Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar


Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

Some Greek Calendar entries

January 1 (Civil Date: January 13)

  1. The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  2. St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesaria in Cappadocia.
  3. Martyr Basil of Ancyra.
  4. St. Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe in North Africa.
  5. Martyr Theodotus.
  6. St. Gregory, Bishop of Nazianzus and father of St. Gregory the Theologian.
  7. St. Theodosius of Tryglia, abbot.
  8. New-martyr Peter of the Peloponnesus.
  9. New-Martyr Bishop Platon of Revel, Estonia, and with him priests Michael and Nicholas (1919).

January 2 (Civil Date: January 14)

  1. St. Sylvester, pope of Rome.
  2. Repose of St. Seraphim, wonderworker of Sarov.
  3. Hieromartyr Theogenes, Bishop of Parium on the Hellespont.
  4. St. Sylvester of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Theopemptus, monk.
  6. St. Theodota, mother of the first Saints Cosmas and Damian.
  7. St. Mark the Deaf-mute.
  8. Martyr Sergius of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
  9. Martyr Theopistus.
  10. St. Cosmas, Archbishop of Constantinople.
  11. New-Martyr Zorsisus.
  12. Righteous Juliana of Lazarevo.
  13. Repose of Abbess Thais of Leushy (1915).

January 3 (Civil Date: January 15)

  1. Prophet Malachias.
  2. Martyr Gordius at Caesarea in Cappadocia
  3. St. Genevieve of Paris.
  4. Repose of Schema-hierodeacon Elder Pantileimon, founder of Kostychev Convent (1884).

January 4 (Civil Date: January 16)

  1. Fast-free period.
  2. Forefeast of the Theophany.
  3. Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles: James the brother of the Lord, Mark the Evangelist, Luke the Evangelist, Cleopas the brother of Joseph the Betrothed, Symeon the son of Cleopas, Barnabas, Justus, Thaddaeus, Ananias, Stephen the Archdeacon; Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas of the seven deacons; Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Onesimus, Epaphras, Archippus, Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, Crispus, Epenetus, Andronicus, Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles, Aristobulus, Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobus, Hermas, Linus, Gaius, Philogogus, Lucius, Jason, Sosipater, Olympas, Tertius, Erastus, Quartus, Euodias, Onesiphorus, Clement, Sosthenes, Apollos, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Carpus, Quadratus, Mark called John, Zenas, Aristarchus, Pudens, Trophimus, Mark, Artemas, Aquila, Fortunatus and Achaicus
    LITURGY: Rom 8:8-14; Lk 10:1-21.
  4. St. Theoctistus, abbot at Cucomo in Sicily.
  5. (the services are combined) Martyr Zosimas the Hermit, and Martyr Athanasius the Commentarisius, anchorites of Cilicia, Martyrs.
  6. Abbot Euthymius and twelve monks of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  7. Repose of St. Eustathius (Eustace), first Archbishop of Serbia.
  8. St. Aquila, deacon of the Kiev Caves.
  9. New-Martyr Onuphrius Manassias of Chilandar Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  10. St. Gregory of Langres (Gaul).
  11. Repose of Symeon, metropolitan of Smolensk.

January 5 (Civil Date: January 17)

  1. Fast day; wine and oil allowed.
  2. Eve of the Theophany.
  3. Martyrs Theopemptus, Bishop of Nicomedia, and Theonas.
  4. St. Syncletica of Alexandria.
  5. Prophet Micah.
  6. Virgin Apollinaris of Egypt.
  7. St. Gregory of Crete, monk.
  8. St. Phosterius the hermit.
  9. St. Menas of Sinai.
  10. Martyr Theoidus.
  11. Martyr Sais.
  12. New-Martyr Romanus of Mt. Athos.
  13. St. Tatiana.

January 6 (Civil Date: January 18)

  2. New Hieromartyr Romanus, beheaded by the Turks.
  3. New-Martyrs priest Andrew, and with him Lydia, Domnica, Maria and his two daughters (1919).
  4. Repose of Schemamonk Nicholas of Valaam (1824), Schemamonk Sergius (Yanovsky), disciple of St. Herman of Alaska (1876), and Bishop Theophan the Recluse (1894).

January 7 (Civil Date: January 19)

  1. Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John
    LITURGY: Acts 19:1-8; Jn 1:29-34.
  2. New-Martyr Athanasius of Attalia.

