January 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Jan. 15 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Jan. 17

All fixed commemorations below are observed on January 29 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For January 16th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 3.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr John, Priest (1919)[12]

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 wife of Manius Acilius Glabrio and mother of the Senator Pudens. The tradition is that she was the hostess in Rome of the Apostle Peter. His headquarters were at her villa near the Roman catacombs which to this day bear her name - Catacomb of Priscilla.
  3. ^ Probably born in Lorraine of a Roman consular family, he renounced paganism in his youth and went to the East to learn from monasticism. Returning to France, he founded a monastery on the Mediterranean island of Lérins. In 426 he was forced to become Archbishop of Arles, but reposed three years later.
  4. ^ A Syrian by origin, he became a monk with St Honoratus at Lérins and was venerated at Chambéry as an Apostle of Savoy in France and the first Bishop of Tarentaise.
  5. ^ A hermit taken from his solitude by the people of Sorrento in Italy, who made him their bishop.
  6. ^ Born in Neustria, he showed spiritual sensitivity from childhood. He lived as a hermit near the monastery of Thérouanne until he moved to Dombes. The village of Saint Trivier in France commemorates his name.
  7. ^ Brother of Sts Isidore and Leander of Seville in Spain and of St Florentina. He was Bishop of Ecija in Andalusia and one of the leaders of the Spanish Church of that time.
  8. ^ Having founded a monastery at Rathmat in Ireland, he went to England and founded another at Burgh Castle in Suffolk. He finally moved to France and founded a monastery at Lagny near Paris. He was buried in Picardy. His life is famous for his remarkable visions of the afterlife.
  9. ^ "St. Fursey was favoured with various heavenly visions, in which the eternal truths of religion were indelibly impressed on his soul."[13]
  10. ^ Born in Westmeath in Ireland, he lived as a hermit near the monastery of Clonmacnoise until the year 969, when he became abbot there.
  11. ^ Acts 12:1-11; John 21:15-25.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Πεύσιππος, Ἐλάσιππος καὶ Μέσιππος οἱ Μάρτυρες οἱ αὐτάδελφοι. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Νεονίλλη ἡ Μάρτυς. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m January 16/January 29. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  4. ^ Martyred Brothers in Cappadocia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δάναξ ὁ Ἀναγνώστης. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Martyr Danax the Reader, in Macedonia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m January 16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ὀνωρᾶτος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ἀρελάτης. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ St Honoratus the Archbishop of Arles and Founder of Lerins Monastery. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ (Russian) ЖУРНАЛЫ заседания Священного Синода от 9 марта 2017 года. Русская Православная Церковь - Официальный сайт Московского Патриархата (Patriarchia.ru). 9 марта 2017 г. 20:08. Retrieved: 14 March, 2017.
  12. ^ a b January 29 / January 16. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  13. ^ 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.22.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ρωμύλος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Venerable Romilus of Ravenica. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μάξιμος ὁ διὰ Χριστὸν Σαλός καὶ Θαυματουργὸς τῆς Τότμα. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Blessed Maximus the Fool-for-Christ of Totma, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεράσιμος ὁ Παλλαδὰς Πατριάρχης Ἀλεξανδρείας. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δαμασκηνὸς ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Hieromartyr Damascene of Hilandar of Mt Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόλαος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ προσκύνησις τῆς Τιμίας ἁλύσεως τοῦ Ἁγίου καὶ ἐνδόξου Ἀποστόλου Πέτρου. 16 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-Glorious Apostle Peter. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


  • January 16/January 29. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • January 29 / January 16. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • Complete List of Saints. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).
  • January 16. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. January. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  • 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. 8.
  • January 16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • 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. 16–17.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources