Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar


Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

Some Greek Calendar entries

July 1 (Civil Date: July 14)

  1. Holy and wonderworking unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs at Rome
    LITURGY: I Cor 12:27-13:8; Matt 10:1, 5-8.
  2. Martyr Potitus at Naples.
  3. St. Peter, monk of Constantinople.
  4. St. Angelina of Serbia.
  5. Translation of the Relics of St. John of Rila from Tirnovo to Rila.
  6. St. Gallus, Bishop of Clermont (Gaul).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Maurice.
    • 25 Martyrs in Nicomedia.
    • St. Basil, founder of the Monastery of the Deep Stream.
    • Martyr Constantine the Wonderworker and those with him of Cyprus.
    • St. Leo the Hermit.

July 2 (Civil Date: July 15)

  1. The Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae
    LITURGY: Heb 9:1-7; Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28.
  2. St. Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
  3. St. Photius, Metropolitan of Kiev.
  4. St. Juvenal, Proto-martyr of America and Alaska.
  5. St. Monegunda of Chartres (Gaul).
  6. "Akhtyrka" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  7. Repose of Elder Zachariah of Moscow (1936).

July 3 (Civil Date: July 16)

  1. Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
  2. Translation of the Relics of Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow.
  3. Martyrs Mocius (Mucian) and Mark.
  4. Martyrs Diomedes, Eulampius, Asclepiodotus and Golinduch, who suffered with Hyacinth.
  5. St. Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  6. St. Alexander, founder of the Unsleeping Ones.
  7. Holy Princes Basil and Constantine of Yaroslav.
  8. St. Anatolius, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  9. St. Anatolius (another) of the Kiev Caves.
  10. Saints John and Longinus, Wonderworkers of Yarensk (Solovki).
  11. Blessed John of Moscow, fool-for-Christ.
  12. St. Nicodemus, abbot of Kazhe-ezersk.
  13. Blessed Michael and Thomas, fools-for-Christ of Solvychegodsk (Vologda).
  14. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Theodotus and Theodota, martyred with St. Hyacinth.
    • Monk-martyr Gerasimus the New of Carpenision.
  15. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos the "Milk-Giver" of Chilandar Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  16. Repose of Righteous Nun Euphrosyne the "Unknown" (1855).
  17. St. Andrew, Archbishop of Crete
    LITURGY: Heb 8:3-6; Matt 7:12-21.
  18. St. Martha, mother of St. Symeon Stylites the Younger.
  19. Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand-duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, and those martyred with them (1918)
    • LITURGY: (1) Wis 3:1-9; (2) III Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30; (3) Isa 61:10-62:51.
    • MATINS: Matt 10:16-22.
    • LITURGY: Rom 8:28-39; Jn 15:17-16:2.
  20. Hieromartyr Theodore, Bishop of Cyrene in Libya, and with him Martyrs Cyprilla, Aroa and Lucia.
  21. Martyrs Theodotus and Theodota at Caesarea in Cappadocia.
  22. Opening of the Relics of St. Euthymius, archimandrite of Suzdal.
  23. Burial of St. Andrew, prince of Bogoliubsk.
  24. Saints Tychon, Basil, and Nicon, monks of Solovki.
  25. St. Andrew the Russian of Cairo.
  26. St. Andrew Rublev, iconographer.
  27. New-Martyr Hieromonk Nilus of Poltava (1918).
  28. Greek Calendar
    • St. Asclepias the Wonderworker.
    • Hieromartyr Theophilus.
    • St. Menignus, monk.
    • Hieromartyr Theodotus.
    • St. Donatus of Libya, Bishop
  29. Repose of Schema-hieromonk John, founder of Sarov Monastery (1737).

July 5 (Civil Date: July 18)

  1. St. Athanasius of Mt. Athos. and his six disciples Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh
  2. St. Lampadus, monk of Hirenopolis.
  3. Martyr Anna at Rome.
  4. Martyr Cyrilla of Cyrene in Libya, widow.
  5. Saints Athanasius and Theodosius of Cherepovetsk, disciples of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
  6. New-Martyr Cyprian of Koutloumousiou monastery on Mt. Athos.
  7. Greek Calendar:
  8. Synaxis of 23 Saints of Lesbos.

