September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 31 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Sep. 2

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on September 14 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For September 1st, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on August 19.



  • Laurencia the deaconess; Celsina; Theoclia; Theoctista; Dorothy; Eutychia; Thecla; Aristaineta; Philadelphia; Mary; Veronica; Euthymia; Lamprotatia; Euphymia; Theodora; Theodota; Teteia; Aquilina; Theodulia; Aplodora; Lampadia; Procopia; Paula; Junilla; Ampliana; Percissa; Polynicia; Maura; Gregoria; Cyria; Bassa; Callinica; Barbara; Cyriacia; Agathonica; Justa; Irene; Timothea; Tatiana; and Anna.

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Hieromartyr Priscus of Capua, first Bishop of Capua in Italy, where he was sent by the Apostle Peter, and martyred under Nero by tradition (c. 66)[21]
  • Hieromartyr Terentian, Bishop of Todi in Umbria in Italy, under Hadrian (118)[21]
  • Virgin-martyr Vibiana, in Rome, whose relics are now venerated in Los Angeles, of which she is the main patron-saint (3rd century)[21]
  • Saint Sixtus of Reims, first Bishop of Rheims in France (c. 300)[21]
  • Hieromartyr Firminus of Amiens, third Bishop of Amiens in France (c. 303)[21]
  • The 12 Holy Brothers, Martyrs, who suffered in the south of Italy and were brought together and enshrined at Benevento in 760 (c. 303):[21]
  • Donatus, Felix, Arontius, Honoratus, Fortunatus, Sabinian, Septimius, Januarius, another Felix, Vitalis, Sator, and Repositus.[3]
  • Saint Verena of Zurzach (Switzerland) (c. 350)[21][22][note 5]
  • Saint Victorius (Victurius), a disciple of St. Martin of Tours who became Bishop of Le Mans in France in c. 453 (c. 490)[21]
  • Saint Constantius of Aquino, Bishop of Aquino in Italy (c. 520)[21]
  • Saint Regulus (San Regolo), exiled from North Africa by the Arian Vandals, he landed in Tuscany in Italy and was martyred under Totila (545)[21]
  • Saint Lupus of Sens, a monk at Lérins who became Bishop of Sens in France in 609 (623)[21]
  • Saint Nivard of Rheims, Archbishop of Rheims in France (673)[21]
  • Saint Giles (Aegidius), monastic founder along the Rhone (c. 712)[22]
  • Saint Lythan (Llythaothaw), a saint in Wales to whom two churches are dedicated.[21]
  • Saints Giles (Aegidius) and Arcanus, founded a monastery that later grew into Borgo San Sepulcro in central Italy (1050)[21]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martys and Confessors[edit]

  • Virgin-martyrs Tatiana Gribkov and Natalia Kozlov (1937)[28][29]

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. ^ Some Greeks fast from today till the Elevation of the Cross.[3]
  3. ^ Since 1989, every September 1st (the beginning of the ecclesiastical calendar) has been designated as a day of prayer for "the protection of the environment" throughout the Eastern Orthodox Church. Instituted by the late Patriarch Dimitrios of the Greek Orthodox Church, the tradition has since been shepherded by his successor Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople who has been dubbed "The Green Patriarch."[4]
    • "...Accordingly, we declare the first day of September of each year a day on which, on the feast of the Indiction, namely the first day of the ecclesiastical year, prayers and supplications are to be offered in this holy center of Orthodoxy for all creation, declaring this day to be the day of the protection of the environment."[5]
    • Ecumenical Patriarchate: (Greek) Πατριαρχική καί Ἀρχιερατική Χοροστασία. -- "Ἡ ἡμέρα αὐτή τῆς ἀρχῆς τῆς Ἰνδίκτου ἀφιεροῦται εἰς τήν προστασίαν τοῦ φυσικοῦ περιβάλλοντος. Ὁ ἑορτασμός ἐθεσπίσθη κατά τήν Συνεδρίαν τῆς Ἁγίας καί Ἱερᾶς Συνόδου τῇ 6ῃ Ἰουνίου 1989."[6]
  4. ^ Commemorated together with his brothers David and George of Mytilene on February 1.[20]
  5. ^ An Egyptian related to a soldier of the Theban Legion, she travelled to Switzerland in search of him and settled as an anchoress near Zurich.
  6. ^ See: (Russian): ИЛЬИНСКАЯ ЧЕРНИГОВСКАЯ ИКОНА БОЖИЕЙ МАТЕРИ. Православная Энциклопедия. Russian Orthodox Encyclopedia.
  7. ^ In 1905, Patriarch Joachim III presented a copy of the icon to the city of Kazan in Russia.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἀρχὴ τῆς Ἰνδίκτου. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Church New Year. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ a b 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.65.
  4. ^ a b George Spyros. September 1: Eastern Orthodox Earth Day and The Green Patriarch. TreeHugger (Discovery Communications, LLC). September 1, 2007.
  5. ^ The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios I Message for the Day of the Protection of the Environment. September 1, 1989.
  6. ^ 1η Σεπτεμβρίου 2011. ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΝ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΝ.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰησοῦς ὁ Δίκαιος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Righteous Joshua the son of Nun (Navi. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Εὔοδος, Καλλίστη, Ἀγαθοκλεία καὶ Ἐρμογένης οἱ Μάρτυρες. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Hermogenes with his brother and sister at Nicomedia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἁγίες 40 οἱ Παρθενομάρτυρες. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Martyr Ammoun the Deacon and Teacher of the Holy 40 Women Martyrs at Heraclea, in Thrace. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  13. ^ Martyr Aithalas of Persia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μάρθα. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Venerable Martha the Mother of St Simeon Stylites. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Συμεὼν ὁ Στυλίτης. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ St Simeon Stylites, the Elder. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Εὐανθία. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Συμεὼν ὁ Στυλίτης ὁ Λέσβιος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Δαβίδ, Συμεὼν καὶ Γεώργιος οἱ αὐτάδελφοι ἐκ Μυτιλήνης. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n September 1. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  22. ^ a b c September 1/14. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μελέτιος ὁ νέος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ St Meletius the New. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικόλαος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀγγελὴς ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀντώνιος ὁ ἐν Ἀγυιᾷ. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ September 14 / September 1. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  29. ^ (Russian) 1 сентября (ст.ст.) 14 сентября 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  30. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Μνήμη τοῦ μεγάλου ἐμπρησμοῦ στὴν Κωνσταντινούπολη. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Θαῦμα τῆς Θεοτόκου στὴν Μονὴ τῶν Μιασηνῶν. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  32. ^ Finding of the Icon of the Mother of God at the Miasena Monastery. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  33. ^ Icon of the Mother of God "Chernigov-Gethsemane". OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  34. ^ The Chernigov-Gethsemane Icon of the Mother of God. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  35. ^ Icon of the Mother of God, the "All Blessed". OCA - Feasts and Saints.


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Russian Sources