May 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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May 6 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 8

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 20 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For May 7th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 24.

Saints[edit]

  • Martyrs Quadratus (Codratos) of Nicomedia and his companions (251–259)[1] (see also March 10)
  • Martyrs Rufinus and Saturninus[2]
  • Martyr Maximus[3]
  • Hieromartyr Flavius, and Martyrs Augustus and Augustinus (from Asia Minor) (c. 284 - 305)[4][5]
  • Martyr Acacius the centurion at Byzantium (303)[6]
  • The Venerable Fathers of Georgia: Saint John of Zedazeni (Zedazeni Monastery) in Georgia, and his 12 disciples (6th century):[7]
  • Shio of Mgvime; David of Gareji, (see also: David Gareja monastery complex); Anthony of Martqopi; Thaddeus of Urbnisi or Stepantsminda; Stephen of Khirsa; Isidore of Samtavisi; Michael of Ulumbo; Pyrrhus of Breta; Zeno of Iqalto; Jesse (Ise) of Tsilkani; Joseph of Alaverdi; Abibus of Nekressi
  • Saint Tarasius the Wonderworker of Lycaonia[8] (see also March 8)
  • Saint John the Confessor, of Psychaita, on the Bosphorus (c. 825)[9] (see also May 26)

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

Other commemorations[edit]

Icons[edit]

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 "New Calendar").
    The notation New Style or (NS), indicates a date in the Gregorian Calendar (which is used by churches on the "Old Calendar").
  2. ^ (Elder Boris 1874-1967). The Mother of God guided Elder Boris like a child throughout his whole life He suffered greatly as a child — he witnessed the near-murder of his father, was abandoned by his mother into orphan-hood and was sorely mistreated. Overcoming demonic attacks, he reached Valaam where the Mother of God entered his life through a miracle-working icon, "Surety of Sinners," which he found and kept to his death. Attuned to his conscience, he saw visions of Saints Sergius and Herman, and heeded his inner voice concerning the looming of the new-calendar war and the revolution, and remained an old calendarist. During the last ten years of his life, his disposition was such that his cell attendant remarked that he felt like a son embraced by his mother when he would go to Elder Boris for counsel. A mystic full of sobriety and clear thinking, Fr. Boris remained a true Valaam monk, adamant in his stand for the Orthodox world-view. Once Fr. Boris was occupied with the Jesus Prayer and lay down for a rest; he was raised to heaven in a dream. He said of this, "Archangel Michael looked at me, and they said to me, 'He calls you.' They do not speak as we do here, but a glance enters the soul and you understand everything."[20]
  3. ^ (Hieromonk Eulogius 1876-1969). Father Eulogius spent sixty-nine years with the Valaam brotherhood, laboring in all possible obediences and workshops, and was always simple, diligent and meek. He passed quietly through all the stormy phases of 20th-century Valaam history, always a loving and understanding man. And God rewarded His faithful slave even in this life — not only with long years (almost a century), but also with the gift of unceasing prayer. He was seen enveloped in divine Uncreated Light, at times so strong that his fellow monks had to throw a towel over his head to prevent the blinding of those who were standing close to him. Elder Eulogius was as simple as a child and loved animals, and they in turn loved him. In his youth his left thumb was cut off, and this served him as a reminder of our earthly imperfection. Fr. Eulogius was also a teacher of the Jesus Prayer, which can be seen from his letters. The Jesus Prayer is the mirror of the heart, it curbs hatred and anger, dispels arrogance of the heart and depression. It illumines the intellect, dispels laziness, makes the heart tender, and brings to it fear of God and bestows the gift of tears.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Κοδράτος ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ ἀθλήσαντες ἐν Νικομηδείᾳ, ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ρουφίνος καὶ Σατορνίνος οἱ Μάρτυρες. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Μάξιμος ὁ Μάρτυρας, ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Φλάβιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ Ἅγιοι Μάρτυρες Αὔγουστος καὶ Αὐγουστίνος οἱ αὐτάδελφοι, ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d May 7, The Roman Martyrology.
  6. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀκάκιος ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ κεντυρίων. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ἐκ Γεωργίας καὶ οἱ μαθητὲς αὐτοῦ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ταράσιος ὁ Ἐρημίτης ὁ Θαυματουργὸς. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Ψυχαΐτης. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰουβενάλιος ὁ Μάρτυρας, ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e May 7. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. ^ a b c May 7/20, Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU)
  13. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Νεῖλος ἐκ Ρωσίας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Monkmartyr Pachomius of Mt Athos. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  15. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀλέξιος ὁ Ὑπερασπιστὴς τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Πίστεως. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Μνήμη τοῦ ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ φανέντος σημείου τοῦ Τιμίου Σταυροῦ ἐπὶ Κωνσταντίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Commemoration of the Apparition of the Sign of the Precious Cross Over Jerusalem, in 351 AD. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  18. ^ Μετακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ὁσίου Εὐθυμίου τοῦ Μεγάλου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Νεῖλος ὁ ἐν τῇ μονῇ Μεγίστης Λαύρας ἀσκήσας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ a b c d VALAAM PATERICON.
  21. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Lubech. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  22. ^ Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Λιοῦμπεχ Ρωσίας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. May. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  24. ^ Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Ζίροβιτς Ρωσίας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.

Sources[edit]

  • May 7, 2011, OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Complete List of Saints. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).
  • May 7/20, Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU)
  • VALAAM PATERICON.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. May. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  • May 7. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • May 7, The Roman Martyrology.

Greek Sources

  • Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) 7 ΜΑΪΟΥ, ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  • (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 7 Μαΐου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).

Russian Sources