July 6 (Civil Date: July 19)

  1. St. Sisoes the Great.
  2. Virgin Martyr Lucy, and Rixius, and those with them at Rome: Martyrs Anthony, Lucian, Isidore, Dion, Diodorus, Cutonius, Arnosus, Capicus, Satyrus, and others.
  3. Martyr Cointus (Quintus) of Phrygia.
  4. Martyrs Marinus and Martha, and their children Audifax and Abbacum (Habbakuk) and those with them at Rome: Cyrinus, Valentine, and Asterius the presbyter.
  5. Martyrs Isaurus the deacon, Innocent, Felix, Hermias, Basil, Peregrinus, Rufus, and Rufinus of Apollonia in Macedonia.
  6. Opening of the Relics of Princess Juliana Olshanskaya.
  7. St. Sisoes of the Kiev Caves.
  8. New-Martyr Bishop Simon of Ufa (1921).
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Synaxis of the Apostles Archippus, Philemon, and Onesimus.
    • Martyrs Apollonius, Alexander, and Epimachus.

July 7 (Civil Date: July 20)

  1. St. Thomas of Mt. Maleon.
  2. St. Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in The Ladder.
  3. Martyrs Epictetus, presbyter, and Astion in Scythia.
  4. Martyr Cyriaca of Nicomedia.
  5. Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Hesychius, Pappias, Saturninus, and Germanus, of Dyrrachium in Macedonia.
  6. Martyr Evangelus, Bishop of Tomi (Constanta) in Rumania.
  7. St. Eudocia, in monasticism Euphrosyne, grand-duchess of Moscow.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Hieromartyr Eustace.
    • Martyr Polycarp the New.

July 8 (Civil Date: July 21)

  1. Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine
  2. St. Procopius, fool-for-Christ, Wonderworker of Ustiug (Vologda).
  3. St. Theophilus the Myrrh-gusher of Pantocrator Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  4. New-Martyr Anastasius at Constantinople.
  5. Righteous Procopius of Usya (Vologda), fool-for-Christ.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Theodosia, mother of Great-Martyr Procopius.
  7. Appearance of the "Kazan" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  8. Weeping Novgorod Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of Tender Feeling".
  9. "Peschanskaya" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

July 9 (Civil Date: July 22)

  1. Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily.
  2. Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortyna in Crete.
  3. St. Theodore, Bishop of Edessa.
  4. Martyrs Patermuthius, Coprius, and Alexander the soldier, in Egypt.
  5. Saints Patermuthius and Coprius, ascetics of Egypt.
  6. St. Euthymius of Karelia.
  7. Blessed Peter, Hieromartyr of Cherevkov (Vologda).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Andrew and Probus.
    • Saints Dionysius the Rhetorician and Metrophanes of Mt. Athos.
  9. Repose of Hierodeacon Melchizedek of the Roslavl forests (1840).
  10. Righteous Patermuphy of Valaam and St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra (1840?).

July 10 (Civil Date: July 23)

  1. Holy 45 Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia, including Leontius, Maurice, Daniel, Anthony, Alexander, Anicetus, Sisinius, Meneus, and Belarad (Verelad).
  2. The Placing of the Precious Robe of the Lord at Moscow.
  3. St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, founder of monasticism in Russia.
  4. Martyrs Bianor and Silvanus of Pisidia.
  5. Martyr Apollonius of Sardis.
  6. St. Basil, Bishop of Ryazan.
  7. 10,000 Fathers of the desert and caves of Scetis martryed by the impious Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria.
  8. "Konevits" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

July 11 (Civil Date: July 24)

  1. Great-Martyr Euphemia the All-praised Blessed Equal-to-the-Apostles Olga, princess of Russia, in holy baptism called Helen.
  2. (services combined) Hieromartyr Cindeus of Pamphylia.
  3. St. Nicodemus of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos. .
  4. New-Martyr Nicodemus of Mt. Athos.
  5. New-Martyr Nectarius of St. Anne's Skete (Mt. Athos.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Leo, monk of Mandra.
    • Martyr Martyrocles.
  7. Repose of cavedweller Anastasia of St. Cornelius of Padan hermitage in Olonets (1901).