January 8 (Civil Date: January 20)

  1. St. George the Chozebite, abbot.
  2. St. Domnica of Constantinople.
  3. St. Emilian the Confessor, bishop of Cyzicus.
  4. St. Gregory of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Elias the hermit of Egypt.
  6. Martyrs Julian and his wife Basilissa, and with them Marcionilla and her son Celsus, Anthony, Anastasius, seven children and twenty soldiers, at Antinoe in Egypt.
  7. Hieromartyr Carterius of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
  8. Martyrs Theophilus the deacon and Helladius in Libya.
  9. Saints Cyrus and Atticus, patriarchs of Constantinople.
  10. St. Agatho of Egypt, monk.
  11. Hieromartyr Isidore and 72 companions at Yuriev (Dorpats in Estonia), slain by the Latins in 1472.
  12. St. Gregory, Bishop of Moesia (Bulgaria).
  13. Martyr Abo of Tiflis.
  14. St. Paisius of Uglich.
  15. St. Gregory (another), wonderworker of the Kiev Caves.
  16. Repose of Elder Isaiah of Valaam (1914).

January 9 (Civil Date: January 21)

  1. Afterfeast of the Theophany.
  2. Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitine in Armenia.
  3. Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia.
  4. St. Eustratius the wonderworker.
  5. Prophet Shemaiah (Samaia, Semeias)
    III Kgs 12:22
  6. St. Peter, Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, and brother of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nyssa.
  7. New-Martyr Paul (Florensky).
  8. Repose of Elder Jonah (Peter in schema), founder of Holy Trinity Monastery in Kiev (1902).

January 10 (Civil Date: January 22)

  1. Afterfeast of the Theophany.
  2. St. Gregory of Nyssa St. Dometian, bishop of Melitene.
  3. St. Marcian, presbyter of Constantinople.
  4. St. Paul, abbot of Obnora (Vologda), and his disciple St. Macarius, abbot of Pisma Monastery.
  5. Blessed Theosebia the deaconess, sister of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nyssa.
  6. St. Ammon, monk.
  7. St. Macarius of the Kiev Caves.
  8. Repose of Schemahieromonk Antipas of Valaam (1882).

January 11 (Civil Date: January 23)

  1. St. Theodosius the Great, the Cenobiarch
  2. St. Michael of Klops Monastery, fool-for-Christ (Novgorod).
  3. St. Theodosius of Antioch.
  4. St. Stephen of Placidian near Constantinople.
  5. St. Theodore.
  6. St. Agapius of Apamea in Syria.
  7. Martyr Mairus.
  8. St. Theodosius, Metropolitan of Trebizond.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • St. Romil the hermit of Veddin.
    • St. Vitalis of the monastery of Abba Serid at Gaza.
  10. Repose of Blessed Nun Eupraxia of Teliakov village, Kostroma (1823).

January 12 (Civil Date: January 24)

  1. Martyr Tatiana of Rome.
  2. St. Sabbas I, Archbishop of Serbia.
  3. Martyr Mertius of Mauretania.
  4. Martyr Peter Apselamus of Palestine.
  5. St. Eupraxia of Tabenna in Egypt.
  6. Virgin Martyr Euthasia.
  7. St. Martinian of Byelozersk, abbot.
  8. Blessed Galacteon, disciple of St. Martinian.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Eight Martyrs of Nicea.
    • St. Elias the wonderworker, of the Paradise.
  10. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, "The Milk-giver".
  11. Archimandrite Theodosius of Tisman and Sophroniev Monasteries, fellow-struggler of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1802).

January 13 (Civil Date: January 25)

  1. Afterfeast of the Theophany.
  2. Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus at Belgrade.
  3. Martyr Peter of Anium, at Hierapolis.
  4. St. James, Bishop of Nisibis.
  5. Martyr Athanasius.
  6. Martyrs Pachomius and Papyrinus in Greece.
  7. St. Maximus of Kavsokalyvia Skete on Mt. Athos.
  8. St. Irinarch of Rostov.
  9. St. Eleazar of Anzersk Island at Solovki.
  10. St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers.

