February 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 18 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Feb. 20

All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 4 (March 3 on leap years) by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 19th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 6.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saint Gabinus, a martyr in Rome who was related to the Emperor Diocletian, but also the brother of Pope Gaius, and father of the martyr St Susanna (c. 295)[17][note 2]
  • Saint Quodvultdeus, Bishop of Carthage in North Africa, exiled by the Arian Genseric King of the Vandals after the capture of the city in 439 (450)[17]
  • Saint Valerius (Valére), Bishop of Antibes in the south of France (c. 450)[17]
  • Saint Odran, ranks as the first Christian martyr in Irish history (c. 452)[17][19]
  • Saints Publius, Julian, Marcellus and Companions, martyrs in North Africa.[17][18]
  • Saint Barbatus of Benevento, took part in the Sixth Oecumenical Council in Constantinople at which Monothelitism was condemned (682)[17][note 3]
  • Saint Mansuetus, Bishop of Milan and Confessor, he wrote a treatise against Monothelitism (c. 690)[17][18]
  • Saint Beatus of Liébana, a monk at Liebana and was famous for his firm stand against Adoptionism (789)[17][note 4]
  • Saint George of Lodève, a monk at Saint-Foi-de-Conques in Rouergue but later moved to Vabres and became Bishop of Lodève (c. 884)[17]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Vladimir (Terentiev), Abbot, of Zosima Hermitage, Smolensk (1933)[1]
  • New Martyr Demetrius Volkov (1942)[9][15]

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 Rome, the birthday of St. Gabinus, priest and martyr, brother of the blessed pope Caius. Being loaded with chains and kept a long time in prison by Diocletian, he obtained the joys of heaven by a precious death."[18]
  3. ^ "At Benevento, St. Barbatus, a bishop illustrious for sanctity, who converted the Lombards and their chief to the faith of Christ."[18]
  4. ^ When Adoptionism was condemned, the saint went to the monastery of Valcavado and wrote his famous Commentary on the Apocalypse.
  5. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Philothei, Philothea (Φιλοθέη).
  6. ^ The Cyprus Icon of the Mother of God. In this icon the Mother of God is depicted sitting on a throne with the Divine Infant in Her arms. There is an angel on either side of Her. The prototype of this holy icon manifested itself in the year 392 on the island of Cyprus at the tomb of Righteous Lazarus, the friend of Christ (October 17), and is kept there in a monastery. Renowned copies of the Cyprus Icon are at the Moscow’s Dormition Cathedral, and in the Nikolo-Golutvin church in the village of Stromyn, Moscow diocese (Commemorated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy). Other days commemorating the Cyprus Icon are the Day of the Holy Spirit, April 20, and July 9. Some copies of the Cyprus Icon have additional names such as "Cleansing," "Knife," and "Hawk."


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k February 19 / March 4. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἄρχιππος, Φιλήμων καὶ Ἀπφίας οἱ Ἀπόστολοι. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Martyr Archippus of the Seventy Apostles. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Μάξιμος, Θεόδοτος, Ἡσύχιος καὶ Ἀσκληπιοδότη οἱ Μάρτυρες. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Martyr Maximus of Adrianopolis. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Εὐγένιος καὶ Μακάριος οἱ Ὁμολογητές. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ St Eugene the Presbyter and Confessor at Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d March 4 / February 19. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ραβουλᾶς. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ St Rabulas of Samosata. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Κόνων. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Venerable Conan, Abbot of the Pethukla Monastery. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ Venerable Dositheus of Palestine, the Disciple of the Venerable Abba Dorotheus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ a b c (Russian) 19 февраля (ст.ст.) 4 марта 2014 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σωφρόνιος. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i February 19. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  18. ^ 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. 52-53.
  19. ^ The Nineteenth Day of the Month of February. Orthodoxy in China.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἱεροσλάβος ὁ Σοφὸς. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Φιλοθέη ἡ Ὁσιομάρτυς ἡ Ἀθηναία. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Martyr Philothea the Monastic. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ Venerable Theodore of Sanaxar. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικήτας ὁ νέος Ἱερομάρτυρας. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μαρία τοῦ Ὅλονετς. 19 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Cyprus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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Russian Sources