On January 3, 3 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 3 January 2024
|Martyrs of the Blessed Princess Juliania of Vyazma and Novotorzh and the Holy Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia||
Commemoration of two martyrs named Juliania. Princess Vyazemskaya and Novotorzhskaya became a model of marital fidelity. She was martyred by order of Prince Yuri Svyatoslavich of Smolensk for refusing to commit adultery. Juliania of Nicomedia was the daughter of a pagan. Lived in the II-early III centuries. Secretly became a Christian. For refusing to renounce Christ, she was tortured, then executed.
|St. Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia the Wonderworker||
The church honors the memory of Metropolitan Peter of Moscow, originally from Volhynia. With his blessing, the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos was built in the Kremlin in 1326. He was canonized in 1339.
37th 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.