January 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Jan. 22 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Jan. 24

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 5 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For January 23rd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 10.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Emerentiana, a martyr in Rome (305)[15][note 3]
  • Saint Amasius of Teano, Bishop of Teano in central Italy (356)[15][note 4]
  • Saints Severian and Aquila, a husband and wife martyred in Julia Caesarea in Mauritania in North Africa.[15]
  • Saint Martyrius (Martory), a hermit in the Abruzzi in Italy (6th century)[15]
  • Saint Ormond (Armand), monk of the monastery of Saint Mairé in France, where he became abbot (6th century)[15]
  • Saint Ildefonsus, Metropolitan Bishop of Toledo from 657 (667)[15][note 5][note 6]
  • Saint Colman of Lismore, Abbot of Lismore Abbey in Ireland and also a bishop (702)[15]
  • Saint Lufthild, a saint honoured near Cologne in Germany, where she lived as an anchoress (ca. 850)[15]
  • Saint Maimbod (Mainboeuf), martyred by pagans while preaching to peasants near Kaltenbrunn in Alsace, now in France (ca. 880)[15]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Bulashov), Abbot of Holy Transfiguration Guslitsky Monastery (Moscow) (1938)[1][11][20]
  • New Hieromartyr Anatolius (Grisjuk) of Odessa, Bishop and Martyr (1938)[21][22][note 8]
  • Virgin-martyrs Evdokia and Ekaterine (1938)[11][20]
  • Virgin-martyr Militsa (1938)[11][20]

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. ^ See: (Greek) Ιερά Μητρόπολις Θεσσαλονίκης. Βικιπαίδεια. (Greek Wikipedia).
  3. ^ A martyr in Rome. Still only a catechumen, this foster-sister of St Agnes was found by pagans praying at the tomb of the recently martyred Agnes and was stoned to death.
  4. ^ A Greek, driven from the East by the Arians, he became second Bishop of Teano in central Italy in 346.
  5. ^ "At Toledo, St. Ildefonsus, bishop, who, on account of his great purity of life, and his defense of the virginity of the Mother of God against the heretics who impugned it, received from her a brilliant white vestment, and being renowned for sanctity, was called to heaven."[16]
  6. ^ Nephew of St Eugene of Toledo in Spain. He knew St Isidore of Seville and became a monk and Abbot of Agli on the Tagus near Toledo. He became Archbishop there in 657. He excelled as a writer, especially on the Mother of God.
  7. ^ See: (Russian) Геннадий Костромской и Любимоградский. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  8. ^ See: (Russian) Анатолий (Грисюк). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  9. ^ See: (Russian) Собор Костромских святых. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  10. ^ "Abbot Damascene (1835-1881). January 25. In the direct line of Paisius Velichkovsky's disciples, Cleopas, Theodore and Euthymius, the humble Abbot Damascene was placed as head of Valaam, that Athos of the North, at the insistence of such a luminary as Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov. Abbot Damascene fortified the eremitic life by building isolated sketes with an austere typicon which bore fruit an hundred fold for generations of great ascetics. Thus, Abbot Damascene is rightly called a builder of saints. He is also called a saint, as he has been known to appear from the other world to console and protect those who keep his memory. It is interesting to note that though he was a simple, uneducated man, Abbot Damascene possessed a great sense of appreciation of the arts; he encouraged artists, musicians and students to visit Valaam and create by being inspired by Valaam's natural beauty. The painters Shishkm, Aivazovsky, and the composer Tchaikovsky were among them. The latter, having been snowed-in on Valaam, had an opportunity to hearken to inspiration and wrote his first symphony, in which he depicted the blizzard and the freeze and thaw of the watery element. He entitled this work "Winter Dreams"."[28]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m January 23 / February 5. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κλήμης καὶ Ἀγαθάγγελος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Hieromartyr Clement the Bishop of Ancyra. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀχόλιος Ἐπίσκοπος Θεσσαλονίκης. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐσέβιος. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σαλαμάνης ὁ Ἡσυχαστής. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Venerable Salamanes the Silent of the Euphrates. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μαϋσιμᾶς ὁ Σύρος. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Venerable Mausimas the Syrian. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ a b c d e February 5 / January 23. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  12. ^ St Paulinus the Merciful the Bishop of Nola. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δύο Μάρτυρες. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b 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. 9.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i January 23. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  16. ^ 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. 23–24.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γεννάδιος ἐκ Λιθουανίας. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Venerable Gennadius of Kostroma. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀλέξανδρος ἐκ Ρωσίας. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ a b c d e (Russian) 23 января (ст.ст.) 5 февраля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀνατόλιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Ὀδησσοῦ. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Michael J. Walsh. A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West. Liturgical Press, 2007. p. 37. ISBN 9780814631867
  23. ^ Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Sixth Ecumenical Council. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις πάντων τῶν ἐν Καστρόμᾳ τῆς Ρωσίας διαλαμψάντων Ἁγίων. 23 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Synaxis of the Saints of Kostroma. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  26. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. January. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  27. ^ Translation of the relics of St Theoctistus the Archbishop of Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. ^ VALAAM PATERICON. Retrieved: 18 December, 2013.


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