September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Aug. 31 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Sep. 2

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on September 14 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For September 1st, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on August 19.



  • Laurencia the deaconess; Celsina; Theoclia; Theoctista; Dorothy; Eutychia; Thecla; Aristaineta; Philadelphia; Mary; Veronica; Euthymia; Lamprotatia; Euphymia; Theodora; Theodota; Teteia; Aquilina; Theodulia; Aplodora; Lampadia; Procopia; Paula; Junilla; Ampliana; Percissa; Polynicia; Maura; Gregoria; Kyriake; Bassa; Callinica; Barbara; Cyriena; Agathonica; Justa; Irene; Timothea; Tatiana; and Anna.[19]

Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Donatus, Felix, Arontius, Honoratus, Fortunatus, Sabinian, Septimius, Januarius, another Felix, Vitalis, Sator, and Repositus.[3][note 14]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New Martys and Confessors[edit]

  • Virgin-martyrs Tatiana Gribkov and Natalia Kozlov (1937)[38]

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. ^ Some Greeks fast from today till the Elevation of the Cross.[3]
    "O Christ, the King Who dwells on high, the Creator and Fashioner of everything visible and invisible, You, Who order the days and nights, times and seasons, Bless now the crown of the year, guarding and protecting Your city and people in peace, O Most Merciful One."[4]
  4. ^ Since 1989, every September 1st (the beginning of the ecclesiastical calendar) has been designated as a day of prayer for "the protection of the environment" throughout the Eastern Orthodox Church. Instituted by Patriarch Dimitrios of the Greek Orthodox Church in 1989, the tradition has since been shepherded by his successor Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople who has been dubbed "The Green Patriarch."[5]
    • "...Accordingly, we declare the first day of September of each year a day on which, on the feast of the Indiction, namely the first day of the ecclesiastical year, prayers and supplications are to be offered in this holy center of Orthodoxy for all creation, declaring this day to be the day of the protection of the environment."[6]
    • Ecumenical Patriarchate: (in Greek) Πατριαρχική καί Ἀρχιερατική Χοροστασία. -- "Ἡ ἡμέρα αὐτή τῆς ἀρχῆς τῆς Ἰνδίκτου ἀφιεροῦται εἰς τήν προστασίαν τοῦ φυσικοῦ περιβάλλοντος. Ὁ ἑορτασμός ἐθεσπίσθη κατά τήν Συνεδρίαν τῆς Ἁγίας καί Ἱερᾶς Συνόδου τῇ 6ῃ Ἰουνίου 1989."[7]
  5. ^
    • In July 2015, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church also established a day of special prayer for God’s creation, at its meeting on July 13, 2015, in St. Petersburg (Minutes no. 41), deciding to establish the day of special prayer on the first Sunday of September.[8] It stated that September 1 – the date fixed by the heads of Local Orthodox Churches at their meeting of 2008 – would be inconvenient, as there would an overlapping of other services at the beginning of the academic year.[8]
    • In August 2015, The Vatican also announced a "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation",[9] to be celebrated annually on September 1, in line with the Orthodox Church’s day for the protection of the environment.[10][11]
  6. ^ "In Palestine, the Saints Josue and Gedeon."[14]
  7. ^ "At Heraclea, St. Ammon, deacon, and forty holy virgins whom he instructed in the faith, and led with him to the glory of matryrdom, under the tyrant Licinius."[14]
    "You sought the heights though you were not parted from things below, your pillar became a chariot of fire. Therefore, you converse with the angels; and with them, O righteous one, you pray to God unceasingly for all of us."[4]
  9. ^ He was born in Scythia, in modern-day Romania. He moved to Rome at the end of the 5th century and translated a number of lives and works of the saints into Latin, as well as collections of Church canons. He also compiled tables for calculating the date of Pascha and introduced the practice of dating from the Nativity of Christ.[28]
  10. ^ Commemorated together with his brothers David and George of Mytilene on February 1.[30]
  11. ^ "At Capua, on the Aquarian road, St. Priscus, martyr, who was one of the ancient disciples of Christ."[14]
  12. ^ "At Todi, in Umbria, St. Terentian, bishop and martyr. Under the emperor Adrian, he was racked, and scourged with whips set with metal by order of the proconsul Laetian, and finally, having his tongue cut out, he ended his martyrdom by undergoing capital punishment."[14]
  13. ^ "At Rheims, in France, St. Xystus, disciple of the blessed apostle Peter, who was consecrated by him the first bishop of that city, and received the crown of martyrdom under Nero."[14]
  14. ^ "At Benevento, twelve saintly brothers, martyrs."[14]
  15. ^ An Egyptian related to a soldier of the Theban Legion, she travelled to Switzerland in search of him and settled as an anchoress near Zurich.
  16. ^ "At Aquino, St. Constantius, a bishop renowned for the gift of prophecy and many virtues."[14]
  17. ^ "At Piombino, in Tuscany, St. Regulus, martyr, who went thither from Africa, and consummated his martyrdom under Totila."[14]
