Lycia
  • New Martyr Nicolas Karamos of Smyrna (1657)
  • St Maximus, Metropolitan of Kiev & Vladimir (1305)


Nativity Fast

  • St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
  • Ven. Nilus of Stolobensk
  • The Martyrs of Africa, who suffered during the Vandal persecution (429 and following)
  • Our Venerable Father Antony of Siya (1556)


Nativity Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Ven. Patapius of Thebes
  • Holy Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Tychicus and Epaphroditus, Cephas and Caesar


Nativity Fast

  • Conception by St Anna of the Theotokos
  • St Hannah (Anna), the Prophetess, the mother of the Prophet Samuel (12th c. BC)
  • St Stephen the New Light (Neolampes) of Constantinople (912)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, Eugraphus


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • 26th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Sunday of the Forefathers
  • Ven. Daniel the Stylite
  • Saint Nikon the Dry of the Kiev Caves (1101)
  • Our Venerable Father Luke the New Stylite (979)


Nativity Fast

  • St Spyridon the Wonderworker
  • St Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska (1836)
  • Our Holy Godbearing Father Spyridon the Wonderworker (348).
  • St Finian of Clonard (549)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Repose Ven. Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America
  • Martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes at Sebaste
  • Holy Virgin Maryr Lucy of Syracuse (304)


Nativity Fast

  • Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucis, Callinicus
  • Holy Martyrs Philemon, Apollonius, Arian and those with them (3rd c.)


Nativity Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Hieromartyr Eleutherius of Illyria
  • St Stephen of Surozh
  • Holy Martyr Eleutherius the Cubicularius (4th c.)
  • Holy Martyr Bacchus the New (787)
  • Our Venerable Father Tryphon of Kola, apostle of Laponia (1583), and his disciple the Holy Martyr Jonah (1590)


Nativity Fast

  • Prophet Haggai
  • Holy Empress and Wonderworker Theophano (893)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Holy Prophet Daniel and Three Holy Youths
  • Our Holy Father Dionysius the New of Zakinthos (1624)


Nativity Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • 27th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Sunday before Nativity
  • Martyr Sebastian and Companions at Rome
  • Holy Hieromartyr Modestus I, Archbishop of Jerusalem (634)


Nativity Fast

  • Martyr Boniface and Righteous Aglaida


Nativity Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Repose of St. John of Kronstadt
  • Forefeast of Nativity
  • Hieromartyr Ignatius the Godbearer
  • Repose of Our Holy Father John of Kronstadt (1908)


Nativity Fast

  • Virgin Martyr Juliana and Companions
  • Our Holy Father Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow (1326)
  • Saint Procopius of Vyatka, Fool for Christ (1627)


Nativity Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Greatmartyr Anastasia and Companions


Nativity Fast

  • Royal Hours of Nativity
  • Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete
  • Our Venerable Father Paul, Archbishop of Neocaesarea (4th c.)
  • Our Holy Father Nahum of Ochrid, Wonderworker and Enlightener of the Slavs (ca. 900)


Nativity Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Saturday before Nativity – Eve of Nativity
  • Holy Virgin and Martyr Eugenia and her companions (ca. 190)


  • 28th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Nativity of Christ
  • The Shepherds who saw the Lord
  • The Veneration of the Magi


  • Synaxis of the Most-Holy Theotokos
  • Sunday after Nativity is read on this day
  • Hieromartyr Euthymius of Sardis
  • The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family
  • Our Holy Father Constantine of Synnada (7th c.)


  • Protomartyr Stephen
  • Our Righteous Father Theodore the Branded, brother of St Theophanes the Hymnographer


  • 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia
  • The Twenty Thousand Martyrs burned to death in their church in Nicomedia (ca. 304).
  • Our Holy Father Simon the Outpourer of Myrrh, Founder of Simonopetra Monastery, Mt Athos (1287)


  • Holy Innocents Slain by Herod
  • Our Venerable Father Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones (485)


  • Virgin Martyr Anysia at Thessalonica
  • Our Holy Father Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia (1563)


  • Saturday after Nativity – Saturday before Theophany
  • Ven. Melania the Younger of Rome
  • Our Holy Mother Melania the Younger of Rome (439)
  • Saint Zoticus, Cherisher of the Poor and Servant of Lepers (4th c)
  • St Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid (ca. 1126)