January 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Jan. 3 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Jan. 5

All fixed commemorations below are observed on January 17 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For January 4th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on December 22.

Feasts[edit]

Saints[edit]

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop.[33]
  • New Martyr Uvelicius.[33]
  • New Martyr Amma.[33]
  • New Hieromartyr Alexander Yuzefovitch, Priest, at Alma-Ata (1921)[6][33]
  • New Hieromartyr Philip Gregoriev, Protopresbyter, at Alma-Ata (1933)[6][33][34]
  • New Hieromartyr Stephen Ponomarev, Priest (1933)[6][34]
  • New Hieromartyr Nicholas Maslov, Priest, at Alma-Ata (1939)[6][33][34]
  • New Hieromartyr Paul Felitsyn, Priest (1941)[6][34]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Finding of the holy relics (January 4, 1974) of New Martyr John the ex-Muslim of Konitsa (John of Ioannina) (September 23, 1814), in the Holy Monastery of Prousou in Evrytania, Greece.[35]

Icon Gallery[edit]

Notes[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. ^ The third day of the Forefeast of Theophany falls on January 4. The hymns compare the Feast of the Nativity with the coming Feast. "There shepherds saw the Child and were amazed; here the voice of the Father proclaims the only-begotten Son."[2]
  3. ^ A widely accepted canon for the Seventy Apostles in the Orthodox Church is given in "The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints, Volume 5: January", compiled by St. Demetrius of Rostov (†1709),[5] who consulted the Holy Scripture, the traditions passed down by the Church Fathers, and the accounts of trustworthy historians in attempting to correct the mistakes and uncertainties in the traditional lists of St. Dorotheus of Tyre (†362), and St. Hippolytus of Rome (†235):
    James the Brother of the Lord; Mark the Evangelist; Luke the Evangelist; Cleopas the Brother of Righteous Joseph the Betrothed; Symeon the son of Cleopas; Barnabas; Justus; Thaddeus; Ananias; Stephen the Archdeacon, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas of the seven deacons; Timothy; Titus; Philemon; Onesimus; Epaphras (Epaphroditus); Archippus; Silas; Silvanus; Crescens; Crispus; Epenetus; Andronicus; Stachys; Amplias; Urban; Narcissus, Apelles; Aristobulus; Herodion; Agabus; Rufus; Asyncritus; Phlegon; Hermes; Patrobus; Hermas; Linus; Gaius; Philologus; Luke (Lucius); Jason; Sosipater; Olympas; Tertius; Erastus; Quartus; Euodias; Onesiphorus; Clement; Sosthenes; Apollos; Tychicus; Epaphroditus; Carpus; Quadratus; Mark called John; Zenas; Aristarchus; Pudens; Trophimus; Mark; Artemas; Aquila; Fortunatus; Achaicus.[1][4]
    Also: Dionysius the Areopagite, and Simeon Niger,[6] who are numbered with the Seventy, bringing the total to seventy-two, the number mentioned in the variant reading of the Gospel, according to which "the Lord appeared unto the other seventy-two".
  4. ^ Although the Synaxaristes call them "Martyrs", they reposed peacefully.
  5. ^ A disciple of the Apostle Paul, he was one of the Seventy and is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4,21. He was Pope for twelve years (67-79) and is venerated as a martyr.
  6. ^ "At Adrumetum, in Africa, in the persecution of Severus, the commemoration of St. Mavilus, martyr, who, being condemned by the most cruel president Scapula to be devoured by wild beasts, received the crown of martyrdom."[19]
  7. ^ "At Rome, in the reign of the impious Julian, the holy martyrs Priscus, priest, Priscillian, cleric, and Benedicta, a religious woman, who ended their martyrdom by the sword."[19]
  8. ^ "At Rome, under Julian the Apostate, blessed Dafrosa, wife of the martyr St. Flavian. After her husband had been killed, she was first banished, and then beheaded."[19]
  9. ^ A governor of Autun in France. Later in life he lost his wife, was ordained priest and became Bishop of Langres, gaining a reputation for gentleness and understanding. He was the father of St Tetricus and the great-uncle of St Gregory of Tours.
  10. ^ Born in Narbonne in France, he became Bishop of Uzès. He devoted himself in particular to converting Jews and was exiled by King Childebert on that account. He also founded a monastery.
  11. ^ Monk and Abbot of Orbais in France, in 721 he became Archbishop of Rheims but some years later was banished by the Frank Charles Martel. He returned to Orbais and resumed monastic life. On being recalled to Rheims, he came to terms with the intruded bishop and himself became a hermit.
