Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

March

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

Some Greek Calendar entries

March 1 (Civil Date: March 14)

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  1. Martyr Eudocia of Heliopolis.
  2. Martyrs Nestor, Tribimius, Marcellus, and Anthony of Perge in Pamphylia.
  3. Martyr Antonina of Nicaea in Bithynia.
  4. Virgin Domnina of Syria.
  5. St. Agapius of Vatopedi on Mt. Athos.
  6. St. Martyrius, monk of Zelenetsk (Pskov).
  7. New-Martyr Abbess Antonina (1924)
  8. New-Martyr Hieromartyr Methodius (1920)
  9. New-Martyr Anastasia Andretevna, fool-for-Christ.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Sophronius and Silvester.
    • Martyrs Charisius, Nicephorus, and Agapius.

March 2 (Civil Date: March 15)

  1. Hieromartyr Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrenia.
  2. St. Arsenius, Bishop of Tver.
  3. St. Agatho of Egypt, monk.
  4. Martyr Troadius of Neo-Caesarea.
  5. Virgin Martyr Euthalia of Sicily.
  6. 440 Martyrs slain by the Lombards.
  7. Saints Sabbas and Barsanuphius, abbots of Tver.
  8. St. Sabbatius, monk of Tver, and his disciple St. Euphrosynus.
  9. St. Chad, Bishop of Lichfield
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Hesychius the Senator.
    • St. Cointus of Phrygia, confessor and wonderworker.
    • Martyrs Andronicus and the virgin Athanasia.
  11. Appearance of the Kolomna icon of the "Reigning" Mother of God (1917).
  12. Repose of Abbess Philareta of Ufa (1890).

March 3 (Civil Date: March 16)

  1. Martyr Eutropius of Amasea, and with him Martyrs Cleonicus and Basiliscus.
  2. RR. Zeno and Zoilus.
  3. St. Piama, virgin, and St. Alexandra, of Alexandria.
  4. St. Caluppan of Auvergne (Gaul).
  5. Greek Calendar
    • Hieromartyr Theodoretus of Antioch.

March 4 (Civil Date: March 17)

  1. St. Gerasimus of the Jordan.
  2. Martyrs Paul, his sister Juliana, and Quadratus, Acacius, and Stratonicus, at Ptolemais in Syria.
  3. St. Gregory, Bishop of Constantius in Cyprus.
  4. St. James the Faster of Phoenicia (Syria).
  5. St. Daniel, prince of Moscow.
  6. Martyr Wenceslaus, prince of the Czechs.
  7. Blessed Basil (Basilko), prince of Rostov.
  8. St. Gregory, Bishop of Assa near Ephesus.
  9. St. Gerasimus, monk of Vologda.
  10. Saints of Pskov martyred by the Latins.
  11. Saints Ioasaph of Snetogorsk and Basil of Mirozh monasteries.
  12. Repose of Schemamonk Mark of Glinsk Hermitage (1893).

March 5 (Civil Date: March 18)

  1. Martyr Conon of Isauria.
  2. Martyr Conon the Gardener of Pamphylia.
  3. Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe in Egypt.
  4. Martyr Eulogius of Palestine.
  5. Martyr Eulampius of Palestine.
  6. Martyr Onisius of Isauria.
  7. St. Hesychius the Faster of Bithynia.
  8. St. Mark the Faster of Egypt.
  9. Translation of the Relics of St. Theodore, prince of Smolensk and Yaroslav, and his children Saints David and Constantine.
  10. Martyr Archelaus and 152 Martyrs in Egypt.
  11. St. Adrian, monk of Poshekhonye and his fellow-ascetic, St. Leonidas.
  12. New-Martyr John the Bulgarian (Mt. Athos. at Constantinople.

March 6 (Civil Date: March 19)

  1. The 42 Martyrs of Ammoria in Phrygia, including Constantine, Aetius, Theophilus, Theodore, Melissenus, Callistus, Basoes and others.
  2. St. Arcadius, monk of Cyprus.
  3. Monk-martyrs Conon and his son Conon of Iconium.
  4. The uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by Empress St. Helen.
  5. Martyr Abraham of Bulgaria.
  6. St. Fridolin, abbot, Enlightener of the Upper Rhine.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Monk-martyr Maximus.
    • Martyr Euphrosynus.
    • Martyrs Julian and Eubulus.
    • St. Hesychius the Wonderworker, monk.
  8. Repose of Elder Job of Solovki (1720).

