May 14 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 16
All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 28 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
Synaxarion or Synexarion is the name given in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches to a compilation of hagiographies corresponding roughly to the martyrology of the Roman Church.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian church, with approximately 200–260 million members. It operates as a communion of autocephalous churches, each governed by its bishops in local synods, although roughly half of Eastern Orthodox Christians live in Russia. The church has no central doctrinal or governmental authority analogous to the Bishop of Rome, but the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is recognised by all as primus inter pares of the bishops. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, the Eastern Orthodox Church has played a prominent role in the history and culture of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the Near East.
For May 15th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on May 2 .
May 1 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 3
According to Christian tradition, the Seven Apostolic Men were seven Christian clerics ordained in Rome by Saints Peter and Paul and sent to evangelize Spain. This group includes Torquatus, Caecilius, Ctesiphon, Euphrasius, Indaletius, Hesychius, and Secundius.
Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, and the first leader of the early Church.
Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul and also known by his Jewish name Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. Paul is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age and in the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. He took advantage of his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to minister to both Jewish and Roman audiences.
Saint Torquatus is venerated as the patron saint of Guadix, Spain. Tradition makes him a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Acci, identified as Guadix, and became its first bishop.
Saint Ctesiphon is venerated as patron saint of Berja, Andalusia, southern Spain.
Saint Secundus or Secundius is venerated as a Christian missionary and martyr of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Abula, which has been identified as either Abla or Ávila, and became its first bishop.
Saint Achillius of Larissa, also known as Achilles, Ailus, Achillas, or Achilius, was one of the 318 persons present at the First Council of Nicaea. His feast day is on 15 May.
Larissa is the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, the fourth-most populous in Greece according to the population results of municipal units of 2011 census and capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural centre and a national transport hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos, the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens. Larissa, within its municipality, has 162,591 inhabitants, while the regional unit of Larissa reached a population of 284,325. The urban area of the city, although mostly contained within the Larissa municipality, also includes the communities of Giannouli, Platykampos, Nikaia, Terpsithea and several other suburban settlements, bringing the wider urban area population of the city to about 174,012 inhabitants and extends over an area of 572.3 km2 (221.0 sq mi).
Tabenna is considered the first cenobitic monastery. It was a community founded by Pachomius in the modern hamlet of Al Dabbah near Chenoboskion which is about 5 km east of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt.
Saint Cassius of Clermont is venerated as a Christian martyr of the 3rd century. He was a senator who was converted to Christianity by Saint Austremonius.
Saint Hilary of Galeata is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. His feast day is May 15.
Saint Columba was an Irish abbot and missionary Evangelist credited with spreading Christianity in what is today Scotland at the start of the Hiberno-Scottish mission. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the Patron Saint of Derry. He was highly regarded by both the Gaels of Dál Riata and the Picts, and is remembered today as a Catholic saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.
March 22 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - March 24
March 27 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - March 29
March 30 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 1
Mar. 31 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Apr. 2
April 25 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 27
April 17 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 19
April 18 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 20
May 5 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 7
May 6 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 8
May 8 – Eastern Orthodox Church calendar – May 10
May 13 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 15
May 15 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 17
May 22 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 24
May 26 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 28
June 11 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - June 13
January 16 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - January 18
February 16 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 18
February 19 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 21
February 28 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - March 2
December 30 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - January 1