What is the church holiday todayOn December 3, 5 Orthodox church holidays are celebrated. The list of events informs you about church holidays, fasts, and days of honoring the memory of saints. The list will help you find out the date of a significant religious event for Orthodox Christians.
Orthodox Church holidays for today
|Saint Sava, Abbot of Storozhevsky, Wonderworker of Zvenigorod||
Holiday in honor of Savva Storozhevsky. Founder and first abbot of the Virgin-Rozhdestvensky (Savvino-Storozhevsky) monastery in Zvenigorod. One of the first students of St. Sergius of Radonezh. He had the gift of miracle-working, insight. The church-wide veneration of the saint was established in 1547.
|The Prophet Zephaniah||
Dedicated to the prophet Zephaniah. He lived in the palace of King Josiah. He prophesied of calamities coming upon the inhabitants of Judea and the surrounding regions.
|St. Theodulus of Constantinople||
Commemoration of Saint Theodulus of Constantinople (Tsaregrad). Lived in the III-IV centuries. He was the eparch of Tsar Theodosius. After the death of his wife, at the age of 42, he distributed his wealth and became a stylite. He labored in the pillar in the city of Edessa for 40 years.
19th day of the holiday
Multi-day fast. Its purpose is the spiritual purification of a person and preparation for the Christmas holiday. The duration of the fast is 40 days.