Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

February

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

Some Greek Calendar entries

February 1 (Civil Date: February 14)

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  1. Martyr Tryphon of Campsada (Lampsakon) near Apamea in Syria.
  2. Martyrs Perpetua, a woman of Carthage, and the catechumens Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus, and Felicitas.
  3. St. Peter the Galatian, hermit near Antioch in Syria.
  4. St. Vendemianus (Bendemianus), hermit of Bithynia.
  5. St. Basil, Archbishop of Thessalonica.
  6. New-Martyr Anastasius at Anaplus.
  7. St. Tryphon of Pechenga and Kola.
  8. St. Bridget (Brigit) of Ireland.
  9. (LSYP V; ) New-Martyr priest Peter Skipetrov (1918).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • St. Timothy the Confessor.
    • Martyrs Theonas, two children, and Karion.

February 2 (Civil Date: February 15)

  1. THE MEETING OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
  2. New-Martyr Jordan of Trebizond.
  3. New-Martyr Gabriel at Constantinople.
  4. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Agathadorus of Cappadocia.
  5. Repose of Schemamonk Seraphim of Valaam (1860).

February 3 (Civil Date: February 16)

  1. Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess
  2. Prophet Azarias Martyrs Adrian and Eubulus at Caesaria in Cappadocia.
  3. St. Symeon, first Bishop of Tver.
  4. St. Ansgar, Bishop of Hamburg, enlightener of Denmark and Sweden.
  5. St. Romanus, prince of Uglich.
  6. New-Martyrs Stamatius and John, brothers, and Nicholas, their companion.
  7. St. James, Archbishop of Serbia.
  8. Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan; Repose of Schemamonk Paul of Simonov Monastery, disciple of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1825), and Hieromonk Isidore of Gethsemane Skete, Moscow (1908).

February 4 (Civil Date: February 17)

  1. St. Isidore of Pelusium, monk.
  2. St. George, prince of Vladimir.
  3. St. Cyril, abbot, wonderworker of Novoezersk (Novgorod).
  4. St. Nicholas the Confessor, abbot of the Studion.
  5. Martyr Jadorus.
  6. Hieromartyr Abramius, Bishop of Arbela in Assyria.
  7. St. John, Bishop of Hirenopolis.
  8. St. Abraham & St. Coprius, monks of Pechenga (Vologda).
  9. New-Martyr Joseph of Aleppo.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Theoctistus.
    • St. Jasim the Wonderworker.
  11. Repose of Royal Recluse Dosithea of Moscow (1810).

February 5 (Civil Date: February 18)

  1. Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily.
  2. Martyr Theodula of Anazarbus in Cilicia, and with her Martyrs Helladius, Macarius, and Evagrius.
  3. St. Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  4. St. Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov.
  5. New-Martyr Anthony of Athens.
  6. New-Martyr Matushka Agatha of Belo-Russia (1938)
  7. New-Martyr Schemamonk Eugene (1939)
  8. New-Martyr Righteous Paramon (1941).
  9. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Seeking Out of the Lost".
  10. Repose of RighteousMichael, Metropolitan of Serbia (1897).

February 6 (Civil Date: February 19)

  1. St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna.
  2. Martyr Julian of Emesa.
  3. Virgin Martyr Fausta, and with her Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus.
  4. Virgin Martyr Dorothy, two sisters Christina and Callista, and Theophilus, at Caesaria in Cappadocia.
  5. Virgin Martyrs Martha and Mary, and their brother Lycarion, in Egypt.
  6. St. Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  7. Saints Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet, monks of Palestine.
  8. St. Dorothy, schema-nun of Kashin.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Faustus, Basil, Silvanus, and the holy Martyrs of Darion in Constantinople.
    • St. John of Thebes, monk.
    • St. James the Ascetic.
  10. Repose of Archbishop Theophanes of Poltava (1940).

February 7 (Civil Date: February 20)

  1. St. Parthenius, Bishop of Lampasacus on the Hellespont.
  2. St. Luke of Hellas.
  3. The 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia.
  4. Greek Calendar
    • Six Martyrs of Phrygia.
    • St. Peter of Monovatia, monk.
    • Martyr Theopemptus and Synodia.
    • St. Aprionus, Bishop of Cyprus.
    • New-Martyr George of Crete.
  5. Repose of Archimandrite Gennadius, ascetic of Roslavl forests (1826).

