February 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 9 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Feb. 11

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 23 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 10th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 28.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

  • Joachim (1030), Luke the Jew (1058), Germanus (1095), Arcadius (1163), Gregory (1193), Martyrius (1199), Anthony (1232), Basil (1352), Moses (1362), Symeon (1421), Gennadios (1504), Poimen (1571) and Athonios (1648).

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Peter and Valerian, Priests (1930)[11]

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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Haralambos, Bobby, Charles, Lambo (Χαράλαμπος);
    • Harikleia, Haroula (Χαρίκλεια).
  3. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Valentina, Valentin, Valio, Valia.
  4. ^ "At Rome, the holy martyrs Zoticus, Irenaeus, Hyacinthus, and Amantius."[15]
  5. ^ "In the same place, on the Lavican road, ten holy soldiers, martyrs."[15]
  6. ^ "Also at Rome, on the Appian way, St. Soteres, virgin and martyr, who was descended of a noble race, as St. Ambrose testifies, but for the love of Christ set at naught the consular and other dignities of her family. On her refusal to sacrifice to the gods, she was for a long time cruelly buffeted. After she had overcome various other torments, she was struck with the sword, and joyfully went to her heavenly spouse."[15]
  7. ^ "In Campania, St. Silvanus, bishop and confessor."[15]
  8. ^ Sister of St Benedict. She became a nun and lived near Montecassino. St Gregory in his Dialogues (2,33), says that St Benedict saw her soul ascend to heaven in the semblance of a dove.
  9. ^ "ON Mount Cassino, St. Scholastica, a virgin, whose soul her brother, St. Benedict, the abbot, saw leaving her body in the form of a dove, and ascending to heaven."[15]
  10. ^ Born near Thérouanne in Artois in the north of France, she was the daughter of St Framechildis and Count Badefrid. She became a nun with St Omer in Abbeville, where she became abbess. She was also blessed as Abbess of Pavilly.
  11. ^ "In the diocese of Roueu, St. Austreberta, a virgin renowned for miracles."[15]
  12. ^ Appointed in 681 by St Theodore and King Edfrid as Bishop of the Southern Picts in Scotland, he set up his diocese at the monastery of Abercorn on the Firth of Forth. In 685 King Egfrid was killed by the Picts and St Trumwin and all his monks had to flee. He retired to Whitby in England and lived an exemplary monastic life there.
  13. ^ This feast was introduced after the revelation of St. John, Archbishop Novgorod († 7 September 1186), to Saint Euthymius, Archbishop Novgorod († 11 March 1458), who told him to celebrate with an all-night vigil in the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia the venerable hierarchs of this local church, who honoured God with their lives and asceticism. This feast is also celebrated on October 4 and on the Third Sunday after Pentecost.
  14. ^ He wrote the text "Paradise on Earth".
  15. ^ The Greek Synaxarion refers to him as 'John the Philosopher' and places him at the end of the 11th and start of the 12th centuries in Georgia.
  16. ^ This temple existed opposite the Royal/Palace Gate (Balat Kapı) in today's Hasköy quarter of Constantinople, and was built in the year 598 AD by the brother of Emperor Maurice (582-602), named Peter. Illustrious military personnel of Anatolia carried the name "Areovindus".
  17. ^ This occurred in 1728 when a plague struck the island of Zakynthos and the Christians decided to build a temple in honour of Saint Charalampus for his intercession and for their deliverance from this calamity.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Χαράλαμπος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Hieromartyr Charalampus the Bishop of Magnesia in Thessaly. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 10 / 23. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Βάπτος καὶ Πορφύριος οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ τρεῖς πιστεύσαντες γυναῖκες. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  6. ^ Martyr Porphyrius in Thessaly. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἐνναθᾶ, Οὐαλεντίνα καὶ Παῦλος οἱ Παρθενομάρτυρες. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Virginmartyr Ennatha of Palestine. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ζήνων ὁ Ταχυδρόμος. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀναστάσιος Πατριάρχης Ἱεροσολύμων. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 23 / 10. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Ἄννα ἡ Πριγκίπισσα. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Princess Anna of Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m February 10. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  15. ^ 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. 43–44.
  16. ^ 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. 14.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι πάντες Ἱεράρχες ἐν Νόβγκοροντ τῆς Ρωσίας. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  19. ^ Synaxis of the Hierarchs of Novgorod, Buried in the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) in Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Πρόχορος ἐκ Ρωσίας. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Venerable Prochorus of the Kiev Near Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Νόβγκοροντ τῆς Ρωσίας. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Φιλόσοφος. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ St John Chimchimeli the Philosopher. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Λογγίνος ὁ Ἐρημίτης. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Venerable Longinus of Koryazhemsk, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν τοῖς Ἀρεοβίνδου. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “Areovindus”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Μνήμη Θαύματος ἀπαλλαγῆς νήσου Ζακύνθου ἐκ τῆς πανώλης. 10 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 23 февраля (10 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).