September 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below celebrated on September 17 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For September 4th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on August 22.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Gregory (Lebedev), Bishop of Schlisselburg (1937)[3][31][38][41][note 19]
  • New Hieromartyr Sergius (Druzhinin), Bishop of Narva (1937)[3][31][note 20]
  • New Hieromartyr Stephen (Kuskov), Hieromonk, of Nikolskoye, Tver (1937)[3][31][38]
  • New Hieromartyrs Paul Vasilievsky, John Vasilevsky, Nicholas Lebedev, Nicholas Sretensky, John Romashkin, Nicholas Voshtev, Alexander Nikolsky, Peter Lebedinsky, Michael Bogorodsky, Elias Izmailov, Priests (1937)[31][38]
  • Martyrs Basil Yezhov, Peter Lonskov, Stephen Mityushkin and Alexander Blokhin (1937)[31][38]
  • New Hieromartyr Peter (Zimonjić), Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosnia (1941)[3][31][38][note 21]
  • Virgin-Martyr Elena Chernova (1942)[31][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. ^ According to the Orthodox Menaion, September 4 was the day that Moses saw the Land of Promise.[6] The Orthodox Church also commemorates him on the Sunday of the Forefathers, two Sundays before the Nativity.[7]
  3. ^ The glorious Prophet and God-seer Moses ((Hebrew): מֹשֶׁה Mōsheh, Mōsheh ben Amram;[8] (Greek): Mωϋσῆς, Mōÿsēs in both the Septuagint and the New Testament; (Arabic): موسىٰ , Mūsā), meaning one who draws forth, is drawn out, or is saved from the water, ca.1570 BC - ca.1450 BC, was the deliverer,[9] prophet, legislator, judge, and leader of the Israelites from the period of The Exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, to their arrival on the doorstep of Canaan near the Jordan River. He is best known for leading the Israelites out of Egypt, bringing the Ten Commandments (Decalogue) down from Mount Sinai, establishing the Mosaic Covenant and founding the religious community known as Israel.[10] His life is narrated in the Septuagint from Exodus 2 through to Deuteronomy 34:10-12. Considered something more than a prophet, for God spoke face-to-face with Moses (Exodus 33:11), he was a true servant of the Lord in every sense of the word and is the supremely wise Lawgiver ((Greek): Ο Νομοθέτης), the most ancient historian of all to whom the authorship of the Pentateuch is traditionally attributed (c. 1491-1451 BC), and through whom the Seven Old Testament Feasts of Lord were instituted by God's command as described in Leviticus Chapter 23.[11] For forty years, Moses lived at the court of the Pharaoh (his Egyptian training); for the next forty years, he lived as a shepherd in contemplation of God and the world (his exile in Arabia); and for his remaining forty years, he led the people through the wilderness to the Promised Land (his government of the Israelite nation). He beheld the Promised Land, but was not allowed to enter it, for he had once sinned against God (Numbers 20:12). Thus Moses reposed at the age of 120.[12] As a miracle-worker, he was a prefiguration of Christ, according to St. Basil the Great.[12]
  4. ^ The following dates are given as the birth dates of Moses:
  5. ^ They were siblings from Edessa, and lived in the years of Emperor Hadrian (or Trajan according to others), c. 116. Thathuil was a sorcerer (demonic priest) and became Christian due to the efforts of the blessed bishop Barsimaeus. Because of his conversion, he was severely whipped by the local governer Augurus, and was eventually blinded. Later, they hung him from one hand, opened his abdomen and burned his sides with fire. Finally they beheaded him and he received the crown of martyrdom.[13]
  6. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Hermione (Ἐρμιόνη).
  7. ^ "Also, the holy martyrs Theodore, Oceanus, Ammian, and Julian, who had their feet cut off, and consummated their martyrdom by being thrown into the fire, in the time of the emperor Maximian."[5]
  8. ^ An aged woman who welcomed the Apostle Peter in Naples and was miraculously healed by him. In her turn she converted St Aspren who became the first Bishop of Naples.
