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February 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

February 3 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - February 5

All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 17 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 4th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on January 22.



  • Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple.[1]


Pre-Schism Western saintsEdit

Post-Schism Orthodox saintsEdit

New martyrs and confessorsEdit

  • Theodosius (Bobkov), Hieromonk of the Chudov Monastery, Moscow[2]
  • Nicholas Kandaurov, Archpriest, Moscow[2]
  • Boris Nazarov, Archpriest, of Protasievo, Verey[2]
  • Alexander Pokrovsky, Archpriest, of Mineyevo, Moscow[2]
  • Alexander Sokolov, Archpriest, of Paveltsovo, Moscow[2]
  • Peter Sokolov, Archpriest, of Klin, Moscow[2]
  • John Tikhomirov, Archpriest, of Petrovskoye, Moscow[2]
  • John Artobolevsky, Archpriest, Moscow[30]
  • John Aleshkovsky, priest[30]
  • Alexander Minervin, priest[30]
  • Alexis Sharov, priest[30]
  • Eustace Sokolsky, priest[30]
  • Sergius Soloviev, priest[30]
  • Nicholas Pospelov, priest, of Bylovo, Podolsk[2]
  • New Martyr Raphaela, Schemanun, of Moscow (1938)[2][4]
  • Virgin-martyrs Anna and Catherine (1938)[4]
  • Martyrs Seraphim, John, Basil, Demetrius, Theodore, and Demetrius (1938)[4]

Other commemorationsEdit

  • Repose of the royal recluse Nun Dosithea of Moscow (1810)[2][31]

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 Thmuis, in Egypt, in the persecution of Diocletian, the passion of blessed Philaeas, bishop of that city, and of Philoromus, military tribune, who rejected the exhortations of their relations and friends to save themselves, offered themselves to death, and so merited immortal palms from God. With them was crowned with martyrdom a numberless multitude of the faithful of the same place, who followed the example of their pastor."[5]
  3. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Isidore (Ἰσίδωρος);
    • Isidora (Ἰσιδώρα).
  4. ^ He was left in prison for twelve days without food and then thrown into a well.
  5. ^ "At Rome, St. Eutychius, who endured a glorious martrydom, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus. Pope St. Damasus wrote an epitaph in verse for his tomb."[5]
  6. ^ Famed for his resistance to the heathen invaders of Britain, in some accounts he is called Bishop of Gloucester, now in England.
  7. ^ "ST. ALDATE, or ELDATE, was a Briton, who lived at the time of the invasion of the island by the English, and is called Bishop of Gloucester. He is said to have shown much zeal in animating his fellow-countrymen to a defence of their territory, but the little related of him is so blended with the unauthentic history of the period, that it is impossible to gather any certain facts. There are churches dedicated to St. Aldate in Gloucester and in Oxford. (It has not been ascertained that there was a Bishop's See at Gloucester in British times, unless Cluvium is the same place; nor was there in later ages, until the time of the schism, when Henry VIII placed a Bishop there)."[20]
  8. ^ Born in Ireland, he preached at Stirling and along the Forth in Scotland and later lived as a hermit near Dumbarton.
  9. ^ "According to the account preserved in the Diocese of Cambray, ST. LIEPHARD was a Bishop from Great Britain, who on his return from Rome was murdered by pagan robbers in a wood near Cambray. His relics were venerated at Huncourt, but were subsequently translated to St. Quentin, where they were profaned and lost in the siege of A.D. 1557."[20]
  10. ^ Born in Flanders, he became a monk at Turholt in Belgium He worked in Denmark with St Anschar and succeeded him as Bishop of Hamburg-Bremen (865).
  11. ^ See: (in Russian) Кирилл Новоезерский. Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  12. ^ See: (in Russian) Мефодий (Краснопёров). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w February 4 / 17. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  3. ^ Martyr Jadorus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m February 17 / 4. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  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. 37–38.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόκτιστος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ ἐν Εἰρηνουπόλει. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀβράμιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀρβὴλ Περσίδος. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Hieromartyr Abramius the Bishop of Arbela in Assyria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰσίδωρος ο Πηλουσιώτης. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Venerable Isidore of Pelusium. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Εὐάγριος καὶ Σίος. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ St Evagrisi the disciple of St Shio. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικήτας ὁ ἐν τοῖς Πυθίοις. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰάσιμος ὁ Θαυματουργός. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικόλαος ὁ Ὁμολογητής ὁ Στουδίτης. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Venerable Nicholas the Confessor the Abbot of Studion. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k February 4. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  20. ^ a b 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. pp. 51-54.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος ὁ Πρίγκηπας. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  23. ^ Right-believing George the Great Prince of Vladimir. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Ἀβραὰμ καὶ Κόπρις. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ Venerable Abraham of Pechenga, Vologda. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Κύριλλος ὁ Θαυματουργός. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ Venerable Cyril the Abbot and Wonderworker of Novoezersk, Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. ^ (in Polish) (in English) Repozytorium Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku: Św. Antoni Supraski
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωσὴφ ὁ Νεομάρτυρας τοῦ Χαλεπλῆ. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ a b c d e f 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. 12.
  31. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Δοσιθέα Βασίλισσα τῆς Ρωσίας. 4 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 17 февраля (4 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -