February 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 25 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Feb. 27

All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 11 (March 10 on leap years) by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 26th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 13.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Sylvester (Olshevsky), Archbishop of Omsk, Bishop of Prilutsk and Vicar of Poltava (1920)[19]
  • New Hieromartyr Peter Varlamov, Priest of Ufim (1930)[20][21][note 9]
  • New Hieromartyr Sergius Voskresensky, Priest (1933)[20][21]
  • Virgin-martyr Anna Blagoveshchensky (1937)[20][21]
  • New Hieromartyr John (Pashin), Bishop of Rylsk (Rila) (1938)[3][20][21][note 10]
  • New Hieromartyr John Dunaev, Priest (1938)[20][21]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Synaxis of the Mezhetsk Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos at Kiev (1492)[3][19][21][22]

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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Photini (Φωτεινὴ);
    • Svetlana (Светлана).
  3. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Anatolius, Anatole (Ἀνατολὴς).
  4. ^ "At Gaza, in Palestine, in the time of the emperor Arcadius, St. Porphyry, bishop, who overthrew the idol Marnas and its temple, and after many sufferings, went to rest in the Lord."[12] Name days celebrated today include:
    • Porphyrios (Πορφύριος);
    • Porphyria (Πορφυρία).
  5. ^ His memory is referenced only in the Synaxarion of Delahaye.
  6. ^ By tradition he was baptised and later consecrated bishop by St Narcissus. He was martyred under Diocletian.
  7. ^ He reorganised his diocese and lived to be a firm defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism.
  8. ^ "At Bologna, the bishop St. Faustinian, whose preaching strengthened and multiplied the faithful of that Church, which had been much afflicted during the persecution of Diocletian."[12]
  9. ^ See: Варламов, Пётр Яковлевич. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  10. ^ See: Иоанн (Пашин). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Φωτεινὴ ἡ Μεγαλομάρτυς ἡ Σαμαρείτιδα. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  3. ^ a b c d e f February 26 / March 11. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἁγίες Φωτώ, Φῶτις, Παρασκευή, Κυριακὴ καὶ Ἀνατολὴ οἱ Μάρτυρες ἀδελφὲς τῆς Ἁγίας Φωτεινῆς. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Βίκτωρ καὶ Χριστόδουλος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰωσῆς καὶ Βίκτωρ οἱ Μάρτυρες υἱοὶ τῆς Ἁγίας Φωτεινῆς. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σεβαστιανὸς ὁ δοῦκας. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Martyr Sebastian. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόκλητος ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ φαρμακὸς. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πορφύριος Ἐπίσκοπος Γάζης. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ St Porphyrius the Bishop of Gaza. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ 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. 17-18.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόλαος ὁ Κατοπινός. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d e February 26. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σεβαστιανὸς ἐκ Ρωσίας. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Venerable Sebastian of Poshekhonye. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Κάλφας. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ New Martyr John Kalphes, the Apprentice. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  20. ^ a b c d e March 11 / February 26. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  21. ^ a b c d e f (Russian) 26 февраля (ст.ст.) 11 марта 2014 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Κιέβῳ Ρωσίας. 26 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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