All Saints Church
The Constantinopolitan Indictio
was adopted by the Patriarchs of that city. This Indiction begins on the 1st
of September and is observed with special ceremony in the Church. On this
feast we commemorate our Saviour's entry into the synagogue in Nazareth,
where He was given the book of the Prophet Esaias to read, and He opened it
and found the place where it is written, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
for which cause He hath anointed Me..." (Luke 4:16-30).
1 S Prophet Jeremiah; Martyrs Euchymius, Ignatius, and Acacius of Mt. Athos; St. Isidora
2 SSt. Athanasius the Great, patriarch of Alexandria; Martyrs Hesperus, Zoe, and their sons Cyriacus and Theodulus, at Attalia.
4th Sunday of Pascha(Sunday of the Paralytic); Acts 9:32-42, John 5:1-15.
3 M Martyrs Timothy the Reader and his wife Maura of Antinoc in Egypt; Martyrs Diodor and Rodopian
4 TVirgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus in Asia Minor; Righteous Valerian
5 WGreat-martyr Irene of Thessalonica. Martyrs Neophytus, Gaius, and Gaianus
6 TRighteous Job the Long-suffering; Sts. Mamas, Pachomius, and Hilarion, monks
7 FCommemoration of the Apparition of the Sign of the Precious Cross over Jerusalem in 351 A.D. Martyr Acacius the centurion at Byzantium and martyr Codrat
8 S † Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. St. Arsenius the Great
9 STranslation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari. Prophet Isaiah. Martyr Christopher of Lycia, and with him Martyrs Callinica and Aquilina. Pascha (Sunday of the Samaritan Woman); Acts 11:19-26, 29-30, John 4:5-42. Tone 4.
10 M Apostle Simon Zeiotes; Martyr Hesychius of Ancioch; St. Laurence, monk, of Egypt
11 THoly Equal-to-the Apostles Methodius and Cyril, first teachers of the Slavs. Hieromartyr Mocius (Mucius), presbyter of Amphipolis in Macedonia
12 W † Martyr John the Valah;St. Epiphanlus, bishop of Cyprus, and St. Germanus, patriarch of Constantinople
13 TVirgin-martyr Glyceria at Heraclea; St. Sergius Georgius the Confessor of Constantinople
14 FMartyr Isidore of Chios; Martyr Terapont
15 S St. Pachomius the Great, founder of coenobitic monasticism; St. Achilles, bishop of Larissa
16 SSt. Theodore the Sanctified, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great; Martyrs Isaac, Simon and Peter of Blachernae
6th Sunday of Pascha(Sunday of the Blind Man); Acts 16:16-34, John 9:1-38. Tone 5.
18 TMartyrs Peter, Dionysius and those who suffered under Decius: Andrew, Paul, Christina, Heraclius, Paulinus, and Benedimus; St.Christina and with her the seven Virgins
19 WHieromartyr Patrick, of Prussa, bishop; Martyr Cyriaca; Righteous Memnon
20 T (†)The Ascension of Our Lord - Heroes Day; Martyr Thalelaeus; St. Thalassius and St. Mark the Hermit
21 F †)Equal-to-the-Apostles Constantine, Emperor (337). Equal-to-the-Apostles Helena mother of Emperor Constantine (327).
22 S Martyrs: Basiliscus and Marcellus; Holy Fathers of the Second Ecumenical Council
23 SSt. Michael the Confessor, bishop of Synnada (818); Holy Myrrh-bearer Mary, wife of Cleopas.
7th Sunday of Pascha (Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council); Acts 20, 16-18; 28-36; John 17, 1-13; Tone 6.
24 M Ven. Simeon; Martyr Serapion the Egyptian; Martyr Marciana
25 T †Third Finding of the Honorable Head of St. John the Baptist; Martyr Celestine
26 WApostles of the Seventy Carpus and Alphaeus; Martyrs: Abercius and Helen
27 T Martyr Julius the Veteran;Hieromartyrs Thearapontes and Helladius; Martyr Alypius
28 FSt. Nicetas, bishop of Chalcedon; Woman-martyr Heliconis of Thessalonica; St. Eutychius, bishop of Melitene. (Apodosis of the Ascension).
