Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

August

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

Some Greek Calendar entries

August 1 (Civil Date: August 14)

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  1. Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord.
  2. Holy Seven Maccabees: Martyrs Abimus, Antoninus, Gurias, Eleazar, Eusabonus, Alimus, and Marcellus; their mother Solomonia; and their teacher Eleazar
    LITURGY: Heb 11:33-40; Matt 10:32-40.
  3. Nine Martyrs of Perge in Pamphylia: Leontius, Attius, Alexander, Cindeus, Minsitheus (Mnesitheus), Cyriacus, Mineon (Menaeus), Catanus, and Eucleus.
    Services combined with the Holy Maccabees
  4. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Papas the New.
    • Martyr Eleazar.
    • Martyr Cyricus.
    • Martyrs Theodore and Polyeuctus.
    • Martyrs Menas, Menais, and others of England.
    • Martyr Elessa of Cythera.
    • St. Timothy the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Priconissus of Peloponnesus.
  5. Archbishop Nicholas (Kassatki), Enlightener of Japan (1912).

August 2 (Civil Date: August 15)

  1. Translation of the Relics of Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen
    LITURGY: Acts 6:8-7:5, 47-60; Matt 21:33-42.
  2. Translation of the Relics of Righteous Nicodemus, Gamaliel, and Abibus.
  3. Blessed Basil of Moscow, fool-for-Christ.
  4. Blessed Basil of Kubensk.
  5. Hieromartyr Stephen, pope of Rome.
  6. St. Marco of Belavinsk (Vologda).
  7. St. Friardus of Vindumitta (Gaul).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Phocas.
    • Translation of the Relics of Martyrs Maximus, Dada, and Quinctilian at Dorostulum in Bulgaria.

August 3 (Civil Date: August 16)

  1. Saints Isaac, Dalmatus and Faustus, ascetics of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople.
  2. St. Anthony the Roman, abbot of Novgorod.
  3. St. Cosmas, eunuch and hermit of Palestine.
  4. Holy Myrrhbearer Salome.
  5. Martyr Razhden of Georgia.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. John, confessor, an abbot of the Monastery of Patalaria.
    • St. Theoctistus the Wonderworker of Optimaton.
  7. Repose of Schemahieromonk Ignatius of Harbin (1958).

August 4 (Civil Date: August 17)

  1. Holy Seven Youths (the "Seven Sleepers") of Ephesus: Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian (Constantine), and Antoninus.
  2. Martyr Eudocia of Persia.
  3. Martyr Eleutherius of Constantinople.
  4. New Hieromartyr Cosmas of Aitolia, Equal-to-the-Apostles
    Also entered at August 24.
  5. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Thathuil.
    • Martyr Ia and 9,000 with her.

August 5 (Civil Date: August 18)

  1. Forefeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. Martyr Eusignius of Antioch.
  3. Martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian and Sibelius (Sobel) of Egypt.
  4. Martyr Pontius at Cimella in France.
  5. Hieromartyrs Fabian and Antherus (Antheros), popes of Rome.
  6. Righteous Nonna, mother of St. Gregory the Theologian.

August 6 (Civil Date: August 19)

  1. THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
  2. St. Theoctistus, Bishop of Chernigov.
  3. St. Job the Gorge-dweller on the Mezen River (Solovki).
  4. New-Martyrs Dimitry, Archbishop of Gdov (1938) and Priest Nicholas (Prozorov) (1930).
  5. Repose of Hieroschemamonk Nikon the Cave-dweller of Valaam (1822)
  6. Repose of Righteous Priest Basil (Shoustin), disciple of Optina (1968)
  7. Repose of Martyr Priest Maxim Sandovich of Carpatho-Russia, by the Latins

August 7 (Civil Date: August 20)