January 14 (Civil Date: January 26)

  1. Apodosis of the Theophany.
  2. The Holy Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu: Isaiah, Sabbas, Moses and his disciple Moses, Jeremiah, Paul, Adam, Sergius, Domnus, Proclus, Hypatius, Isaac, Macarius, Mark, Benjamin, Eusebius, Elias and others.
  3. St. Stephen, abbot of Chenolakos Monastery near Chalcedon.
  4. St. Theodulus, son of St. Nilus of Sinai.
  5. St. Joseph Analytinus of Raithu Monastery.
  6. St. Nina (Nino), Equal-to-the-Apostles, Enlightener of Georgia.
  7. Virgin Martyr Agnes.
  8. New-Martyr Platon, Archbishop of Reval (Estonia) (1919).
  9. New Martyrs slain at Raithu Monastery, and New Hieromartyr Ambrose of Sarapul (1918).

January 15 (Civil Date: January 27)

  1. St. Paul of Thebes in Egypt, and St. John Calabytes ("Hut-dweller"), monks
    LITURGY: Gal 5:22-6:2; Matt 11:27-30.
  2. Monk-martyr Pansophius of Alexandria.
  3. St. Gabriel, founder of Lesnov Monastery in Bulgaria.
  4. St. Prochorus, abbot in Vranski desert on the river Pshina in Bulgaria.
  5. St. Maximus of Nola.

January 16 (Civil Date: January 28)

  1. Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy Glorious Apostle Peter Martyrs Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus the brothers, their grandmother Leonilla, and with them Neon, Turbo, and the woman Jonilla (Jovilla), in Cappadocia.
  2. Martyr Danax in Macedonia.
  3. New Hieromartyr Damascene of Chilandar on Mt. Athos.
  4. Blessed Maximus of Totma (Vologda), fool-for-Christ.
  5. St. Honoratus, Archbishop of Arles and founder of Lerins Monastery.
  6. St. Romil, monk of Mt. Athos. disciple of St. Gregory of Sinai, and with him Saints Nestor, Martinius, Daniel, Sisoes, Zosimas, and Gregory.

January 17 (Civil Date: January 29)

  1. St. Anthony the Great.
  2. Emperor St. Theodosius the Great.
  3. St. Achilles the Confessor, hermit of Egypt.
  4. St. Anthony the New, of Berrhia in Macedonia.
  5. St. Anthony of Dymsk (Novgorod).
  6. St. Anthony of Krasny Kholm, monk.
  7. St. Anthony of Chernoezersk, monk.
  8. St. Anthony the Roman, of Novgorod.
  9. New-Martyr George of Ioannina.

January 18 (Civil Date: January 30)

  1. St. Athanasius the Great, and St. Cyril, Archbishops.
  2. of Alexandria
    LITURGY: Heb 13:7-16; Matt 5:14-19.
  3. St. Marcian of Cyrrhus in Syria, monk.
  4. Martyr Xenia.
  5. St. Maximus, ruler of Serbia, metropolitan.
  6. St. Athanasius, abbot of Syandemsk.
  7. St. Silvanus of Palestine, monk.
  8. St. Athanasius of Novolotsk, monk.
  9. St. Leobardus of Marmoutier (Gaul).

January 19 (Civil Date: February 1)

  1. February 1.
  2. St. Macarius the Great of Egypt St. Macarius of Alexandria.
  3. Virgin Martyr Euphrasia of Nicomedia.
  4. St. Arsenius, Archbishop of Kerkyra (Corfu).
  5. Translation of the Relics of St. Gregory the Theologian.
  6. St. Mark, Archbishop of Ephesus.
  7. St. Meletius the Gallesiote, monk.
  8. Blessed Theodore of Novgorod, fool-for-Christ.
  9. Opening of the Relics of St. Sabbas of Storozhev or Zvenigorod.
  10. St. Macarius, deacon of the Kiev Caves.
  11. St. Macarius of the Kiev Caves.
  12. St. Anthony, hermit of Georgia.
  13. St. Macarius the Roman of Novgorod.

January 20 (Civil Date: February 2)

  1. St. Euthymius the Great.
  2. Martyrs Bassus, Eusebius, Eutychius and Basilides at Nicomedia.
  3. Martyrs Inna, Pinna and Rimma, disciples of Apostle Andrew in Scythia.
  4. Martyrs Thyrsus and Agnes.
  5. St. Leo the Great, confessor, Emperor of the East.
  6. Martyr Anna at Rome.
  7. New-Martyr Zacharias at Patrai in Morea.
  8. Saints Euthymius the Silent and Laurence the Recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  9. St. Euthymius of Syanzhemsk.
  10. Blessed Peter the customs inspector of Constantinople.
  11. Repose of Righteous.
  12. Theodore Kuzmich (Tsar Alexander) (1864).