29 S Virgin-Martyr Theodosia; Hieromartyrs Olbian and Alexander, bishops (Commemoration of the Dead)
30 S (†)Pentecost - Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Disciples; Ven. Isaac the Confessor and Barlaam; Martyr Natalius
8th Sunday of Pascha (Trinity Sunday). Acts 2,1-11; John 7, 37-53; 8,12
31 M (†) Day of the Holy Trinity; Martyrs: Hermias, Hermei, Eusebius and Haralampos
1 TMartyr Justin the Philosopher; Martyrs: Chariton and Firmus
2 W†) Great Martyr John the New of Suceava; St. Nicephorus the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople (828). (No Fasting)
3 TMartyrs: Lucillian, Claudius, Hypatiusat, Paul, Diorlysius and Paula
4 F †) Martyrs: Zotic, Atal, Camasis and Philip of Niculitel; (No Fasting)
5 S Hieromartyrs: Dorotheus, Marcian and Leonides (Apodosis of the Pentecost))
6 SVen. Bessarion the Wonderworker, of Egypt (4th -5th cens). St. Hilarion the New, Abbot of the Dalmatian Monastery (845); Martyr Gelasius.
1st Sunday after Pentecost(Sunday of All Saints); Heb.: 11, 33-40; 12, 1-2; Matt.: 10, 32-35; 37-38; 19, 27-30; tone 8
7 M Hieromartyr Theodotus; Martyr Zenais (Zenaida) of Caesarea in Palestine; Ven.Sevastiana (Sts. Peter and Paul fast begins)
8 THieromartyrs Nicander and Marcianus; Translation of the relics of Greatmartyr Theodore Stratelates
9 WSt.Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria (444); Martyrs beheaded in Persia, nuns: Thecla, Mariamne, Martha, Mary and Enmatha (346).
10 THieromartyr Timothy, bishop of Prussa (4th cen.); Martyr Alexander and Virgin-martyr Antonina at Constantinople (313).
11 FHoly Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
12 S Ven. Onuphrius the Great (4th cen.). Ven. Peter of Mt. Athos (734). (Dispensation to eat fish)
13 SMartyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria (293). St. Triphyllius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus (370); (Dispensation to eat fish)
2ndSunday after Pentecost (Sunday of Romanian Saints); Rome 2, 10-16; Ev. Matt 4, 18-23; tone 1
14 M Prophet Elisha, (9th cen B.C.). St. Methodius, patriarch of Constantinople (847); St. Julitta (Julia) of Tabenna in Egypt.
15 TProphet Amos, (8th cen. B.C.); Hieromartyr Hesyhios; Blessed Augustine and Hieronimus
16W St. Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus (4th - 5th cen.); Hieromartyr Mark the bishop
