March 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Mar. 22 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Mar. 24

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

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


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

  • Venerable Nicon, abbot of the Kiev Caves (1088)[1][10][11]
  • Venerable Ephraim of the Kiev Caves (13th century)[12]
  • Venerable Pachomius, Abbot of Nerekhta (1384)[1][13]
  • Saint Bassian, archbishop of Rostov (1481)[1][14]
  • Venerable Theodosius the Wonderworker, Abbot of the Monastery of the Saviour in Totma, Russia (1568)[15] (see also: January 28)
  • Righteous Basil of Mangazea in Siberia (1600)[16] (see also: March 22)
  • New Monk-martyr Luke the New of Adrianople and Mt. Athos, at Mytilene (1802)[1][17]
  • New Martyr Panagiotis at Jerusalem (1820)[1][18] (see also: April 5)
  • Saint Elena (Bakhteiv), Nun of the Florovsk Ascension Convent in Kiev (1834)[1][19][note 5]

New Martyrs and Confessors[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. ^ "IN Africa, the holy martyrs Victorian, proconsul of Carthage, and two brothers, of Aquaregia. Also two merchants, named Frementius, who, bishop Victor Africanus tells us, were subjected to most atrocious torments for their courageous confession of the Catholic faith, and gloriously crowned under the Arian king Hunneric, during the persecution of the Vandals."[7]
  3. ^ "In Campania, St. Benedict, a monk, who was shut up by the Goths in a burning furnace, but was the next day found uninjured."[7]
  4. ^ On account of the many miracles at his tomb the Bishop of Chieti enshrined his relics for veneration.
  5. ^ St Elena was a friend of the great Ukrainian St Tikhon of Zadonsk. When the latter insisted on being buried in a humble wooden coffin, the monks found they could not fit his body into it with all his Episcopal robes, and so they buried him in another, larger coffin. St Helen asked for and received St Tikhon’s first coffin in which she herself was buried.[19]
  6. ^ See: (Russian) Квиткин, Макарий Фёдорович. Википедии. Russian Wikipedia.
  7. ^ (Russian): Илия (Вятлин).
  8. ^ See: (Russian) Коклин, Василий Павлович. Википедии. Russian Wikipedia.
  9. ^ (Russian): сщмч. Стефана Преображенского пресвитера (после 1937); сщмч. Василия Коклина пресвитера, прмч.[21]
  10. ^ (Russian): Анастасии Бобковой и Варвары Конкиной, мч.[21]
  11. ^ See: (Russian) Сергий (Сребрянский). Википедии. Russian Wikipedia.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l March 23/April 5. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Martyr Philetus the Senator, his wife and sons in Illyria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νίκων ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας καὶ οἱ ἑκατὸν ἐνενήκοντα μαθητές του. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ Martyr Nikon in Sicily. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δομέτιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g March 23. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  7. ^ a b c d 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. 84-85.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g April 5 / March 23. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  9. ^ 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. 130.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νίκων καθηγούμενος τῆς Λαύρας τῶν Σπηλαίων τοῦ Κιέβου. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Venerable Nikon the Abbot of the Kiev Far Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἐφραὶμ ἐκ Ρωσίας. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Παχώμιος ἐκ Ρωσίας. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασσιανὸς Ἐπίσκοπος Ροστὼβ τῆς Ρωσίας. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεοδόσιος ὁ Θαυματουργός ἐκ Ρωσίας. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Righteous Basil of Mangazea in Siberia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Λουκᾶς ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ Ἁγιαννανίτης. 23 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Rev. Joseph Wοlff. LETTER V.: Linthwaite, 2d April, 1839. In: Journal of the Rev. Joseph Wοlff: In a series of letters to Sir Thomas Baring, Bart: Containing an Account of his Missionary Labours from the Years 1827-1831: and from the Years 1835-1838. London: James Burns 1839. pp. 232-33.
  19. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. March. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  20. ^ 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. 23.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h (Russian) Пятница, 23 марта (ст.ст.) 5 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 5 апреля (23 марта). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  • (Russian) 23 марта (ст.ст.) 5 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).