December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

December 19 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - December 21

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on January 2 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

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



Pre-Schism Western saints

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Nikolai Chernishev, Archpriest, of Udmurtia (east of Kazan), and New Martyr Barbara, his daughter (1919)

Other commemorations

  • Novgorod Icon of the Theotokos, "Deliverance of the Drowning" ("Rescuer of the Drowning").

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  • December 20/January 2. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • January 2 / December 20. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • December 20. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • 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. 1.
  • December 20. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • 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.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources

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