December 28 is marked by 7 Orthodox church holidays. 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 28 December 2023
|Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Verey||
It is dedicated to Archbishop Hilarion (birth name - Vladimir Alekseevich Troitsky). Years of life: 1886-1929. Preacher, theologian, spiritual writer. He was canonized in 1999.
|Cathedral of the Crimean Saints||
A holiday in honor of the Crimean saints. It was installed on March 10, 1988.
|Hieromartyr Eleutherius, Bishop, his mother martyr Anthia and Martyr Koriv eparch||
In honor of St. Eleutherius. He was Bishop of Illyria. He suffered for his faith in Christ under the Emperor Hadrian in the II century together with his mother Anthia. After the beheading of the saint, his tormentor, the eparch Koriv, believed in Christ, and was also executed.
|St. Paul of Latria||
The church celebrates the memory of St. Paul, originally from the city of Helene in Pergamon. After the death of his mother, he became a monk at the monastery on Mount Latr. He had the gift of insight and miracle-working. He founded a Monastery on the island of Samos. He lived until 955.
|St. Stephen, Archbishop of Sourozh||
It is dedicated to Stefan, Archbishop of the city of Surozh (now Sudak in the Crimea), originally from Cappadocia. Under the iconoclastic Emperor Leo III Isaura, he was imprisoned in Constantinople. He was released after the death of the ruler.
|St. Tryphon of Pechenga, Kola||
Memory of Saint Tryphon (birth name - Mitrofan). He was born in the Novgorod province in the family of a priest. He preached Christianity on the banks of the Pechenga River. He founded the Trinity Pechenga Monastery. He lived until 1583.
31st day of the holiday
A multi-day fast. Its purpose is the spiritual purification of a person and preparation for the feast of the Nativity of Christ. The duration of the fast is 40 days.