January 21 (Civil Date: February 3)

  1. St. Maximus the Confessor
    LITURGY: Heb 11:33-40; Lk 12:8-12.
  2. Martyr Neophytus of Nicaea.
  3. Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian and Aquila at Trebizond.
  4. Martyr Anastasius, disciple of St. Maximus the Confessor.
  5. Virgin Martyr Agnes of Rome.
  6. St. Neophytus of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos. .
  7. St. Maximus the Greek.
  8. Synaxis of the Church of the Holy Peace by the Sea in Constantinople.
  9. Repose of desert-dweller Timon of Nadeyev (1840).
  10. Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Land

January 22 (Civil Date: February 4)

  1. Apostle Timothy of the Seventy
    LITURGY: II Tim 1:3-9; Lk 19:1-15.
  2. Monk-martyr Anastasius the Persian.
  3. Martyrs Manuel, Parodus, presbyters; and 377 companions in Bulgaria.
  4. Martyr Anastasius the deacon of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Macarius, abbot of Zhabyn.
  6. St. Ioasaph, Enlightener of Alaska and the American land.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. Joseph Samakus the Sanctified of Crete.

January 23 (Civil Date: February 5)

  1. Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, and Martyr Agathangelus
    LITURGY: Heb 13:7-16; Jn 10:9-16.
  2. St. Paulinus the Merciful, Bishop of Nola.
  3. St. Mausimas the Syrian, monk.
  4. St. Salamanes the Silent of the Euprates, monk.
  5. St. Gennadius of Kostroma, monk.
  6. Commemoration of the Sixth Ecumenical Council.
  7. St. Eusubius, recluse of Mt.
  8. Coryphe near Antioch.
  9. Translation of the Relics of St. Theoctistus, Bishop of Novgorod.
  10. St. Lupicinus of Lipidiaco (Gaul).
  11. Repose of Abbot Damascene of Valaam (1881).

January 24 (Civil Date: February 6)

  1. St. Xenia of Rome and her two female slaves.
  2. St. Macedonius, hermit of Syria.
  3. Martyrs Babylas of Sicily and his two disciples, Timothy and Agapius.
  4. Translation of the Relics of St. Anastasius the Persian.
  5. Martyrs Paul, Pausirius, and Theodotian, of Egypt.
  6. St. Philo, Bishop of Kalpa in Cyprus.
  7. St. Philippicus the presbyter.
  8. Martyr Barsimaeus of Syria and his two brothers.
  9. St. Zosimas, Bishop of Babylon in Egypt.
  10. St. Dionysius of Olympus and Platina (and Mt. Athos. .
  11. Martyr John of Kazan.
  12. St. Gerasimus, Bishop of Perm.
  13. St. Xenia of Petersburg, fool-for-Christ
    LITURGY: Gal 3:23-4:3; Matt 25:1-13. (Orth. Word)
  14. St. Felician, Bishop of Foligno in Italy.
  15. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Hermogenes and Mamas.
    • St. Neophytecluse of Cyprus.
  16. Repose of Abbess Sophia of Shamordina Convent (1888)
  17. Repose of Bishop Nektary of Seattle (1983).

January 25 (Civil Date: February 7)

  1. St. Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople.
  2. St. Publius, ascetic of Syria.
  3. St. Mares the Singer of Syria.
  4. Martyrs Felicitas of Rome and seven sons: Januarius, Felix, Philip, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martial.
  5. St. Moses, Archbishop of Novgorod.
  6. St. Castinus, Bishop of Byzantium.
  7. St. Demetrius Skevophylax of Constantinople.
  8. New-Martyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev (1918), protohieromartyr of the Communist Yoke.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Medula and her companions.
    • St. Apollo of Thebes, monk.
  10. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Assuage My Sorrow"
  11. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Unexpected Joy".
  12. Repose of Starets Anatole the Elder of Optina (1894).

