August 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 9 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 11

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 23 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 10, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on July 28.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Holy 165 Martyrs of Rome, soldiers, martyred in Rome under Aurelian (274)[4][5]
  • Virgin-martyrs Bassa, Paula and Agathonica, in Carthage in North Africa.[4][5][12]
  • Saint Asteria (Hesteria), a martyr venerated in Bergamo in Lombardy in Italy (c. 307)[4][5][note 6]
  • Saint Gerontius (Geraint), a Briton who was King of Damnonia (Devon), now in England, he fell in battle against the pagan Saxons (508)[5]
  • Saint Blane (Blaan, Blain), a disciple of Sts Comgall and Canice in Ireland, he was a bishop in Scotland, was buried at Dunblane which was named after him (6th century)[5]
  • Saint Deusdedit (6th century)[4][5][note 7]
  • Saint Aredius (Arige, Aregius), an outstanding Archbishop of Lyons in France (c. 614)[5]
  • Saint Agilberta (Aguilberta, Gilberta), second Abbess of Jouarre Abbey (c. 680)[5][note 8]
  • Saint Bettelin (Bertram, Beorhthelm of Stafford), patron of Stafford in England (8th century)[5][note 9]
  • Saint Thiento and Companions, Abbot of Wessobrunn in Bavaria in Germany, martyred with six of his monks by invading Hungarians (955)[5]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Vyacheslav Zakedsky, Priest (1918)[14][17]
  • New Hieromartyr Athanasius Kislov, Priest (1937)[14][17]

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. ^ The hymns of Vespers remind us that the Transfiguration is not merely a historical event, but something which also has implications for us. Those who “desire to see and hear things past understanding” must ascend from earthly concerns to "the height of the contemplation of the virtues." This may be achieved by “directing our minds to heavenly things” and by "being formed anew in piety into the image of Christ."[2]
  3. ^ "AT Rome, on the Tiburtine road, the birthday of the blessed archdeacon Lawrence, a martyr during the persecution of Valerian. After much suffering from imprisonment, from scourging with whips set with iron or lead, from hot metal plates, he at last completed his martyrdom by being slowly consumed on an iron instrument made in the form of a gridiron. His body was buried by blessed Hippolytus and the priest Justin in the cemetery of Cyriaca, in the Veran field."[4]
  4. ^ Born in Athens in Greece, this Pope was martyred. While celebrating the liturgy in the catacomb of Praetextatus in Rome, he was arrested together with his deacons Felicissimus, Agapitus, Januarius, Magnus, Vincent and Stephen. All of them were martyred and later the seventh deacon St Laurence followed them.[5]
  5. ^ Ordered by the pagan Romans to surrender the riches of the Church, St Laurence brought the poor and sick saying, "These are the riches of the Church." His cult has always been popular in Ukraine, especially among winemakers.[8] Name days celebrated today include:
    • Laurence (Λαυρέντιος);
    • Laurencia (Λαυρεντία).
  6. ^ he was a sister of St Grata and both were associated in the burial of the holy martyr Alexander.
  7. ^ A poor shoemaker in Rome and a contemporary of St Gregory the Great, who relates that he gave away to the poor every Saturday all that he had earned at his trade during the week.
  8. ^ Elected in about 660. She was a relative of St Ebrigisil, of St Ado, founder of Jouarre, and of St Agilbert, Bishop of Paris.
  9. ^ "ST. BETTELIN, or BERTHELM, as he is sometimes called, was a disciple of St. Guthlac, and lived, as did several others, in a cell near Croyland. This kind of life he continued under Kenulph, the Saint's successor, and ended his days in great sanctity. It is conjectured that his relics, or a considerable portion of them, were translated to Stafford, before the destruction of Croyland by the Danes. However this may be, it was in Stafford and the neighbourhood that St. Bettelin was honoured with especial veneration."[13] The base of his shrine still exists at Ilam.


  1. ^ a b c d e f August 10 / August 23. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ Martyr and Archdeacon Laurence of Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints]. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ 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. 238-239.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k August 10. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Λαυρέντιος ὁ ἀρχιδιάκονος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ Ξυστὸς καὶ Ἰππόλυτος. 10 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 10 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  8. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. August. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  9. ^ Martyr Felicissimus the Deacon. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἤρων ὁ φιλόσοφος. 10 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι ἕξι Μάρτυρες οἱ ἐν Βιζύῃ (κατ’ ἄλλους Λιβύη). 10 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ἀγαθονίκη ἡ Παρθενομάρτυς ἡ ἐν Καρχηδόνι. 10 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ 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. p. 389.
  14. ^ a b c d e August 23 / August 10. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Λαυρέντιος ὁ διὰ Χριστὸν Σαλός τῆς Καλούγας (Ρῶσος). 10 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Blessed Laurence the Fool-For-Christ at Kaluga. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ a b c (Russian) 10 августа (ст.ст.) 23 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).


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