July 12 (Civil Date: July 25)

  1. Martyrs Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra.
  2. St. Michael, monk of Maleinus.
  3. Martyr Golindukha, in holy baptism Mary, of Persia.
  4. Martyrs Theodore and his son John of Kiev.
  5. St. Veronica, the woman with the issue of blood who was healed by the Savior.
  6. Blessed Serapion, abbot of Volomsk.
  7. Saints John and Gabriel of Svyatagorsk.
  8. St. Anthony, abbot of Leokhnov (Novgorod).
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Andrew the Soldier, Heraclius, Taustus, Menas, and others.
    • Martyr Mamas near Sigmata.
  10. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Three Hands".
  11. Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils:
    • VESPERS: (1) Gen 14:14-20; (2) Deut 1:8-11, 15-17; (3) Deut 10:14-21;
    • LITURGY: Heb 13:7-16; John 17:1-13

July 13 (Civil Date: July 26)

  1. Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Gabriel
    LITURGY: Heb 2:2-10; Lk 10:16-21.
  2. St. Stephen of St. Sabbas' Monastery.
  3. Martyr Serapion.
  4. Martyr Marcian of Iconium.
  5. St. Julian, Bishop of Cenomanis (LeMans) in Gaul.
  6. Virgin Abbess Sarah of Scete in Libya.
  7. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Axion Estin" ("it is Truly Meet").

July 14 (Civil Date: July 27)

  1. Apostle Aquila of the Seventy, and St. Priscilla.
  2. St. Ellius (Hellius) of Egypt.
  3. St. Onesimus, monk of Magnesia.
  4. St. Stephen, abbot of Makhrishche (Vologda).
  5. Martyr Justus at Rome.
  6. St. Nicodemus of Mt. Athos. (spiritual writer).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Aquila, Hilary, Peter the New, and Heraclius.
  8. Service to Saints Cyricus and Julitta transferred to this day from July 15.

July 15 (Civil Date: July 28)

  1. Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir (in holy baptism Basil), Enlightener of the Russian Land
    • VESPERS: (1) III Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30; (2) Isa 61: 10-11; 62:1-5; (3) Isa 60:1-16.
    • MATINS: Jn 10:9-16.
    • LITURGY: Gal 1:11-19; Jn 10:1-9.
  2. Martyrs Cyricus (Quiricus) and his mother Julitta of Tarsus
    LITURGY: I Cor 13:11-14:5; Lk 10:19-21.
  3. Martyr Abudimus of the isle of Tenedos.
  4. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Lollianus.
    • Finding of the head of St. Matrona of Chios.

July 16 (Civil Date: July 29)

  1. Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Heracleopolis, and his ten disciples.
  2. Martyrs Paul and two sisters, Chionia (Thea) and Alevtina (Valentina), at Caesaria in Palestine.
  3. Martyr Antiochus, physician of Sebaste.
  4. Martyr Faustus.
  5. Virgin Martyr Julia of Carthage.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • 1015 Martyrs of Pisidia.
    • Martyr Athenogenes.
  7. Repose of Elder Theodore of Glinsk Hermitage (1859).

July 17 (Civil Date: July 30)

  1. Great-Martyr Marina (Margaret) of Antioch in Pisidia
    LITURGY: II Cor 6:1-10; Lk 7:36-50.
  2. Translation of the Relics of St. Lazarus, monk of Mt.
  3. Galerius near Ephesus.
  4. St. Irenarchus, abbot of Solovki.
  5. St. Leonides (Leonid), abbot of Ustnedumsk (Vologda).
  6. New-Martyrs Priests Ismael and Michael (Rozhdestvensky).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Speratus and Veronica.
    • St. Euphrasius of Iconopolis, Bishop

July 18 (Civil Date: August 1)

  1. Martyr Emilian of Silistria in Bulgaria.
  2. Martyr Hyacinth of Amastris.
  3. St. John the Long-suffering of the Kiev Caves.
  4. St. Pambo, hermit of Egypt.
  5. St. Pambo, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  6. St. Leontius, abbot of Karikhov (Novgorod).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Marcel.
    • Martyrs Dasius and Maron.
    • Saints Stephen, Archbishop of Constantinople, and John, Metropolitan of Chalcedon.
  8. "Tolga" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

July 19 (Civil Date: August 2)

  1. St. Macrina, sister of St. Basil the Great.
  2. St. Dius, abbot of Antioch.
  3. Blessed Romanus, prince of Ryazan.
  4. Opening of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov Blessed Stephen, king of Serbia, and his mother St. Militsa.
  5. St. Paisius of the Kiev Caves.
  6. New-Martyr Victor, Bishop of Glazov (1934).
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Abba Diocles of The Paradise.
  8. Repose of Blessed Abbot Nilus (1870)
  9. Repose of Elder John of St. Nilus of Sora Monastery (1903)
  10. Repose of Hieroschemamonk Anthony of Valaam (1862).

