February 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Feb. 6 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendarFeb. 8

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 20 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 7th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 25.


  • Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple.[1]


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Alexander Talizin, Priest (1938)[13][24]
  • New Hieromartyr Barlaam (Ryashentsev), Archbishop of Perm (1942)[3][13][note 14]
  • New Hieromartyr Alexis, Priest (1942)[13]

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Repose of Archimandrite Gennadius, ascetic of the Roslavl Forests (1826), and commemoration of his disciple Abramius, desert-dweller of Whitehoof Convent (1868), and the latter’s spiritual daughter Abbess Alexandra (1883)

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  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. ^ "In Phrygia, St. Adaucus, martyr, an Italian of noble birth, who was honored by the emperors with almost every dignity. Whilst he was still discharging the office of quaestor, he was judged worthy of the crown of martyrdom for his defence of the faith."[10]
  3. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Parthenios (Παρθένιος);
    • Parthenia, Parthena (Παρθενία, Παρθένα).
  4. ^ He is recorded in the Synaxarion of Constantinople.
  5. ^ He is not mentioned in the Synaxaria. His memory is recorded in the 'Patmiako' Codex 266.
  6. ^ An early martyr and bishop, probably in France, though some have suggested London in England.[20]
  7. ^ "At London, in England, the birthday of the blessed bishop Augulus, who terminated his career by martyrdom, and deserved to receive an eternal recompense."[10]
  8. ^ "AUGULUS is named on this day in the Roman Martyrology, and in all the ancient calendars, as a Bishop, who suffered martyrdom in London. No Acts of his are known to exist; but the conjecture of historians is, that he suffered in the persecution of Diocletian, about the same time as St. Alban."[21]
  9. ^ Having left Armenia during the persecution of Diocletian, he won martyrdom in Flanders. His relics were venerated in Bruges in Belgium.
  10. ^ A matron in Bologna in Italy whose piety and charity were praised by St Ambrose of Milan. Her husband left her to become a priest with her consent and she devoted herself to bringing up her four children and to the service of the Church and the poor.
  11. ^ Bishop Laurence of Siponto witnessed an apparition of the Archangel Michael on Mount Gargano in southern Italy about the year 490 AD, in memory of which the famous Monastery of the Archangel was founded.
  12. ^ Eastern by origin, he travelled to Spain with some merchants and settled in Mérida, where he became a disciple of St Paul, bishop of the city, whom he later succeeded.
  13. ^ A noble from the west of England and father of Sts Willibald, Winebald and Walburga. He reposed at Lucca on a pilgrimage to Rome.
  14. ^ See: (Russian) Варлаам (Ряшенцев). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀγαθάγγελος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 7 / 20. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Χίλιοι Μάρτυρες τρεῖς Οἰκέτες, τέσσερις Προτίκτορες οἱ ἐν Νικομήδειᾳ Μαρτυρήσαντες. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d e f (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  6. ^ 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόπεμπτος ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ ἡ συνοδεία αὐτοῦ. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι ἕξι Μάρτυρες ἐκ Φρυγίας. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αὔδατος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ 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. 41–42.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Παρθένιος Ἐπίσκοπος Λαμψάκου. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ St Parthenius the Bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j February 20 / 7. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς ὁ ἐν Στειρίῳ τῆς Ἑλλάδος. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Venerable Luke of Hellas. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀπρίων Ἐπίσκοπος Κύπρου. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Πέτρος ὁ ἐν Μονοβάτοις ἀγωνισάμενος. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σαραπίων. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Martyr Aule. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k February 7. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  21. ^ a b 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. 55–58.
  22. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ἐξ Ἁλικιανοῦ τῆς Κυδωνίας Κρήτης. 7 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ 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.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 20 февраля (7 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).