August 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 3 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 5

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 17 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 4, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on July 22.


  • Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian (Constantine), and Antoninus (250 and ca. 446)

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saint Perpetua, a matron from Rome baptised by the Apostle Peter who converted her husband and her son, St Nazarius (c. 80)[5][11][note 5]
  • Saint Agabius, Bishop of Verona in Italy, and Confessor (c. 250)[5][11]
  • Saint Tertullinus, apriest, martyred in Rome under Valerian two days after his ordination (257)[11][note 6]
  • Saints Epiphanes and Isidore, two early martyrs, venerated at the Cathedral of Besançon in France until the French Revolution.[11]
  • Saint Protasius, a martyr honoured in Cologne in Germany.[5][11]
  • Saint Sithney (Sezni), patron saint of Sithney, Cornwall (c. 529)[11][note 7]
  • Saint Euphronius of Tours, Bishop of Tours in France (573)[5][11]
  • Saints Peregrinus, Maceratus and Viventius (6th century)[11][note 8]
  • Saint Lugid of Killaloe (Lua, Molua), a disciple of St Comgall, founded many monasteries (c. 609)[11][note 9]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Nicholas (Prozgrov) (1930)[8]
  • New Hieromartyr Michael (Zhuk), Hieromonk of Staroye Zubarevo (Mordovia), and Martyrs Simeon and Demetrius Vorobiev of Tver (1937)[1][8][12][13]

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 Constantinople, the holy martyr Eleutherius, of the senatorial rank, who was put to the sword for Christ, in the persecution of Maximian."[5]
  3. ^ There is some confusion in the Synaxaria between this Eudokia (Eudok-ia) and the martyr Ia.
  4. ^ "In Persia, in the time of king Sapor, the holy martyr la and her companions, who, with nine thousand Christian captives, underwent martyrdom after having been subjected to various torments."[5]
  5. ^ Her relics are enshrined in Milan and Cremona in Italy.
  6. ^ "At Rome, on the Latin road, the martyrdom of blessed Tertullinus, priest and martyr, in the time of emperor Valerian. After being cruelly beaten with rods, after having his sides burned, his mouth shattered; after being stretched on the rack and scourged with whips, he completed his martyrdom by being beheaded."[5]
  7. ^ Born in Britain, he went to Guic-Sezni in Brittany, where he founded a monastery and where his relics were venerated. He is the patron saint of Sithney in Cornwall.
  8. ^ By tradition they were two Christian brothers who came from Spain and died in France, seeking to rescue their enslaved sister.
  9. ^ Originally from Limerick in Ireland, he became a disciple of St Comgall and founded many monasteries. A great ascetic, he was of great tenderness to both man and beast.
  10. ^ This was entered into the menologion with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, on November 28, 2011.


  1. ^ a b c d e f August 4 / August 17. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἑπτὰ Παῖδες ἐν Ἐφέσῳ. 4 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ 7 Holy Youths “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ Martyr Eleutherius of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h 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. 231-232.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θαθουὴλ ὁ Μάρτυρας. 4 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 4 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  8. ^ a b c d e f August 17 / August 4. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Εὐδοκία ἡ Μάρτυς καὶ ἡ ἀνακομιδὴ τῶν λειψάνων της. 4 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Eudokia of Persia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i August 4. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. ^ a b c 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.
  13. ^ a b c (Russian) 4 августа (ст.ст.) 17 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἐγκαίνια Ἱεροῦ Ναοῦ Σωτῆρος Χριστοῦ τῆς Ἱερᾶς Μονῆς Παντοκράτορος στὴν Κωνσταντινούπολη. 4 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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