August 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 15 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 17

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 29 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 16, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on August 3.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Stephen, Priest (1918)[19]
  • New Hieromartyrs priest Vladimir, and his brother Boris (1931)[19][38]
  • New Hieromartyr Alexander Sokolov, Priest, Virgin Martyr Anna Yezhov, and Martyr Jacob Gortinsky (1937)[2][19]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Translation of the relics (1798) of Martyrs Seraphim, Dorotheus, Jacob (James), Demetrius, Basil, and Sarantis, of Megara.[1][5][39]
  • Repose of Matrona (Popova), in monasticism Maria (1851), disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk.[1]


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. ^ In today’s hymns at Vespers, the Mother of God is praised as "only created being to pass from earth to heaven in the flesh."[3]
  3. ^ Third "Feast of the Savior" in August.
  4. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Diomedes (Διομήδης).
  5. ^ "At Nicaea, in Bithynia, St. Diomedes, physician, who underwent martyrdom for the faith of Christ by being beheaded, during the persecution of Diocletian."[9]
  6. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Alcibiades (Ἀλκιβιάδης).
  7. ^ His commemoration is noted in the Jerusalemitic Canonarion (p. 103), without any details about his life. He was likely one of the Archbishops of the throne of Jerusalem.
  8. ^ "At Ferentino, in Campania, St. Ambrose, centurion. In the persecution of Diocletian, he was subjected to different kinds of tortures, and finally passing through fire without injury, was cast into the water, and thus reached the place of eternal rest."[9]
  9. ^ "At Rome, St. Titus, deacon, who, when the city was taken by the Goths, was put to death by a barbarous tribune, whilst distributing money to the poor."[9]
  10. ^ Born in the south of Wales, he was a cousin of St Samson. A church in Cornwall was dedicated to him - St Erme. He went to Brittany and founded Saint-Armel-des-Boscheaux and Plou-Ermel (Ploermel).
  11. ^ "At Milan, the demise of St. Simplician, bishop, renowned by the testimony given of him by St. Ambrose and St. Augustine."[9]
  12. ^ On the death of his father, Geza (997), Stephen became King of Hungary. He had married Gisela, a sister of the Emperor Henry II in 995, and they set about enlightening their people. Stephen gradually welded the Magyars into national unity. He organised dioceses and founded monasteries (among them Pannonhalma, which still exists). The declining years of St Stephen were darkened by many misfortunes and difficulties, though he never ceased to be just, kind and merciful. To this day the Magyars consider him their greatest national saint and hero.
  13. ^ Born Nikolaos Lascaris, son of John Lascaris, the brother of Emperor Theodore I Laskaris), monk, († late 13th / early 14th century), August 16.
  14. ^ On November 27, 2013 the Sacred Metropolis of Lagada, Liti and Rendini organized the canonization of Saints Akakios and Damaskinos the Studite, who were both Bishops of Liti and Rendini in the 15th and 16th centuries. The feast of Saint Akakios will be celebrated on August 16th and Saint Damaskinos will be celebrated on November 27th. Metropolitan John of Lagada, Liti and Rendini submitted the names of these newly-glorified Saints to be included in the Synaxarion of the Orthodox Church, and with the approval of the Ecumenical Patriarchate this took place in the Sacred Church of Saint Athanasios in Liti. The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of Greece were represented by Metropolitan Anthimos of Thessaloniki during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, who was among many hierarchs, priests, monks, government officials and faithful celebrating the first feast of Saint Damaskinos the Studite.[24]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w August 16 / August 29. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g (Russian) 16 августа (ст.ст.) 29 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  3. ^ Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Μνήμη εἰσόδου τῆς ἀχειροτεύκτου μορφῆς τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 16 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  6. ^ Translation of the Image “Not-Made-By-Hands” of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople, the Third “Feast of the Savior in August”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Διομήδης. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Martyr Diomedes the Physician of Tarsus, in Cilicia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e f 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. 245-246.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀλκιβιάδης ὁ Μάρτυρας. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι 33 Μάρτυρες ἀπὸ τὴν Παλαιστίνη. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Χαιρήμων. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Venerable Cherimon (Chaeremon) of Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ The Monk Anthony, Pillar-Dweller of Martkops. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  15. ^ St Anthony of Martkofeli. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μακάριος ὁ Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ a b c d e f August 16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  18. ^ 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. 395-396.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h August 29 / August 16. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νεῖλος ὁ Ἐρικούσιος. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Martyr Christopher of Guria, Georgia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Martyr Christopher of Guria, Georgia. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  23. ^ Άγιος Ακάκιος Επίσκοπος Λητής και Ρεντίνης. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  24. ^ Two New Saints of the Orthodox Church - Akakios and Damaskinos, Bishops of Liti and Rendini. MYSTAGOGY. December 11, 2013. Retrieved: 22 October, 2013.
  25. ^ Repose of the Venerable Diodorus the Abbot of the Yuriev Monastery, Solovki. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόδημος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ Μοναχός. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ Hieromartyr Nicodemus of Meteora. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Δανιὴλ ὁ Μετεωρίτης. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γεράσιμος ὁ νέος ἀσκητής ὁ ἐν Κεφαλληνίᾳ. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ Venerable Gerasimus the New Ascetic of Cephalonia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Τιμόθεος Ἐπίσκοπος Εὐρίπου κτίτορας τῆς Ἱερᾶς Μονῆς Πεντέλης. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  32. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σταμάτιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  33. ^ New Martyr Stamatius of Volos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  34. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀπόστολος ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ Νέος. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  35. ^ St Constantine Brancoveanu. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  36. ^ St Constantine the Younger. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  37. ^ St Ianache Vacarescu. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  38. ^ 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. 60.
  39. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Σεραφείμ, Δωρόθεος, Ἰάκωβος, Δημήτριος, Βασίλειος καὶ Σαράντης. 16 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  40. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of St Theodore. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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