January 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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January 30 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 1

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 13 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For January 31st, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 18.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Geminian of Modena, Deacon and later successor of the Bishop of Modena (348)[15][note 4]
  • Saint Marcella of Rome (410)[1][14][15][16][note 5]
  • Saint Madoes (Madianus), a saint who has left his name to a place in the Carse of Gowrie in Scotland.[15]
  • Saint Áedan (Maedoc), first Bishop of Ferns in Co. Wexford in Ireland, where he also founded and became abbot of a monastery (626)[15][note 6]
  • Saint Adamnan, born in Ireland, he became a monk at Coldingham, now in Scotland (681)[15]
  • Saint Wilgils, father of St Willibrord, born in Northumbria in England, he settled on the banks of the River Humber and lived as a hermit (ca. 700)[15][17]
  • Saint Bobinus, monk at Moutier-la-Celle. Later he became Bishop of Troyes (ca. 766)[15]
  • Saint Ulphia (Wulfia, Olfe, Wulfe), hermitess near Amiens in France (8th century)[15]
  • Saint Eusebius, monk at St Gall in Switzerland and later lived as a hermit on Mt St Victor in the Vorarlberg (884)[15][note 7]
  • Saint John Angelus, born in Venice in Italy, he became a monk at Pomposa (ca. 1050)[15]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

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. ^ Julius was a priest and his brother Julian a deacon. Together they converted heathen temples into Christian churches.[15]
  3. ^ Saint Athanasius was born in Catania in Sicily, during the invasion of the Saracens he fled to Patras in Greece, where he became a monk and eventually a bishop (ca. 885)[15]
  4. ^ He gave refuge to St Athanasius the Great when he came through Italy on his way to exile in Gaul. Geminian bravely opposed Jovinianism.
  5. ^ A noblewoman of Rome, as a widow she turned her home into a house-church and she devoted herself to prayer and almsgiving. When Alaric sacked Rome, Marcella was cruelly scourged as the Goths thought that she had hidden her wealth. In reality she had already distributed it to the poor. She died shortly after from the effects of this treatment.
  6. ^ "MAEDOC, who is also called AIDUS or AIDAN, and in English Hugh, belonged to an illustrous family in Ireland. He was granted to the prayers of his parents, who had lived for a length of time without children. The early piety of Maedoc attracted attention, and even then a number of youths desired to place themselves under his guidance. To escape those tokens of respect, he fled from his own country and took refuge with St. David at his monastery in Wales. In that retreat he was trained in the practices of the religious life, and gave evidence of his sanctity by various miracles, which he performed. With the blessing of his holy master he returned to Ireland, founded several religious houses, and was consecrated Bishop of Ferns. It was in his episcopal See that he gave up his soul to God."[17]
  7. ^ While denouncing godlessness, he was struck with a scythe and killed. As a result he was venerated as a martyr.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k January 31 / February 13. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Τρύφαινα ἡ Μάρτυς. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Martyr Tryphaina at Cyzicus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Οὐϊκτωρίνος, Οὐΐκτωρ, Νικηφόρος, Κλαύδιος, Διόδωρος, Σαραπίνος καὶ Παπίας οἱ Μάρτυρες ἐν Κορίνθῳ. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Martyr Victorinus of Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Wonderworker and Unmercenary Cyrus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Wonderworker and Unmercenary John. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κύρος καὶ Ἰωάννης οἱ Θαυματουργοί Ἀνάργυροι καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς Ἀθανασία, Θεοδότη, Θεοκτίστη καὶ Εὐδοξία οἱ Μάρτυρες. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Athanasia and her daughters at Canopus in Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Σατουρνίνος, Θύρσος καὶ Βίκτωρ οἱ Μάρτυρες. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ταρσίζιος, Ζωτικός, Κυριακὸς καὶ Σώκιος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰούλιος ὁ Πρεσβύτερος ἐξ Αἰγίνης. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b 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. 32–33.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l January 31. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  16. ^ a b c d February 13 / January 31. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  17. ^ 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. 42-43.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικήτας ἐκ Κιέβου. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Venerable Nikita of the Kiev Caves, Far Caves the Bishop of Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἠλίας ὁ Νέος Ὁσιομάρτυρας τοῦ Ἀρδούνη. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀρσένιος ὁ ἐν Πάρῳ. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ St Arsenius of Paros. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Κορωνιωτίσσης ἢ Δακρυρροούσης. 31 Ιανουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ "Biografía del Doctor Pablo de Ballester". Asociación Cultural Santorini (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2018.


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