October 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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October 14 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - October 16

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on October 28 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For October 15th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on October 2.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martys and Confessors[edit]

  • Archimandrite: Seraphim (Shakhmut), of Zhyrovichy Monastery (1945);
  • Priests: Alexander Shalai (1937); Vladimir Zubkovich (1938); Vladimir Izmailov (1930); Vladimir Pasternatsky (1938); Vladimir Khirasko (1932); Dimitry Pavsky (1937); John Voronet (1937); Leonid Biryukovich (1937); Matthew Kritsuk (1950); Michael Novitsky (1935); Michael Plyshevsky (1937); Porphyrius Rubanovich (1937); Sergius Rodakovsky (1933); Valerian Novitsky (1930); Vladimir Taliush (1933); Vladimir Khrischanovich (1933); Dimitry Plyshevsky (1938); John Vecherko (1933); John Pankratovich (1937); Nicholas Matskevich (1937); Peter Grudinsky (1930); and
  • Deacon: Nicholas Vasyukovich (1937).

Other commemorations[edit]

  • Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "She Who Ripens the Grain" / "The Grower of Crops" (19th century)[1][2][17][23][note 17]

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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Lucian, Loukianos (Λουκιανὸς).
  3. ^ Bishop of Catania in Sicily. After a few years as bishop he resigned and became a hermit.
  4. ^ "At Carthage, St. Agileus, martyr, on whose birthday St. Augustine preached his panegyric."[13] His relics were later translated to Rome.
  5. ^ "S. AUGUSTINE preached a sermon on the festival of S. Agleus, and mention is made of the church dedicated to this saint in the life of S. Fulgentius of Ruspe. S. Gregory the Great received the relics of the saint from Dominicus, Bishop of Carthage, as appears from a letter of the great pope which is extant."[14]
  6. ^ Born in France, he was a disciple of St Germanus of Auxerre and St Lupus of Troyes. He accompanied St Germanus to Britain to oppose the Pelagian heresy. He preached the Gospel to the Germans on the lower Moselle and became Bishop of Trier in Germany (446-c 455).
  7. ^ When St Justus, Bishop of Lyons in France, joined the hermits in Egypt, the priest Antiochus was sent to seek him out and persuade him to return to his diocese. The priest's efforts were in vain and on his return to Lyons he was himself chosen bishop.
  8. ^ "At Lyons, St. Antiochus, bishop, who entered the heavenly kingdom after having courageously fulfilled the duties of the high station to which he had been called."[13]
  9. ^ "At Rome, on the Aurelian road, St. Fortunatus, martyr."[13]
  10. ^ [Roman and German Martyrologies. Wyon, Wilson, and Bucelinus.]
    • "S. Thecla was a virgin in Wimborne Abbey, who accompanied S. Lioba to Germany when the latter was summoned thither by her kinsman, S. Boniface. Thecla was apparently also related to S. Boniface; she was made by him abbess of the monastery of Kitzingen-on-the-Maine, on the death of S. Hadeloga in 766. Before that she ruled the abbey of Ochsenfurt."[15]
  11. ^ "ST. THECLA was one of the holy religious whom St Boniface called from England, to establish the rule of St. Benedict, among those of her own sex, in the country which he had recently conquered to the Faith. She was a kinswoman of St. Lioba, and like her a disciple of St. Tetta at Wimborne. It is probable that the two went to Germany at the same time. Thecla, at all events, was at one time an inmate of St. Lioba's Monastery at Bischoffsheim, as is mentioned in the life of the latter Saint. At one time St. Thecla presided over the Abbey of Ochsenfurt, where she may have been placed by St. Boniface himself; and it was, perhaps, subsequently that she succeeded St. Hadeloga at Kitzengen. It was in this latter abbey that she completed her earthly course, and closed a holy life in a peaceful and saintly death."[16]
  12. ^ Born in Huesca in Spain, together with St Mercutialis he went to France and was killed by the Saracens.
  13. ^ Born in Querfurt in Germany, he accompanied the half-Greek Emperor Otto III to Italy in 996 and became a monk there. He became Archbishop of Mersburg and was sent to enlighten the heathen Prussians. He was martyred with eighteen companions.
  14. ^ "In Prussia, St. Bruno, bishop of the Ruthenians and martyr, who, preaching the Gospel in that region, was arrested by impious men, had his hands and feet cut off and was beheaded."[13]
  15. ^ See: (in Russian) Иоанн (епископ Суздальский). Википе́дия. (Russian Wikipedia).
  16. ^ See: (in Russian) Афанасий (Сахаров). Википе́дия. (Russian Wikipedia).
  17. ^ See: (in Russian) Спорительница хлебов. Википе́дия. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n October 15/28. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m October 28 / October 15. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Martyr Sarbelus of Edessa. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Λουκιανὸς ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Πρεσβύτερος τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἀντιοχείας. 15 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 15 Οκτωβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  6. ^ Martyr Lucian the Presbyter of Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Βάρσος. 15 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ a b c d e (in Greek) 15/10/2017. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  9. ^ St. Sabinus the Bishop of Catania. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m October 15. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐθύμιος ὁ Νέος. 15 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Venerable Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, and Monk of Mt Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ 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. 318–319.
  14. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. AGLEUS, M. (UNCERTAIN DATE.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Twelfth: October – Part II. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 357.
  15. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. THECLA, V. ABSS. (8TH CENT.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Twelfth: October – Part II. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 357.
  16. ^ 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. 493-494.
  17. ^ a b c d e f (in Russian) 15 октября по старому стилю / 28 октября по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  18. ^ Hieromartyr Lucian the Presbyter of the Kiev Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ St. John the Bishop of Suzdal. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ (in Russian) ДИМИТРИЙ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  21. ^ (in Russian) АФАНАСИЙ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  22. ^ (in Russian) Собор Белорусских святых. ПРАВОСЛАВНЫЙ ЦЕРКОВНЫЙ КАЛЕНДАРЬ. Retrieved: 22 February, 2017.
  23. ^ Icon of the Mother of God the "Multiplier of Wheat". OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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