February 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Jan. 31 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Feb. 2

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 14 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 1st, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 19.



  • Martyr Tryphon of Campsada near Apamea in Syria (250)[3]
  • Martyr Theonas, with Two Children.[4]
  • Martyr Karion.[5]
  • Venerable Peter of Galatia, hermit near Antioch in Syria (c. 403)[6][7][8][note 2]
  • Venerable Vendemanius (Bendemanius), hermit of Bithynia (512)[9][10]
  • Saint Anthony the Hermit, in Georgia (6th century)[11]
  • Great-martyr Elijah of Heliopolis, (Elias the New, of Damascus) (799)[7][12]
  • Saints David (784), Symeon (843), and George (844), Confessors of Mytilene.[7][13]
  • Saint Basil I the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessalonica (862)[14]
  • Saint Basil II the Synaxaristis, Archbishop of Thessalonica (c. 904)[15]
  • Saint Timothy the Confessor.[16]

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

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. ^ This St. Peter should not be confused with the other St. Peter of Galatia (9th century), who is commemorated on October 9.
  3. ^ The year and manner of martyrdom of the Holy Martyrs Adrianos, Polyeuctos, Platon, and George are unknown. But we do know the wondrous manner in which the relics of these holy martyrs were found by the grace of God in Megara. In the year 1754, a cleric named Oikonomos (which could have something to do with being "Oikonomos" of the Patriarch of Jerusalem) wanted to build a house. When the workers of the community were digging and constructing the foundations, one of them claimed that he felt an intense heat at his feet, and indicated that he couldn't keep working. The Oikonomos put his hands in the spot, and paradoxically felt the same heat as the worker. The rest of the workers, however, kept digging until they hit a marble slab with the following inscription on it: (Greek) "Λείψανα Μαρτύρων. Αδριανός, Πολύευκτος, Πλάτων, Γεώργιος" - [The relics of the Martyrs Adrianos, Polyeuctos, Platon, George]. Lifting up the plaque, he found the all-holy relics of the Holy Four Martyrs, and he glorified God for the heavenly blessing and consolation which he granted to them. In the place where the relics were found, further excavations revealed a large Early Christian Basilica which dates from the mid-5th to the 6th century AD, and which was built in honor of the Four Holy Martyrs. Further excavations in 1998 uncovered more of their holy relics, which were placed in a beautiful reliquary and are honored joyously by the faithful.[25]
  4. ^ Austrian soldiers occupied the district of Moldavia during the Crimean War, causing great hardship for its inhabitants. The Sokolsky Monastery, a center of spiritual life for a hundred years, was suppressed and its monks were scattered. The seminary along with the Sokolsky Icon moved to another location.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Προεόρτια τῆς Ὑπαπαντῆς τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Τρύφων ὁ Μάρτυρας. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεΐων μετὰ τῶν δύο παίδων. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Καρίων ὁ Μάρτυρας. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Πέτρος ὁ ἐν Γαλατίᾳ . 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b c d e f February 1/14. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  8. ^ Venerable Peter the Hermit of Galatia Near Antioch, in Syria. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Βενδιμιανός. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Venerable Vendemianus the Hermit of Bithynia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀντώνιος ὁ Ἐρημίτης. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἠλίας ὁ Μεγαλομάρτυρας. Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Δαβίδ, Συμεὼν καὶ Γεώργιος οἱ αὐτάδελφοι ἐκ Μυτιλήνης. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Ὁμολογητής Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Θεσσαλονίκης. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Συναξαριστὴς Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Θεσσαλονίκης. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Τιμόθεος. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Περπέτουα ἡ Μάρτυς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῇ. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h February 1. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μπριντζίτα. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Venerable Brigid (Bridget) of Ireland. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  21. ^ St Tryphon, Bishop of Rostov. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀναστάσιος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Ναυπλιώτης. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ St. Nectarios Press. "New Martyr Anastasios of Navplion." In: New Martyrs of the Turkish Yoke. Seattle, Washington, 1985. pp.43-44.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἀδριανός, Πολύευκτος, Πλάτων καὶ Γεώργιος οἱ Μάρτυρες ἐν Μεγάροις. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ a b MYSTAGOGY: The Weblog of John Sanidopoulos. The Newly-Revealed Four Martyrs of Megara. February 1, 2010.
  26. ^ a b February 14 / February 1. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A Parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πέτρος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 1 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ (Russian) 1 февраля (ст.ст.) 14 февраля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  29. ^ Icon of the Mother of God "Sokolsky". OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  30. ^ The appearance of the "Weeping" Icon of the Mother of God in Romania. Russian Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Washington, D.C.


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