February 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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February 10 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 12

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 24 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 11th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 29.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Blaise (Βλάσιος).
  3. ^ During the martyrdom of St. Blaise, seven women who had been following him and felt so much indignation at his harsh injustice and admiration for the Saint, also boldly proclaimed their faith in Christ to the governor Agricola. They were beheaded for their confession and received the crown of martyrdom. In addition, in prison together with Saint Blaise were two young people, whom the Saint catechized and baptized, who were also martyred after the Saint.
  4. ^ "At Adrianople, the holy martyrs Lucius, bishop, and his companions. Lucius suffered much from the Arians under Constantius, and terminated his martyrdom in prison. The others, who were among the principal citizens, refusing to communicate with the Arians, just then anathematized in the Council of Sardica, were condemned to capital punishment by Count Philagrius."[7]
  5. ^ Saint Blaise was probably born in the village Sklavaina, Acarnania, in late 10th century or early 11th century, where his tomb and holy relics were discovered in 1923. He became a monk at the Monastery of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Kiafa-Sklavaina, in the province of Vonitsa-Xiromero, where he became Abbot. He was martyred there in the year 1006 by Hagarene pirates, along with five of his fellow ascetics. The Saint himself revealed his martyrdom to many devout priests and Orthodox Christians in the region.
  6. ^ Martyrs known as the 'Guardians of the Holy Scriptures'.. They preferred martyrdom to giving up the sacred books to be burnt. They suffered under Diocletian.
  7. ^ "In Numidia, in the same persecution, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who, refusing after their apprehension to deliver the holy Scriptures, conformably to the imperial edict, were given over to most painful torments and slain."[7]
  8. ^ A group of forty-six martyrs in Albitina in North Africa. They were arrested at the liturgy and sent to Carthage for examination. Saturninus was a priest, and with him suffered his four children, Saturninus and Felix, readers, Mary, a virgin, and Hilarion, a young child. Dativus and another Felix were senators. Other names from this group which have come down to us are: Thelica, Ampelius, Emeritus, Rogatian and Victoria, a holy virgin of undaunted courage. The child Hilarion, when threatened by the magistrates while his companions were being tortured, replied: 'Yes, torture me too; anyhow, I am a Christian'. They all died in prison.
  9. ^ "In Africa, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Saturninus, a priest, Dativus, Felix, Ampelius, and their companions. They had, as was their custom, assembled for Mass, when they were seized by the soldiers and put to death, under the proconsul Anolinus."[7]
  10. ^ Priscus, a bishop in North Africa, and his priests were cast adrift in a boat by the Arian Vandals. They reached the south of Italy, where eventually Priscus became Bishop of Capua.
  11. ^ "At Chateau-Landon, St. Severin, abbot of the monastery of Agaunum, by whose prayers the Christian king Clovis was delivered from a long sickness."[7]
  12. ^ He defended Orthodox values and was murdered for this at the place now called Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne.
  13. ^ A Northumbrian, who worked at the monastery of Whitby in England as a farm-labourer. He was the first Englishman to write Orthodox hymns.
  14. ^ Abbess of a convent in Ballyvourney in Co. Cork in Ireland. A holy well named after her still exists there.
  15. ^ Born in Rome, he was librarian and archivist of the Roman Church, when he was chosen Pope in 715. He is famous for encouraging the spreading of the Gospel among the Germanic peoples, to whom he sent St Boniface and St Corbinian. He restored several Italian monasteries, notably Montecassino. He also opposed Iconoclasm and checked the advancing Lombards.
  16. ^ A Visigoth, by name Witiza, he was born in Languedoc in France. In 773 he became a monk at Saint-Seine near Dijon and in 779 founded a monastery in Languedoc by a stream called Aniane. The Emperor asked him to oversee monasteries in Languedoc, Provence and Gascony and eventually all those in French and Germany.
  17. ^ See: (in Russian) Димитрий Прилуцкий. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  18. ^ He came from the Serbian town of Kratov, where he was a master goldsmith. From his youth he distinguished himself by special meekness and humility. An idle word never left his mouth. He never praised himself and never envied anybody. The Moslems wanted to convert him to their faith and with this purpose in mind offered him various awards and high positions. George remained firm, and for this reason he was subjected to various harsh tortures and finally burned at the stake in the city of Sofia in 1515 at the age of 18.[18]
  19. ^ He was an ascetic at the Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Volokolamsk (Joseph-Volokolamsk Monastery), under its Abbot Joseph Volotsky (September 9), a prominent theologian of the Russian Orthodox Church who led the party defending monastic landownership. In 1530 Cassian became the Godfather of the future Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich (Ivan the Terrible).
  20. ^ (in Russian) Кассиан Босой (в миру Козьма)(1439-1532),церк.-полит.деятель,крёстный отец Ивана Грозного (1530).
  21. ^ According to Patriarch of Jerusalem Dositheus, the relics of Saint Zechariah († September 5) were found in the year 415 AD in Eleftheroupolis in Palestine, during the reign of Emperor Theodosius II (408-450 AD), by someone called 'Kalimeros" (lit.: "good morning"). His sacred relics, along with the relics of Joseph, son of Jacob, were lodged at the Great Church of Christ. The Patriarch of Jerusalem Nektarios writes about the translation of the relics of the Prophet Zechariah to Venice, Italy.
  22. ^ See: (in Russian) Симон (Виноградов). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 11 / 24. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βλάσιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Σεβαστείας. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Hieromartyr Blaise the Bishop of Sebaste. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δύο παῖδες καὶ Ἑπτὰ γυναῖκες οἱ συναθλητὲς τοῦ Ἁγίου Βλασίου. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ a b c February 24 / 11. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  7. ^ 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. 44–45.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Θεοδώρα ἡ Βασίλισσα. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Righteous Theodora, wife of the Emperor Theophilus, the Iconoclast. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βλάσιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ἐξ Ἀκαρνανίας. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l February 11. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. ^ St Gobnata of Ballyvourney. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γαβριὴλ ὁ βασιλέας. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ St Vsevolod (in holy baptism Gabriel) the Wonderworker of Pskov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Δημήτριος ἐκ Ρωσίας. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Venerable Demetrius the Wonderworker of Priluki, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ἐκ Σερβίας. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ St. George (Kratovac) the Greatmartyr of Serbia. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Κασσιανὸς ἐκ Ρωσίας. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Εὕρεσις Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Ζαχαρίου Πατρὸς Ἰωάννου Προδρόμου. 11 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ 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.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 24 февраля (11 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).