Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar


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Some Greek Calendar entries

October 1 (Civil Date: October 14)

  1. The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary.
  2. Apostle Ananias of the Seventy ) St. Romanus the Melodist ("Sweet Singer").
  3. St. Sabbas, abbot of Vishera (Novgorod).
  4. Martyr Michael, abbot in Armenia, and 36 Fathers with him.
  5. Martyr Domninus of Thessalonica.
  6. St. John Kukuzelis of Mt. Athos.
  7. St. Gregory the Singer of Mt. Athos.
  8. Commemoration of Apparition of the Pillar with the Robe of the Lord under it at Mtskhet in Georgia.
  9. Repose of Schema Hieromonk Euthemius of Valaam (1829).

October 2 (Civil Date: October 15)

  1. Hieromartyr Cyprian and Virgin Martyr Justina of Nicomedia
    LITURGY: I Tim 1:12 17; Jn 10:9 16.
  2. Blessed Andrew, fool for Christ at Constantinople.
  3. St. Anna of Kashin.
  4. Blessed Cyprian of Suzdal, fool for Christ.
  5. St. Cassian, monk of Uglich.
  6. Martyrs David and Constantine, princes of Georgia.
  7. New Martyr George of Philadelphia in Asia Minor (Mt. Athos. .
  8. Greek Calendar
    • St. Damaris of Athens.
    • St. Theophilus the Confessor.
    • Great Martyr Theodore Gavra of Atran in Chaldea.
  9. Repose of Schema Hieromonk Theodosius of Karoulia, Mt. Athos. (1937).

October 3 (Civil Date: October 16)

  1. Hieromartyr Dionysius (Dennys) the Areopagite, and with him Martyrs Rusticus and Eleutherius
    LITURGY: Acts 17:16 34; Matt 13:44 54.
  2. St. John the Chozebite, Bishop of Caesaria in Palestine.
  3. Blessed Hesychius the Silent of Mt. Athos.
  4. St. Dionysius, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  5. New Martyr Agathangel, Metropolitan of Yaroslav (1928).
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Theoctistus.
    • Martyr Theagenes.

October 4 (Civil Date: October 17)

  1. Hieromartyr Hierotheus, Bishop of Athens.
  2. Opening of the Relics of St. Gurias, first Archbishop of Kazan and St. Barsanuphius, Bishop of Tver.
  3. Martyr Peter of Capetolis.
  4. Martyrs Domnina and her daughters Berenice (Bernice) and Prosdoce of Syria.
  5. Martyr Adauctus and his daughter St. Callisthene of Ephesus.
  6. St. Ammon of Egypt.
  7. St. Paul the Simple of Egypt.
  8. Martyrs Gaius, Faustus, Eusebius, and Chaeremon of Alexandria.
  9. St. Vladimir Yaroslavich, prince of Novgorod, and his mother St. Anna.
  10. Saints Helladius, Onesimus and Ammon of the Kiev Caves.
  11. Martyr Stephen Stiljianovitch of Serbia.
  12. Greek Calendar
    • St. John Lampadistus.
    • Blessed Elizabeth of Serbia.
  13. Repose of Righteous Youth Peter Michurin (1820).

October 5 (Civil Date: October 18)

  1. Saints Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip, Hermogenes (Germogen) and Tikhon, metropolitans of Moscow.
  2. Martyr Charitina of Amisus.
  3. Martyr Mamelta (Mamelchtha) of Persia.
  4. Hieromartyr Dionysius, Bishop of Alexandria.
  5. St. Damian the Healer and Saints Jeremiah and Matthew, clairvoyants of the Kiev Caves.
  6. St. Charitina, princess of Lithuania.
  7. St. Cosmas, abbot in Bithynia.
  8. St. Gregory of Chandzoe in Georgia.
  9. St. Eudocimus the Unknown, monk of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  10. Namesday of New Martyr Crown Prince Alexis.
  11. Greek Calendar
    • St. Methodia of Cimola.
  12. Repose of Nun Agnia (Countess Orlova Chesmenskaya) (1848).

October 6 (Civil Date: October 19)

  1. Holy Glorious Apostle Thomas
    • VESPERS: (1) I Jn 1:1 7; (2) Jas 1:1 12; (3) Jude 1:1 7, 17 25.
    • MATINS: Jn 21:15 25.
    • LITURGY: I Cor 4:9 16; Jn 20:19 31.
  2. Woman martyr Erothis of Cappadocia.
  3. New Martyr Macarius at Kion in Bithynia (Mt. Athos. .
  4. Greek Calendar
    • St. Cindeus of Cyprus, monk.
  5. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "O All Hymned Mother".

October 7 (Civil Date: October 20)

  1. Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus in Syria
    LITURGY: Heb 11:33 40; Lk 21:12 19.
  2. Martyrs Julian presbyter and Caesarius deacon, at Terracina.
  3. Martyr Polychronius.
  4. Virgin Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus.
  5. St. Sergius, abbot of Nurma (Vologda), disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
  6. St. Sergius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves.
  7. Martyrs Eusebius and Felix at Terracina.
  8. Op. re. St. Martinian, abbot of Byelozersk.
  9. New Martyr Priest Valentine (Sventitsky) (1931).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • St. Leontius the Governor.
    • 99 Fathers of Crete.
  11. Repose of Bishop Jonah of Manchuria (1925)

October 8 (Civil Date: October 21)

  1. St. Pelagia the Penitent.
  2. Virgin Martyr Pelagia of Antioch.
  3. St. Thais (Taisia) of Egypt.
  4. St. Dositheus, abbot of Verkneostrov (Pskov).
  5. St. Tryphon, abbot of Vyatka.
  6. Martyr Ignatius of Bulgaria.

October 9 (Civil Date: October 22)

  1. Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus.
  2. St. Andronicus and his wife St. Athanasia of Egypt.
  3. Righteous Forefather Abraham and his nephew Righteous Lot.
  4. Martyrs Juventius and Maximus at Antioch.
  5. St. Peter of Galatia.
  6. St. Publia the Confessor of Antioch.
  7. St. Stephen the New of Serbia (same as July 19).
  8. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Korsun" (Cherson)
  9. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Assuage My Sorrow".

October 10 (Civil Date: October 23)

  1. Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia at Nicomedia, and 200 Martyrs with them.
  2. Martyr Theotecnus of Antioch.
  3. St. Theophilus the Confessor of Bulgaria.
  4. St. Bassian of Constantinople.
  5. Blessed Andrew of Totma, fool for Christ.
  6. Martyrdom of the 26 Martyrs of Zographou Monastery on Mt. Athos. by the Latins: Abbot Thomas, monks Barsanuphius, Cyril, Micah, Simon, Hilarion, Job, James, Cyprian, Sabbas, James, Martinian, Cosmas, Sergius, Paul, Menas, Ioasaph, Ioannicius, Anthony, Euthymius, Dometian, Parthenius, and four laymen.
  7. Synaxis of the Seven Saints of Volhynia: St. Job of Pochaev; Saints Stephen and Amphilochius, Bishops of Vladimir in Volhynia; Hieromartyr Macarius, Archimandrite of Kanev; St. Yaropolk, prince of Vladimir Volhynia; St. Theodore (in monasticism Theodosius), prince of Ostrog; and St. Juliana Olshanskaya.
  8. Zographou Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Akathist".
  9. Repose of Bishop Innocent of Penze (1819)
  10. Repose of Elder Ambrose of Optina (1891)
  11. Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.

October 11 (Civil Date: October 24)

  1. Holy Apostle Philip of the Seventy, one of the seven deacons.
  2. St. Theophanes the Confessor and Hymnographer, Bishop of Nicaea.
  3. Martyrs Zenaida (Zenais) and Philonilla of Tarsus in Cilicia.
  4. St. Theophanes, faster of the Kiev Caves.
  5. Saints Nectarius, Arcadius and Sinisius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  6. Commemoration of the Miracle from the Icon of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Beret of Phoenicia.
  7. Repose of Elder Leonid of Optina (1841).