  9. ^ "At Naples, in Campania, the birthday of St. Candida, who was the first to meet St. Peter when he came to that city, and being baptized by him, afterwards ended her holy life in peace."[5]
  10. ^ "At Chalons, in France, St. Marcellus, martyr, under the emperor Antoninus. Being invited to a profane banquet by the governor Priscus, and abhorring the meats that were served, he reproved with great freedom all persons present for worshipping the idols. For this, by an unheard-of kind of cruelty, the same governor had him buried alive up to the waist. After persevering for three days in praising God, he yielded up his undefiled soul."[5]
  11. ^ He was born on an island off the coast of Dalmatia and became a stonemason. Ordained deacon by Gaudentius, Bishop of Rimini, he reposed as a hermit in the region now called after him, (the Republic of) San Marino.
  12. ^ "Rimini, St. Marinus, deacon."[5]
  13. ^ "At Treves, St. Marcellus, bishop and martyr."[5]
  14. ^ S. MONESSA, the beautiful daughter of an Irish chief, though not a Christian, refused all the offers made for her hand. When she heard S. Patrick preach the Faith of the Virgin-born, she believed with all her heart and was baptized, and straightway as she came out of the regenerating wave, for joy of heart, her spirit broke its bonds, and entered into celestial joy.".[34]
  15. ^ See: (French) Calétric de Chartres. Wikipédia. (French Wikipedia).
  16. ^ St Ultan was noted for his love for children and for the writings of St Brigid.
  17. ^ Happily married, she was widowed when she was still very young. She founded the convent of Herzfeld in Westphalia in Germany and devoted herself to good works.
  18. ^ This saint came of a family as illustrious in the annals of profane history as in those of the Church. She was the granddaughter of Count Bernard, son of Charles Martel, and Gundlindis, daughter of Adelbert, Duke of the Alemanni, whose sister was S. Odilia. Her parents were Theodoric, Duke of the Ripuarii, and Theodrada, afterwards Abbess of Soissons. Charles Martel her great-grandfather was son of Pepin, son of S. Bega and nephew of S. Gertrude, and grandson of the Blessed Pepin of Landen and of S. Itta or Iduberga, his wife. S. Ida was married to Ecbert, Duke of the Saxons who inhabited the region between the Rhine and the Weser. After his death, she spent her widowhood in works of charity and daily devotion. She had a stone coffin made for herself, and filled it daily to the brim with food for the poor. She was buried at Herzfeld.".[35]
  19. ^ See: (Russian) Григорий (Лебедев). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  20. ^ See: (Russian) Сергий (Дружинин). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  21. ^ See: (Serbian) Петар Зимоњић. Википедију. (Serbian Wikipedia).
  22. ^ "Bede relates, in the life of S. Cuthbert, that the saint charged his disciples before his death, that rather than ever fall under the yoke of schismatics or infidels, they should, when threatened with such a calamity, take with them his mortal remains, and choose some other dwelling. In the year 875 the province of Northumberland was so cruelly infested by Danish pirates, and Lindisfarne was so much exposed to their continual ravages, that Eardulf the bishop, Eadred the abbot, and the community of the monks, left that place, and carrying with them that sacred treasure, wandered to and fro for seven years. In 882 they rested with it at Concester (Chester-le-Street), a few miles from the Roman wall, where the bishop's see continued one hundred and thirteen years, as Camden remarks. Both King Alfred and the Danish leader granted peace for a month to all persons that fled to the saint's shrine, and Alfred gave to this church all the land that lies between the Tyne and the Tees. In 995, in the fresh inroads of the Danes, Bishop Aldune retired with the saint's body to Ripon, and four months after to Durham, a place strong by its natural situation, but not habitable, till the people of the country, on this occasion, cut down the wood, and raised a small church, and cells for the monks.".[45]
  23. ^ His feast day is one January 30.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Προφήτης Μωϋσῆς. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r September 4/September 17. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  4. ^ Holy Prophet and God-seer Moses. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b c d e f 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. 270–271.