17 T Martyrs: Manuel, Sabel and Ismael of Persia (362)
18 FMartyrs: Leontius, Hypatius and Theodulus at Tripoli in Syria (70 -79).
19 S Holy Apostle, the Brother of the Lord Jude, (80). Ven. Paisius the Great of Egypt (5th cen.). Martyr Zosimas the Soldier at Antioch in Pisidia (2nd cen.). (Dispensation to eat fish)
20 SHieromartyr Methodius, bishop of Patar; St. Callistus, patriarch of Constantinople (1362). (Dispensation to eat fish) d Sunday after Pentecost; Rome 5, 1-5; Ev. Matt 6, 22-33; tone 2
21 M Martyrs Julian and Aphrodisius of Tarsus in Cilicia
23 WMartyr Agrippina of Rome (253-260); Hieromartyr Aristocleos the priest
24 M 24 T †)Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord John; †) St. Nicetas, bishop of Remesian (420); Translation of the relics of St. Greatmartyr John the New of Suceava (Dispensation to eat fish)
25 FVirgin-martyr Febronia of Nisibis (304); Ven. Dionysius and Dometrius of the Monastery of the Forerunner on Mt. Athos (1380); Ven. Martyr Livia
26 S Ven. David of Thessalonic (540); St. John, bishop of the Goths in Crimea (8th cen.). (Dispensation to eat fish)
27 SVen. Sampson the Hospitable of Constantinople (530); St. Joanna the Myrrh-bearer (Dispensation to eat fish)
4th Sunday after Pentecost; Rome 6, 18-23; Matt 8, 5-13; tone 3
28 M Translation of the relics of the holy and wonder-working Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, (412); Martyr Pappias
29T (†) The holy, glorious and all-praised leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul
30 WSynaxis of the Holy, Glorious and All-praised Twelve Apostles; †) St. Gelasius of Ramet (Dispensation to eat fish)
1 T †) St. Leon of Radauti;Holy and wonderworker Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian (284).
2 F †The Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae; †) St. King Stephen the Great
3 S Martyr Hyacith of Caesarea in Cappadocia (108); St. Anatolie, patriarch of Constantinople
4 SSt. Andrew, Archbishop of Crete (712). Ven. Martha, mother of Ven. Simeon Stylites the Younger (554).
5th Sunday after Pentecost; Rome 10, 1-10; Ev. Matt 8, 28-34; 9, 1 ; tone 4
5 M † Ven. Athanasius of Mt. Athos (1000); St. Lampadus, monk, of Hieropolis; Hieromartyr Cyprian
6 TVen. Sisoes the Great; Virgin-martyr Lucy; St.Archyp and Philimon
7 W Great Martyr Kyriaky;Ven.Thomas of Mt. Maleon (283). Ven. Acacius of Sinai who is mentioned in "The Ladder" (6th cen.). Hieromartyr Evangelus, bishop of Tomi (Constanta) in Romania (290).
8T Greatmartyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine (303).; Martyrs Epictet and Astion
9 FHieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily (1st cen.); Hieromartyr Cyril, bishop of Gortyna in Crete; Martyrs Andrew and Prov
10 S 45 Holy Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia (319); Martyrs: Vianor, Siluan and Apolonius
11 SGreatmartyr Euphemia the All-praised (451). Blessed Olga, princess of Russia; St. Leo, monk, of Mandra
6th Sunday after Pentecost; Rome 12, 6-14; Matt 9, 1-8; tone 5
12 M Martyrs Proclus and Hilary (Hilarion) of Ancyra; St. Veronica, the woman with the issue of blood who was healed by the Saviour.
13 TSynaxis of the Holy Archangel Gabriel; Ven. Stephen the Sabbaite (794); Virgin Abbess Sarah of Scete in Libya Apostle of the Seventy Aquila; Repose of Ven. Nicodemus the Hagiorite; Martyrs Justus and Heraclius
15 TMartyr Cyricus (Quiricus) of Tarsus and his mother Julita (305); Ven. Great Prince Vladimir, Enlightener of the Russian Land (1015); Ven. Joseph Archbishop of Tessaloniky
16 FHieromartyr Athenogenes, bishop of Heracleopolis and his ten disciples (311).
17 S Greatmarytr Marina (Margaret) of Antioch in Pisidia (4th cen.); St. Euphrasius of Ionopolis, bishop.
18 S †) Martyr Emilian ofDorostolum; Martyr Hyacinth of Amastris (4th cen.).
7th Sunday after Pentecost(Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 6th Ecumenical Council); Rome 15, 1-7; Tit 3, 8-15; Matt 9, 27-35; John 17, 1-13; tone 6
19 M Ven. Macrina, sister of St. Basil the Great (380). Ven. Dius, Abbot, of Antioch (430); Ven. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, (1903).
