January 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Jan. 24 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Jan. 26

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 7 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For January 25th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 12.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Januarius, Felix, Philip, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martial.[18]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

Other Commemorations[edit]

  • Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Assuage My Sorrow" (1640)[1][12][36][37]
  • Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos "Unexpected Joy."[1][38]
  • Repose of Archpriest Sergius Orlov of Akulovo (1975)[1]

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. ^ "At Tomis, in Scythia, St. Bretannion, bishop, who by his great sanctity, and his zeal for the Catholic faith, shone in the Church, under the Arian emperor Valens, whom he opposed with fortitude."[7]
  3. ^ Born in Wales, churches dedicated to her are to be found in Wales and Cornwall. Her holy well and shrine at Llanddwyn in Anglesey were once centres of pilgrimage.
  4. ^ One of St Columba's twelve companions, he was chosen to enlighten the Picts in Scotland. He is called the Apostle of the Picts of Galloway.
  5. ^ The first Christian King of East Anglia in England. He introduced Orthodoxy into his kingdom, later himself becoming a monk. He was killed by the pagan King Penda of Mercia and was venerated as a martyr.
  6. ^ He became Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne in France. He encouraged monasticism but was murdered by evildoers at Volvic in the Vosges.
  7. ^ "At Clermont, in Auvergne, the Saints Projectus, bishop, and Marinus, a man of God, who were murdered by the leading men of that city."[7]
  8. ^ She is described as a miracle of patience under suffering.
  9. ^ Born in Flanders, after a military career he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Rome. On his return he became a monk at St Thierry in Rheims in 1006. Two years later he moved to Saint-Vannes and then to Vaast in Arras. In 1021 he became Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium and the monastic revival soon spread to other monasteries, among others to Hautmont, Marchiennes, St Maximinus of Trier in Germany and St Vaast in Arras in France.
  10. ^ See also: (Russian) Моисей (архиепископ Новгородский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  11. ^ See also: (Russian) Григорий (епископ Коломенский) («Григорий Голутвинский»). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  12. ^ "All Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the communist yoke including: St. Yuri Novitsky of Kyiv; St. Ivan Kovshariv of Odessa; St Alexander Hotovitsky of Volyn, Protopresbyter; St Alexander Petrivsky of Volyn, Archbishop; St Constantine Dyakiv of Volyn, Metropolitan of Kyiv; St. Onyphry Hahalyuk of Lublin, Archbishop; St. Valentyn Mamchich, Archimandrite; St Ivan Timoniv, Priest; St Volodymyr Vasilivsky, Priest; St Nicholas Mihulin of Kharkiv, Priest; St Victor Yavorsky, Priest; St Dionysiy Chahovets, Priest; St Stepan Androniv of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Ivan Fedorvi, Priest; St. Lukian Fedotiv, Priest; St. Alexander Tatariniv of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Yakiv Martinenko of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Cyprian Yankovsky of Kharkiv, Archimandrite; St. Paul Krasnokutsky of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Paisius Moskot of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Semen Oskin of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Nicholas Evfimiv of Kharkiv, Priest. St. Gabriel Protopopiv of Kharkiv, Priest; St Spiridon Yevtushenko of Kharkiv, Deacon; St Ivan Kononenko of Kharkiv, Regent; St. Phillip Ordinets of Kursk, Regent; St Andriy Mischenko of Kursk, Regent; St. Yakiv Redozubiv of Kursk, Protoierey; St. Nicholas Zahorivsky, Confessor, of Akhtyrka near Kharkiv, Protoierey; St Petro Doroshenko of Kharkiv, Protoierey; St Ivan Fedoriv of Kharkiv, Priest; St.Ilarion Zhukiv of Kharkiv, Priest; St Serhiy Shipulin of Byelske, Priest; St. Antin Horban of Poltava, Priest; St Luke Voyno-Yasenetsky of Taurich, Archbishop; St Varlaam Pohiliuk of Kamenets-Podilsky, Ieromonakh; St. Porphyrius of Simferopil, Metropolitan; Sts. Nicholas and Demetrius, Archbishops; St. Bartholomew, Hieromonk; Sts. John, Volodymyr, Timothy and Olesky of Crimea, Priests; St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopil, Confessor; St. Procopius, Archbishop of Cherson; Saints Constantine, Onuphry and Alexander, Hieromartyrs and All Holy New Martyrs of Slobozhanschyna."[35]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v January 25 / February 7. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Καστίνος. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Μεδούλη καὶ ἡ συνοδεία της. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀπολλώ. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βρετάννιος ὁ Ὁμολογητής. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b c 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. 25–26.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Πούπλιος. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ St Publius the Ascetic of Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεόδοτος. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γρηγόριος ὁ Θεολόγος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ a b c d e f (Russian) 25 января (ст.ст.) 7 февраля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  13. ^ St Gregory the Theologian the Archbishop of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μάρης. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ St Mares the Singer in Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Δημήτριος ὁ Σκευοφύλαξ. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Martyr Felicitas of Rome, and Seven Sons. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l January 25. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  19. ^ Dmitry Lapa. VENERABLE DWYNWEN OF LLANDDWYN ISLAND, PATRONESS OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE. Orthodox Christianity (Pravoslavie.ru). 07/02/2017. Retrieved: 13 March, 2017.
  20. ^ 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. 35-36.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μωϋσῆς ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἐπίσκοπος Νόβγκοροντ. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ St Moses the Archbishop of Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h February 7 / January 25. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασιανὸς Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ροστὼβ Ρωσίας. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αὐξέντιος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ New Martyr Auxentius of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀνατόλιος τῆς Ὄπτινα. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ Venerable Anatole I of Optina. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γαβριὴλ ἐκ Γεωργίας. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ St Gabriel, Bishop of Imereti. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βλαδίμηρος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Μητροπολίτης Κιέβου. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  32. ^ St Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and Gallich. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  33. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ἐλισάβετ ἡ Ὁσιομάρτυς. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  34. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μαργαρίτα. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  35. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. January. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  36. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Παραμυθίας ἐν Ρωσίᾳ. 25 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  37. ^ Translation to Moscow of the Icon of the Mother of God “Assuage my sorrow”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  38. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “the Unexpected Joy”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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