February 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 2 (March 1 on leap years) by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 17th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 4.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Michael Nikologorsky and Paul Kosminkov,[1] Priests (1938)[14][25]
  • Martyr Anna Chetverikov (1940)[25] (see also: February 18 )

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 Concordia, the holy martyrs Donatus, Secundian, and Romulus, with eighty-six others, partakers of the same crown."[9]
  3. ^ "At Caesarea, in Palestine, St. Theodulus, an aged man, in the service of the governor Firmilian. Moved by the example of the martyrs, he confessed Christ with constancy, was fastened to a cross, and thus by a noble victory merited the palm of martyrdom."[9]
  4. ^ "AT Rome, the passion of St. Faustinus, whom forty-four others followed to receive the crown of martyrdom."[9]
  5. ^ "GUEVROCK was a native of Great Britain, who followed his master St. Tugdual to Brittany, and was named by him Superior of a new monastery in the place since called Loc-Kiric. He lived in seclusion until called by St. Paul of Léon to assist him in the government of his diocese. In the exercise of this duty he exhibited great zeal and charity, and was favoured with miraculous gifts. He was attending the Bishop in his visitation when seized with his last illness at a place called Landerneau. There he gave up his soul to God, but his body was conveyed to his own Abbey of Loc-Kiric. His relics were preserved with veneration for a length of time, but were lost during the invasions and civil disturbances which occurred at a later period."[16]
  6. ^ Numerous disciples attached themselves to this ascetic and he became their abbot.
  7. ^ Born in Ireland, he became a monk at Iona in Scotland and succeeded St Aidan in the Northumbrian Church. With St Cedd and others he enlightened parts of the south of England.
  8. ^ A courtier who gave up his worldly life to preach the Gospel. He enlightened the area near Thérouanne in the north of France. After some forty years of unceasing work, during which he paid the ransoms of many slaves, he went to the monastery of Auchy-les-Moines, where he lived the few remaining years of his life as a monk.
  9. ^ The 300 Allemagne Saints came to Cyprus from Palestine, and lived as ascetics in various parts of the island. Included among the "300 Allemagne Saints" are:
    • Venerable Anastasios the Wonderwoker of Cyprus, September 17
    • Venerable Abbacum the Ascetic of Cyprus, Wonderworker, December 2
    • Venerable Cassian the Martyr (Kassianos), December 4
    • Venerable Calantius of Tamassos (Kalandios), April 26
    • Martyr Constantine of Cyprus (Constantine of Allemagne), Wonderworker, July 1
    According to some of their lives in the Great Synaxaristes, after the dissolution of the Second Crusade (1147 - 1149), they decided to live the monastic life in the Jordan desert. However since the Latins there disturbed them, they relocated to Cyprus and dispersed over the island.[18][19]
  10. ^ See also: November 27.
  11. ^ The Holy Synod of the Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church canonized Holy Martyr Theodore on October 17, 2002.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s February 17 / March 2. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Μαριάμνη ἡ Ἰσαπόστολος ἀδελφὴ τοῦ Ἁγίου Φιλίππου τοῦ Ἀποστόλου. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. ecclesia.gr. (H Εκκλησια Τησ Ελλαδοσ).
  4. ^ St Mariamne the sister of the Apostle Philip. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αὐξίβιος Ἐπίσκοπος Σόλων Κύπρου. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  6. ^ St Auxibius Bishop of Soli, Cyprus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ρωμύλος, Σεκουνδιανός, Δονάτος οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i February 17. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ a b c d e 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. 50-51.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Μεγαλομάρτυρας ὁ Τήρων. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  11. ^ Greatmartyr Theodore the Tyro (“the Recruit”). OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδουλος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Μαρκιανὸς καὶ Πουλχερία οἱ βασιλεῖς. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j March 2 / February 17. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεοστήρικτος. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  16. ^ a b 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. 72-74.
  17. ^ Rev. Oeconomos Christopher Klitou. Feasts and Saints 17th February. The Orthodox Pages.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀναστάσιος ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ ἐν Κύπρῳ. 17 Σεπτεμβρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀββακοὺμ ὁ ἀσκητὴς. 2 Δεκεμβρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεόδωρος ἐκ Ρωσίας. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  21. ^ Venerable Theodore the Silent of the Kiev Caves. OCA - Lives and Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ρωμανὸς ὁ ἐκ Τυρνόβου. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  23. ^ St Theodosius the Bulgarian, with his disciple Romanos. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μιχαὴλ ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ ἐν Ἀδριανούπολει. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  25. ^ a b c d (in Russian) 17 февраля (ст.ст.) 2 марта 2014 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἐρμογένης ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Πατριάρχης Μόσχας. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  27. ^ Hieromartyr Hermogenes the Patriarch of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Βυζαντινὸς. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  29. ^ New Martyr Theodore. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  30. ^ Hieromartyr Theodore of Atchara. OCA - Lives and Saints.
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Βαρνάβας τῆς Γεθσημανῆ. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  32. ^ a b 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). pp. 15-16.
  33. ^ Joseph of Dionysiou. OCA - Lives and Saints.
  34. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Εὕρεσις Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Μηνᾶ τοῦ Καλλικέλαδος. 17 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  35. ^ Uncovering of the relics of the Martyr Menas of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  36. ^ Icon of the Mother of God Weeping “Tikhvin” on Mt Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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