  1. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. Martyr Dometius of Persia and two disciples
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10-17; Jn 15:17-16:2.
  3. Martyrs Marinus the soldier and Asterius the senator at Caesaria in Palestine.
  4. St. Poemen (Pimen) the Much-ailing of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Hor (Horus) of the Thebaid.
  6. St. Pimen, faster of the Kiev Caves.
  7. Translation of the Relics of St. Metrophanes, first Bishop of Voronezh.
  8. Virgin Potamia.
  9. St. Dometius of Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  10. St. Mercurius, Bishop of Smolensk (Kiev Caves).
  11. Elder Anthony of Optina (1865).
  12. Greek Calendar
    • Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of Thebes.
    • Hieromartyr Narcissus of Jerusalem.
    • St. Hyperechius of the Paradise.
    • St. Sozon of Nicomedia.
    • St. Theodosius the New, healer of Peloponnesus.
    • St. Nicanor, Wonderworker of Mt.
    • Calistratus.
  13. Repose of Elder Adrian of South Dorotheus Monastery (1853)
  14. Repose of Schemamonk John the Blind of Valaam (1894).
  15. Repose of Elder Callinicus the Hesychast of Mt. Athos. (1930).

August 8 (Civil Date: August 21)

  1. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. St. Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus.
  3. St. Myron, Bishop of Crete.
  4. Martyrs Eleutherius and Leonides of Constantinople, and many infants martyred with them.
  5. St. Gregory of Sinai (and Mt. Athos. .
  6. St. Gregory, iconographer of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Gregory, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves.
  8. Translation of the Relics of Saints Zosimas and Sabbatius of Solovki.
  9. New-Martyr Triandaphyllus of Thessaly.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Twelve Ascetics of Egypt.
    • Two Martyrs of Tyre.
    • Martyr Styracius.
  11. "Tolga" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

August 9 (Civil Date: August 22)

  1. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. Apostle Matthias.
  3. Martyr Anthony of Alexandria.
  4. Martyrs Julian, Marcian, John, James, Alexius, Demetrius, Photius (Phocas), Peter, Leontius and Mary of Constantinople.
  5. St. Psoes of Egypt.
  6. St. Macarius, abbot of Oredezh.

August 10 (Civil Date: August 23)

  1. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Laurence of Rome
  3. Hieromartyr Sixtus, Bishop of Rome, and Martyrs Felicissimus and Agapitus, deacons.
  4. Martyr Romanus, soldier, of Rome.
  5. Blessed Laurence, fool-for-Christ at Kaluga.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • with St. Laurence, Martyr Hippolytus of Rome.
    • Six Martyrs of Bizin.
    • St. Heron the Philosopher.

August 11 (Civil Date: August 24)

  1. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus of Catania.
  3. Virgin Martyr Susanna and those with her: Martyrs Gaius, pope of Rome; presbyter Gabinus his brother and father of Susanna; Maximus, Claudius, and his wife Praepedigna, with their sons Alexander and Cutias.
  4. Martyrs Basil and Theodore of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Theodosius (Prince Theodore of Ostrog) of the Kiev Caves.
  6. St. Passarion of Palestine.
  7. St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos. .
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Neophytus, Zeno, Gaius, Mark, Macarius, and Gaianus.
    • Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Spyridon on Kerkyra (Corfu)
  9. with the Hagarenes.

August 12 (Civil Date: August 25)

  1. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
  2. Martyrs Anicletus and Photius (Photinus) of Nicomedia.
  3. Martyrs Pamphilus and Capito.
  4. Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of Comana.
  5. St. Pallamon of Egypt, instructor of St. Pachomius the Great.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Saints Sergius and Stephen, monks.
    • Soldier-martyrs of Crete.
  7. (Service to St. Maximus the Confessor is transferred to this day.

August 13 (Civil Date: August 26)

  1. Apodosis of the Transfiguration.
  2. St. Maximus the Confessor (this service is sung on August 12).
  3. St. Tikhon (Tychon), Bishop of Voronezh, Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia.
    LINKS:
  4. Opening of the Relics of St. Maximus of Moscow, fool-for-Christ.
  5. Martyr Hippolytus of Rome and those with him: Martyrs Concordia, Irenaeus, and Abundius.
  6. Empress Irene, tonsured Xenia.
  7. St. Eudocia the Empress, wife of St. Theodosius the Younger.
  8. St. Serid (Seridus), abbot of Gaza.
  9. New-Martyrs Benjamin, Metropolitan of Petrograd; Archimandrite Sergius, and those with them (1921).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • St. Abba Dorotheus of Gaza.
    • Martyr Coronatus.
  11. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Passion".
  12. Repose of Valaam Schemamonk Timothy of Mt. Athos. (1848).