July 20 (Civil Date: August 3)

  1. Holy Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah)
    • VESPERS: (1) III Kgs 17:1-23; (2) III Kgs 18:1, 17-40, 44, 42, 45-46; 19:1-16; (3) III Kgs 19:19-21; IV Kgs 2:1, 6-14.
    • MATINS: Lk 4:22-30.
    • LITURGY: Jas 5:10-20; Lk 4:22-30.
  2. St. Abramius of Galich or Chukhloma Lake, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
  3. Opening of the Relics of St. Athanasius, abbot of Brest-Litovsk.
  4. New-Martyr Lydia, and with her the soldiers Alexei and Cyril (1928); Priest Philosoph Ornalsky and those with him (1918).
  5. Repose of Righteous Priest Valentine (Amphiteatrov) (1908).

July 21 (Civil Date: August 4)

  1. St. Symeon of Emesa, fool-for-Christ, and his fellow faster St. John.
  2. Prophet Ezekiel.
  3. St. Onuphrius the Silent of the Kiev Caves.
  4. St. Onesimus, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  5. Opening of the Relics of St. Anna of Kashin.
  6. Martyr Victor of Marseilles.
  7. St. Anna, mother of St. Sava the Serbian.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Justus, Mathias, Eugene, Theodore, and George.
    • Martyr Acacius of Constantinople.
    • St. Eleutherius of "Dry Hill".
    • St. Parthenius of Radovizlios, Bishop
  9. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Armatia".

July 22 (Civil Date: August 5)

  1. Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalen
    LITURGY: I Cor 9:2-12; Jn 20:11-18.
  2. Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope.
  3. Woman-martyr Marcella of Chios.
  4. St. Cornelius, monk of Pereyaslavl.

July 23 (Civil Date: August 6)

  1. Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus, and 13 others in Lycia.
  2. Hieromartyr Apollinaris, Bishop of Ravenna.
  3. Righteous Anna (Hannah), mother of the Prophet Samuel.
  4. Commemoration of the Miraculous Appearance of the Mother of God at Pochaev, which saved the monastery from the assault of the Tatars and Turks (1675).
  5. Translation of the Relics of St. Herman (Germanus), Archbishop of Kazan.
  6. New-Martyr Nectarius (Trezvinsky), Bishop of Yaransk.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Hieromartyr Apollonius, 250 killed by Bulgarians during the reign of Emperor Nicephorus.
    • Eight Martyrs of Carthage.
    • St. Anna of Constantinople.
  8. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Joy of All Who Sorrow" (with coins) in Petersburg; Pochaev

July 24 (Civil Date: August 7)

  1. Martyr Christina of Tyre.
  2. Holy Martyrs and Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb, in holy baptism Romanus and David.
  3. St. Polycarp, archimandrite of the Kiev Caves.
  4. New-Martyr Athanasius of Ikia.
  5. New-Martyr Theophilus of Zakynthos.
  6. Martyr Hermogenes.
  7. St. Pachomius, abbot, on the Lake, friend of St. Dionysius of Glushets (Vologda).
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Capito and Hymenaeus.
  9. Repose of Blessed Monk Tikhon of Turukhan on the Enisei River in Siberia (1682).

July 25 (Civil Date: August 8)

  1. Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos
    LITURGY: Gal 4:22-31; Lk 8:16-21.
  2. Holy Women Olympias (Olympiada) the deaconess of Constantinople, and Virgin Eupraxia of Tabenna.
  3. St. Macarius, abbot of Sheltovod and Unzha.
  4. St. Christopher, abbot of Solvychegodsk (Vologda).
  5. Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, and Blandina of Lyons.
  6. Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council.

July 26 (Civil Date: August 9)

  1. Hieromartyr Hermolaus and Martyrs Hermippus and Hermocrates at Nicomedia.
  2. Martyr Parasceve of Rome.
  3. St. Moses the Hungarian, of the Kiev Caves.
  4. Greek Calendar
    • Virgin Martyr Oriozela of Reuma, disciple of St. Andrew.
    • Stirion.
    • Martyr Appion.
    • Virgin Martyr Jerusalem of Byzantium.
    • St. Gerontius, founder of the Skete of St. Anne.
    • St. Sava III, Archbishop of Serbia.
  5. Most Holy Theotokos of "Emvolon" in Constantinople.
  6. Repose of Elder Theophanes of Solovki, disciple of St. Paisius Velchkovsky (1819).