January 26 (Civil Date: February 8)

  1. St. Xenophon and his wife, St. Mary, and their two sons, Saints Arcadius and John, of Constantinople.
  2. St. Symeon "the Ancient" of Mt. Sinai.
  3. Martyrs Ananias presbyter, Peter, and seven soldiers, in Phoenicia.
  4. Translation of the Relics of St. Theodore, abbot of the Studion.
  5. St. Joseph, Bishop of Thessalonica, brother of St. Theodore of the Studion.
  6. St. Gabriel, abbot at Jerusalem, and St. Ammon, disciple of St. Anthony the Great.
  7. St. David III, king of Georgia.
  8. New-Martyr Cyril, Metropolitan of Kazan (1937).
  9. New Hieromartyr Arcadius (1938).
  10. New-Martyr Matushka Maria of Gatchina (1930).
  11. Greek Calendar
    • Two Martyrs of Phrygia.
    • St. Clement of Mt. Stirion, monk.
    • St. Xenophon of Robika, monk.
  12. Repose of Metropolitan Gabriel of Novgorod and Petersburg (1801).

January 27 (Civil Date: February 9)

  1. Translation of the relics of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople.
  2. St. Peter of Egypt.
  3. New-Martyr Demetrius at Constantinople.
  4. St. Titus the Soldier, monk of the Kiev Caves.
  5. New Hieromartyr Peter Zverev (1929).
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Translation of the Relics of St. Marciana the Queen to the Church of the Holy Apostles.
    • St. Claudinus, monk.
  7. Repose of Nun Neonilla of the Farther Davidov Convent (1875).

January 28 (Civil Date: February 10)

  1. February 10.
  2. St. Ephraim the Syrian St. Theodosius, abbot of Totma (Vologda).
  3. St. Paladius the hermit of Antioch.
  4. St. Ephraim, wonderworker of Novotorzhk.
  5. St. Ephraim, Bishop of Pereyaslavl (Kiev Caves).
  6. St. Isaac the Syrian, Bishop of Ninevah (ascetic writer).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • St. James the Ascetic of Porphyrianos.
    • Martyr Charis.

January 29 (Civil Date: February 11)

  1. Translation of the Relics of Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Bishop of Antioch
  2. St. Laurence, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  3. Martyrs Romanus, James, Philotheus, Hyperechius, Abibus, Julian, and Paregorius, at Samosota.
  4. Martyrs Silvanus, Bishop of Emesa, Luke the deacon, and Mocius (Mucius) the reader.
  5. St. Aphraates of Persia, monk.
  6. St. Barsimaeus, Bishop of Edessa.
  7. Saints Gerasimus, Pitirim, and Jonah, Bishops of Perm.
  8. New-Martyr Demetrius of Chios.
  9. St. Andrew Rublev, iconographer.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Sarbelus and his sister Bebaia of Edessa.
    • St. Ascepsimus, monk.

January 30 (Civil Date: February 12)

  1. Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.
  2. Hieromartyr Hippolytus, pope of Rome, and with him Martyrs Censorinus, Sabinus, Ares, the virgin Chryse, and with her Martyrs Felix, Maximus, Herculianus, Venerius, Styracius, Mennas, Commodus, Hermes, Maurus, Eusebius, Rusticus, Monagrius, Amandinus, Olympius, Cyprus, Theodore the Tribune, Maximus the Presbyter, Archelaus the deacon, and Cyriacus the bishop, all beheaded at Ostia.
  3. Martyr Theophilus the New in Cyprus.
  4. St. Zeno, hermit of Antioch.
  5. New-Martyr Theodore of Mitylene (Mt. Athos. .
  6. St. Peter, king of Bulgaria.
  7. St. Zeno the Faster of the Kiev Caves.
  8. "Tinos" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  9. Blessed Pelagia of Diviyevo (1884).

January 31 (Civil Date: February 13)

  1. Holy wonderworkers and unmercenaries Cyrus and John.
  2. Martyrs Athanasia and her daughters Theoctiste, Theodotia and Eudoxia, at Canopus in Egypt.
  3. St. Nicetas of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Novgorod.
  4. Martyrs Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudius, Diodorus, Serapion, and Papias of Egypt.
  5. Martyr Tryphaenes at Cyzicus.
  6. St. Pachomius, abbot of Keno Monastery.
  7. New-Martyr Elias Ardunis of Mt. Athos.
  8. Repose of Elder Codratus of Karakallou Monastery, Mt. Athos. (1930).
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