August 14 (Civil Date: August 27)

  1. Forefeast of the Dormition.
  2. Prophet Micah.
  3. Translation of the Relics of St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves.
  4. Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea.
  5. St. Arcadius, monk of Novotorzhk.
  6. Martyr Ursicius at Nicomedia.
  7. New-Martyr Simeon of Trebizond.
  8. Greek Calendar: Martyr Luke the Soldier.
  9. Commemoration of the disciples of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk: Monks Theophanes, Aaron, Nicander, Cosmas and Metrophanes.

August 15 (Civil Date: August 28)

  1. THE DORMITION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY.
  2. St. Macarius the Roman, abbot, and St. Chariton.
  3. "Diasozousa" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  4. Repose of Elder Anthony of Murom, friend of St. Seraphim of Sarov (1851)
  5. Repose of Archimandrite Hieron, founder of New Athos (1912)
  6. Repose of Abbess Rufina of Harbin and Shanghai (1937).

August 16 (Civil Date: August 29)

  1. Afterfeast of the Dormition.
  2. Translation of the Image Not-made-by-hands of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople
  3. Martyr Diomedes the Physician of Tarsus in Cilicia.
  4. St. Cherimon (Chaeremon) of Egypt.
  5. St. Joachim, monk of Osogov.
  6. St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic of Cephalonia (Mt. Athos. .
  7. New-Martyr Nicodemus of Meteora.
  8. New-Martyr Stamatios of Thessaly.
  9. New-Martyrs Priest Vladimir and his brother Boris (1931).
  10. St. Raphael of Banat (Serbia).
  11. Greek Calendar
    • 33 Martyrs of Palestine.
    • Martyr Alcibiades.
    • St. Nilus, brother of Emperor Theodore Laskaris, who rebuilt the Monastery of the Mother of God at Eiperus.
    • Seraphim, Dorotheus, James, Demetrius, Basil and Sarantis of Megaris.
  12. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of St. Theodore ("Feodorovskaya").
  13. Repose of Blessed Matrona Popova, disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1851).

August 17 (Civil Date: August 30)

  1. Afterfeast of the Dormition.
  2. Martyr Myron of Cyzicus Martyrs Straton, Philip, Eutychian and Cyprian of Nicomedia.
  3. Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius and Coronatus, with others at Caesarea in Bithynia.
  4. Martyrs Paul and his sister Juliana of Syria.
  5. Martyr Patroclus of Troyes.
  6. St. Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Philip, monk of Yankov (Vologda).
  8. New-Martyr Demetrius of Samarina in Epirus.
  9. Blessed Theodoretus, Enlightener of the Laps (Solovki).
  10. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of "Armatia".
  11. Repose of Schemamonk Onuphrius of Valaam (1912).

August 18 (Civil Date: August 31)

  1. Afterfeast of the Dormition.
  2. Martyrs Florus and Laurus of Illyria
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10-17; Lk 12:2-12.
  3. Martyrs Hermes, Serapion and Polyaenus of Rome.
  4. Martyrs Hilarion, Dionysius and Hermippus; Hieromartyr Emilian, and others (about 1,000) of Italy.
  5. Saints John and George, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  6. St. Barnabas and his nephew St. Sophronius, monks of Mt. Mela near Trebizond.
  7. St. Christopher, abbot of Mt.
  8. Mela Monastery.
  9. Repose of St. John, abbot of Rila.
  10. St. Sophronius of St. Anne's Skete on Mt. Athos.
  11. St. Arsenius the New of Paros.
  12. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Juliana near Strobilus.
    • Martyr Leo, drowned near Myra in Lycia.
    • Four Holy Ascetics.

August 19 (Civil Date: September 1)

  1. September 1.
  2. Afterfeast of the Dormition.
  3. Martyr Andrew Stratelates and 2,593 soldiers with him in Cilicia
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10-17; Lk 21:12-19.
  4. Martyrs Timothy, Agapius and Thecla of Palestine.
  5. St. Pitirim, Bishop of Perm.
  6. Opening of the Relics of St. Gennadius, abbot of Kostroma.
  7. St. Theophanes, new Wonderworker of Macedonia (Mt. Athos. .
  8. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Don".

