February 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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February 1 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 3

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 15 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 2nd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 20.



Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

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. ^ "THE Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, called by the Greeks Hypapante (meeting) of the Lord."[6]
  3. ^ "At Rome, on the Salarian road, the passion of St. Apronian, a notary. Whilst he was yet a Gentile, and was leading St. Sisinius out of prison, to present him before the governor Laodicius, he heard a voice from heaven saying, "Come ye, the blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world." At once he believed, was baptized, and after confessing our Lord, received sentence of death."[6]
  4. ^ Sent by St Gregory the Great to England, St Augustine sent him back to Rome to report on the English mission and to bring more help. The second Archbishop of Canterbury from 604, he suffered during the pagan reaction and thought of fleeing to France. He was rebuked by the Apostle Peter in a dream and in the end succeeded in converting Eadbald.
  5. ^ Born in Flanders in Belgium, he was a son or grandson of St Gertrude of Hamage. He married a lady named Rictrude, who is also venerated as a saint together with their four children, Maurontius, Clotsindis, Eusebia and Adalsindis. Adalbald was murdered by relatives of his wife who disapproved of the marriage and he was venerated as a martyr.
  6. ^ In 880 a Christian army was caught in the ice and snow and was defeated by pagan Norsemen at Ebsdorf in the north of Germany. Among them, St Bruno and four bishops, eleven nobles and many others were slain and venerated as martyrs.
  7. ^ See also:
  8. ^ Greek: Κακιᾶς Μέλισσας.
    The icon has this epithet because during a raid of the island by pirates, who wished to plunder the monastery, a colony of bees suddenly appeared that attacked the pirates and forced them to retreat.
  9. ^ Greek: Φλεβαριωτίσσης ἢ Λιβύης.
    She is called this because of the dark colour.
  10. ^ Greek: Φλεβαριώτισσας.
    She is called this either because the feast day is in the month of February, or according to another tradition, because a vein (Greek: φλέβα) of water had been discovered in this area.
  11. ^ Greek: Χρυσαλινιώτισσας' ἢ 'Ἀλινιώτισσας.


  1. ^ a b c d e f February 2 / 15. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὑπαπαντὴ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ The Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b February 15 / 2. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  6. ^ 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. 35–36.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀγαθόδωρος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 2. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ 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. 46-48.
  10. ^ The Martyrs of Ebsdorf
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰορδάνης ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γαβριὴλ ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐθύμιος ἐκ Γεωργίας. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Ὑπαπαντῆς. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Ἀπεκοῆς. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Κακιᾶς Μέλισσας. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Γουμενίσσης. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Φλεβαριωτίσσης ἢ Λιβύης. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Φλεβαριωτίσσης. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Χρυσαλινιωτίσσης. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 15 февраля (2 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).