February 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 20 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Feb. 22

All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 6 (March 5 on leap years) by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 21st, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 8.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saint Felix of Metz, third Bishop of Metz in France for over forty years (2nd century))[6][17]
  • Saint Severus and Sixty-Two Companions, martyrs in Syrmium in Pannonia (3rd-4th centuries)[17]
  • Saint Alexander of Adrumetum, martyred with others in North Africa (c. 434)[17]
  • Martyrs Verulus, Secundinus, Siricius, Felix, Servulus, Saturninus, Fortunatus and Companions, martyrs in North Africa, probably under the Vandals (c. 434)[17][18][note 6][note 7]
  • Saint Paterius, a monk, disciple and friend of St Gregory the Great, he became Bishop of Brescia and was a prolific writer (606))[6][17]
  • Saint Pepin of Landen, Duke of Brabant, he was the husband of St Ida and the father of St Gertrude of Nivelles and St Begga (c. 646)[17]
  • Saint Ercongotha, daughter of King Erconbert of Kent and St Saxburgh, became a nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie under her aunt, St Ethelburgh, but reposed very young (660)[17]
  • Saint Gundebert (Gumbert, Gondelbert), Bishop of Sens in France, later the founder of the monastery of Senones around 660 (c. 676)[17]
  • Saint Germanus of Granfelden, Abbot of Granfield in the Val Moutier in Switzerland, martyred with another monk, Randoald, while interceding for the poor (677)[17]
  • Saint Avitus II of Clermont, Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, one of the great bishops of the age (689)[17]
  • Saint Valerius, a monk and Abbot of San Pedro de Montes, he left several ascetic writings (695)[17]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Alexander Vislyansky, Daniel Alferov and Gregory Klebanov, Priests (1930)[5][20]
  • New Hieromartyr Constantine Pyatikrestovsky, Priest and Paul Shirokogorov, Deacon (1938)[5][20]
  • Virgin-Martyr Olga Koshelev (1939)[5][20]

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 Scythopolis, in Palestine, St. Severian, bishop and martyr."[6]
  3. ^ Venerable Andreas originated from Mytilene and Venerable Anatolios was from Raithu.
  4. ^ Consecrated Bishop of Ravenna in Italy in 546, he built the Basilica of San Vitale, which was dedicated in the presence of the Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora. Holding a jewelled cross, he is depicted in mosaics standing next to the Emperor.
  5. ^ In the Jerusalem Canonarion he is listed on January 31 and October 28. Note that the "Commemoration of the Fall of Jerusalem in 614 AD to the Persians", which occurred during his tenure as Patriarch, takes place on May 17.
  6. ^ Hadrumetum is given as the place of their martyrdom and their number as twenty-six.
  7. ^ "At Adrumetum, in Africa, during the persecution of the Vandals, the holy martyrs Verulus, Secundinus, Syricius, Felix, Servulus, Saturninus, Fortunatus, and sixteen others, who were crowned with martyrdom for the confession of the Catholic faith."[6]
  8. ^ See: (Russian) Козельщанская икона Божией Матери. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i February 21 / March 6. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐστάθιος Πατριάρχης Ἀντιοχείας. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ St Eustathius the Archbishop of Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b c d March 6 / February 21. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  6. ^ 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. 54-55.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Ἀνδρέας καὶ Ἀνατόλιος. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μαξιμιανὸς Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ραβέννης. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ ἀπὸ Σχολαστικῶν Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ St John “Scholasticus”, Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ζαχαρίας Πατριάρχης Ἱεροσολύμων. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ St Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Τιμόθεος ὁ ἐν Συμβόλοις. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Venerable Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀμάστριδος. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ St George the Bishop of Amastris on the Black Sea. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k February 21. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Βερούλιος, Σεκουνδίνος, Σιρίκιος, Φελίσιος, Σέρβουλος, Σατουρνίνος, Φουρτουνάτος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  20. ^ a b c d (Russian) 21 февраля (ст.ст.) 6 марта 2014 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Κοζελσλὰνκ τῆς Ρωσίας. 21 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “Kozelshchansk”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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Russian Sources