  12. ^ See: (Russian) Симеон (Молюков). Russian Wikipedia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n January 4/January 17. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Forefeast of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Σύναξις τῶν Ἁγίων Ἑβδομήκοντα Ἀποστόλων. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  5. ^ Dimitry of Rostov. The Synaxis of the Holy Seventy Apostles. From The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints, Volume 5: January. Chrysostom Press.
  6. ^ a b c d e f January 17 / January 4. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Οἱ Ἅγιοι Χρύσανθος καὶ Εὐφημία. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ζώσιμος καὶ Ἀθανάσιος. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Martyr Zosimus the Hermit, Anchorite of Cilicia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  10. ^ Martyr Athanasius the Superintendent of Prisoners, Anchorite of Cilicia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεόπροβος Ἐπίσκοπος Καρπασίας Κύπρου. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ἡ Ὁσία Ἀπολλιναρία ἡ Συγκλητική. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Οἱ Ὅσιοι Εὐάγριος καὶ Σίος ἐκ Γεωργίας. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Martyrs of the Shio-Mgvime Monastery. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἕξι Μάρτυρες. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐθύμιος ὁ Νέος. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Τιμόθεος ὁ Στυλίτης. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k January 4. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  19. ^ 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.5-6.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεόκτιστος. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐθύμιος Ἡγούμενος Μονῆς Βατοπαιδίου και οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ μαρτυρήσαντες 12 Μοναχοί. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Venerable Euthymius Martyred at Vatopedi of Mt Athos. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  23. ^ 12 Monks, Martyred at Vatopedi on Mt Athos. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐστάθιος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Σερβίας. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Repose of St Eustathius I, Archbishop of Serbia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀχίλλιος ὁ Διάκονος. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ St Aquila, Deacon, of the Kiev Caves. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ὅσιος Συμεὼν ἐκ Ρωσίας. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Ὁ Ἅγιος Ὀνούφριος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ Νέος ὁ ἐν Χίῳ. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ Venerable Onuphrius of Hilandar (Mt. Athos) the Newmartyr. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  31. ^ (Greek) Οσιος Νικηφορος Ο Λεπρος (1890 - 1964). Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής. 04/01/2014.
  32. ^ (Greek) Νικηφόρος ο λεπρός (1890-1964) της καρτερίας αθλητής λαμπρός. Impankratoros.gr (Holy Monastery of Pantokratoros, Melisohori). Retrieved: 30 October 2014.
  33. ^ a b c d e f The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas (ROCOR). St. Hilarion Calendar of Saints for the year of our Lord 2004. St. Hilarion Press (Austin, TX). p.5.
  34. ^ a b c d (Russian) 4 января (ст.ст.) 17 января 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  35. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek): Εὕρεσις Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Ἰωάννου τοῦ Νεομάρτυρος ἐκ Κονίτσης. 4 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.

Sources[edit]

  • January 4/January 17. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • January 17 / January 4. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • Complete List of Saints. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).
  • January 4. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. January. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  • The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas (ROCOR). St. Hilarion Calendar of Saints for the year of our Lord 2004. St. Hilarion Press (Austin, TX). p. 5.
  • January 4. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • 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. 5–6.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources