October 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below celebrated on October 20 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For October 7th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on September 24.


  • Saints Parmenias, Polyteleios, Elymos, Mocius, Chrysotelis, Maximus, Luke, Obadiah, Semnios and Olympiada.

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martys 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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Sergios, Sergio, Serge (Σέργιος).
  3. ^ "In the province of the Euphrates, the holy martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, noble Romans, in the time of the emperor Maximian. Bacchus, being scourged with rough whips until his body was completely mangled, breathed his last in the confession of Christ. Sergius had his feet forced into shoes full of sharp-pointed nails, and, remaining unshaken in the faith, he was sentenced to undergo capital punishment. The place where he reposes is called after him Sergiopolis, and, on account of the signal miracles wrought in it, is honored by a great concourse of Christians."[13]
  4. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Polychronis (Πολυχρόνιος);
    • Polychronia (Πολυχρονία).
  5. ^ See: (Greek) Άγιος Πολυχρόνιος. Βικιπαίδεια. (Greek Wikipedia).
  6. ^ "At Padua, St. Justina, virgin and martyr, who was baptized by the blessed Prosdocimus, disciple of St. Peter. As she remained firm in the faith of Christ, she was put to the sword by order of the governor Maximus, and thus went to God."[13]
  7. ^ "Not found in any ancient Martyrology. The Acts are a late mediaeval forgery; also the forged Acts of S. Prosdochimus, both compositions of the I2th cent."[18]
  8. ^ "At Rome, the holy martyrs Marcellus and Apuleius, who at first followed Simon Magus, but seeing the wonders which the Lord performed by the Apostle Peter, abandoned Simon, and embraced the apostolical doctrine. After the death of the Apostles, under the ex-consul Aurelian, they won the crown of martyrdom, and were buried near the city."[13]
  9. ^ "Marcellus and Apuleius seem to be the same as Nicetas and Aquila, mentioned in the Clementines as disciples of Simon Magus; the Martyrologies speak of them as following Simon till converted by S. Peter. On reference to the Clementine Recognitions, that most extraordinary philosophical religious romance of the 2nd century, we find that their names in Greek were Nicetas and Aquila. The inventor of the Acts of SS. Nereus and Achilles adopted their story into his composition, and crowned them with martyrdom. They are purely apocryphal personages."[19]
  10. ^ "At Rome, on the Ardeatine road, the demise of St. Mark, pope and confessor."[13]
  11. ^ Several churches in Wales were dedicated to him.
  12. ^ "At Bourges, St. Augustus, priest and confessor."[13]
  13. ^ He is notable for discovering the relics of St Ursinus, Apostle of that region.
  14. ^ See: (Italian) Augusto di San Sinforiano. Wikipedia. (Italian Wikipedia).
  15. ^ Born in Ireland, he went to France with nine other members of his family, six brothers and three sisters, and settled near Rheims. He became a priest and ministered there.
  16. ^ Osyth was a princess of the Hwiccas in the west of England. She married Sighere, King of the East Saxons. Their son, the future St Offa, became King in 683, later abdicating. Osyth founded a convent, now St Osyth, on a creek of the River Colne in Essex.
  17. ^ He is buried in the Church of San Gaudenzio.
  18. ^ They are referenced only by St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite. A service to them was issued in Heraklion in 1879, which says that they all reposed peacefully around the same time.
  19. ^ See: (Russian) Сергий Нуромский. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  20. ^ See: (Russian) Свенцицкий, Валентин Павлович. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  21. ^ See: (Russian) Казанский, Николай Фёдорович. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  22. ^ See: (Russian) Мартиниан Белозерский. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  23. ^ See: (Russian) Псково-Печерская икона «Умиление». Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  24. ^ On October 7th (or on the first Sunday after October 7th - between October 7-13), Nafpaktos celebrates the Panagia of Nafpaktos in memory of the Battle of Lepanto which took place on October 7, 1571, where the Christian European fleet decisively defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire.
  25. ^ In the West, she is known as the "Madonna di Lepanto" or "Santa Maria del Rozario':
    • "THE feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the commemoration of Our Lady of Victory, which the sovereign Pontiff, blessed Pius V., on account of the great naval victory gained by the Christians on this day, ordered to be kept annually."[13]


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  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰουλιανὸς ὁ πρεσβύτερος καὶ Καισάριος ὁ διάκονος. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
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  4. ^ a b c d e f g h (Greek) 07/10/2017. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  5. ^ Martyr Julian the Presbyter at Terracina. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Λεόντιος ὁ Ὑπατικὸς, Εὐσέβιος ὁ Πρεσβύτερος καὶ Φήλιξ. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l October 20 / October 7. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  8. ^ Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g (Russian) 7 октября по старому стилю / 20 октября по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Σέργιος καὶ Βάκχος. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Martyr Sergius in Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "SS. SERGIUS AND BACCHUS, MM. (ABOUT A.D. 301.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Eleventh: October – Part I. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 155.
  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. 309–310.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πολυχρόνιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Martyr Polychronius the Presbyter. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Παρμενίας, Πολυτέλειος, Ἐλυμᾶς, Μώκιος, Χρυσοτέλης, Μάξιμος, Λουκᾶς, Ἀβδίας, Σέμνιος καὶ Ὀλυμπιάδα. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
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  18. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. JUSTINA, V.M. (date uncertain)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Eleventh: October – Part I. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 152-154.
  19. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "SS. MARCELLUS AND APULEIUS, MM. (1ST CENTURY)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Eleventh: October – Part I. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 154.
  20. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. PALLADIUS, B. OF SAINTES. (ABOUT A.D. 600.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Eleventh: October – Part I. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 156-160.
  21. ^ 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. 477-478.
  22. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. OSYTH, V.M. (END OF 7TH CENTURY)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Eleventh: October – Part I. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 161-163.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ Ὅσιοι 99 Πατέρες ποὺ ἀσκήτευσαν στὴν Κρήτη. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ 99 Martyred Fathers of Crete. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ St. John the Hermit and the 98 Fathers of Crete. Mystagogy. Thuirsday, October 7, 2010. Retrieved: 17 February, 2017.
  26. ^ Venerable Sergius the Obedient of the Kiev Near Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σέργιος ὁ ἐν τῷ Σπηλαίῳ (Ρῶσος). 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ Venerable Sergius the Abbot of Nurma and Disciple of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  29. ^ Venerable Joseph the Elder and Wonderworker of Khevi, Georgia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  30. ^ Uncovering of the relics of the Venerable Martinian the Abbot of Belozersk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  31. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “Tenderness” of the Pskov Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  32. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Μνήμη Παναγίας Ναυπακτιώτισσας. 7 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  33. ^ (Greek) Σύναξη της Υπεραγίας Θεοτόκου της «Ναυπακτιώτισσας». Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  34. ^ (Greek) Ανακομιδή των Ιερών λειψάνων του Οσίου Ιωάννου του πρεσβυτέρου, του νέου χρυσοστόμου και ελεήμονος, εκ Χαλδίας Μικράς Ασίας. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  35. ^ Saint John Triantaphyllides, the New Chrysostom and Merciful (+1903). Mystagogy Resource Center. June 13, 2016.


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