August 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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August 1 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - August 3

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 15 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 2, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on July 20.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Martyr Rutilius (250)[9][note 3]
  • Saint Maximus of Padua, successor of St Prosdocimus as Bishop of Padua in Italy, Wonderworker (2nd century)[5][9]
  • Saint Auspicius, the first Bishop of Apt in France (pre-4th century)[9]
  • Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop of Vercelli in Piedmont in Italy (371)[9][note 4]
  • Saint Sidwell (Sativola), a Briton from the West of England near Exeter, she was beheaded as a martyr, by a scythe (6th century)[9]
  • Saint Boetharius (Betharius, Bethaire), Bishop of Chartres in France, he was present at the Council of Sens (623)[9]
  • Saint Etheldritha (Alfreda), daughter of King Offa of Mercia, an anchoress at Crowland in Lincolnshire in England (c. 835)[9]
  • Saint Plegmund, the tutor of King Alfred and twentieth Archbishop of Canterbury (914)[9][10][note 5]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Platon (Kolegov), Hieromonk, of Chasovo (Komi) (1937)[1][4][18]

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. ^ "At Rome, in the cemetery of Callistus, the birthday of St. Stephen, pope and martyr. In the persecution of Valerian, the soldiers suddenly entered whilst he was saying Mass, but he remained before the altar and concluded the sacred mysteries with intrepidity, and was beheaded on his throne."[5]
  3. ^ "In Africa, St. Rutilius, martyr. He had frequently secured safety from the perils of persecution by flight, and sometimes even by means of money, but at last, being unexpectedly apprehended, he was led to the governor, and subjected to many tortures. Afterwards he was cast into the fire, and thus merited the glorious crown of martyrdom."[5]
  4. ^ Born in Sardinia, in 340, he became Bishop of Vercelli in Piedmont in Italy. He fought Arianism and was exiled to the East. Before returning to Italy he visited St Athanasius in Alexandria. He reposed in peace in Vercelli in 371, although he has been called a martyr on account of his sufferings.
  5. ^ Born in Cheshire (his hermitage at Plemstall, Plegmundstow, was named after him). He restored the Church in England after the Danish attacks and was a notable scholar.
  6. ^ In the village of Agios Andronikos of Yialousa in the Karpass Peninsula, there is the cave where Saint Photini the Cypriot, who in Cyprus is known as Saint Fotou, lived an ascetic life and who is one of the most beloved saints of the region. When the residents of the village discovered the cave, they declared Saint Fotou as patron saint of the village and built a church in her honor under Archbishop Chrysanthos (1767-1810), during the 18th century.
  7. ^ "The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is based in Istanbul (Turkey) resolved, during its session of 16 January [2004] on the Canonization of Fr Alexis Medvedkov (1867 – 1934), also of Fr Dimitri Klepinine (1904-1944) of Mother Maria (Skobtsova) (1891-1945) and of their companions George (Yuri) Skobtsov (1921-1944) and Elie Fondaminskii (1880-1942), outstanding personalities of the spiritual history of the Russian emigration in France."[17]
  8. ^ Their feast day is on April 13.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j August 2 / August 15. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Hieromartyr Stephen the Pope of Rome. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ Martyrs with Stephen the Pope of Rome. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g August 15 / August 2. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  5. ^ a b c d 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. 229-230.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Φωκᾶς. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 2 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  8. ^ 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. 57.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h April 27. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  10. ^ 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. 378.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Φωτεινὴ ἡ Φώτου ἡ Κυπρία. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Blessed Basil of Kubensk. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  13. ^ Blessed Basil of Moscow the Fool-For-Christ. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ διὰ Χριστὸν Σαλός καὶ θαυματουργὸς ἐν Μόσχᾳ (Ρῶσος). 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Menologion: The Second Day of the Month of August. Orthodoxy in China.
  17. ^ The Official Act of Canonization of Mother Maria (Skobtsova), Yuri Skobtsov, Fr Dimitri Klepinine, Elie Fondaminskii and Fr Alexis Medvedkov. IN COMMUNION (Website of Orthodox Peace Fellowship). October 18th, 2004 at 1:17 pm. Retrieved: 30 April 2014.
  18. ^ (in Russian) 2 августа (ст.ст.) 15 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  19. ^ Finding of the relics of the Righteous St Nicodemus. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  20. ^ Finding of the relics of the Righteous St Gamaliel. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  21. ^ The Roman Martyrology lists this feast on August 3rd:
    • "AT Jerusalem, the finding of the body of most blessed Stephen, first martyr, and of the Saints Gamaliel, Nicodemus, and Abibo, through a divine revelation made to the priest Lucian, in the time of the emperor Honorius."[5]group=note
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρα Στεφάνου. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Translation of the relics of the Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen from Jerusalem to Constantinople. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Εὕρεσις Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Μαξίμου, Δᾴδα καὶ Κυντιλλιανοὺ. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἐγκαίνια ἱεροῦ Ναοῦ Ἁγίου Ἰωάννου Θεολόγου πλησίον τῆς ἁγιοτάτης Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ ἀποβίωση τοῦ εὐσεβῆ Βασιλιὰ Ἰουστινιανοῦ Β’ ποὺ τάφηκε στοὺς Ἁγίους Ἀποστόλους. 2 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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