March 7 (Civil Date: March 20)

  1. Hieromartyr of Cherson: Basil, Ephraim, Capito, Eugene, Aetherius, Elpidius, and Agathadorus.
  2. St. Paul the Confessor, Bishop of Plusias in Bithynia.
  3. St. Paul the Simple of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great.
  4. St. Emilian of Rome.
  5. Greek Calendar
    • Saints Nestor and Arcadius, bishops of Tremithus.
    • St. Laurence, founder of the Monastery of the Mother of God in Salamina.
    • Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Surety for sinners".
    • Repose of Schemamonk Sisoes of Valaam (1931

March 8 (Civil Date: March 21)

  1. St. Theophylactus, Bishop of Nicomedia.
  2. St. Dometius, monk.
  3. Hieromartyr Theodoretus of Antioch.
  4. Apostle Hermas of the Seventy.
  5. Saints Lazarus and Athanasius, monks of Murmansk.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Paul of Plusias, confessor.
    • Martyr Dio.

March 9 (Civil Date: March 22)

  1. The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste: Cyrion (Quirio), Candidus, Domnus, Hesychius, Heraclius, Smaragdus, Eunoicus, Valens, Vivianus, Claudius, Priscus, Theodulus, Eutychius, John, Santhias, Helianus, Sisinius, Angius, Aetius, Flavius, Acacius, Ecdicius, Lysimachus, Alexander, Elias, Gorgonius, Theophilus, Dometian, Gaius, Leontius, Athanasius, Cyril, Sacerdon, Nicholas, Valerius, Philoctimon, Severian, Chudion, Aglaius, and Meliton.
  2. Martyr Urpasianus of Nicomedia.
  3. Righteous Caesarius, brother of St. Gregory the Theologian.
  4. "Albazin" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos ("The Word Was Made Flesh").
  5. Repose of Elder Cleopas, disciple of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1778) and Righteous priest Theodosius Levitsky (1845).

March 10 (Civil Date: March 23)

  1. Martyrs Codratus (Quadratus) and with him Cyprian, Dionysius, Anectus, Paul, Crescens, Dionysius (another), Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudius, Diodorus, Serapion, Papias, Leonidas, Chariessa, Nunechia, Basilissa, Nice, Galla, Galina, Theodora, and others at Corinth.
  2. Martyrs Codratus, Saturninus, and Rufinus of Nicomedia.
  3. St. Anastasius the patrician of Alexandria.
  4. New-Martyr Michael of Salonica.
  5. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Marcian.
  6. Commemoration of Desert-dwellers of the Roslavl Forests near Briansk.
  7. Repose of Righteous Paul of Taganrog (1879) and Righteous Priest Alexander Badanov of Vologda (1913).

March 11 (Civil Date: March 24)

  1. St. Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
  2. St. Euthymius, Bishop of Novgorod.
  3. Hieromartyr Pionius of Smyrna and those with him: Asclepiades, Macedonia, Linus and Sabina.
  4. Translation of the Relics of Martyr Epimachus of Pelusium.
  5. St. George, abbot of Sinai.
  6. St. Sophronius, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. George the New, wonderworker of Constantinople.
    • St. Theodora the Queen, wife of Michael Comnenos.
  8. Martyrdom of Emperor Paul I of Russia (1801).
  9. Repose of Elder Alexius of Goloseyevsky Skete in Kiev (1917).

March 12 (Civil Date: March 25)

  1. St. Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane.
  2. Righteous Aaron, brother of Moses the God-seer.
  3. Righteous Phineas, grandson of Aaron.
  4. St. Gregory the Dialogist, pope of Rome.
  5. St. Simeon the New Theologian.
  6. Holy Abba Cyrus.
  7. Repose of Schemamonk Anthony the Gorge-dweller of Zelenchug Monastery in Kuban (1908).

March 13 (Civil Date: March 26)

  1. Translation of the Relics of St. Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  2. Martyr Alexander of Macedonia.
  3. Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt.
  4. Martyrs Africanus, Publius and Terence of Carthage.
  5. Martyr Christina of Persia.
  6. St. Aninas, monk of the Euphrates.
  7. Hieromartyr Publius, Bishop of Athens.

March 14 (Civil Date: March 27)

  1. St. Benedict of Nursia, abbot.
  2. St. Euschemon, Bishop of Lampsacus.
  3. St. Theognostus, Metropolitan of Kiev and Moscow.
  4. St. Rostislav-Michael, prince of Kiev.
  5. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of St. Theodore ("Feodorovskaya").
  6. Repose of John, fool-for-Christ of Yurievits (1893).

March 15 (Civil Date: March 28)

  1. Martyrs Agapius, Publius (Pauplios), Timolaus, Romulus, two named Dionysius, and two named Alexander, at Caesarea in Palestine.
  2. Martyr Nicander of Egypt.
  3. Hieromartyr Alexander of Side in Pamphylia.
  4. St. Nicander, monk of Gorodetsk (Novgorod).
  5. New-Martyr Manuel of Crete.

March 16 (Civil Date: March 29)

  1. Martyr Sabinas of Egypt.
  2. Martyr Papas of Lyconia.
  3. Martyr Julian of Anazarbus.
  4. Martyrs Trophimus and Thalus of Laodicea.
  5. Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy, Bishop of Britain.
  6. Hieromartyr Alexander, pope of Rome.
  7. St. Serapion, Archbishop of Novgorod.
  8. St. Christodulus, monk and wonderworker of Patmos.
  9. Martyr Romanus at Parium on the Hellespont.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Ten Martyrs of Phoenicia.

March 17 (Civil Date: March 30)

  1. St. Alexius the Man of God.
  2. St. Macarius, abbot and wonderworker of Kalyazin.
  3. Martyr Marinus.
  4. Monk-martyr Paul of Cyprus.
  5. St. Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Theocteristus the Confessor.

March 18 (Civil Date: March 31)

  1. St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem.
  2. St. Ananias, monk of the Euphrates.
  3. Martyrs Trophimus and Eucarpus of Nicomedia.
  4. Martyrdom of King Edward of England
  5. Repose of Abbot Mark of Optina (1909).

March 19 (Civil Date: April 1)

  1. Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria, and those with them at Rome: Claudius, Hilaria, Jason, Maurus, Diodorus presbyter, and Marianus deacon.
  2. Martyr Pancharius at Nicomedia.
  3. St. Innocent of Komel (Vologda), disciple of St. Nilus of Sora.
  4. St. Bassa, nun of Pskov.
  5. New-Martyr Demetrius at Constantinople.

March 20 (Civil Date: April 2)

  1. The Holy Fathers slain at the Monastery of St. Sabbas: Saints John, Sergius, Patrick, and others.
  2. St. Nicetas the Confessor, Archbishop Apollonias in Bithynia.
  3. Martyr Photina (Svetlana) the Samaritan woman.
  4. Seven Virgin Martyrs of Amisus (Samsun): Alexandra, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliana, Euphemia, and Theodosia.
  5. Suffering of St. Euphrosynus of Blue-Jay Lake.
  6. New-Martyr Myron of Crete.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Rodion, Aquila the Eparch, Longinus, and Emmanuel.

March 21 (Civil Date: April 3)

  1. St. James the Confessor, Bishop of Catania.
  2. St. Thomas, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  3. St. Cyril, Bishop of Catania.
  4. St. Serapion, Bishop of Thmuis in Lower Egypt.
  5. St. Pachomius, monk of Nerekhta.
  6. St. Lupicinus, desert-dweller of the Jura Mountains (Gaul).
  7. New-Martyr Archbishop Theodore Pozdeyev (1938).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Philemon and Domnina of Rome.

March 22 (Civil Date: April 4)

  1. Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra.
  2. St. Isaac, founder of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople.
  3. Martyr Drosida (Drosis) of Antioch, and five nuns.
  4. Martyrs Callinica and Basilissa of Rome.
  5. New-Martyr Euthymius of Mt. Athos.
  6. New-Martyrs Schema-abbess Sophia of Kiev (1941) and her priest Fr.
  7. Dimitry Ivanov (1934).

March 23 (Civil Date: April 5)

  1. Monk-martyr Nicon and 200 disciples with him in Sicily.
  2. St. Nicon, abbot of the Kiev Caves.
  3. Martyrs Philetas the Senator, his wife Lydia, their sons Macedon and Theoprepius, the notary Cronides, and Amphilochius the captain, in Illyria.
  4. Martyr Dometius of Phrygia.
  5. Martyr Luke the New of Mytilene (Mt. Athos. .
  6. St. Basil of Mangazea in Siberia.
  7. Repose of Elder Porphyrius of Glinsk Hermitage (1868).

March 24 (Civil Date: April 6)

  1. Forefeast of the Annunciation.
  2. St. Zacharias the Recluse.
  3. St. Artemon, Bishop of Seleucia.
  4. St. James the Confessor, Bishop of Catania.
  5. Hieromartyr Parthenius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  6. Martyrs Stephen and Peter of Kazan.
  7. St. Artemius, Bishop of Thessalonica.
  8. St. Zachariah, faster of the Kiev Caves.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Eight Martyrs of Caesarea in Palestine.
    • St. Martin of Thebes, monk.

March 25 (Civil Date: April 7)

  1. THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY, THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY.
  2. New-Martyr Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1925).
  3. Repose of Schemahieromonk Parthenius of Kiev (1855).

March 26 (Civil Date: April 8)

  1. Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel.
  2. Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Sirmium in Hungary.
  3. Hieromartyr Eusebius, Bishop of Kival, and Martyr Pullius the reader.
  4. St. Malchus of Chalcis in Syria.
  5. St. Basil the Younger, anchorite near Constantinople.
  6. Martyrs Bathusius and Bercus presbyters, Arpilus monk, laymen Abibus, Agnus, Reasus, Igathrax, Isoecus (Iskous), Silas, Signicus, Sonerilas, Suimbalus, Thermus, Phillus (Philgas), and the women Anna, Alla, Larissa, Monco (Manca), Mamica, Uirko (Virko), Animais (Animaida), Gaatha, and Duklida, in Crimea.
  7. Martyr Codratus (Quadratus) and with him 40 Martyrs who suffered under Diocletian.

March 27 (Civil Date: April 9)

  1. St. Matrona of Thessalonica.
  2. Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius.
  3. St. John the Clairvoyant, anchorite of Egypt.
  4. St. Cyricus (Quiricus), monk of Thrace.
  5. Prophet Hanani (Ananias)
    II Chron 16
  6. St. Paul, Bishop of Corinth.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs John and Baruch.
    • St. Eutyches, monk.
  8. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos "Glykophylousa". ("Sweet-Kissing")
  9. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos "Of the Akathist".

March 28 (Civil Date: April 10)

  1. St. Hilarion the New, abbot of Pelecete.
  2. St. Stephen the Wonderworker, abbot of Tryglia.
  3. Martyrs Jonah and Barachisius and those with them in Persia: Zanithas, Lazarus, Maruthas (Marotas), Narses, Elias, Marinus (Mares), Abibus, Sembeeth (Sivsithina), and Sabbas.
  4. Martyr Eustratius of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Hilarion, monk of Gdov.
  6. St. Hesychius the Theologian, presbyter of Jerusalem.
  7. Saints George, Bishop of Parodus, and Peter, presbyters, and Prince Boyan, Martyrs of Bulgaria.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Apostle Herodion of the Seventy.
  9. Repose of Abbot Adrian (in schema Alexis) of Konevits (1812).
  10. Repose of Blessed Helen of Arzamas, disciple of Abbot Nazarius of Valaam (1820).

March 29 (Civil Date: April 11)

  1. Martyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa.
  2. Martyr Cyril the deacon of Heliopolis, and others who suffered under Julian the Apostate.
  3. St. John, anchorite of Egypt.
  4. St. Eustathius (Eustace) the Confessor, Bishop of Bithynia.
  5. Saints Jonah and Mark of the Pskov Caves.
  6. Repose of Elder Nicetas of the Roslavl forests (1793).

March 30 (Civil Date: April 12)

  1. St. John (Climacus) of Sinai, author of The Ladder.
  2. St. John the Silent of St. Sabbas' Monastery.
  3. St. Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse.
  4. Prophet Joad (I Kgs 13:11) who dwelt in Bethel.
  5. Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, and Epaphroditus, of the Seventy.
  6. St. Eubula, mother of St. Pantileimon.
  7. St. John, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
  8. Hieromartyr Zacharias, Bishop of Corinth.
  9. St. Sophronius, Bishop of Irkutsk.

March 31 (Civil Date: April 13)

  1. St Hypatius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gangra.
  2. St. Hypatius, abbot of Rufinus in Chalcedon.
  3. St. Apollonius, ascetic of the Thebaid.
  4. Martyrs Abdas the bishop and Benjamin the deacon, of Persia.
  5. Repose of St. Jonah, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia.
  6. Righteous Joseph the Fair, son of Jacob.
  7. St. Acacius the Confessor, Bishop of Melitene.
  8. St. Hypatius the Healer of the Kiev Caves.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Menander.

March 31 (Civil Date: April 13)

  1. St. Blaise of Amoria, monk.
  2. 38 Relatives who were martyred.
  3. St. Stephen the Wonderworker, monk.
  4. Blessed Innocent of Moscow, Enlightener of Siberia and Alaska.
  5. Appearance of the Iberian (Iveron) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos
  6. Repose of Abbot Philaret of Glinsk Hermitage (1841)
  7. Repose of Archbishop Averky of Jordanville (1976).
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