Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

May 17

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

  1. Apostle Andronicus of the Seventy and his fellow laborer Junia.
  2. St. Stephen, Archbishop of Constantinople.
  3. Martyrs Solochon, Pamphamer, and Pamphalon at Chalcedon.
  4. Saints Nectarius and Theophanes of Meteora.
  5. St. Euphrosyne (princess Eudocia) of Moscow.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Athanasius the New, wonderworker of Christianopolis.
    • Repose of Righteous Priest Jonah of Odessa (1924).
    • Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra, and with him the seven Virgin Martyrs Alexandra, Tecusa, Claudia, Phaine, Euphraisa, Matrona and Julia.
    • Martyrs Peter, Dionysius, and those who suffered under Decius: Andrew, Paul, Christina, Heraclius, Paulinus, and Benedimus.
    • Martyrs Symeon, Isaac and Bachtisius of Persia.
    • Martyr Euphrasia of Nicaea.
    • Martyr Theodota at Ancyra.
    • Martyrs David and Tarechan of Georgia.
    • BEGIN:Greek Calendar:
    • Martyr Julian.
    • St. Stephen the New, Patriarch of Constantinople.
    • Hieromartyr Theodore, pope of Rome.
    • St. Anastaso of Lukada.
    • St. Martinian of Areovinthus, monk.
  7. Repose of Archimandrite Macarius, missionary to the Altai, Siberia (1847), and Blessed Philip, founder of the Gethsemane Caves Skete of St. Sergius' Lavra (1869).

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