20 T †)Holy Glorious Prophet Elijah, (9th cen. B.C.).
21 W Ven. Simon and John, the hermits;Prophet Ezekiel, (6 cen. BC).
22 THoly Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene, (1st cen.); Woman-martyr Marcella of Chios.
23 FTranslation of the relics of Holy Martyr Phocas; Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus and 13 others in Lycia (4th cen.).
24 S Martyr Christina of Tyre (300); Martyr Hermogenes.
25 SThe Dormition of St. Anne, the Mother of the Most Holy; Holy Woman Olympias (Olympiada) the Deaconess, of Constantinople (408-410) and Virgin Eupraxia, of Tabenna (413).
8th Sunday after Pentecost; 1 Cor. 1, 10-17; Matt 14, 14-22; tone 7
26 M Hieromartyr Hermolaus; Martyr Parasceva of Rome
29 TMartyr Callinicus of Gangra in Asia Minor (3rd - 4th cens), Martyrs Benjamin and Mamas; Martyr Theodota and her three sons in Bithynia (304)
30 FApostles of the Seventy Silas, Silvanus and those with them: Crescens, Epenetus and Andronicus; Martyr Julitta,
31 SRighteous Eudocimus of Cappadocia (9th cen.); Righteous Joseph of Arimathea. (Forefeast of the Procession of the Holy Cross)
1 SProcession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord ; Holy-Seven Maccabean Martyrs. (Beginning of the Dormition Fast)
9th Sunday after Pentecost; 1 Cor. 3, 9-17; Matt 14, 22-34; tone 8
2 M Translation of the relics of the Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen, (428); Blessed Emperor Justinian
3 TVens Isaac, Dalmatus and Faustus; Holy Myrrh-bearer Salome.
4 WHoly Seven Youths (the "Seven Sleepers") of Ephesus: Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martnian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian (Constantine), Antoninus, (250); Martyr Eudoxia of Persia (362-364).
5 TForefeast of Transfiguration. †) Ven. John Jacob of Neamt
6 F (†)Transfiguration of Our Lord (Dispensation to eat fish)
7 S †) Ven. Theodora of Sihla; Holy Hieromartyr Narcissus, Patriarch of Constantinople; St. Dometius of Persia and two disciples (363).
8 SSt. Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus (815); St. Myron, bishop of Crete (350).
10th Sunday after Pentecost; 1 Cor. 4, 9-16; Ev. Matt 17, 14-23; tone 1
9 M Holy Apostle Matthias; Martyrs: Julian, Marcian, John, James, Alexius, Demetrius, Photius (Phocas), Peter, Leontius and Mary of Constantinople (730).
10 THoly Martyr and Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome. Hieromartyrs Sixtus, Bishop of Rome and Hyppolit
11 W †)St. Niphon, patriarch of Constantinople; Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus (Euplius) of Catania (304).
12 TMartyrs Anicletus and Photius (Photinus) of Nicomedia (305-306). Martyrs Pamphilus and Capito.
13 FTranslation of the relics of Ven. Maximus the Confessor; Apodosis of Transfiguration.
14 S Forefeast of the Dormiton. Prophet Micah, (12th cen. B.C.).
15 S (†)The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary (Dispensation to eat fish)
11th Sunday after Pentecost; 1 Cor. 9, 2-12; Matt 18, 23-35; tone 2
16 M Translation of the Image Not Made By Hands of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople; †) Martyrs: Prince Constantin Brancoveanu with his four sons: Constantin, Stephen, Radu, Matew and counsellor Yanakys
17 TMartyrs: Myron, Straton, Cyprian and Thyrsus
18 W Martyrs: Florus, Laurus,Polyaenus and Leo
19 T Martyrs:Andrew Stratelates, Timothy, Agapius and Thecla
20 FProphet Samuel (11th cen. B.C.); Martyrs: Severus and Heliodorus
21 S Holy Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy (44); Martyr Bassa; Martyrs: Donat the deacon, Romulus the priest, Silvanus the deacon and Venust
22 SMartyrs: Agathonicus, Anthusa, Zoticus, Irenaeus and Or
12th Sunday after Pentecost; 1 Cor. 15, 1-11; Matt 19, 16-26; tone 3
23 M †) Martyr Lupus, slave of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica. Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons (202); Apodosis of the Dormition
