February 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 11 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Feb. 13

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 25 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 12th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 30.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Alexius (Buy), Bishop of Voronezh (1930)[32][33][34]
  • New Martyr Mitrophan, Archpriest (1931)[32][34][35]

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. ^ "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."[3]
  3. ^ "At Antioch, St. Meletius, a bishop, who often suffered exile for the Catholic faith, and finally died at Constantinople and went to his reward. His virtues have been highly extolled by St. John Chrysostom and St. Gregory of Nyssa."[7]
  4. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Meletios, Meletius (Μελέτιος).
  5. ^ There is no record of Saint Sisinnios in Greek Hagiography or in the official calendar of the Orthodox Church. In fact his memory is preserved in two codices of the 15th century, one of Venetian origin, and the other from the National Library of Florence. His tenure as Bishop is placed in the period of Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos (919-944), and lasted 34 years. His holy relics are kept in Venice.
  6. ^ Modestus was martyred in Carthage in North Africa and venerated as the patron-saint of Cartagena in Spain.
  7. ^ His relics were brought to Benevento in Italy in c 785.
  8. ^ "At Barcelona, in Spain, in the time of the emperor Diocletian, St. Eulalia, virgin, who, being racked, torn with iron hooks, cast into the fire, and crucified, received the glorious crown of martyrdom."[7]
  9. ^ His relics are enshrined in the ancient basilica of St Stephen in Verona.
  10. ^ Also called 'the Poor'. Tradition says that Julian killed his own parents in error. In repentance he and his wife went to Rome on pilgrimage and built a hospice by the side of a river where they tended the poor and the sick and rowed travellers across the river. For this reason he is venerated as the patron saint of boatmen, innkeepers and travellers.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Πρίμα, Ἀμπλίας, Δάτιβος, Πλωτίνος, Σατορνίνος, Φάβιος, Φῆλιξ οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ a b c d e (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  3. ^ 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. p. 44.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l February 12 / 25. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μελέτιος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ἀντιοχείας τῆς μεγάλης. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ St Meletius the Archbishop of Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 45–46.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μαρία ἡ μετονομασθείσα Μαρίνος. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐγένιος. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Venerable Mary (who was called Marinus), and her father at Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀντώνιος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ St Anthony the Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σισίννιος Ἐπίσκοπος τοῦ Θεοῦ. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰουλιανὸς καὶ Μόδεστος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h February 12. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  16. ^ 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. 63–66.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Πρόχορος ἐκ Γεωργίας . 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ St Prochorus of Georgia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ Σιναΐτης. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Martyr Nicholas Dvali in Jerusalem. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ Fathers and Martyrs of the Georgian Monasteries in Jerusalem. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀλέξιος ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Μόσχας. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ St Alexis the Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασιανὸς τοῦ Οὔγκλιχ. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ St Bassian of Uglich. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Χρῆστος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Κηπουρός. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ [ St Kristo the Gardener of Albania]. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μελέτιος Ἐπίσκοπος Χαρκώβ. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ Announcement by the Holy and Sacred Synod Archived December 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Retrieved: 27 November, 2013.
  31. ^ Canonization of Two New Saints by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Ecumenical Patriarchate - Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia (OMHKSEA). November 27, 2013.
  32. ^ a b c February 25 / 12. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  33. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀλέξιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Βορονὲζ. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  34. ^ 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.
  35. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μητροφάνης ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ἐκ Ρωσίας. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  36. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Ἰβηριτίσσης. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  37. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “Iveron”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  38. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἐγκαίνια Ναοῦ Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου εἰς Πούσγην. 12 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  39. ^ The Twelfth Day of the Month of February. Orthodoxy in China.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 25 февраля (12 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).