  6. ^ "September 4: The Holy God-seer Moses the Prophet and Aaron His Brother". In: The Menaion: Volume 1, The Month of September. Transl. from the Greek by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery. Boston, Massachusetts, 2005. p. 67.
  7. ^ THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS. St John's Orthodox Church, Colchester, Essex, England.
  8. ^ Rev. Professor Nathaniel Schmidt, Ph.D.. "Moses: His Age and His Work. II." The Biblical World. Vol. 7, No. 2 (Feb., 1896), pp. 105-119. p.105.
  9. ^ Acts 7:35.
  10. ^ "Moses." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica 2009 Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, 2009.
  11. ^ Leviticus 23 (New King James Version).
  12. ^ a b Nikolaj Velimirović. Prologue from Ohrid: Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections and Homilies for Every Day of the Year. 1928.
  13. ^ a b Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Θαθουὴλ καὶ Βεβαία. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d e (Greek) 04/09/2016. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σαρβῆλος (ἢ Ζάρβηλος) ὁ Μάρτυρας. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ἑρμιόνη. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Martyr Hermione the Daughter of St Philip the Deacon. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. HERMIONE. (ABOUT A.D. 117.)". In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Tenth; September. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 43-44.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Θεότιμος (ἢ Τιμόθεος) καὶ Θεόδουλος. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πετρώνιος. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Martyr Christodoula the Mother of Urban, Prilidian, Epolonius. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βαβύλας ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ Hieromartyr Babylas the Bishop of Antioch. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι 3.608 (κατ' ἄλλους 3.628) Μάρτυρες ποὺ μαρτύρησαν στὴ Νικομήδεια. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βαβύλας ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ διδάσκαλος στὴ καὶ οἱ 84 Μαθητές του οἱ Μάρτυρες. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Martyr Babylas of Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κεντυρίων, Θεόδωρος, Ἀμμιανός, Ἰουλιανὸς καὶ Ὠκεανὸς οἱ Μάρτυρες. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ Martyr Theodore of Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κέγουρος, Σεκενδίνος, Σέκενδος καὶ ἡ μητέρα τους Ἱεροσαλήμ οἱ Μάρτυρες οἱ ἐν Βεροίᾳ. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Χαριτίνη ἡ Μάρτυς. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p September 17 / September 4. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l September 4. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  33. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. MARCELLUS, M. (ABOUT A.D. 178.)". In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Tenth; September. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 44-46.
  34. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. MONESSA, V. (ABOUT A.D. 456)". In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Tenth; September. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 47-48.
  35. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. IDA, W. (ABOUT A.D. 813.)". In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Tenth; September. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 50.
  36. ^ Venerable Simeon the Wonderworker. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  37. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἄνθιμος ὁ νέος ἀσκητὴς. 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  38. ^ a b c d e f g h i j (Russian) 4 сентября по старому стилю / 17 сентября по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  39. ^ Venerable Parthenius, Igumen of Kiziltachsk. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  40. ^ a b c Dr. Alexander Roman. September. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  41. ^ (Russian) ГРИГОРИЙ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  42. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “the Unburnt Bush”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  43. ^ Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Unburnt Bush" (1680). HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  44. ^ (Russian) 17 сентября (4 сентября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  45. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "THE TRANSLATION OF S. CUTHBERT. (A.D. 995.)". In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Tenth; September. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. pp. 50-51.
  46. ^ Uncovering of the relics of St Joasaph the Bishop of Belgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  47. ^ (Russian) ИОАСАФ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  48. ^ Second finding of the relics of St Metrophanes the Bishop of Vorenzh. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  49. ^ (Russian) Собор Воронежских святых. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -


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