24 THieromartyr Eutychius, disciple of St. John the Theologian; Martyr Tation (Tatio) at Claudiopolis (305).
25 WReturn of the relics of Apostle Bartholomew from Anastasiopolis to Lipari (4th cen.). Holy Apostle of the Seventy Titus, bishop of Crete.
26 T Martyrs: Adrian, his wife Natalia and Atticus
27 F Ven.Pimen (Poemen); Martyrs: Euthalia,Phanurius and Hosius
28 S Ven. Moses the Black of Scete (4th cen.); Martyr Diomedes; Righteous Anna the Prophetess
29 S (†)The Beheading of the Holy Glorius Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of Lord John; Ven.Theodora (Strict fast)
13th Sunday after Pentecost; 1 Cor. 16, 13-24; Matt 21, 33-44; tone 4
30 M St. Alexander, patriarch of Constantinople (340). St. John, patriarch of Constantinople (595). St. Paul the New Patriarch of Constantinople (784).
31 TThe Placing of the Cincture (Sash) of the Most Holy Theotokos
1 W †St. Simeon Stylites (459). Ven. Martha mother of Simeon Stylites (428) (Beggining of the Indiction - Church New Year)
2 TMartyrs Mamas, of Caesarea in Cappadocia; St. John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople (595).
3 FHieromartyr Anthimus, bishop of Nicomedia; Ven. Theoctistus
4 S Hieromartyr Babylas, bishop of Antioch; Holy Prophet and Godseer Moses.
5 S †Holy Prophet Zachariah parent of St. John the Forerunner; Martyrs: Urban and Theodore
14th Sunday after Pentecost; 2 Cor. 1, 21-24; 2, 1-4; Matt. 22, 1-14;tone 5
6 M † Commemoration of the Miracle of the Archangel Michael at Colossae ; Martyrs: Romulus and Macarius
7 T Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. Martyr Sozon
8 W (†) The Nativity of the Mother of God (Dispensation to eat fish)
9 THoly and Righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna; Martyr Severian
10 FMartyrs: Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora at Nicomedia (305-311); St. Pulcheria the Empress (453).
11 S Ven. Theodora of Alexandria; Ven. Euphrosynus; St. Siluan, elder of Mt. Athos (1938).
12 SHieromartyrs: Autonomus, Macedonius and Theodulus; Apodosis of the Nativity of the Mother of God
Sunday before Holy Cross; Gal. 6, 11-18; John 3, 13-17; tone 6
13 M † Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Cross; Hieromartyr Cornelius the Centurian; †) Ven. John of Prislop
14T (†) The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Strict fast)
15 W †) St. Joseph the New of Partos; Geat Martyr Nikitas of Rome
16 TGreatmartyr Euphemia; Martyr Melitena; Ven. Dorotheus
17 F Martyrs:Sophia, and her three daughters: Pistis, Agape, Elpis
18 S St.Eumenios, Bishop. of Gortyna; Martyrs: Ariadne and Castor
19 SMartyrs: Trophimus, Sabbatius and Dorymedon
Sunday after Holy Cross; Gal. 2, 16-20; Mark 8, 34-38; 9, 1; tone 7
20 M Greatmartyr Eustathius (Eustace) Placidas, his wife Theopistes, and their two sons
21 TApostle of the Seventy Quadratus; Holy Prophet Jonah; Apodosis of the Holy Cross
22 W †) Hieromartyr Theodosius of Brazi Convent;Hieromartyr Phocas; Martyrs Isaac and Martin.
23T † The Conception of the Holy Prophet John; Ven. Xanthippa and Polyxena
24 F †)Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla; Ven.Coprius
25 S Ven.Euphrosyne; Ven. Paphnutius of Egypt
26 S †)Translation of the relics of Holy Apostle and Evangenlist John the Theologian; Martyr Cyra.
17th Sunday after Pentecost; 2 Cor. 9, 6-11; Luke 5, 1-11; tone 8
27 M †) Hieromartyr Anthym of Iviron; Martyrs Callistratus and Epicharis
28 T † Ven. Chariton the Confessor; Prophet Baruch, (11th. cen. B.C.); Martyr Pimen
29 W Ven. Kyriakos the Anchorite; Martyrs Tryphon and Petronia
30 THieromartyr Gregory the Illuminator, bishop of Greater Armenia (335); Martyrs Rhipsime and Gaiana
1 F †) Holy Protection of the Mother of God; Apostle of the Seventy Ananias; Ven. Roman the Melodist.
2 S Hieromartyr Cyprian, Virgin-martyr Justina.
3 S Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite; Martyr Theoctistus.
18th Sunday after Pentecost; 2 Cor. 11, 31-33 si 12, 1-9; Luke 6, 31-36; tone 1
4 M Hieromartyr Hierotheus, bishop of Athens; Martyrs Domnina, Adauctus and his daughter Callisthene
5 T Martyr Charitina of Amisus (304); Martyr Mamelta (Mamelchtha) of Persia (344).
6 W Holy Apostle Thomas; Woman-martyr Erotheis.
7 T Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus; Martyr Julian presbyter, Caesarius deacon and Polychronius.
8 F Ven.Pelagia and St. Thais (Taisia).
9 S Holy Apostle James Alphaeus; Ven. Andronicus and his wife Athanasia.
10 S Martyrs Eulampius and his sister Eulampia; Ven. Bassian and Righteous Theophilus the Confessor
19th Sunday after Pentecost; Gal. 1, 11-19; Luke 7, 11-16; tone 2
11 MHoly Apostle Philip, one of the Seven Deacons; Ven. Theophanes the Confessor; Martyr Zenaidas (Zenais) and Philonilla
12 TMartyrs: Probus, Tarachus and Andronicus; St. Cosmas the Hymnographer, Bishop of Maiuma.
13 WMartyrs: Carpus, Papylus, Agathadorus, and Agathonica at Pergamus (251)
14 T †)Ven. Parasceva of Epivat, Protectress of Moldavia and Serbia (11th cen.); Martyrs: Nazarius, Gervasius, Protase, and Celsus of Milan (387); Martyr Silvanus of Gaza, presbyter, (4th cen.).
15 FHieromartyr Loukianos; Ven. Sabinus and Vars, the Bishops.
16 S Martyr Longinus the Centurian; Martyrs: Leon, Dometius and Terentius.
17 SProphet Hosea (Osee), (820 B.C.); Monk-martyr Andrew of Crete (767).
20th Sunday after Pentecost (Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council); Gal. 2, 16-20 and Holy Fathers: Tit 3, 8-15; Luke 8, 5-15; John 17, 1-13; tone 3
19 TProphet Joel (800 B.C.); Martyrs Varys, Felix priest and Eusebius deacon.
20 WGreatmartyr Artemius; Ven. Matrona.
21 T †)Ven. Visarion (Bessarion) Sarai, of Ciorara, and Confessor Sophronie, monk; Martyr Oprea of Salistie, St.Priests Confessors John of Gales and Moses Macinic of Sibiel, in Romania; Ven. Hilarion the Great (1164).
22 FEqual-to-the-Apostles St.Abercius; The Holly Seven Youths ("Seven Sleepers") of Ephesus (250).
23 S Holy Apostle James,the Brother of the Lord; St. Ignatius, patriarch of Constantinople
24 SGreatmartyr Arethas; Martyrs Sebastiana and Valentine.
21st Sunday after Pentecost; Ephes. 2, 4-10; Luke 8, 26-39; tone 4
25 MMartyr Marcian and Martyrius; Martyr Valerian; St. Tabitha
26 T †) St.Demetrios the Myrrh-streamer
27 W †) Ven. Demetrios the New of Basarabi - Romanian Patriarchate shelter his holy relics ; Martyr Nestor.
28 TMartyrs: Terence and Neonila, and their seven sons; Ven.Firmilian bishop.
29 FMartyr Anastasia the Roman; Ven. Abramius.
30 S Hieromartyr Zenobius, bishop of Aegae and his sister Zenobia; Apostle Cleopas.
31 SApostles of the Seventy: Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles and Aristobulus.
22nd Sunday after Pentecost; Gal. 6, 11-18; Luke 16, 19-31; tone 5
1 M Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian
2 TMartyrs: Acindynus, Pegusius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus and Anempodistus
3 WMartyrs: Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter and Aithalas the Deacon
4 TVen. Joannicius the Great (846). Hieromartyrs Nicander, bishop of Myra, and Hermas, Presbyter (1st cen.).
5 FMartyr Galacteon, and his wife Epistemis (Episteme); Martyrs: Timothy, Theophilus and Theotimus
6 S St. Paul the Confessor, archbishop of Constantinople; Ven. Luke (Commemoration of the dead)
7 SHoly 33 Martyrs of Melitene; Ven. Lazarus
23rd Sunday after Pentecost; Ephes. 2, 14-22; Luke 8, 41-56; tone 6
8 M †)Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel
9 T Martyrs: Claudius, Castor, Sempronian and Nicostratus;Martyrs: Onesiphorus and Porphyrius
10 WApostles of the Seventy: Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus and Tertius
11 T Martyrs: Mennas, Victor and Vicent
12 FSt. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria; Ven.Nilus the Ascetic
13 S †) St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407); Monk-martyr Damaskinos
14 S †Holy Apostle Philip; St. Gregory Palamas
24th Sunday after Pentecost; Ephes. 4, 1-7; Luke 10, 25-37; tone 7
15 M †) St. Paisios of Neamt;Holy Martyrs and Confessors: Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus (322). (Beginning of Nativity Fast)
16 THoly Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
17 WSt. Gregory the Wonderworker, bishop of Neo-Caesarea; St. Lazarus the iconographer and St. Zachariah
18 T Martyrs: Plato, Roman andZacchaeus
19 F Prophet Obadiah;Martyr Barlaam
20 S † Forefeast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Mother of God. †) Ven. Gregory Decapolites (816); Martyr Dasius; St. Proclus, archbishop of Constantinople
21 S (†)The Entrance of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple (Dispensation to eat fish)
25th Sunday after Pentecost; Ephes. 5, 8-19; Luke 12, 16-21; tone 8
22 MApostles of the Seventy Philemon, Archippus and Onesimus; Martyr Cecilia
23 T †) Ven. Anthony of Iezeru-Valcea;St. Amphilochius (Dispensation to eat fish)
24 WHieromartyrs Clement, bishop of Rome and Peter, bishop of Alexandria
25 TGreatmartyr Catherine; Martyr Mercurius; Apodosis of the Entry.
26 FVen. Alypius the Stylite, Nicon and Stylianos of Paphlagonia
27 S Greatmartyr James the Persian (421); Ven. Pinuphrius of Egypt (4th cen.) and Nathaniel (Dispensation to eat fish)
28 SMonk-martyr and Confessor Stephen the New; Martyr Irenarchus (Dispensation to eat fish)
26th Sunday after Pentecost; Col. 3, 12-16; Luke 18, 18-27, tone 1
29 M Martyrs: Paramon,Philomenus and Valerian
30 T †)Holy and All-praised Apostle Andrew the Firstcalled – Protector of Romania; St. Frumentius, Archbishop of India. (Dispensation to eat fish)