February 8 (Civil Date: February 21)

  1. Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelites ("the General") and Prophet Zachariah.
  2. (services combined) St. Sabbas II, Archbishop of Serbia.
  3. Martyrs Nicephorus and Stephen.
  4. Martyrs Philadelphus and Polycarp.
  5. St. Macarius, Bishop of Paphus.
  6. St. Pergetus.

February 9 (Civil Date: February 22)

  1. Opening of the Relics of St. Innocent of Irkutsk.
  2. Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch.
  3. Hieromartyrs Marcellus, Bishop of Sicily, Philagrius, Bishop of Cyprus, and Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina.
  4. Martyr Peter Damascene.
  5. Saints Nicephorus and Gennadius, monks of Vazheozersk (Vologda).
  6. St. Pancratius, hieromonk of the Kiev Caves.
  7. Saints Aemilianus and Braccchio of Tours (Gaul).
  8. Repose of Maria, desert-dweller of Olonets (1860).

February 10 (Civil Date: February 23)

  1. Hieromartyr Charalampus, Bishop of Magnesia in Thessaly, and Martyrs Porphyrius and Baptus.
  2. Martyrs Ennatha, Valentina, and Paula of Palestine.
  3. St. Prochorus of the Kiev Caves.
  4. Saints Joachim, Luke, Germanus, Arcadius, Gregory, Martyrius, Anthony, Basil and Symeon, Bishops of Novgorod.
  5. St. Anna, wife of Yaroslav I.
  6. St. Longinus, monk of Koryazhemsk (Vologda).
  7. New-Martyr Anatole, Metropolitan of Odessa (1938).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Charalampus (another) and three women companions.
    • St. Anastasius, Archbishop of Jerusalem.
    • Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Areovindus.
    • Hieromartyr Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste.
    • St. Demetrius, monk, wonderworker of Priluki (Vologda).
    • St. Vsevelod (in holy baptism Gabriel), wonderworker of Pskov.
    • St. Theodora, wife of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast.
    • New-Martyr George of Serbia.
    • BEGIN:Greek Calendar:
    • St. George, abbot in Serbia.
  9. Repose of Archbishop Simon of Shanghai and Peking (1933).

February 12 (Civil Date: February 25)

  1. St. Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch.
  2. St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Moscow and wonderworker of All Russia.
  3. St. Anthony, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  4. St. Mary, nun (who was called Marinus), and her father, St. Eugene, monk, at Alexandria.
  5. New-Martyr Chrestos at Constantinople.
  6. St. Bassian, abbot of Ryabovsky Forest Monastery, Uglich.
  7. New-Martyr Alexius, Bishop of Voronezh (1930).
  8. New-Martyr Archpriest Mitrophan (1931).
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Saturninus and Plotinus.
  10. Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  11. Repose of cave-dweller Anastasia Logacheva (1875).

February 13 (Civil Date: February 26)

  1. St. Martinian, monk of Caesaria in Palestine.
  2. Holy woman Zoe and Virgin Photina.
  3. St Symeon the Myrrhgusher, prince of Serbia.
  4. St. Eulogius, Archbishop of Alexandria.
  5. St. Joseph of Volokolamsk.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Ap & Martyr Aquila, and Priscilla.
  7. Repose of Archbishop George Konissky of Belo-Russia (1795)
  8. Repose of Abbess Seraphima of Sezenovo (1877).

February 14 (Civil Date: February 27)

  1. St. Cyril, Equal-to-the Apostles, teacher of the Slavs.
  2. St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia.
  3. St. Isaac, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  4. St. Maron, hermit of Syria.
  5. St. Abraham, Bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia.
  6. Translation of the Relics of Martyr Michael and his counsellor Theodore of Chernigov.
  7. Martyr Philemon, Bishop of Gaza.
  8. New-Martyr George of Mitylene, at Constantinople.
  9. New-Martyr Nicholas of Corinth.

February 15 (Civil Date: February 28)

  1. Ap Onesimus of the Seventy.
  2. Synaxis of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa.
  3. St. Eusebius, hermit of Syria.
  4. St. Paphnutius, monk, and his daughter St. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria.
  5. Martyr Major of Gaza.
  6. St. Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Dalmatus, abbot and founder of the Dormition Monastery in Siberia.

