August 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 18 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 5, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on July 23.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Stephen Chitrov, Priest (1918)[29]
  • New Martyrs Eudocia Shikova, and Novices Daria Timolina, Daria Siushinskaya, and Maria, of Diveyevo Convent (1919)[1][7][25][29]
  • New Hieromartyr Simon (Shleyev), Bishop of Ufa (1921)[1][7][25][29]
  • New Hieromartyr John Smirnov, Deacon (1938)[25][29]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Uncovering of the relics (1967) of St. Arsenius the New of Paros (1877)[1][25]

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. ^ Saint Antherus, a Greek who was Pope of Rome for only a few weeks. He may have been martyred and was buried in the catacomb of St Callistus, the first Pope to be so. In the West he is commemorated on January 3.[4]
  3. ^ Fabian succeeded St Antherus as Pope of Rome in 236 and was martyred in 250 under Decius. St Cyprian described him as an 'incomparable man' and added that the glory of his death matched the purity and goodness of his life. In the West he is commemorated on January 20.[4]
  4. ^ "At Antioch, St. Eusignius, a soldier, who at the age of one hundred and ten years, because he reproached Julian the Apostate for forsaking the faith of Constantine the Great, under whom he had served, and for having degenerated from his ancestors' piety, was decapitated by his command."[10]
  5. ^ "Also, the holy martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian, and Sobel, Egyptians."[10]
  6. ^ Some hagiographies repeat his memory on July 23.
  7. ^ "At Chalons, in France, St. Memmius, a Roman citizen, who, being consecrated bishop of that city by St. Peter, brought to the truth of the Gospel the people committed to his care."[10]
  8. ^ "Also at Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian, the martyrdom of twenty-three holy martyrs, who were beheaded on the Salarian road, and buried at the foot of Cucumer hill."[10]
  9. ^ "At Ascoli, in the Marches, St. Emygdins, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop by pope St. Marcellus, and sent thither to preach the Gospel. He received the crown of martyrdom for the confession of Christ, under the emperor Diocletian."[10]
  10. ^ "At Augsburg, the birthday of St. Afra, martyr. After being converted from Paganism by the instructions of bishop St. Narcissus, and being baptized with all her household, she was delivered to the flames for the confession of Christ."[10] She was venerated there from early times and the monastery of that city was dedicated to her.
  11. ^ The successor of St Edwin on the throne of Northumbria in England, he was baptised in exile on Iona. In 635 he defeated the Welsh King Cadwalla and so his real reign began. One of his main aims was to enlighten his country and so he called on St Aidan to help him. In 642 he fell in battle at Maserfield fighting against the champion of paganism, Penda of Mercia. He has always been venerated as a martyr and his head is still in St Cuthbert's coffin in Durham.[4]
  12. ^ On August 6, 1123, the Feast of the Transfiguration, St Theoctistus died, and because of the feastday, his memory is kept on August 5.
  13. ^ He was glorified by the Orthodox Church on July 1st, 1982. The date for his commemoration was August 6, but because it coincided with the Feast of the Transfiguration, it was moved to August 5th.
  14. ^ In 1968 and 1970, St John’s book SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT was published in two volumes, with the blessing of Patriarch Benedict of Jerusalem. St John Jacob was glorified by the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1992. See also: (in Romanian) Sfântul Ioan Iacob Românul de la Hozeva. Wikipedia (Romanian Wikipedia).
  15. ^ Saint John the Chozebite was glorified by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem on 31 January, 2016, with his feast day placed on July 28, the date of the translation of his holy relics.[26][27][28]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o August 5 / August 18. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Προεόρτια τῆς Μεταμορφώσεως Σωτῆρος Χριστοῦ. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Hieromartyr Antherus (Antheros) Pope of Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m August 5. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Φάβιος (ἢ σωστότερα Φαβιανός) ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Ρώμης. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Martyr Pontius. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐσίγνιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Martyr Eusignius of Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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. 232-233.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Νόννα. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Righteous Nonna the mother of St Gregory the Theologian. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Καττίδιος καὶ Καττιδιανὸς οἱ Μάρτυρες τὰ ἀδέλφια. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σόλεβ ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ Αἰγύπτιος. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θέρισσος (ἢ Θύρσος) Ἐπίσκοπος Καρπασίας. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ a b (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 5 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐθύμιος Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ St Oswald, king and martyr. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ 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. 380-382.
  20. ^ St Theoctistus, Bishop of Chernigov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ Venerable Job of Ushchelsk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Χρῆστος ὁ Μάρτυρας ἀπὸ τὴν Πρέβεζα. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐγένιος ὁ Αἰτωλὸς. 5 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ St John Jacob the Chozebite. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ a b c d e August 18 / August 5. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  26. ^ CANONIZATION OF ST JOHN THE NEW CHOSEBITE. JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE: Official News Gate. 31/01/2016. Retrieved: 2 February, 2016.
  27. ^ (in Greek) Η Συνοδική Πράξη Αγιοκατατάξεως του Οσίου Ιωάννου του Χοζεβίτου. Κυριακή, 31 Ιανουάριος 2016.
  28. ^ (in Greek) Jerusalem Patriarchate. Η ΑΓΙΟΚΑΤΑΤΑΞΗ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΝΕΟΥ ΧΟΖΕΒΙΤΟΥ- ΥΠΟΔΟΧΗ. YOUTUBE. Feb 1, 2016. (15:28 minutes).
  29. ^ a b c d (in Russian) 5 августа (ст.ст.) 18 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).


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