January 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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January 26 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - January 28

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 9 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For January 27th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 14.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Julian of Sora, martyred under Antoninus Pius (ca. 150)[8][note 2][note 3]
  • Saint Julian of Le Mans, venerated as the first Bishop of Le Mans in France (3rd century)[8][9]
  • Saint Devota, virgin-martyr in Corsica who expired on the rack in the persecution of Diocletian (303)[8][note 4]
  • Saint Avitus, venerated in the Canary Islands as their Apostle and first Bishop, martyred in Africa.[8][9]
  • Saints Datius, Reatrus (Restius) and Companions; and Datius (Dativus), Julian, Vincent and 27 Companions (ca. 500)[8][9][note 5]
  • Saint Maurus (Marius, Maur, May), founder of a monastery in Bodon (Bobacum) in France (ca. 555)[8][9]
  • Saint Natalis of Ulster, a monastic founder in the north of Ireland, he worked with St Columba (564)[8][note 6]
  • Saint Lupus of Châlons, Bishop of Châlons-sur-Saone, famous for his charity to the afflicted (ca. 610)[8]
  • Saint Vitalian, Pope of Rome from 657 to 672 (672)[8][9][note 7]
  • Saint Emerius, founder and first Abbot of St Stephen of Bañoles in Catalonia in Spain (8th century)[8]
  • Saint Candida, mother of St Emerius, anchoress at the monastery of St Stephen of Bañoles in Spain (ca. 798)[8]
  • Saint Gamelbert of Michaelsbuch (800)[8][note 8]
  • Saint Theodoric II of Orleans, monk at Saint-Pierre-le-Vif in Sens in France, became Bishop of Orleans (1022)[8]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Peter (Zverev) of Voronezh (1929)[11][13][note 9]
  • New Hieromartyr Paul Dobromislov, Protopresbyter of Alma-Ata (1940)[14]
  • Saint Anna Ivashkina, the Confessor of Ryazan (1948)[14]
  • Venerable Leonty (Stasevich) of Ivanovo, Archimandrite, New-Confessor (1972)[11][14]
  • New Hieromartyr Leontius the Mystic of Ternopil and Jablechna monastery, Poland (1972)[11][15]

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. ^ Born in Dalmatia, he was arrested, tortured and beheaded in Sora in Campania in Italy under Antoninus Pius (138-161).
  3. ^ "At Sora, St. Julian, martyr, who, being arrested in the persecution of Antoninus, was beheaded, because a pagan temple had fallen to the ground whilst he was tortured. Thus did he win the crown of martyrdom."[9]
  4. ^ Her relics are in Monaco. She is the patron-saint of both Corsica and Monaco.
  5. ^ Two groups of martyrs in North Africa; the second group suffered under the Arian Vandals.
  6. ^ He was Abbot of Cill, Naile and Daunhinis. His holy well still exists.
  7. ^ He was much troubled by Monothelitism. He consecrated Theodore of Tarsus as Archbishop of Canterbury in 668.
  8. ^ The son of rich parents in Bavaria, Gamelbert went to Rome on pilgrimage, was ordained priest and was parish priest of Michaelsbuch in Germany for over fifty years.
  9. ^ See: (in Russian) Петр (Зверев). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  10. ^ "AT Constantinople, St. John, bishop, who was surnamed Chrysostom, on account of his golden flow of eloquence. He greatly promoted the interests of the Christian religion by his preaching and exemplary life, and after many toils, closed his life in banishment. His sacred body was brought to Constantinople on this day, in the reign of Theodosius the younger; it was afterwards taken to Rome and placed in the basilica of the Prince of the Apostles."[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f January 27 / February 9. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Πέτρος ὁ Αἰγύπτιος. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Μαρκιανὴ ἡ Βασίλισσα. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δημητριανὸς ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἐπίσκοπος Ταμασσοῦ Κύπρου. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Κλαυδίνος. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἄσκιοτ ὁ Βασιλέας. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m January 27. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 27–28.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Τίτος ἐκ Κιέβου. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e f February 9 / January 27. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δημήτριος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πέτρος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ὁ Ζβέρεφ. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c 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. 10.
  15. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. January. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Ἰωάννου Χρυσοστόμου Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 27 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Translation of the relics of St John Chrysostom the Archbishop of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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