September 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Sep. 19 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Sep. 21

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on October 3 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For September 19th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on September 7.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

Other Commemorations[edit]

  • Synaxis of the icon of Panagia Voulkaniotissa, in Messinia (1755)[24]
  • Synaxis of the Saints of Bryansk.[1][4][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:
    • Eustathios, Stathis (Εὐστάθιος);
    • Eustathia (Εὐσταθία).
  3. ^ Eustace was an officer, Theopistes, his wife, and Agapitus and Theopistus, their two sons, were martyred in Rome under Hadrian. Eustace owed his conversion to a vision of a stag with a cross between its antlers, seen by him while hunting.[6]
  4. ^ "At Rome, the holy martyrs Eustachius, and Theopistes, his wife, with their two sons, Agapitus and Theopistus. Under the emperor Adrian, they were condemned to be cast to the beasts, but through the power of God, being uninjured by them, they were shut up in a burning brazen ox, and thus terminated their martyrdom."[7]
  5. ^ "At Carthage, St. Candida, virgin and martyr; who, having all her body lacerated with whips, was crowned with martyrdom, under the emperor Maximian."[7]
  6. ^ "At Milan, St. Clicerius, bishop and confessor."[7]
  7. ^ Born in Rome, he was elected Pope of Rome in May 535 and reposed in Constantinople on April 22 536. As Pope he showed great strength of character in opposing Monophysitism. His relics were brought back to Rome on Sept 20, when he was commemorated a second time.
  8. ^ "The same day, pope St. Agapitus, whose sanctity is attested by blessed Gregory the Great."[7]
  9. ^ Madelgarus was the husband of St Waldetrudis. They had four children, all saints: Landericus, Dentin, Madalberta and Aldegtrudis. About the year 653 she became a nun and Madelgarus became a monk with the name of Vincent in Haumont in Belgium which he had founded. Later he founded another monastery in Soignies, also in Belgium.
  10. ^ Her tomb is to be found in the Abbey of St. Victor, Marseille.
  11. ^ See: (Russian) Олег Романович. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  12. ^ See: (Russian) Анатолий (Каменский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  13. ^ Archbishop Anatole was glorified as a Russian New-Martyr on the calendars of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad and is known as the New Hieromartyr Anatole (Kamensky), Archbishop of Irkutsk. The time and place of Abp. Anatole's death is uncertain. His repose is dated variously as in November 1924 or on September 20, 1925 as well as September 20, 1920 and January 24, 1921. In one account of his death he is recorded as dying quietly in Omsk. He is also commemorated on the following feast days:
  14. ^ See: (Russian) Смельницкий, Феоктист Елисеевич. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k September 20/October 3. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐστάθιος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ a b c d e (Russian) 20 сентября по старому стилю / 3 октября по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  5. ^ Greatmartyr Eustathius (Eustace) Placidas with his wife and children of Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ a b c d e f September 20. 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. 290-291.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἀρτεμίδωρος καὶ Θαλὸς οἱ Μάρτυρες. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ a b c (Greek) 20/09/2016. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Αἰγύπτιος καὶ οἱ 40 σὺν αὐτῷ Μάρτυρες. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Μάξιμος, Εὐπρέπιος, Ἀναστάσιος, Θεόδωρος καὶ Ἀναστάσιος (ἄλλος) οἱ Ὁμολογητές. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ὑπάτιος καὶ Ἀνδρέας οἱ Ὁμολογητές. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Orthodox Saints commemorated in September. God is Wonderful in His Saints (Abbamoses).
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Θεοφόρος ἀπὸ τὴν Κρήτη. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μελέτιος Ἐπίσκοπος Κύπρου. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐστάθιος ὁ Κατάφλωρος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Θεσσαλονίκης. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ a b c d e f October 3 / September 20. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  18. ^ a b c Dr. Alexander Roman. September. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  19. ^ Martyr and Confessor Michael the Wonderworker of Chernigov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ St Oleg the Prince of Briansk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰλαρίων ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ νέος ἀπὸ τὴν Κρήτη. 20 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ 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. 70.
  23. ^ (Russian) АЛЕКСАНДР. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  24. ^ (Greek) Σύναξη της Παναγίας της Βουλκανιώτισσας στην Μεσσηνία. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.


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