August 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 16 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 18

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 30 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 17, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on August 4.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Alexis Velikoselsky, Priest (1918)[4][15]
  • New Hieromartyr Demetrius Ostroumov, Priest (1937)[4][15]

Other commemorations[edit]


Icon gallery[edit]


  1. ^ The notation Old Style or (OS) is sometimes used to indicate a date in the Julian Calendar (which is used by churches on the "Old Calendar").
    The notation New Style or (NS), indicates a date in the Revised Julian calendar (which is used by churches on the "New Calendar").
  2. ^ "In some places, the Burial Service of the Theotokos is celebrated on August 17 using a special epitaphios with an icon depicting the Mother of God."[2]
  3. ^ Patron of Antikythera.
  4. ^ "In Achaia, St. Myron, priest and martyr, who was beheaded at Cyzicum, after undergoing many torments, in the time of the emperor Decius and the governor Antipater."[6]
  5. ^ "At Ptolemais, in Palestine, the holy martyrs Paul, and his sister Juliana, who suffered under Valerian."[6]
  6. ^ "At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Straton, Philip and Eutychian, who were condemned to the beasts, but being uninjured by them, ended their martyrdom by fire."[6]
  7. ^ His memory is recorded in the Byzantine church calendar of Gideon (p. 158). He was martyred in defense of the holy icons in the reign Copronymus in 768.
  8. ^ He was the founder of a monastery, and an anchorite. He originated from Sicily. He prophesied the fall of Thessaloniki. He traveled to the Peloponnese and to Constantinople, where he fell ill, and on his return to Thessaloniki he reposed in the church of the Holy Apostles and St. Demetrius. He died on 17 August 903, which is his feast day.
  9. ^ "At Carthage, in Africa, the holy martyrs Liberatus, abbot, Boniface, deacon, Servus and Rusticus, subdeacons, Rogatus and Septimus, monks, and Maximus, a young child. In the persecution of the Vandals, under king Hunneric, they were subjected to various unheard-of torments for the confession of the Catholic faith and the defense of one baptism. Finally, being nailed to the wood wherewith they were to be burned, as the fire was always put out miraculously whenever kindled, they were struck with iron bars by order of the tyrant until their brains were dashed out. Thus they terminated the glorious series of their combats, and were crowned by our Lord."[6]
  10. ^ "At Teramo, St. Anastasius, bishop and confessor."[6]
  11. ^ He encouraged the foundation of monasteries at Fulda in Germany and Lobbes and Stavelot in Belgium. He also helped St Boniface in the task of enlightenment. On St Boniface's advice, he left his kingdom to his brother and became a monk on Mt Soracte and then at Montecassino in Italy. Here he was employed in the kitchen and as a shepherd. He reposed at a monastery in Vienne in France.
  12. ^ See also: (Dutch) Jeroen van Noordwijk. Wikipedia. (Dutch Wikipedia).
  13. ^ "An Irish missionary priest in Holland, where he was put to death for the Faith (A.D. 885)."[21]
  14. ^ The Sven Icon of the Mother of God of the Caves has two festal celebrations: May 3 (the day of the reopse of St Theodosius of the Caves), and August 17 (the day of the repose of St Alypius), who painted the icon. The August 17 celebration was established in the year 1815 in thanksgiving for the deliverance of the city of Briansk (around which the icon appeared in 1288) from invasion during the 1812 Napoleonic War.[34]
  15. ^ The Monastery of Panagia Goumenissa (c. 14th century) celebrates a three-day feast from August 15th-17th.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s August 17 / August 30. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μύρων ὁ Μάρτυρας. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g (Russian) 17 августа (ст.ст.) 30 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  5. ^ Martyr Myron the Presbyter of Cyzicus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ a b c d e The Roman Martyrology. Transl. by the Archbishop of Baltimore. Last Edition, According to the Copy Printed at Rome in 1914. Revised Edition, with the Imprimatur of His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons. Baltimore: John Murphy Company, 1916. pp. 246-247.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Θῦρσος, Λεύκιος, Κορωνᾶτος καὶ ἡ συνοδεία τους. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Martyr Thyrsus at Caesarea, in Bithynia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Παῦλος καὶ Ἰουλιανὴ οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῶν Μαρτυρήσαντες (δήμιοι). 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Paul of Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Στράτων, Φίλιππος, Εὐτυχιανὸς καὶ Κυπριανὸς οἱ Μάρτυρες. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Martyr Straton of Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μακάριος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἠλίας ὁ Νέος. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h August 30 / August 17. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Αἴγλων. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j August 17. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  18. ^ "THEODORUS III". In: John McClintock, James Strong. Cyclopaedia of biblical, theological and ecclesiastical literature, Volume 10. Harper & Bros., 1891. p. 324.
  19. ^ Rev. Richard Stanton. A Menology of England and Wales, or, Brief Memorials of the Ancient British and English Saints Arranged According to the Calendar, Together with the Martyrs of the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Burns & Oates, 1892. pp. 396-397.
  20. ^ Martyr Patroclus of Troyes. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ "HIERO (IERO) (St.) M." In: The Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate (Comp.). THE BOOK OF SAINTS: A Dictionary of Servants of God Canonised by the Catholic Church: Extracted from the Roman & Other Martyrologies. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1921. p. 135.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀλύπιος ὁ Ζωγράφος ὁ ἐν Σπηλαίῳ (Ρῶσος). 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Venerable Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ St Tbeli Abuseridze. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ St. Tbeli Abuseridze of Khikhuni, Adjara (13th c.). Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  26. ^ St Leucius of Volokolamsk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  27. ^ Venerable Theodoritus the Enlightener of the Lapps, Solovki. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. ^ St Philip of Sukhona. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  29. ^ The Monk Philip of Sukhonsk. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  30. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δημήτριος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ Μοναχὸς. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. ^ New Martyr Demetrius of Samarina in Epirus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  32. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν τοὶς Ἀρματίου. 17 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  33. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Armatia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  34. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Sven. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  35. ^ (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 17 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).


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