August 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 8 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 10

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 22 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For August 9, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on July 27.



  • Martyrs Julian, Marcian, John, James (Jacob), Alexius, Demetrius, Photius, Peter, Leontius, Mary the Patrician, and others, of Constantinople (730)[1][11][note 3]

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

  • Saint Macarius, founder of Oredezh Monastery (Novgorod) (1532)[1][14][15]
  • Saint Philaret (Gumilevsky), Archbishop of Chernigov (1866)[1][16][note 14]
  • Saint Alexis Medvedkov, Archpriest, of Ugine, France (1934)[1][14] (see also: August 2)

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 Church’s hymns today invite us to “ascend the holy mountain” and “with the eyes of faith,” to “behold the radiant Transfiguration of the Lord.” Christ has transformed our fallen human nature and restored its original beauty “by the burning radiance of His divinity.”[2]
  3. ^ "At Constantinople, the holy martyrs Julian, Marcian, and eight others. For having set up the image of our Saviour on the brazen gate, they were exposed to many torments, and then beheaded by order of the impious emperor Leo."[12]
  4. ^ Secundian seems to have been a prominent official.
  5. ^ "In Tuscany, the birthday of the holy martyrs Secundian, Marcellian, and Verian. In the time of Decius, they were scourged by the ex-consul Promotus, then racked and torn with iron hooks. Being burned with fire applied to their sides, they merited the triumphant palm of martyrdom by having their heads struck off."[12]
  6. ^ Numidicus was dragged still breathing out of the ashes of the funeral pyre and was ordained priest by St Cyprian.
  7. ^ "In Africa, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, during the persecution of Valerian. Being exhorted by St. Numidicus, they obtained the palm of martyrdom by being cast into the fire, but Numidicus, although thrown into the flames with the others and overwhelmed with stones, was nevertheless taken out by his daughter. Found half dead, he was restored and deserved afterwards by his virtue to be made priest of the church of Carthage by blessed Cyprian."[12]
  8. ^ "At Rome, St. Romanus, soldier, who was moved by the torments of blessed Lawrence to ask for baptism from him. He was immediately prosecuted, scourged, and finally beheaded."[12]
  9. ^ Their relics are enshrined at Saint-Amour in Burgundy.
  10. ^ In 830 his relics were translated to the monastery of Marmoutier.
  11. ^ He was exiled and worked as a gardener for seven years, without making himself known. At length he was discovered and recalled.
  12. ^ The town of Kilmore in Ireland grew up around his cell and he is the main patron-saint there.
  13. ^ He became the founder and abbot of a monastery at Achonry in Sligo in Ireland where he was venerated as the patron saint.
  14. ^ See also: (Russian) Филарет (Гумилевский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  15. ^ Saint Ignatius is regarded as one of the martyrs of Chelm and Podlasie. He is commemorated on August 9, the date of his martyrdom, and on March 20, the date of his glorification by the Orthodox Church of Poland in 2003. (See also: (Polish) Ignacy (Bazyluk). Wikipedii. (Polish Wikipedia)).
  16. ^ The Restoration of the Temple of the 40 Martyrs (March 9) is celebrated on this day. There were two churches dedicated to them at Constantinople: one, built by the emperor Anastasius I (491-518), and the other, by the emperor Tiberius (578-582). There is a service for this Feastday in a Greek Menaion of the thirteenth century.[20]
  17. ^ See also: (Russian) Собор Новомучеников и Исповедников Соловецких. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j August 9 / August 22. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ματθίας ὁ Ἀπόστολος. 9 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 9 Αυγούστου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ Apostle Matthias of the Seventy. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀντωνῖνος ὁ Μάρτυρας ἀπὸ τὴν Ἀλεξάνδρεια. 9 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Anthony of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ψόης. 9 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Venerable Psoi of Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δέκα Μάρτυρες ποὺ μαρτύρησαν στὴ Χάλκη. 9 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Martyr Julian of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ 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. 237-238.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l August 9. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ a b c d e August 22 / August 9. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  15. ^ St Macarius of Oredezhsk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. August. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  17. ^ a b (Russian) 9 августа (ст.ст.) 22 августа 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  18. ^ Holy New Martyr Ignatius (Bazyluk). OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ 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. 58.
  20. ^ Restoration of the Temple of the 40 Martyrs. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ August 22 is the Synaxis of All Saints of Solovki. Metropolia of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas. August 22, 2011 10:33. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  22. ^ Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γερμανὸς ὁ ἐν Ἀλάσκᾳ. 9 Αυγούστου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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