July 27 (Civil Date: August 10)

  1. Holy Great-martyr and Healer Panteleimon
    LITURGY: II Tim 2:1-10; Jn 15:17-16:2.
  2. St. Anthusa, abbess of Mantinea in Asia Minor.
  3. Blessed Nicholas Kochanov, fool-for-Christ at Novgorod.
  4. St. Ioasaph, Metropolitan of Moscow.
  5. New-Martyr Christodulus.
  6. St. Clement of Ochrida, Bishop of Greater Macedonia, and Saints Angelar, Gorazd, Nahum and Sabbas, disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • The blind man who confessed Christ and was martyred with St. Pantileimon.
    • 853 Martyrs of Thrace who were drowned.
    • St. Manuel, monk.
  8. Repose of Abbess Pulcheria of Viatka Nativity Convent (1890).
  9. Commemoration of the Canonization of St. Herman of Alaska (1970).

July 28 (Civil Date: August 11)

  1. Holy Apostles of the Seventy and Deacons: Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas.
  2. Martyr Eustathius (Eustace) the soldeir of Ancyra.
  3. Martyr Acacius of Apamea.
  4. Martyr Julian of Dalmatia.
  5. St. Pitirim, Bishop of Tambov.
  6. St. Irene of Cappadocia.
  7. St. Paul of Xeropotamou Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  8. St. Moses, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Drosida.
  10. Appearance of the "Smolensk" Hodigitria Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  11. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of Tender Feeling-Diveyevo", before which St. Seraphim of Sarov reposed.
  12. Repose of Abbess Daria of Sezenovo (1858).

July 29 (Civil Date: August 12)

  1. Martyr Callinicus of Gangra in Asia Minor.
  2. Virgin Martyr Seraphima (Serapia) of Antioch.
  3. Martyr Theodota and her three sons in Bithynia.
  4. St. Constantine, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  5. St. Theodosius the New, emperor.
  6. St. Romanus, abbot of Kirzhach, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
  7. Saints Constantine and Cosmas, abbots of Kosinsk (Pskov).
  8. Martyr Eustace of Mtskhet in Georgia.
  9. Martyr Michael, St. Lupus the Confessor, Bishop of Troyes.
  10. Martyr Mamas in Darii.
  11. St. Bogolep, Schemamonk-child of Black Ravine near Astrakhan.
  12. St. Olaf, Enlightener of Norway.
  13. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Basiliscus the Elder.
    • Martyrs Benjamin and Berius of Constantinople.

July 30 (Civil Date: August 13)

  1. Apostles Silas and Silvanus of the Seventy and those with them: Crescens, Epenetus, and Andronicus.
  2. Hieromartyr Valentine, Bishop of Interamna (Terni) in Italy, and Martyrs Proculus, Ephebus, Apollonius, and Abundius, youths.
  3. Martyr John the soldier at Constantinople.
  4. Hieromartyr Polychronius, Bishop of Babylon, and Martyrs Permenius, Helimenas (Elimas) and Chrysotelus, presbyters; Luke and Mocius, deacons; and Abdon, Sennen, Maximus and Olympius.
  5. Opening of the Relics of St. Herman (Germanus) of Solovki.
  6. St. Angelina, princess of Serbia.
  7. Birthday of New-Martyr Crown Prince Alexis.
  8. New-Martyr Anatole of Optina (1922).

July 31 (Civil Date: August 14)

  1. Forefeast of the Procession of the Precious and Life-giving Cross of the Lord.
  2. Righteous Eudocimus of Cappadocia
    LITURGY: Gal 5:22-6:2; Matt 11:27-30.
  3. Righteous Joseph of Arimathea.
  4. Martyr Julitta at Caesarea.
  5. St. Germanus, Bishop of Auxerre.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Consecration of the Church of the Most Holy Theotokos of Blachernae.
    • Twelve Martyrs of Rome.
    • Translation of the Relics of Apostle Philip to Cyprus.
  7. Repose of Elder Gerasim the Younger of Kaluga's St. Sergius Skete (1918).
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