September 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Sep. 21 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Sep. 23

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on October 5 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For September 22nd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on September 9.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Phocas (Φωκᾶς).
  3. ^ Some Synaxaria add the name of a certain Saint Nicholas together with martyrs Isaac and Martin.
  4. ^ They died while standing before their judges in prayer. Their relics are enshrined in the church of St Marcellus in Rome.
  5. ^ "At Rome, the martyrdom of the holy virgins and martyrs Digna and Emerita, under Valerian and Gallienus. Their relics are kept in the church of St. Marcellus."[14]
  6. ^ "At St. Maurice, near Sion, in Switzerland, the birthday of the holy Theban martyrs Maurice, Exuperius, Candidus, Victor, Innocent, and Vitalis, with their companions of the same legion, whose martyrdom for the faith, in the time of Maximian, filled the world with the glory of their sufferings."[14]
  7. ^ The army of Maximinian Herculeus included a legion (6,600 men) of Christians recruited in Upper Egypt. When the Emperor marched his army across the Alps to suppress a revolt in Gaul, he camped near Agaunum in Switzerland and prepared for battle with public sacrifices. The Christian legion refused to take part and were as a result consequence decimated twice. When they still persevered in their refusal they were massacred. Among those who suffered were Maurice, Exuperius, Candidus, Vitalis, two Victors, Alexander (in Bergamo) and Gereon (in Cologne). A basilica was built in Agaunum, now St-Maurice-en-Valais to enshrine the relics of the martyrs.
  8. ^ "At Arpajon, near Paris, St. Jonas, priest and martyr, who went to France with St. Denis, and after being scourged by order of the prefect Julian, ended his martyrdom by the sword."[14]
  9. ^ "At Meaux, blessed Sanctinus, bishop, disciple of St. Denis, the Areopagite, who, being consecrated by him bishop of that city, was the first to preach the Gospel there."[14]
  10. ^ Born in Bavaria in Germany, he was a disciple of St Martin of Tours, by whom he was ordained priest and sent to preach in Poitou in France. He eventually went to live as a hermit at Mt Glonne in Anjou, where he gained numerous disciples. He built a monastery for them later known as Saint-Florent-le-Vieux. He reposed there in extreme old age.
  11. ^ As Pope of Rome he is remembered for building the church of Sts Cosmas and Damian. He was greatly loved in Rome for his simplicity and generosity to the poor.
  12. ^ "At Ratisbon, in Bavaria, St. Emmeramus, bishop and martyr, who, to deliver others, endured patiently a most cruel death for the sake of our Lord."[14]
  13. ^ Born in Poitiers in France, he moved to Bavaria in Germany where he became abbot of a monastery in Regensburg and then bishop there. He was later attacked by assassins and died from his wounds. His relics were enshrined in the monastery dedicated to him in Regensburg where he was venerated as a martyr.
  14. ^ As a child she was healed of blindness by St Eustace of Lisieux in France. She married very young but her husband died after only two months. Her second husband was St Blandinus and she had five children, two of whom are venerated as saints. In later years husband and wife took up the monastic life, Salaberga in Poulangey. Later she founded the convent of St John the Baptist in Laon where she reposed.
  15. ^ (in Greek) "Τὰ ὀνόματά τους εἶναι:
    • Θωμὰς ἡγούμενος, Βαρσανούφιος, Κύριλλος, Μιχαῖος (ἢ Μιχαίας), Σίμων, Ἰλαρίων, Ἰάκωβος, ἕτερος Ἰάκωβος, Ἰώβ, Κυπριανός, Σάββας, Μαρτινιανός, Κοσμᾶς, Σέργιος, Μηνᾶς, Ἰωάσαφ, Ἰωαννίκιος, Παῦλος, Ἀντώνιος, Εὐθύμιος, Δομέτιος, Παρθένιος καὶ τέσσερα ἀκόμα ἄτομα ποὺ τὰ ὀνόματά τους εἶναι ἄγνωστα".[15]
  16. ^ Blessed Schema-Nun Paraskeva reposed at the age of 120 years.
  17. ^ See: (in Russian) Вениамин (Воскресенский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  18. ^ See: (in Russian) Собор Тульских святых. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q September 22/October 5. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o October 5 / September 22. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Prophet Jonah. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Φωκᾶς ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ὁ Θαυματουργὸς. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  6. ^ Hieromartyr Phocas the Bishop of Sinope. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Φωκᾶς ὁ κηπουρὸς. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d (in Greek) 22/09/2016. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰσαὰκ καὶ Μαρτίνος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ St Peter the Tax-Collector. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ St Jonah the Presbyter, father of St Theophanes the Hymnographer and Theodore Graptus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i September 22. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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. 292-293.
  15. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι 26 Ὁσιομάρτυρες Ζωγραφίτες. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Κοσμᾶς ὁ Ζωγραφίτης. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Venerable Cosmas of the Zographou Monastery on Mt. Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Venerable Jonah the Abbot of Yashezersk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ (in Russian) ИОНА. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Παρασκευὴ ἡ διὰ Χριστὸν Σαλή τοῦ Σάρωφ – Ντιβίγιεβο. 22 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ (in Russian) Житие Паши Саровской. Портал "Дивное Дивеево". Retrieved: 27 May, 2016.
  22. ^ a b (in Russian) 22 сентября по старому стилю / 5 октября по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  23. ^ (in Russian) ВЕНИАМИН. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  24. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. September. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  25. ^ Synaxis of the Saints of Tula. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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Russian Sources