March 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Mar. 18 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Mar. 20

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

For March 19th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 6.


  • Claudius the Tribune, his wife Hilaria, their sons Jason and Maurus,[4][5] the priest Diodorus, and the deacon Marianus.[6][7]

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saints Quintus, Quintilla, Quartilla, Mark and Companions, martyrs venerated in Sorrento near Naples in Italy.[10][11]
  • Saints Apollonius and Leontius (Leontinus), by tradition early Bishops of Braga in Portugal (4th century)[10][11]
  • Saint Auxilius, a companion of St Patrick, became Bishop of Killossey (near Naas, County Kildare) in Ireland (c. 460)[10]
  • Saint John the Syrian of Pinna, a Syrian monk who settled in Pinna near Spoleto in Italy, became abbot of a large monastic colony there for forty-four years (6th century).[10][note 2]
  • Saint Leontius of Saintes, Bishop of Saintes (640)[10]
  • Saint Adrian, disciple of St Landoald, murdered while begging alms for his monastery near Maastricht in the Netherlands (c. 668)[10]
  • Saints Landoald and Amantius, a priest and deacon who helped enlighten what is now Belgium and north-eastern France, founded the church at Wintershoven (c. 668)[10][note 3]
  • Saint Lactan, born near Cork in Ireland, St Comgall entrusted him to found a monastery at Achadh-Ur, now Freshford, in Kilkenny (672)[10]
  • Saint Alcmund (Alchmund of Derby, or of Lilleshall), martyred in Shropshire (c. 800)[10][note 4]
  • Saint Gemus, a monk, probably at Moyenmoutier in Alsace, now in France; his relics were enshrined at Hürbach.[10]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Smolensk "Umileniye" ("Tender Feeling") Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.[3][19][21][22]
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Lubyatov (15th century)[23]



  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. ^ "At Civita-di-Penna, the birthday of blessed John, a man of great holiness, who came from Syria into Italy, where he constructed a monastery, and, after having been the spiritual guide of many servants of God for forty-four years, rested in peace, renowned for great virtue.[11]
  3. ^ "At Ghent the Saints Landoaldus, a Roman priest, and the deacon Amantius, who were sent to preach the Gospel by pope St. Martin, and after their death became illustrious by many miracles."[11]
  4. ^ A prince of Northumbria in England, after many years of exile among the Picts of Scotland, he was martyred in Shropshire. "The many miracles which followed his martyrdom are a testimony to the holiness of his life. He was buried at Lilieshall, in Shropshire, and afterwards translated to Derby, where a church was erected under his invocation. Thither pilgrims, especially from the North of England, were accustomed to resort, out of veneration for his sacred relics."[12]
  5. ^ Glorified in 2003.[15]
  6. ^ See: (Serbian) Симеон Дајбапски. Википедије, (Serbian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Χρύσανθος καὶ Δαρεία οἱ Μάρτυρες. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Martyr Chrysanthus and those with him at Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j March 19/April 1. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κλαύδιος, Ἱλαρία, Ἰάσονας καὶ Μαῦρος οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς Μαρτυρήσαντες. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Martyr Claudius and those with him at Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Διόδωρος καὶ Μαριανὸς οἱ Ἱερομάρτυρες. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Diodorus the Presbyter and those with him at Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Παγχάριος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Martyr Pancharius at Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j March 19. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  11. ^ a b c d 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. 80-81.
  12. ^ 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. 124-125.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μαρία ἡ πριγκίπισσα. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d April 1 / March 19. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  15. ^ a b c d (Russian) 19 марта (ст.ст.) 1 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰννοκέντιος ὁ Θαυματουργός. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ St Innocent of Komel the Disciple of St Nilus of Sora, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δημήτριος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Τορναρᾶς. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. March. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόλαος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Καραμάνος (ἢ Κασσέτης). 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Smolensk the “Sweet-Kissing”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Τρυφερῆς, ἐν Σμόλενκ Ρωσίας. 19 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Lubyatov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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Russian Sources