October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

October 18 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - October 20

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

For October 19th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on October 6.


Pre-Schism Western saintsEdit

Post-Schism Orthodox saintsEdit

New Martys and ConfessorsEdit

Other commemorationsEdit

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  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. ^ See: Acts 21:15-16 New King James Version (NKJV):
    • " And after those days we packed and went up to Jerusalem. Also some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us and brought with them a certain Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we were to lodge."
  3. ^ "In Egypt, St. Varus, soldier, under the emperor Maximinus. He used to visit and comfort seven saintly monks detained in prison, when one of them happening to die, he wished to take his place, and having suffered with them cruel afflictions, he obtained the palm of martyrdom."[15]
  4. ^ Ptolemy was put to death for instructing a woman in the Orthodox Faith. One Lucius and an unnamed man protested against the injustice of the sentence and were also martyred. Their story was written down by St Justin Martyr, their contemporary.
  5. ^ "At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs Ptolemy and Lucius, under Marcus Antoninus. The former, as we learn from the martyr Justin, having converted an immodest woman to the faith of Christ, and taught her to practise chastity, was accused by a profligate man before the prefect Urbicius, and condemned to languish a long time in a filthy dungeon. At length, as he declared by a public confession that Christ was his master, he was led to execution. Lucius disapproving the sentence of Urbicius, and avowing freely that he was a Christian, received the same sentence. To them was added a third, who was condemned to suffer a like punishment."[15]
  6. ^ Born in Britain, he was a disciple of St Samson in Brittany. Ordained deacon, he served at the monastery of Taurac until it was destroyed by the Franks. He then went to Ireland and led the life of a hermit near Kildare.
    • See: (in French) Saint Yben. Wikipédia. (French Wikipedia).
  7. ^ "ST. ETHBIN was born in Great Britain, and went over to Continental Brittany to place himself under the guidance of his fellow-countryman St. Samson, Bishop of Dole. There he made great progress in virtue; but having one day heard in the Mass the words of the Gospel, "Everyone of you that doth not renounce all he possesseth cannot be My disciple," he felt himself, like the great St. Antony, called upon to make a complete renunciation of the world. Accordingly, with the prelate's approval, he retired to the Abbey of Tauroc, and lived under the conduct of Guinold, or Winwaloc the younger. About the year 560, this monastery was devastated by the Franks, and Ethbin took refuge in Ireland, and there built a small cell in a spot known as Necton Wood, where he lived in great sanctity, until, at the age of eighty-three, he was invited to his heavenly reward."[24]
  8. ^ "S. Ethbin was the son of Eutius and Eula, a noble pair in Brittany. His father died when he was aged fifteen, and his mother then took the veil, and confided her son to S. Samson of Dol, who ordained him. Ethbin afterwards became a monk and disciple of S. Winwaloe at Tauriac, who is not to be confounded with S. Winwaloe of Llandevenec. He was privileged to see his master perform a very nasty but notable miracle, without his stomach being turned. When Tauriac was destroyed by the Franks, S. Ethbin went to Ireland, and there died, but whereabouts does not appear."[25]
  9. ^ Born in Bayeux in France, he and his wife agreed to live by good works. They went to Evreux and Aquilinus was soon made bishop there. However, he managed to live more as a hermit than a pastor.
  10. ^ Daughter of a prince of the Upper Thames, she founded a convent dedicated to the Virgin on the site of what is now Christchurch in Oxford. From childhood she took as her maxim 'Whatever is not God is nothing'. She is the patron saint of Oxford.
  11. ^ A monk at Worcester and Abbot of Ramsey in England. In 1006 he became Bishop of Dorchester. He was killed by the Danes and is sometimes called a martyr.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m October 19 / November 1. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Προφήτης Ἰωήλ. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 19 Οκτωβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Prophet Joel. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μνάσων ὁ ἀρχαῖος μαθητὴς. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g (in Greek) 19/10/2017. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.
  7. ^ Saint Mnason of Cyprus, the Old Disciple. Mystagogy. October 20, 2014. Retrieved: 10 March, 2017.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Φήλιξ καὶ Εὐσέβιος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Οὔαρος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Varus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἕξι Ὁσιομάρτυρες οἱ ἐρημίτες. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ 7 Monk Martyrs with Varus. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ a b c (in Russian) 19 октября по старому стилю / 1 ноября по новому стилю Archived 2017-12-25 at the Wayback Machine. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  14. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "SS. VARUS AND OTHERS, MM. (ABOUT A.D. 307.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Twelfth: October – Part II. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 480-483.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 322-323.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Κλεοπάτρα. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Blessed Cleopatra with her son in Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σαδῶθ (ἢ Σαδῶκ ἢ Σαδῶχ) ὁ Ἐπίσκοπος καὶ οἱ 120 Μάρτυρες ἀπὸ τὴν Περσία. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth) the Bishop of Persia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Λεόντιος ὁ φιλόσοφος. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h November 1 / October 19. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k October 19. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  23. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "SS. PTOLEMAEUS AND LUCIUS, MM. (ABOUT A.D. 165.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Twelfth: October – Part II. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 478-480.
  24. ^ 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. 503-507.
  25. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. ETHBIN, MK. (ABOUT A.D. 625.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Twelfth: October – Part II. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. p. 484.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Frideswide (Ἀγγλίδα). 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. FRIDESWIDE, V. (ABOUT A.D. 735.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Twelfth: October – Part II. London: John C. Nimmo, 1898. Pp. 484-487.
  28. ^ (in Russian) 1 ноября (19 октября). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  29. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ ἀσκητής. 19 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. ^ Translation of the relics of Venerable St John the Abbot of Rila in Bulgaria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  31. ^ (in Russian) ИОАНН РИЛЬСКИЙ. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  32. ^ (in Greek) Σύναξη της Παναγίας της Βασίλισσας στο Μουζάκι Καρδίτσας. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής.


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