February 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 19 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 6th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 24.


  • Apodosis of the Meeting of Our Lord.[1][2]


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Demetrius, Priest, and Martyr Anatolius (1921)[11]
  • New Hieromartyr Basil Nadezhnin, priest, of Moscow (1930)[1][11][30][note 16]
  • New Hieromartyr Alexander, Priest (1938)[11]

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 same day, the holy martyrs Saturninus, Theophilus, and Revocata."[7]
  3. ^ "At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the birthday of St. Dorothy, virgin and martyr, who was stretched on the rack, then a long time scourged with boughs of the palm-tree, and finally condemned to capital punishment, under Sapricius, governor of that province. Her noble confession of Christ converted a lawyer named Theophilus, who was also tortured in a barbarous manner, and finally put to death by the sword."[7]
  4. ^ "At Emesa, in Phoenicia, in the time of the emperor Maximian, St. Silvanus, bishop, who, after having governed that church forty years, was delivered to the beasts with two other Christians, and having his limbs all mangled, received the palm of martyrdom."[7]
  5. ^ In the Synaxarion of St Nicodemus it records the name "Silounos/Silvanus of Emesa", instead of Lucianus. However in other Synaxaria their memory is given as October 25.
  6. ^ Fellow-sufferers were Sts Cassius, Maximus, Liminius and Victorinus.
  7. ^ "MEL was by birth a Briton, who went to Ireland as a fellow-labourer with St. Patrick, by whom he was made Bishop of Ardagh. In some legends he is said to be one of the nephews of that great Apostle, but there is no sufficient warrant for such a tradition. According to an ancient calendar, St. Mel passed to his eternal rest on the 6th of February."[24]
  8. ^ By tradition one of the four nephews of St Patrick ( Mel, Melchu, Munis and Rioch), sons of Conis and Darerca, St Patrick's sister. They accompanied St Patrick to Ireland, St Mel becoming the first Bishop of Ardagh.[23]
  9. ^ He ended his days as a hermit on an island in Lough Ree in Ireland.[23]
  10. ^ He preached with St Remigius to convert the Franks. He was Bishop of Arras-Cambrai in the north of France for nearly forty years. He instructed King Clovis for baptism, built churches and cared for the poor.
  11. ^ "The same day, the holy bishops Vedastus and Amandus, who were illustrious by many miracles, both in life and death. The former governed the church of Arras, the latter that of Maestricht."[7]
  12. ^ Born near Nantes in France, he lived as a hermit in Bourges for fifteen years. At the age of thirty-three he became a bishop and preached in Flanders in Belgium, Carinthia in Austria and among the Basques in Spain. He founded many monasteries in all these places, of which the best known is Elnon near Tournai, where he went in his old age and reposed aged over ninety.
  13. ^ His relics were enshrined together with those of St Amandus in 694.
  14. ^ A nun together with her sister Herlindis in Valenciennes, she was gifted in embroidery and painting. On her sister's repose, she became Abbess of Maaseik in Belgium.
  15. ^ Hieromartyr Artemios the Sinaite ministered at the Holy-Trinity Metochion of the monastery, in Heraklion, Crete. The saint was a member of the entourage of Hieromartyr Neophytos the Sinaite (December 20), and was martyred in the year 1822.
  16. ^ See: (Russian) Василий (Надеждин). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q February 6 / 19. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Βουκόλος Ἐπίσκοπος Σμύρνης. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ St Bucolus the Bishop of Smyrna. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Θεόφιλος, Σατουρνίνος καὶ Ρεβοκάτος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ 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. 39–40.
  8. ^ Virginmartyr Dorothy at Caesarea, in Cappadocia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Virginmartyr Christina with her sister, at Caesarea, in Cappadocia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δωροθέα καὶ Θεόφιλος οἱ Μάρτυρες ἐν Καισαρείᾳ. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m February 19 / 6. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Φαύστα, Εὐϊλάσιος καὶ Μάξιμος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Virginmarty Fausta at Cyzicus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰουλιανὸς ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ ἐν Ἐμέσῃ. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Martyr Julian of Emesa. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Φαῦστος, Βασίλειος καὶ Λουκιανὸς οἱ Μάρτυρες. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ ἐν Λυκῷ. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Βαρσανούφιος καὶ Ἰωάννης ὁ ἐπικαλούμενος Προφήτης. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Venerable Barsanuphius the Great. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Φώτιος ὁ Ἰσαπόστολος καὶ Ὁμολογητὴς Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ St Photius the Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Virginmartyr Martha in Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 6. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  24. ^ 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. p. 55.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἄμανδος φωτιστὴς τῆς Βελγικῆς. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀρσένιος ὁ ἐκ Γεωργίας. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ St Arsenius of Iqalto in Georgia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δαμασκηνὸς ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ὁ Σιναΐτης. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀρτέμιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ὁ Σιναΐτης. 6 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ 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). p. 13.
  31. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 19 февраля (6 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).