March 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Mar. 8 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Mar. 10

All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 22 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For March 9th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 24 (February 25 on leap years).

Saints[edit]

  • Cyrion (or Quirio), Candidus, Domnus, Hesychius, Heraclius, Smaragdus, Eunoicus, Valens, Vivianus, Claudius, Priscus, Theodulus, Eutychius, John, Xanthias, Helianus, Sisinius, Angus, Aetius, Flavius, Acacius, Ecdicius, Lysimachus, Alexander, Elias, Gorgonius, Theophilus, Dometian, Gaius, Leontius, Athanasius, Cyril, Sacerdon, Nicholas, Valerius, Philoctimon, Severian, Chudion, Aglaius, and Meliton.
  • Saint Caesarius of Nazianzus (Caesarios the Doctor), brother of St. Gregory the Theologian (369)[1][6][7]
  • Saint Philoromus the Confessor, of Galatia (4th century)[1]
  • Saint Tarasius the Wonderworker, of Lycaonia.[1]

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

  • Saint Jonah, archbishop of Novgorod (1470)[1][14]
  • New Martyrs (two priests and forty students) of Momisici (Montenegro) (1688)[1]
  • Venerable Elder Cleopas of Ostrov-Vvedensky Monastery (1778)[1][15][note 4]
  • Saint Theodosius Levitsky, priest of Balta (Odessa) (1845)[1][14]
  • Saint Dimitra (Ihorova), nun and foundress of the Vvedensk (Vovedenska) Convent in Kiev (1878)[1][14]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Mitrophan Buchnoff, Archpriest, of Voronezh (1931)[1][16]
  • New Hieromartyr Joasaph (Shakhov), Abbot, of Popovka (Moscow) (1938)[1][16]
  • New Hieromartyrs:
  • Michael Maslov, Alexis Smirnov, Demetrius Glivenko, Sergius Lebedev, Sergius Zvetkov, Priests; and
  • Nicholas Goryunov, Protodeacon (1938)[16][17][18]
  • Virgin-martyrs Natalia Yulianova and Alexandra Samoylovoy (1938)[16][18]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • "Albazin" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos ("The Word Was Made Flesh") (1666)[1][19][20][note 5]
  • Repose of Schema-Archimandrite Theophilus (Rossokha) of Kiev (1996)[1][14]

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. ^ Name days today include: "Smaragda" or "Smaragdos" (Emerald), and "Sarantis".[4]
  3. ^ His feast day is observed on March 9 in the tradition of Cornwall and Wales; and on March 11[9][10][11] in the Scottish and Irish traditions. Two places in Cornwall are still named after him today.[8]
  4. ^ See: (Russian) Свято-Введенский Островной монастырь. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia). -- Ostrov-Vvedensky Monastery.
  5. ^ Popularized by the Orthodox missionary saints in Siberia, especially by the four Metropolitans of Tobolsk: Sts. John (Maximovych), Paul (Koniushkevych), Theophil (Leschynsky) and Anthony (Stakhovich).[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q March 9/March 22. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Οὐρπασιανὸς ὁ Μάρτυρας. 9 Μαρτίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Martyr Urpasianus of Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Τεσσαράκοντα Μάρτυρες οἱ ἐν Σεβαστείᾳ. 9 Μαρτίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ 40 Holy Martyrs of Sebaste. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Καισάριος. 9 Μαρτίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ St Caesarius, brother of St Gregory the Theologian. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ a b c d e March 9. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). March 11 - St. Constantine, Martyr. The Lives of the Saints. Volume III: March. 1866. (Bartleby.com)
  10. ^ William Canon Fleming (Rector of St. Mary’s, Moorsfields, London). A Complete History of the British Martyrs – From the Roman Occupation to Elizabeth’s Reign. Proprietors of the Catholic Repository. Little Britain, London, 1902. (pp. 19,141,145)..
  11. ^ Katherine I. Rabenstein. March 11 - Constantine of Scotland M (AC). St. Patrick Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. - Saint of the Day.
  12. ^ Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. Constantine of Scotland - King & Martyr. Feast day: March 11 (†576).
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Βιτάλιος ἐκ Σικελίας. 9 Μαρτίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d e Dr. Alexander Roman. March. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Κλεόπας ἐκ Ρωσίας. 9 Μαρτίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ a b c d March 22 / March 9. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  17. ^ 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. 20.
  18. ^ a b (Russian) 9 марта (ст.ст.) 22 марта 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου «τοῦ Ἔνσαρκου Λόγου» ἐν Ἀλμπαζὶν τῆς Ρωσίας. 9 Μαρτίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “The Word was made Flesh”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.

Sources[edit]

  • March 9/March 22. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • March 22 / March 9. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • March 9. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. March. 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. 20.
  • March 9. 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. 70–71.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources