Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

September 05

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

  1. Holy Prophet Zacharias and Righteous Elizabeth, parents of St. John the Forerunner
    • VESPERS: (1) Gen 18:1-14; (2)Judges 13:2-20; (3) I Kings 1:9-20
    • MATINS: Luke 1:5-25
    • LITURGY: Heb 6:13 20; Matt 23:29-39

    Wine and Oil allowed
  2. Martyrs Urban, Theodore, Medimnus, and 77 Companions at Nicomedia.
  3. Martyr Abdias (Abidas) of Persia.
  4. Martyr Sarbelus of Edessa.
  5. Martyrs Ththuil (Thithail) and his sister Bebaia.
  6. Virgin Martyr Rhais (Raisa) of Alexandria.
  7. Martyrs Juventius and Maximus at Antioch.
  8. The Seventy Holy Martyrs of Nicomedia.
  9. Appearance of the Holy Apostle Peter to Emperor Justinian at Athira near Constantinople.
  10. Martyrdom of Holy Passion bearer Gleb, in holy baptism David.
  11. Martyrdom of St. Athanasius, abbot of Brest, by the Latins.

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