1 WNahum, prophet (7th cen. B.C.), Righteous Philaret the Merciful
2 THabakkuk (Abbacum, Avakkum), Prophet (6th cen. B.C.); Woman-martyr Myrope; St. Solomon, archbishop of Ephesus.
3 FProphet Zephaniah (Sophonias) 635-605 B.C.; Hieromartyr Theodore, archbishop of Alexandria
4 S † Greatmartyr Barbara, Ven. John of Damascus (780). (Dispensation to eat fish)
5 S † St.Savas the Sanctified; Martyr Anastasios; Ven.Nectarius (Dispensation to eat fish)
27th Sunday after Pentecost; Ephes. 6, 10-17; Luke 13, 10-17; tone 2
6 M †)St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia (345). (Dispensation to eat fish)
7 T †)Ven. Philoftheia of Curtea de Arges, Protectress of Romania; St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan (397).
8 W Ven. Patapius and Sofronius; Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Caesar, and Onesiphorus.
9 T The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God; Prophetess Anna (Hannah), mother of the Prophet Samuel (1100 B.C.).
10 F Martyr Mennas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus of Alexandria (313).
11 S Ven. Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople (489 - 490). Ven. Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon (970 - 980); Martyr Barsabas (Dispensation to eat fish)
12 S † St. Spyridon the Wonderworker, bishop of Tremithus (348); Martyr Synesius; Hieromartyr Alexander, bishop of Jerusalem (251). (Dispensation to eat fish)
28th Sunday after Pentecost (Sunday of the Holy Forefathers); Col. 1, 12-18; Luke 14, 16-24; tone 3
13 M † Martyr: Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes at Sebaste (4th cen.). Virgin-martyr Lucy of Syracuse (304).
14 TMartyrs Thyrsus, Callinicus, Apollonius and Philemon.
15 W †Hieromartyr Eleutherius; Martyrs Anthis and Susanna
16 TProphet Haggai (Aggaeus) (500 B.C.). ; Martyr Marinus; Blessed Theophania, Empress
17 FProphet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths Ananias, Azarias, and Misael (600 B.C.).
18 S †) Ven. Daniel the Ascetic; Martyrs Sebastian and Zoe; Ven.Modestus (Dispensation to eat fish)
19 SMartyr Boniface; St. Gregentius; Martyr Tryphon; Righteous Agle (Aglaida) (Dispensation to eat fish)
Sunday before Nativity (Sunday of the Holy Fathers); Heb. 11, 9-10 and 32-40; Matt 1, 1-25; tone 4
20 MForefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Bishop of Antioch (107). Martyr Theomistocles Greatmartyr Anastasia; Martyrs Chrysonogus, Theodota
23 T10 Martyrs of Crete; Ven. Paul bishop of Neo-Caesarea
24 VNun-martyr Eugenia (The Eve of the Nativity of Christ)
25 S (†) The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas
26 S (†)Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God; † Ven. Nicodemus of Tismana
Sunday after Nativity; Gal. 1, 11-19; Matt. 2, 13-23; tone 5
27 M †)Holy Promartyr and Archdeacon Stephen
28 T 20.000 Martyrs of Nicomedia
29 WThe 14,000 Infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem; Ven. Marcellus (No fasting)
30 TVirgin-martyr Anysia; St. Theodora, nun of Caesarea; Ven. Leo
31 FVen. Melania of Rome (439).; Martyr Hermes; Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ (No fasting)
ORTHODOX CHURCH CALENDAR
The ecclesiastical year, which according to Byzantine practice begins on the first of September (Indiction), is divided between movable and immovable or fixed holy days. The movable holy days are determined by the date of Easter - the most important of all feast days -, which is in a class by itself. The determination of the date of Easter was definitively regulated by the decision of the First Ecumenical Synod, held in Nicaea (325). Next in importance to Easter are the "twelve great feasts," of which three are movable. Eight of these feasts are devoted to Christ and four to the Virgin Mary. There are also a number of feast days of varying importance, most of which commemorate the more popular saints.