February 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

February 21 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 23

All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 7 (March 6 on leap years) by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

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


  • Guram, Adarnasе, Baqar, Vache, Bardzim, Dachi, Dzhuansher, Ramaz, and Parsman.

Pre-Schism Western saintsEdit

Post-Schism Orthodox saintsEdit

New martyrs and confessorsEdit

  • New Hieromartyr Michael Lisitsyn, priest, of Ust-Labinskaya (1918)[1][2][29]
  • New Hieromartyrs Joseph Smirnov, Protopresbyter, and Vladimir Ilinsky, Priest (1918)[2][29][30]
  • New Hieromartyrs John Kastorsky, Deacon, and John Perebaskin, of Kostroma-Galich (1918)[2][29][30]
  • New Martyr Blessed Theoktista Mikhailovna, Fool-for-Christ, of Voronezh (1936)[1][2][29][31]
  • New Hieromartyrs Michael Gorbunov,[29] John Orlov, Victor Morigerovsky, John Parushnikov, Sergius Belokurov, Andrew Yasenev, and Paul Smirnov, Priests (1938) [2][30]
  • New Hieromartyrs Sergius Bukashkin and Antipas Kirillov, Hieromonks (1938)[1][2][30]
  • Virgin-martyrs Elizabeth Timokhin, Irene Smirnov,[29] and Barbara Losev (1938)[2][30]
  • Virgin-martyr Parasceva Makarov (1938)[2][30]
  • Martyrs Stephen Frantov and Nicholas Nekrasov (1938)[2][30]
  • Martyrs Leonid Salkov and Peter Antonov, of Alma-Ata (1938)[29]
  • Martyr Andrew Gnevishev of Tver (1941)[2][29][30]
  • New Hieromartyr Philaret (Pryakhin), Abbot, of Trubino, Tver (1942)[1][2][30]

Other commemorationsEdit

Icon galleryEdit


  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. ^ "At Alexandria, St. Abilius, bishop, who was the second pastor of that city after St. Mark, and administered his charge with eminent piety."[3]
  3. ^ A Greek who was Pope of Rome for ten years and was martyred under Hadrian.[6]
  4. ^ "At Hierapolis, in Phrygia, blessed Papias, bishop of that city, who had been, with St. Polycarp, a disciple of St. John in his old age."[3]
  5. ^ This may be the same person as "Martyr Synesius (Synetus) of Rome, a Reader, tortured and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice to idols (270-275)", who celebrates on December 12.
  6. ^ Western sources mention a Saint Aristion as being a disciple of Christ and one of the Seventy disciples (1st century). [12] The Roman Martyrology has the following:
    • "At Salamis, in Cyprus, St. Aristion, who the same Papias says was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ."[3]
  7. ^ "At Vienna, St. Paschasius, bishop, celebrated for his learning and holy life."[3]
  8. ^ Consecrated Bishop of Ravenna in Italy in 546, he built the Basilica of San Vitale, which was dedicated in the presence of the Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora. Holding a jewelled cross, he is depicted in mosaics standing next to the Emperor.
  9. ^ "JOHN was one of those learned men whom King Alfred invited from the Continent to labour for the restoration of religion and learning in England, after the devastation of the Danes. He was a native of Old Saxony or Friesland, but appears to have been a monk of some house in France, when he was called to this country. The King placed him as Abbot of Athelingay, a monastery which he was anxious to restore, as a pious memorial of his own days of exile in that region. John was zealous for religious discipline, a thing little in accordance with the inclination of certain French monks, who formed part of the community. Two of these were so blinded by their malice as to conspire to put him to death, and accomplished their wicked design one night in the church itself, whither the holy man had retired, as was his custom, to pray in solitude and silence."[27]
  10. ^ In the twelfth century, a great domed church was built on the spot where the relics of the holy martyrs were discovered. This work was undertaken by the Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos (1183-1185), whose patron saint was the holy Apostle Andronicus.
  11. ^ Dismissal Hymn. Fourth Tone.
    "THY Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful."[34]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u February 22 / March 7. Orthodox Calendar (Pravoslavie.ru).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z March 7 / February 22. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ 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. p. 55.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Τελεσφόρος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Ρώμης. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Ecclesia.gr. (H Εκκλησια τησ Ελλαδοσ).
  6. ^ a b c d e February 22. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  7. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. Papias, B. C. (Beginning of 2nd Cent.)." In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Second: February. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. pp. 366-367.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Συνετὸς ὁ Μάρτυρας. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  9. ^ Martyr Maurice at Apamea in Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ἀνθοῦσα μετὰ τῶν δώδεκα οἰκετῶν αὐτῆς. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀρίστων ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀρσινόης Κύπρου. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  12. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. Aristion, Disciple of Christ. (1st Cent.)." In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Second: February. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. p. 366.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Βαραδάτος. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  14. ^ Venerable Baradates, Hermit of Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. Baradatus, H. (About A.D. 460.)." In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Second: February. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. pp. 368-369.
  16. ^ Venerable Thalassius Hermit of Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. ^ Venerable Limnaeus Hermit of Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Θαλάσσιος καὶ Λιμναῖος. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  19. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "SS. Thalassius and Limnæus, HH. (5th Cent.)." In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Second: February. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. pp. 367-368.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἐννέα Μάρτυρες τῆς Κολὰ ἐν Γεωργίᾳ. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  21. ^ 9 Martyred brothers of Kola. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀθανάσιος ὁ Ὁμολογητής ὁ ἐν Παυλοπετρίῳ. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  23. ^ St Athanasius the Confessor of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βλάσιος. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  25. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. Maximian of Ravenna, B.C. (A.D. 556.)." In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Second: February. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. pp. 369-370.
  26. ^ a b The Twenty-Second Day of the Month of February. Orthodoxy in China.
  27. ^ Rev. Richard Stanton. A Menology of England and Wales, or, Brief Memorials of the Ancient British and English Saints Arranged According to the Calendar, Together with the Martyrs of the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Burns & Oates, 1892. p. 81.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γερμανὸς ἐκ Ρωσίας. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas. St. Hilarion Calendar of Saints for the year of our Lord 2004. St. Hilarion Press (Austin, TX). p. 17.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j (in Russian) 22 февраля (ст.ст.) 7 марта 2014 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Θεοκτίστη ἡ Νεομάρτυς. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  32. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Εὕρεσις Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίων Ἀποστόλων Ἀνδρονίκου καὶ Ἰουνίας. 22 Φεβρουαρίου. Μεγασ Συναξαριστησ.
  33. ^ Uncovering of the relics of the Holy Martyrs at the Gate of Eugenius at Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  34. ^ The Great Horologion or Book of Hours. Transl. from the Greek by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery. Boston, Massachusetts, 1997. p. 427.


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