February 16 (Civil Date: February 29)

  1. Martyrs Pamphilus presbyter, Valens deacon, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrius, Julian, Theodulus, Elias, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel and Danial, at Caesaria in Palestine.
  2. St. Marutha, Bishop of Martyropolis in Mesopotamia.
  3. Persian Martyrs with St. Maruthas.
  4. Martyr Romanus of Mt. Athos.
  5. New-Martyrs Priest Elias (1934) and Priest Peter Lagov (1931).
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Flavian the hermit.
  7. Repose of Metropolitan Macarius of Moscow, Apostle to the Altai (1926).

February 17 (Civil Date: March 1)

  1. Great-Martyr Theodore the Tyro.
  2. Opening of the Relics of Martyr Menas of Alexandria
    Same as December 10.
  3. St. Mariamne, sister of Apostle Philip.
  4. St. Auxibius, Bishop of Soli in Cyprus.
  5. St. Theodosius the Bulgarian and his disciple St. Romanus, monks.
  6. St. Theodore the Silent of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
  8. New-Martyr Theodore of Byzantium, at Mitylene.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Emperor Marcian and Pulcheria his wife
    • Commemoration of the dedication of the Great Church in Constantinople.
  10. Weeping "Tikhvin" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos.
  11. Repose of Elder Agapitus of the Kiev Caves (1887), and Elder Barnabas of the Gethsemane Skete of St. Sergius' Lavra (1906).

February 18 (Civil Date: March 1)

  1. March 2 St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome.
  2. St. Flavian the confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  3. St. Agapitus, Bishop of Synnada in Phrygia, and Martyrs Victor, Dorotheus, Theodulus, and Agrippa, who suffered under Licinius.
  4. St. Cosmas, monk of Yakhromsk.
  5. New-Martyr Priest Alexander Medvedsky (1932) and Hieromonk Benjamin (1938).
  6. Commemoration of the New-Martyrs who suffered during the "Holy Night" in Petersburg (1932).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Leo and Parigorius of Patara in Lycia.
    • Martyr Publius.

February 19 (Civil Date: March 2)

  1. March 3 Apostles Archippus and Philemon of the Seventy, and Martyr Apphia.
  2. St. Dositheus of Palestine, disciple of St. Abba Dorotheus.
  3. St. Rabulas of Samosata.
  4. Saints Eugene and Macarius, presbyters, confessors at Antioch.
  5. Martyrs Maximus, Theodotus, Hesychius, and Asclepiodota of Adrianopolis.
  6. St. Conon, abbot in Palestine.
  7. St. Philothea, nun of Athens.
  8. New Hieromartyr Nicetas of Epirus.
  9. Repose of Hieromonk Theodore of Sanaxar Monastery (1791).

February 20 (Civil Date: March 3)

  1. March 4 St. Leo, Bishop of Catania in Sicily.
  2. St. Agatho, pope of Rome.
  3. Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth), Bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him.
  4. Beheading of St. Cornelius, abbot of the Pskov Caves, and his disciple St. Bessian of Murom.
  5. St. Agatho, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves.
  6. St. Bessarion the Great, wonderworker of Egypt.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. Cindeus, Bishop of Pisidia.
    • St. Plotinus, monk.
  8. Abbot Macarius and 34 monks and novices of Valaam martyred by the Lutherans (1578).

February 21 (Civil Date: March 4)

  1. March 5 St. Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia.
  2. St. Eustathius (Eustace), Archbishop of Antioch.
  3. St. George, Bishop of Amastris on the Black Sea.
    Services combined with St. Eustathius
  4. St. John the Scholastic, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  5. St. Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
  6. "Kozelshchanskaya" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  7. Repose of Blessed Simon Todorsky, Bishop of Pskov (1754), and Elder Macarius of Glinsk Hermitage (1864).

February 22 (Civil Date: March 5)

  1. March 6 Opening of the Relics of Holy Martyrs at the gate of Eugenius at Constantinople.
  2. Martyrs Maurice and his son Photinus, and Martyrs Theodore, Philip, and 70 soldiers, at Apamea in Syria.
  3. Saints Thalassius, Limnaeus, and Baradates, hermits of Syria.
  4. St. Athanasius the confessor of Constantinople.
  5. St. Telesphorus, pope of Rome.
  6. St. Peter the Stylite of Mt. Athos.
  7. New-Martyr Theoktista Michailovna, fool-for-Christ of Voronezh (1936).
  8. New-Martyr priest Michael Lisicin (1918).
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Anthusa and her 12 servants.
    • St. Blaise, Bishop
  10. Repose of "Golden Grits" (Gregory) (1855)
  11. Repose of Schema-nun Avramia of Kashin (1855).

February 23 (Civil Date: March 6)

  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).

February 24 (Civil Date: March 7)

  1. First and Second Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist
    Readings
    • VESPERS: (1) Is 40:1-3, 9; 41:17-18; 45:8; 48:20-21; 54:1; (2) Malachi 3:1-3, 5-7, 12, 18; 4:4-6; (3) Wis 4:7, 16-17, 19-20; 5:1-7.
    • MATINS: Lk 7:17-30.
    • LITURGY: II Cor 4:6-12; Matt 11:2-15.
  2. St. Erasmus of the Kiev Caves.
  3. Opening of the Relics of St. Romanus, prince of Uglich.

February 25 (Civil Date: March 8)

  1. St. Tarasius, Archbishop of Constantinople.
  2. Hieromartyr Reginus, Bishop of the isle of Skopelos.
  3. St. Polycarp.
  4. Martyr Anthony.
  5. Saints Erasmus and Paphnutius, monks.
  6. Martyrs Alexander and Hypatius at Marcionopolis.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. Theodore, fool-for-Christ.
    • St. Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea in Syria.

February 26 (Civil Date: March 9)

  1. St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza.
  2. St. Sebastian, monk of Poshekhonye.
  3. New-Martyr John Calphas ("the Apprentice") at Constantinople.
  4. Greek Calendar
    • St. Photina the Samaritan Woman and her sisters Anatola, Phota, Photis, Parasceva, and Cyriaca; her sons Photinus and Joses; and Sebastian the Duke, Victor, and Christodulus, martyrs.

February 27 (Civil Date: March 10)

  1. St. Procopius the confessor of Decapolis.
  2. St. Titus, presbyter of the Kiev Caves.
  3. St. Thalalaeus, hermit of Syria.
  4. Martyr Gelasius the Actor of Heliopolis.
  5. St. Stephen, monk of Constantinople.
  6. St. Titus the Soldier, of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Pitirim, Bishop of Tambov.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Nesius.
    • Saints Asclepius and James of Syria, monks.
    • St. Timothy of Caesarea, monk.
  9. Repose of Archimandrite Photius of the Novgorod Yuriev Monastery (1838).
  10. Repose of Monk Anthony of Valaam (1848).

February 28 (Civil Date: March 11)

  1. St. Basil the Confessor, companion of St. Procopius at Decapolis.
  2. Saints Marina, Cyra, and Domnica (Domnina), nuns of Syria.
  3. Hieromartyr Proterius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
  4. Hieromartyr Nestor, Bishop of Magydos in Pamphilia.
  5. Apostles Nymphas and Eubulus.
  6. Blessed Nicholas of Salos of Pskov, fool-for-Christ.
  7. New-Martyr Kyr-Anna.
  8. St. Romanus, desert-dweller of Condat in the Jura Mountains (Gaul).
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Six Holy Martyrs of Egypt.
    • St. Barsus of Damascus, Bishop Martyr Abercius.
    • St. Shio of Georgia, monk.
  10. Repose of Arsenius Matseivich, Metropolitan of Rostov (1772).
  11. St. John Cassian the Roman, abbot.
    (Commemorated on February 28 / March 13 in non-leap years)
  12. St. John, called Barsanuphius, of Nitria in Egypt.
  13. Martyr Theocteristus, abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa.
  14. St. Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves.
  15. St. Meletius, Bishop of Kharkov.

February 29 (Civil Date: March 12)

  1. St. John Cassian the Roman, abbot.
  2. St. John, called Barsanuphius, of Nitria in Egypt.
  3. Martyr Theocteristus, abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa.
  4. St. Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Meletius, Bishop of Kharkov.
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