August 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 24 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Aug. 26

All fixed commemorations below are observed on September 7 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 25, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on August 12


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Titus (Τίτος).
  3. ^ Little is known about his life. He probably lived in the 7th century AD. In the churches of the island Karpathos there are many murals and Icons of John as a saint. He was officially ranked to the Orthodox Hagiologion on 20 August 1985. He is said to be the author of the following work, which is contained in the Philokalia:
    • "For the Encouragement of the Monks in India who had Written to Him, One Hundred Texts"
    • (in Greek) «Πρὸς τοὺς ἀπὸ τῆς Ἰνδίας προτρέψαντας μοναχοὺς παρακλητικός, 100 κεφάλαια».
    • See also: (in Greek) Άγιος Ιωάννης ο Καρπάθιος. Βικιπαίδεια. (Greek Wikipedia).
  4. ^ "At Italica, in Spain, St. Gerontius, a bishop, who preached the Gospel in that country in apostolic times, and after many labors died in prison."[15]
  5. ^ "At Rome, in the time of the emperor Commodus, the holy martyrs Eusebius, Pontian, Vincent, and Peregrinus, who were first racked, distended by ropes, then beaten with rods and burned on their sides. As they continued faithfully to praise Christ, they were scourged with leaded whips until they expired."[15]
  6. ^ The translation of their relics is observed on October 31.
  7. ^ "Also, at Rome, St. Genesius, martyr, who embraced the profession of actor while he was yet a Pagan. One day he was deriding the Christian mysteries in the theatre in the presence of the emperor Diocletian; but by the inspiration of God he was suddenly converted to the faith and baptized. By the command of the emperor, he was forthwith most cruelly beaten with rods, then racked, and a long time lacerated with iron hooks, and burned with fire-brands. As he remained firm in the faith of Christ, and said: "There is no king besides Christ. Should you kill me a thousand times, you shall not be able to take Him from my lips or my heart," he was beheaded, and thus merited the palm of martyrdom."[15]
  8. ^ A notary in Arles in France who refused to put on record an imperial decree against Orthodox Christians and declared that he himself believed in Christ. He was martyred under Maximian Herculeus.
  9. ^ "At Aries, in France, another blessed Genesius, who, filling the office of notary, and refusing to record the impious edicts by which Christians were commanded to be punished, threw away his tablets publicly, and declared himself a Christian. He was seized and beheaded, and thus attained to the glory of martyrdom through baptism in his blood."[15]
  10. ^ Born in Tarragona in Spain, he enlightened the people near his native town and was finally beheaded under Diocletian.
  11. ^ Born in Limoges in France, he founded Atane in the Limousin, which was later called after him, as also was the village of Saint Yrieux which grew up around the monastery.
  12. ^ Born in Constantinople and related to the imperial family, in order to escape marriage she went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and then to Rome, where she became a nun. She died in Naples in Italy where she is one of the patron-saints.
  13. ^ Sister of Sts Oswald and Oswy, Kings of Northumbria, she became a nun at Lindisfarne. Having founded the convent of Coldingham, now in Scotland, she became abbess there.
  14. ^ Forced to marry against her will, she persuaded her bridegroom to accompany her to Rome, where she became a nun. They returned to France and Hunegund entered the convent of Homblières, while her betrothed became a priest.
  15. ^ Born in Trier in Germany, he met St Boniface when still a child and later became a monk. He became Abbot of St Martin's at Utrecht in the Netherlands and then Bishop of the same city for twenty-two years. St Martin's was a seedbed of saints.
  16. ^ He is unknown in the Synaxaria and the Menaia. His memory is recorded in the Sinaitic Codex 631 (10th-11th centuries) as follows (translation):
    • "... ...are deposited the relics of (Apostle) Bartholomew in Lipari and of the Holy Martyr Saba Venethalon".[21]
    • (in Greek) «Τίτου καὶ κατάθεσις λειψάνου Βαρθολομαίου ἐν Σηκῷ τῆς Λιπάρεως καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Σάβα Βενεθάλων».[22]
  17. ^ See: (in Russian) Никон (Воробьёв). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n August 25 / September 7. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Τίτος ὁ Ἀπόστολος. 25 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 25 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Apostle Titus of the Seventy and Bishop of Crete. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j September 7 / August 25. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  6. ^ St Barses the Confessor. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ St John the Cappadocian, Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ St Epiphanius, Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἐπιφάνιος, Ἰωάννης καὶ Γεννάδιος ὁ Σχολάριος Ἀρχιεπίσκοποι Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 25 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μηνᾶς Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 25 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ St Menas the Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Καρπάθιος. 25 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ 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. 63.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l August 25. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 257-258.
  16. ^ 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. 411-413.
  17. ^ a b (in Russian) 25 августа (ст.ст.) 7 сентября 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Βαρθολομαίου Ἀποστόλου. 25 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew from Anastasiopolis to Lipari. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σάββας Βενεθάλων. 25 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ (in Greek) Timothy Themelis. The Menaia of the 1st - 3rd centuries. p. 115.
  22. ^ (in Greek) Βλ. Τιμοθέου Θέμελη, Τὰ Μηναῖα ἀπὸ τοῦ ια’ – ιγ’ αἰῶνος, σελ. 115.


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