On May 22, 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 22 May 2023
|The Prophet Isaiah||
St. Isaiah's Day. He prophesied the coming of Christ the Savior. He had the gift of miracle-working. He suffered a martyr's death - on the orders of the Jewish king Manasseh, he was sawn with a wooden saw.
|Martyr Christopher of Lycia||
It is considered the day of memory of St. Christopher (real name - Reprev). Lived in the III century. He spread Christianity among pagans. He suffered for his faith by decree of the Emperor Decius in Lycia (his head was cut off with a sword).
Transfer of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
The church honors St. Nicholas by transferring his relics from Lycia to the city of Bar. This event took place in 1087. Many monasteries and churches were built in honor of St. Nicholas, and many miraculous icons have been preserved to this day.
|St. Shio (Simeon) of Mgvim||
Memorial Day for one of the 12 chosen disciples of St. John. Founder of the Mgvim monastery. Author of 160 sermons for the monastic community.
|St. Joseph of Optina||
Dedicated to St. Joseph (real name-Ivan Litovkin). Years of life: 1837-1911. Elder of the monastery of Optina Pustyn, hieromonk.