August 20 (Civil Date: September 2)

  1. Afterfeast of the Dormition.
  2. Prophet Samuel.
  3. Hieromartyr Philip, Bishop of Heraclea, and with him Martyrs Severus, Memnon and 37 soldiers in Thrace.
  4. Martyr Lucius the senator of Cyprus.
  5. Martyrs Heliodorus and Dosa (Dausa) in Persia.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Photina at the door of the Church in Blachernae.
  7. Repose of Righteous Hieromonk Seraphim of Platina.

August 21 (Civil Date: September 3)

  1. Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy.
  2. Martyr Bassa of Edessa and her sons Theogonius, Agapius and Pistus.
  3. St. Abramius, archimadrite, Wonderworker of Smolensk, and his disciple St. Ephraim.
  4. St. Abramius the Lover-of-labor of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Theocleta the Wonderworker of Asia Minor.
  6. St. Cornelius, abbot of Paleostrov, and his disciple St. Abramius.
  7. St. Isaiah of Mt. Athos.

August 22 (Civil Date: September 4)

  1. Martyr Agathonicus of Nicomedia and his companions: Martyrs Zoticus, Theoprepius, Acindynus, Severian, Zeno and others who suffered under Maximian.
  2. Virgin Martyr Eulalia of Barcelona.
  3. St. Anthusa.
  4. Hieromartyr Athanasius, Bishop of Tarsus in Cilicia, and Martyrs Charesimus and Neophytus.
  5. St. Bogolep of St. Paisius of Uglich Monastery.
  6. New-Martyr Bishop Ephraim of Selenginsk (1918).
  7. New-Martyr Priest John Vostorgov (1918).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Irenaeus, Deacon, Or, and Oropsus.

August 23 (Civil Date: September 5)

  1. Apodosis of the Dormition
    Epistle & Gospel of the Feast.
  2. Martyr Lupus, slave of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica.
  3. Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons.
  4. St. Callinicus, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  5. Saints Eutychius and Florentius of Nursia.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • 38 Martyrs of Thrace.
    • St. Nicholas the Sicilian who struggled on Mt.
    • Neotaka in Euboea.

August 24 (Civil Date: September 6)

  1. Hieromartyr Eutychius, disciple of St. John the Theologian
  2. Translation of the Relics of St. Peter, Metropolitan of Kiev.
  3. St. Arsenius, abbot of Komel (Vologda).
  4. St. George Limniotes the Confessor of Mt.
  5. Olympus.
  6. Martyr Tation (Tatio) at Claudiopolis.
  7. Virgin Martyr Cyra of Persia.
  8. New Hieromartyr Cosmas of Aetolia, Equal-to-the-Apostles
    Also entered at August 4.
  9. St. Dionysius, Archbishop of Aegina.
  10. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Petrovskaya" ("Of St. Peter of Moscow").

August 25 (Civil Date: September 7)

  1. Return of the relics of Apostle Bartholomew from Anastasiopolis to Lipari.
  2. Apostle Titus of the Seventy
    LITURGY: Tit 1:1-4; 2:15-3:3, 12j-13, 15; Matt 5:14-19.
  3. Saints Barses and Eulogius, Bishops of Edessa, and St. Protopgenes, Bishop of Carrhae, confessors.
  4. St. Menas, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  5. St. John the Cappadocian and St. Epiphanius, pats.
  6. Constantinople.
  7. Repose of Abbess Magdalena of Sevsk Convent (1848)
  8. Repose of Benjamin of Valaam (1848).

August 26 (Civil Date: September 8)

  1. Martyrs Adrian and Natalia and 33 companions of Nicomedia.
  2. Martyr Adrian at Nicomedia.
  3. St. Tithoes of the Thebaid, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great.
  4. St. Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam).
  5. Blessed Cyprian of Storozhev, former outlaw.
  6. St. Adrian, abbot of Poshekhonye (Vologda).
  7. St. Ibestion the Confessor, Egyptian ascetic.
  8. St. Adrian of Uglich, disciple of St. Paisius of Uglich.
  9. Finding of the relics of St. Bassian of Alatry Monastery (17th century).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Atticus and Sisinnius.
  11. Commemoration of the Meeting of the "Vladimir" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  12. Repose of Schema-hieromonk Aristocleus of Mt. Athos. and Moscow (1918).
  13. Miraculous Renewal of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in the hands of Righteous Abbess Rufina in Harbin, Manchuria (1925).