  18. ^ "At Sens, St. Lupus, bishop and confessor, of whom it is related, that on a certain day, whilst he stood at the holy altar in presence of the clergy, a gem fell from heaven into the consecrated chalice which he was using."[14]
  19. ^ "IN THE province of Narbonne, St. Giles, abbot and confessor."[14]
  20. ^ Meletius the New of the Mountain of Myoupolis.
  21. ^ See: (in Russian): ИЛЬИНСКАЯ ЧЕРНИГОВСКАЯ ИКОНА БОЖИЕЙ МАТЕРИ. Православная Энциклопедия. Russian Orthodox Encyclopedia.
  22. ^ In 1905, Patriarch Joachim III presented a copy of the icon to the city of Kazan in Russia.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἀρχὴ τῆς Ἰνδίκτου. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Church New Year. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ a b 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.65.
  4. ^ a b Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. The Good Shepherd Prayer Book. 2nd Edition. Ecclesia Publishing Corporation, Winnipeg, 2013 A.D. p. 543.
  5. ^ a b George Spyros. September 1: Eastern Orthodox Earth Day and The Green Patriarch. TreeHugger (Discovery Communications, LLC). September 1, 2007.
  6. ^ The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios I Message for the Day of the Protection of the Environment. September 1, 1989.
  7. ^ 1η Σεπτεμβρίου 2011. ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΝ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΝ.
  10. ^ Pope declares Sept. 1 a ‘World Day of Prayer’ for the environment. CRUX. August 10, 2015. Retrieved: 11 August 2015.
  11. ^ Pope Francis convenes the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. ROME REPORTS. 2015-08-10. Retrieved: 11 August 2015.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰησοῦς ὁ Δίκαιος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Righteous Joshua the son of Nun (Navi. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 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. 266–267.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Εὔοδος, Καλλίστη, Ἀγαθοκλεία καὶ Ἐρμογένης οἱ Μάρτυρες. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Martyr Hermogenes with his brother and sister at Nicomedia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἁγίες 40 οἱ Παρθενομάρτυρες. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Martyr Ammoun the Deacon and Teacher of the Holy 40 Women Martyrs at Heraclea, in Thrace. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  19. ^ a b c d e September 1. The Year of Our Salvation - A Website of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, Massachusetts. Retrieved: 9 March 2018.
  20. ^ Martyr Aithalas of Persia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Μάρθα. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Venerable Martha the Mother of St Simeon Stylites. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Συμεὼν ὁ Στυλίτης. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ St Simeon Stylites, the Elder. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Εὐανθία. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Aurelian Iftimiu. Russian Orthodox Church adds nine Romanian Saints to its calendar. BASILICA.RO (Biserica Ortodoxă Română). 08.03.2018. Retrieved: 9 March 2018.
  27. ^ (in Russian) ЖУРНАЛЫ заседания Священного Синода от 7 марта 2018 года -- ЖУРНАЛ № 8. 7 марта 2018 г. 18:05. Retrieved: 9 March 2018.
  28. ^ 9 Romanian saints added to calendar of Russian Church. ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY. March 13, 2018. Retrieved: May 15, 2018.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Συμεὼν ὁ Στυλίτης ὁ Λέσβιος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Δαβίδ, Συμεὼν καὶ Γεώργιος οἱ αὐτάδελφοι ἐκ Μυτιλήνης. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n September 1. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  32. ^ a b c September 1/14. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  33. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μελέτιος ὁ νέος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  34. ^ St Meletius the New. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  35. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικόλαος. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  36. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀγγελὴς ὁ Νεομάρτυρας. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  37. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀντώνιος ὁ ἐν Ἀγυιᾷ. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  38. ^ September 14 / September 1. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  39. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Μνήμη τοῦ μεγάλου ἐμπρησμοῦ στὴν Κωνσταντινούπολη. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  40. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Θαῦμα τῆς Θεοτόκου στὴν Μονὴ τῶν Μιασηνῶν. 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  41. ^ Finding of the Icon of the Mother of God at the Miasena Monastery. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  42. ^ Icon of the Mother of God "Chernigov-Gethsemane". OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  43. ^ The Chernigov-Gethsemane Icon of the Mother of God. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  44. ^ Icon of the Mother of God, the "All Blessed". OCA - Feasts and Saints.


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