February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 15 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Feb. 17

All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 1 (February 29 on leap years) by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 16th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 3.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Peter Lagov, Priest (1931)[9]
  • New Hieromartyr Elias Chetverukhin, Priest, of Moscow (1934)[9][17]
  • New Hieromartyr Paul, Priest (1938)[9]

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. ^ "At Caesarea, in Palestine, the holy martyrs Elias, Jeremias, Isaias, Samuel, and Daniel, Egyptians, who of their own accord served the confessors of Christ condemned to labor in the mines of Cilicia, but were arrested on their return, and after being cruelly tortured by the governor Firmilian, under the emperor Galerius Maximian, were put to the sword. After them, St. Porphyry, servant of the martyr Pamphilus, and St. Seleucus, a Cappadocian, who had been victorious in several combats, being again exposed to torments, won the crown of martyrdom, the one by fire, the other by the sword."[5]
  3. ^ Venerable Flavian followed the monastic state and that of asceticism from a young age. It is said that he went to the top of a mountain and spent sixty and some odd years there in fasting and prayer. God blessed him as a Wonderworker and he reposed in peace.
  4. ^ The slave who ran away from his master Philemon, was converted by St Paul in Rome and was the occasion of the Apostle's letter to Philemon.
  5. ^ "THE birthday of blessed Onesimus, concerning whom the apostle St. Paul wrote to Philemon. He made him bishop of Ephesus after St. Timothy, and committed to him the office of preaching. Being led a prisoner to Kome, and stoned to death for the faith of Christ, he was buried in that city; but his body was afterwards carried to the place where he had been bishop."[5]
  6. ^ The successor of St Ursicinus about the year 360, as Bishop of Brescia in Italy. He was a descendant of Sts Faustinus and Jovita and compiled their Acts.
  7. ^ "At Cumae, in Campania, the Translation of St. Juliana, virgin and martyr. Under the emperor Maximian, she was first severely scourged by her own father, Africanus, then made to suffer many torments by the prefect, Evilasius, whom she had refused to marry. Later being thrown into prison, she encountered the evil spirit in a visible manner. Finally, as a fiery furnace and a caldron of boiling oil could do her no injury, she terminated her martyrdom by decapitation."[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g February 16 / March 1. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Πάμφιλος, Δανιήλ, Ἠλίας, Ἡσαΐας, Θεόδουλος, Ἱερεμίας, Ἰουλιανός, Οὐάλης, Παῦλος, Πορφύριος, Σαμουὴλ καὶ Σέλευκος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Martyr Pamphilius the Presbyter at Caesarea, in Palestine. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b c d 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. 49-50.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μαρουθᾶς ὁ Ἐπίσκοπος καὶ οἱ Ἅγιοι Μάρτυρες ἐν Περσίᾳ. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ St Maruthas the Bishop of Martyropolis in Mesopotamia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ St Flavian, Archbishop of Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h March 1 / February 16. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Φλαβιανὸς Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Φλαβιανός. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ a b c February 16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Τάνκο Ἐπίσκοπος Βέρντεν. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). St. Tanco, or Tatta, Bishop and Martyr, Native of Scotland. The Lives of the Saints, Volume II: February. 1866. (Bartleby.com).
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ρωμανὸς ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ St Nicholas, Equal of the Apostles and Archbishop of Japan. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἠλίας ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Κύπρῳ. 16 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ 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. 15.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 1 марта (16 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).