Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

February 23

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

  1. March 8.
  2. Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna.
  3. Saints John, Antioch, Antoninus, Moses, Zebinas, Polychronius, Moses and Damian, ascetics of the Syrian deserts.
  4. St. Alexander, founder of the Order of the Unsleeping Ones.
  5. St. Gorgonia, sister of St. Gregory the Theologian.
  6. St. Damian of Esphigmenou Skete on Mt. Athos.
  7. St. Moses, monk of Byelozersk.
  8. St. Polycarp, monk of Briansk.
  9. New-Martyr Damian, monk of Mt. Athos, who suffered at Larissa.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Clement.
    • Martyr Thea.
  11. Repose of Abbot Nazarius of Valaam (1809).




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