August 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 7 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 9

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 21 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 8, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on July 26.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saints Cyriacus, Largus, Smaragdus and Companions, a group of twenty-four martyrs who suffered in Rome under Diocletian (304)[18][note 5]
  • Saint Severus, a priest who came from far away to enlighten the area around Vienne in France (c. 445)[18][note 6]
  • Saint Leobald (Leodebod, Leodebaldus), founder of Fleury Abbey, later called Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, near Orleans in France (650)[18]
  • Saint Mummolus (Mommolus, Mommolenus), second Abbot of Fleury in France (c. 678)[18][note 7]
  • Saint Sigrada, mother of Sts Leodegarius and Warinus, nun at the convent in Soissons in France (c. 678)[18]
  • Saint Ternatius (Terniscus), eleventh Bishop of Besançon in the east of France (c. 680)[18]
  • Saint Ellidius (Illog), Patron-saint of Hirnant in Powys in Wales and of a church in the Scilly Isles (7th century)[18]
  • Saint Gedeon, the thirteenth Bishop of Besançon in France (796)[18]
  • Saint Ultan, priest at the monastery of St Peter in Crayke in Yorkshire (8th century)[18][note 8]
  • Saint Rathard (Rathard von Andechs), a noble who became a priest and founded the monastery of Diessen (Dießen-Andechs) in Germany (815)[18]

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. ^ The hymns at Vespers today speak of the sun appearing dim compared to the divine light of the Transfiguration. In His compassion for humanity, Christ took on mortal flesh, yet Peter, James and John saw the radiance of His glory. The incarnate Lord “made Adam’s darkened image to shine again” when He appeared on earth “arrayed in the original beauty of the Image (Genesis 1:26).[2]
  3. ^ "In Crete, St. Myron, a bishop renowned for miracles."[6] See also: (Greek) Άγιος Μύρων (επίσκοπος). Βικιπαίδεια. (Greek Wikipedia).
  4. ^ "At Cyzicum, in Hellespont, St. Emilian, bishop, who ended his life in exile after having suffered much from the emperor Leo for the worship of holy images."[6] Name days celebrated today include:
    • Emilian (Αἰμιλιανός);
    • Emiliani (Αἰμιλιανή).
  5. ^ "AT Rome, the holy martyrs Cyriacus, deacon, Largus, and Smaragdus, with twenty others, who suffered on the 16th of March, in the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian. Their bodies were buried on the Salarian road by the priest John, but were on this day translated by pope St. Marcellus to the estate of Lucina, on the Ostian way. Afterwards they were brought to Rome, and placed in the Church of St. Mary in Via Lata."[6]
  6. ^ "At Vienne, in France, St. Severus, priest and confessor, who undertook a painful journey from India in order to preach the Gospel in that city, and converted a great number of Pagans to the faith of Christ by his labors and miracles."[6]
  7. ^ He had relics of Sts Benedict and Scholastica brought from Italy and so Fleury came to be known as Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire.
  8. ^ Born in Ireland, he was a priest at the monastery of St Peter in Crayke in Yorkshire in England. He excelled in the art of illumination.
  9. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Triantaphillos (Τριαντάφυλλος);
    • Triantaphyllia (Τριανταφυλλιά).
  10. ^ He was canonized in the Kostroma diocese in 1995 as a local saint, to be venerated by believers during the Synaxis of the Saints of Kostroma (January 23). In 2000 he was included among the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, by the Russian Orthodox Church.
  11. ^ "The patrons of Ukrainian beekeepers, Savvatij and Zossima more than likely were tonsured at the Kyiv Caves Lavra before going to Solovki where they introduced beekeeping. Their icons are often placed in outdoor shrines among bee-hives together with those of St John the Baptist and St Alexius the Man of God."[34]
  12. ^ See also: Чикойский Иоанно-Предтеченский монастырь. Википедии (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s August 8 / August 21. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μύρων. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 8 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ St Myron the Wonderworker and Bishop of Crete. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ 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. 236-237.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἐλευθέριος, Λεωνίδης καὶ τὰ Ἅγια Νήπια οἱ Μάρτυρες. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Martyr Eleutherius of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m August 21 / August 8. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  10. ^ 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. 58.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δέκα Ὅσιοι καὶ Ἀσκητὲς ἀπὸ τὴν Αἴγυπτο. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ 10 Egyptian Ascetics. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δύο Μάρτυρες ἀπὸ τὴν Τύρο. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ 2 Martyrs of Tyre. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Στυράκιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αἰμιλιανὸς ὁ Ὁμολογητής Ἐπίσκοπος Κυζίκου. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ St Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j August 8. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεοδόσιος ἡγούμενος Ὀρόβων. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Venerable Gregory the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ Venerable Gregory of Sinai, Mt. Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Τριαντάφυλλος ὁ Μάρτυρας ἀπὸ τὴ Ζαγορά. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ New Martyr Triandaphyllus of Stara Zagora. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀναστάσιος ὁ Μάρτυρας ἀπὸ τὴ Βουλγαρία. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ St Euthymius the Elder of the St John the Baptist Monastery. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  26. ^ a b c d e f (Russian) 8 августа (ст.ст.) 21 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  27. ^ (Russian) Священномученик Никодим (Кротков), архиепископ Костромской и Галичский. КОСТРОМСКАЯ ЕПАРХИЯ Русская Православная Церковь (Московский Патриархат). Retrieved: 2013-09-04.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἐγκαίνια Ναοῦ Ἁγίων Ἀποστόλων Πέτρου καὶ Παύλου. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. ^ (Greek) Aνάμνηση των εγκαινίων των Αγίων Αποστόλων Πέτρου και Παύλου. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής. 08/08/2014.
  30. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἐγκαίνια Ναοῦ Θεοτόκου ἐν Ἱερουσαλύμοις. 8 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Tolga. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  32. ^ The Tolgsk Icon of the MostHoly Mother of God. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  33. ^ Translation of the relics of the Venerable Zosimas of Solovki. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  34. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. August. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).


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