August 27 (Civil Date: September 9)

  1. St. Poemen the Great
    LITURGY: Gal 5:22-6:2; Matt 4:25-5:12.
  2. St. Poemen of Palestine.
  3. St. Sabbas of Benephali.
  4. St. Liberius, pope of Rome.
  5. St. Hosius the Confessor, Bishop of Cordova.
  6. Hieromartyr Kushka and St. Pimen (Poemen) of the Kiev Caves.
  7. Martyr Anthusa.
  8. Translation of the Relics of Saints Theognostus, Cyprian and Photius, Metropolitan of Moscow.
  9. Great-Martyr Phanurius the newly-appeared of Rhodes.

August 28 (Civil Date: September 10)

  1. St. Moses the Black of Scete.
  2. Uncovering or the relics of St. Job of Pochaev St. Sabbas, abbot of Krypetsk.
  3. Righteous Anna the Prophetess.
  4. Righteous Hezekiah, king of Judah.
  5. Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves whose relics repose in the Far Cave of St. Theodosius.
  6. St. Amphilochius, Bishop of Vladimir in Volhynia.
  7. St. Theodore (Theodosius in monasticism), prince of Volhynia NOTE:Same as August 11
  8. Martyr Susanna (Shishanika) of Georgia.
  9. New-Martyrs Archimandrite Sergius and other monks of Zilantiev Monastery (1918).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Diomedes and Laurence.
    • 33 Martyrs of Nicomedia.
  11. Repose of Elder Philaret of Novo-Spassky Monastery (1842).

August 29 (Civil Date: September 11)

  1. The Beheading of the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John St. Alexander, abbot of Voche.
  2. New-Martyr Anastasius of Bulgaria.
  3. New-Martyr Peter, Metropolitan of Krutitsa (1936).
  4. Greek Calendar
    • St. Theodora of Thessalonica.
    • St. Arcadius of Arsinoe on Cyprus, Bishop of and Wonderworker.
    • Translation of the Relics of St. Joseph the Sanctified of Samaka.
  5. Repose of Righteous Pachomius the Silent of Valdai Monastery (1886).

August 30 (Civil Date: September 12)

  1. Saints Alexander, John and Paul the New, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  2. Repose of St. Alexander, abbot of Svir.
  3. Translation of the Relics of St. Alexander Nevsky.
  4. St. Christopher of Palestine.
  5. St. Fantinus of Calabria.
  6. Opening of the Relics of St. Daniel, prince of Moscow.
  7. Synaxis of the Serbian hierarchs: Saints Sabbas I, Sabbas II, Arsenius I, Eustathius I, James, Nicodemus and Daniel, Archbishops.
  8. ; Saints Ioannicius II, Ephraim II, Spyridon, Macarius, Gabriel I, patriarchs; and St. Gregory, Bishop of St. Bryaene of Nisibis.
  9. St. Eulalius, Bishop of Caesarea.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Sixteen Monk-martyrs of Thebes.
    • Six Martyrs of Melitene.
    • St. Sarmata of the Paradise.
    • Hieromartyr Felix and Martyrs Fortunatus, Septiminus and Januarius.

August 31 (Civil Date: September 13)

  1. The Placing of the Cincture (Sash) of the Most Holy Theotokos
    LITURGY: Heb 9:1-7; Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28
  2. Hieromartyr Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage.
  3. St. Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  4. St. Gennadius Scholarius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  5. St. John, Metropolitan of Kiev.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Four Martyrs of Perge in Pamphylia.
    • Martyrs Menas, Fausus, Andrew and Heraclius.
    • Martyr Phileortus.
    • Martyr Diadoch.
    • Eight Virgin Martyrs of Gaza.
    • 366 Martyrs of Nicomedia.
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