Talk:Mar Awgin

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Feast Day / Memorial Day[edit]

Is there a subject matter expert who knows on which date his memory / feast day is commemorated?
He might have a "fixed feast day" (same day each year), or, it might be a "movable feast day" in that it changes each year. There is contradictory information on various sites; for example:

(1) In the book The Oxford History Of Christian Worship, Oxford University Press, 2006, in a section discussing The Liturgical Year of the Assyrians (Ancient Oriental Churches), it states on page 165:
  • "The feast of the Cross (14 September) is surrounded by Sundays dedicated to Elijah and Moses, a complex period called "Elijah/Cross/Moses" (Elia-Sliwa-Mushe). The last four Sundays of the liturgical year are called "of the Dedication of the Church." On the first Friday of this last group is remembered Mar Awgin (died 370), who is said to have founded monastic life in the region of Mesopotamia." -- (This would make it a "movable feast" from year to year)
(2) However, an article on, titled "Modesto Cathedral Rebuilds and Consecrates Altar Following Fire" (17 November 2011), writes:
  • "The event, on Friday 4 November, coincided with the commemoration day of Mar Awgin the Blessed, and commenced with a procession of clergy from the nave to the altar."
(3) Again, on a website for the "Holy Apostolic Church of East India", in their "Holydays and Observances of the year 2011", they list Mar Awgin on August 10.
(4) The French Wikipedia article says: "L'Église syriaque orthodoxe le fête le 20 avril."

So we have November 4, April 20, August 10, and a movable Friday each year. Which is it? Or does each Church observe a different day for him? In either case, it would be good to list all these dates in the article, once they have been verified. ΙΣΧΣΝΙΚΑ-888 (talk) 04:52, 18 May 2012 (UTC)


It would be good to include categories for which church he is a saint of, or if he is commemorated by all of the Oriental Orthodox Churches -- for example "Coptic Orthodox Saint", "Ethiopian Orthodox Saint", "Assyrian Orthodox Saint", "Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Saint", "Jacobite Orthodox Church" etc. ΙΣΧΣΝΙΚΑ-888 (talk) 04:52, 18 May 2012 (UTC)