October 12 (Civil Date: October 25)

  1. Martyrs Probus, Tarachus and Andronicus at Tarsus in Cilicia.
  2. St. Cosmas the Hymnographer, Bishop of Maiuma.
  3. Martyr Domnica of Anazarbus.
  4. St. Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours.
  5. Saints Amphilochius, Macarius and Tarasius, abbots, and Theodosius, monk, of Glushetskry (Vologda).
    Canon only.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • Virgin Martyr Anastasia of Rome.
    • St. Theodotus, Bishop of Ephesus.
    • Martyrs Malfethos and Anthea.
    • St. Jason, Bishop of Damascus.
    • St. Symeon the New Theologian (transferred here from Great Lent, March 12
  7. St. Theodosius the God bearer of Arsinoe in Cyprus.
  8. "Jerusalem" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

October 13 (Civil Date: October 26)

  1. Martyrs Carpus, Papylus, Agathadorus and Agathonica at Pergamus.
  2. Martyr Florentius of Thessalonica.
  3. Martyr Benjamin, deacon of Persia.
  4. St. Nicetas the Confessor of Paphlagonia.
  5. St. Benjamin of the Kiev Caves.
  6. New Martyr Chryse (Zlata) of Bulgaria.
  7. St. Vannatius of Poitiers (Gaul).
  8. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Seven Lakes".
  9. Portaitissa Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

October 14 (Civil Date: October 27)

  1. Martyrs Nazarius, Gervase, Protase and Celsius of Milan.
  2. St. Parasceve of Serbia.
  3. Hieromartyr Silvanus of Gaza.
  4. St. Nikola Sviatosha, prince of Chernigov and Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Cosmas, abbot of Yakhromsk.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, confessor.
    • St. Ignatius of Methymna, Archbishop and Wonderworker.
  7. Namesday of Blessed Abbot Nazarius of Valaam.

October 15 (Civil Date: October 28)

  1. St. Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, monk of Mt. Athos.
  2. Martyr Lucian, presbyter of Greater Antioch.
  3. (services combined) St. Sabinus, Bishop of Catania.
  4. Martyrs Sarbelius and Bebaia (Barbea) of Edessa.
  5. St. Dionysius, Archbishop of Suzdal.
  6. St. John, Bishop of Suzdal.
  7. Hieromartyr Lucian, presbyter of the Kiev Caves.

October 16 (Civil Date: November 1)

  1. Martyr Longinus the Centurion who stood at the Cross of the Lord
    LITURGY: II Tim 2:1 10; Matt 27:33 54.
  2. St. Malus the hermit.
  3. St. Eupraxia, abbess, before tonsure Princess Euphrosyne of Pskov.
  4. St. Longinus the gate keeper of the Kiev Caves.
  5. St. Gall, Enlightener of Switzerland.
  6. Greek Calendar
    • St. Sabinus, monk.

October 17 (Civil Date: November 2)

  1. Prophet Hosea (Osee).
  2. Monk martyr Andrew of Crete.
  3. Translation of the Relics of St. Lazarus "of the Four Days" (in the tomb), Bishop of Kition on Cyprus.
  4. Holy Martyrs and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in Cilicia, and their brothers Leontius, Anthimus, and Eutropius.
  5. St. Anthony, abbot of Leokhnov (Novgorod).
  6. St. Susanna of Georgia.
  7. Repose of Elder Athanasius (Zakharov), disciple of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1825).

October 18 (Civil Date: November 3)

  1. Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke.
  2. Martyr Marinus the Elder at Anazarbus.
  3. St. Julian the hermit of Mesopotamia.
  4. St. Mnason, Bishop of Cyprus.
  5. St. David, abbot of Serphukov.
  6. New Martyrs Gabriel and Cirmidol of Egypt.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Saints Symeon, Theodore and Euprosynus, monks who found the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in the Great Cave of Peloponnesus.
    • St. Peter, Metropolitan of Montenegro.

October 19 (Civil Date: November 4)

  1. Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt.
  2. Prophet Joel.
  3. Martyr Varus, and with him Six Monk martyrs.
  4. Blessed Cleopatra and her son John, in Egypt.
  5. St. John, abbot of Rila in Bulgaria.
  6. Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth), Bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him.
  7. St. Leontius the Philosopher of St. Sabbas' Monastery.
  8. Blessed Prochorus of Pechenga.
  9. New Martyr Priest Alexis Stavrosky (1918).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Hieromartyr Felix and Deacon Eusebius.
  11. Commemoration of the Glorification of New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia (1982).

October 20 (Civil Date: November 5)

  1. Great Martyr Artemis at Antioch
    LITURGY: II Tim 2:1 10; Jn 15:17 16:2.
  2. Martyrs Eboras and Eunous of Persia.
  3. St. Matrona of Chios.
  4. Martyr Zebinas of Caesaria in Palestine.
  5. Righteous Artemius of Verkolsk.
  6. St. Gerasimus the New, ascetic of Cephalonia.
  7. New Martyr Ignatius of Mt. Athos.
  8. Repose of Abbot Theodosius (Popov) of Optina (1903).

October 21 (Civil Date: November 6)

  1. St. Hilarion the Great.
  2. Repose of St. Hilarion, Bishop of Meglin in Bulgaria.
  3. Martyrs Dasius, Gaius, and Zoticus at Nicomedia.
  4. Saints Theophilus and James, abbots of Omutch (Pskov).
  5. St. Hilarion, abbot of Pskov.
  6. St. Hilarion, Schemamonk of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Philotheus of Mt. Athos.
  8. New Martyr John of the Peloponnesus.
  9. Saints Vissarion (Bessarion) Sarai, Hieromonk, and Sophronie of Ciorara, monk, confessors, and St. Oprea of Salistie, martyred by the Latins in Romania.
  10. Greek Calendar
    • Newly revealed Martyrs Andrew, Stephen, Paul and Peter.
    • Martyrs Theodota and Socrates the priest in Ancyra.
    • Monk martyr Eucratus.
    • St. Baruch, monk.
    • Monk martyr Zachariah.
    • Martyr Azes.
    • Translation of the Relics of St. Christodulus the Wonderworker of Patmos.
  11. Namesday of Elder Hilarion of Optina.

October 22 (Civil Date: November 7)

  1. The Kazan Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, commemorating the deliverance from the Poles in 1612.
  2. Holy Equal to the Apostles Abercius, Bishop of and Wonderworker of Hierapolis
    LITURGY: Heb 7:26 8:2; Jn 10:9 16.
  3. The Holy Seven Youths ("Seven Sleepers") of Ephesus (see August 4).
  4. Martyrs Alexander the bishop, Heraclius, Anna, Elizabeth, Theodota and Glyceria, at Adrianopolis.
  5. St. Lot of Egypt.
  6. Saints Theodore and Paul, abbots of Rostov.
  7. St. James of Luga and Omutch, disciple of St. Theophilus of Omutch.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyr Zachariah.
    • St. Rufus of the Paradise.
  9. Repose of Righteous Monk Joseph the Silent of Kuban (1925).

October 23 (Civil Date: November 8)

  1. Holy Apostle James the Brother of the Lord
    LITURGY: Gal 1:11 19; Matt 13:53 58.
  2. Translation of the Relics of Blessed James of Borovichi, Wonderworker of Novgorod.
  3. St. Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  4. St. Nicephorus of Constantinople.
  5. St. Petronius, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great.

October 24 (Civil Date: November 9)

  1. Martyr Arethas and those with him, including Martyr Syncletica and her two daughters.
  2. Blessed Elesbaan, king of Ethiopia.
  3. St. Athanasius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  4. St. Arethas, recluse of the Pskov Caves.
  5. St. Sisoes, Schemamonk of the Kiev Caves.
  6. St. Theophilus the Silent of the Kiev Caves.
  7. St. Senoch, abbot of Tours (Gaul).
  8. New Martyr Bishop Lawrence of Balakin (1918).
  9. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Joy of All Who Sorrow".
  10. (AkOL) Repose of Blessed Elder Zosimas (Verkhovsky) (1833).

October 25 (Civil Date: November 10)

  1. Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius the notaries of Constantinople.
    LITURGY: Eph 4:7 13; Matt 10:1, 5 8.
  2. Martyr Anastasius the Fuller at Salona in Dalmatia.
  3. St. Tabitha, the widow raised from the dead by the Apostle Peter.
  4. St. Martyrius the deacon and St. Martyrius the recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  5. Greek Calendar
    • St. George of Amastrida, Bishop of and writer of canons.
    • Saints Philadephus and Polycarp.
    • St. Macarius, Bishop of Cyprus.
    • Two Martyrs of Thrace.

October 26 (Civil Date: November 11)

  1. Holy and Glorious Great martyr Demetrius the myrrh gusher of Thessalonica.
  2. Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople in 740 A.D.
  3. St. Athanasius of Medikion Monastery.
  4. Martyr Ioasaph, monk of Mt. Athos. disciple of St. Niphon of Constantinople.
  5. St. Demetrius of Barsabov in Bulgaria.
  6. St. Theophilus of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Novgorod.
  7. St. Anthony, Bishop of Vologda.
  8. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Artemidorus and Basil.
    • Martyr Leptina.
    • Martyr Glycon.
  9. Repose of Ignatius the Bulgarian of Mt. Athos. (1927).

October 27 (Civil Date: November 12)

  1. Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica
    LITURGY: Eph 6:10 17; Lk 21:12 19.
  2. Martyrs Capitolina and Eroteis of Cappadocia.
  3. Martyr Mark of the isle of Thasos.
  4. St. Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves.
  5. Opening of the Relics of St. Andrew, prince of Smolensk.
  6. St. Cyriacus, Patriarch of Constantinople.
  7. St. Procla, wife of Pontius Pilate.

October 28 (Civil Date: November 13)

  1. Martyrs Terence and Neonilla and their children Sarbelus, Photus, Theodulus, Hierax, Nitus, Bele, and Eunice.
  2. St. Stephen of St. Sabbas' Monastery, hymnographer.
  3. Repose of St. Arsenius, Archbishop of Serbia.
  4. Great Martyr Parasceva of Iconium.
  5. Martyrs Africanus, Terence, Maximus, Pompeius, and 37 others, of Carthage.
  6. St. John the Chozebite, monk.
  7. Hieromartyr Cyriacus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and his mother Martyr Anna.
  8. St. Firmilian, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, and St. Malchion, presbyter.
  9. St. Febronia, daughter of Emperor Heraclius.
  10. St. Neophytus, Bishop of Urbinsk in Georgia.
  11. Repose of St. Job of Pochaev.
  12. St. Demetrius, Metropolitan of Rostov.
  13. St. Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves.
  14. St. Athanasius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos. .
  15. Righteous Virgin Parasceva of Pirimin on the Pinega River (Archangelsk).
  16. New Martyr Priest Michael Lektorsky (1921).
  17. Greek Calendar
    • New Martyrs Angelis, Manuel, George and Nicholas, of Crete.
  18. Repose of Blessed Schema hieromonk Theophilus, fool for Christ of the Kiev Caves (1852).

October 29 (Civil Date: November 14)

  1. Martyr Anastasia the Roman.
  2. St. Abramius the Recluse and his niece St. Mary of Mesopotamia.
  3. St. Abramius, archimandrite of Rostov.
  4. St. Anna of Constantinople.
  5. Martyrs Claudius, Asterius, Neon and Theonilla of Aegae in Cilicia.
  6. St. Abramius, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  7. New Martyr Athanasius of Sparta, at Muatanach.
  8. Martyr Timothy of Esphigmenou Monastery on Mt. Athos.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Cyril, Menas, and Menaeus.
    • Martyr Melitene of Marcianopolis.

October 30 (Civil Date: November 15)

  1. Hieromartyr Zenobius and his sister Zenobia of Aegae in Cilicia.
  2. Martyr Eutropia of Alexandria.
  3. Martyr Anastasia of Thessalonica (same as Anastasia the Roman).
  4. Apostles Tertius, Mark, Justus and Artemas of the Seventy.
  5. Hieromartyr Marcian, Bishop of Syracuse.
  6. Martyrs Alexander, Cronion, Julian, Macarius and 13 companions at Alexandria.
  7. Martyr Dometius of Phrygia.
  8. St. Stephen Miliutin, his brother St. Dragutin (Theoctistus in monasticism), and their mother St. Helen, of Serbia.
  9. Greek Calendar
    • Apostle Cleopas and Patriarch Joseph of Constantinople.
    • Martyr Manuel.

October 31 (Civil Date: November 16)

  1. Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles and Aristobulus of the Seventy.
  2. Martyr Epimachus of Alexandria.
  3. Saints Spyridon and Nicodemus the prosphora bakers of the Kiev Caves.
  4. St. Maura of Constantinople.
  5. St. Anatolius, recluse of the Kiev Caves.
  6. New Martyr Nicholas of Chios.
  7. Greek Calendar
    • Martyrs Stephen, Barnabas, Trophimus, Dorymedon, Cosmas, Damian, Sabbas, Bassa, Abraham, and others with them.
    • Martyr Gordian.
    • Martyr Epimachus the Roman.
    • Martyrs Seleucius and Stratonica his wife, myrrh gushers.
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