On August 20, 6 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 20 Augustа 2024
|Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord||
Continuation of the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. On this day, divine services are held in churches, prayers are read.
|Finding of the relics of St. Mitrofan (in the schema of Macarius), Bishop of Voronezh||
It is the day of remembrance of the finding of the holy relics of the first bishop of Vononezh - Mitrofan in 1832.
|St. Dometius the Persian, Hierodeacon, and two of his disciples||
The church celebrates the memory of St. Dometius and his disciples, who suffered for their faith in 363 during the persecution of Christians by the Emperor Julian the Apostate.
|Venerable Mercury of the Caves, Bishop of Smolensk||
It is dedicated to the monk of the Kiev-Pechersk Monastery, Bishop Mercury of Smolensk. He was killed by Batu in 1347. The holy relics rest in the Nearby caves of St. Anthony.
|Venerable Pimen Mnogobolennogo, Pechersky and Pimen, Abbot, Fasterer of the Caves||
Memory of Saint Pimen, who suffered from a serious illness for many years. He had the gift of healing other people. The relics of the monk rest in the Antoniev Cave.
7th day of the holiday
Multi-day fast. It was established in honor of the church feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. The duration of the fast is 14 days.