On January 1, 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 1 January 2023
|The Holy Martyr Boniface||
Dedicated to the Holy Martyr Boniface. He was the cohabitant of a rich Roman woman, Aglaida. He was martyred for his faith in Christ in the city of Taras in Cilicia.
|St. Elijah of Murom||
St. Elijah's Memorial Day hails from the city of Murom. He had the nickname Chobotok. He asceticized in the Kiev-Pechersk Monastery. He passed away around 1188. Some identify him with the epic hero Ilya Muromets.
|Holy Martyr Hypatius of the Caves, healer||
Dedicated to Saint Hypatius, healer of the Caves. He labored in the Kiev-Pechersk Monastery in the XIV century. He observed a strict fast and prayed a lot. He had the gift of healing diseases.
|St. Joseph of the Caves with Many Diseases||
Veneration of St. Joseph of Many Pains. Lived in the XIV century. After getting rid of his illnesses, he became a monk of the Kiev-Pechersk Monastery.
35th 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.