February 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on February 28 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For February 15th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on February 2.


Pre-Schism Western saints

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyrs Michael Pyatayev and John Kuminov, Priests of Omsk (1930)[8][19]
  • New Hieromartyr Paul (Kozlov), Hieromonk of St. Nilus Hermitage, Tver (1938)[1][8][19][23]
  • New Hieromartyrs Nicholas Morkovin,[19] Alexis, and Alexis, Priests; and Simeon, Deacon (1938)[8]
  • Virgin-martyr Sophia (1938)[8]

Other commemorations

  • Synaxis of the Church of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa.[1][8][24][note 12]
  • Synaxis of the Icon of the Mother of God of Vilnius.[25][26][27]
  • Synaxis of Icon of the Mother of God of Dalmatia.[28][29][30][note 13]
  • Repose of Blessed Stoina (Euphemia) of Devic Monastery (Serbia) (1895)[1]
  • Repose of Schemamonk Nikodim of Karoulia (1984)[1]
  • Repose of Monk Marcu (Dumitrescu) of Sihastria (Romania) (1999)[1]

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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. "AT Brescia, in the time of the emperor Adrian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Faustinus and Jovita, who received the triumphant crown of martyrdom after many glorious combats for the faith of Christ."[12]
  3. She belonged to a group of virgins formed by St Valentine into a community.
  4. "At Rome, St. Craton, martyr. A short time after being baptized wTith his wife and all his household by the holy bishop Valentine, he was put to death with them."[12]
  5. St Gregory the Great relates that he brought a dead man back to life so that he could receive communion and unction.
  6. "In the province of Valeria, St. Severus, a priest, of whom St. Gregory says, that by his tears he recalled a dead man to life."[12]
  7. "At Vaison, in France, St. Quinidius, bishop, whose death was precious in the sight of God, as is shown by frequent miracles."[12]
  8. Eventually he returned to Ireland to lead the life of a hermit at All-Farannan, now Allernan, in Sligo.
  9. Born in Pisa in Italy, he married and had five sons and one daughter. In later life he joined two other married men in founding the Monastery of Palazzuolo and a convent nearby for their wives and Walfrid's daughter. Walfrid was the first abbot and was succeeded by one of his sons.
  10. After Ansgar, epithetised Apostle of the North, Sigfrid is revered as second Apostle of the North , besides the missionary Rimbert of Turholt.
  11. Elder Dalmat Isetsky (Dimitry Ivanovich Mokrinskiy). Founder of the Dormition Dolmatovsky Monastery (Dalmatovskoye Monastery), the first Russian settlement in the Urals. Canonized in 1994. See: (Russian) Далмат Исетский.
  12. This church was located in Constantinople and is most likely the building presently known as the Kalenderhane Mosque, which has been referred to as St. Mary Diaconissa.
  13. The Dalmatian Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is from the Dormition-Dalmatov Monastery in the Province of Perm.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 February 15 / 28. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ὀνήσιμος ὁ Ἀπόστολος μαθητὴς τοῦ Ἀποστόλου Παύλου. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μαΐωρ ὁ Μάρτυρας. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. Venerable Euphrosyne of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. Venerable Paphnutius of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 February 28 / 15. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  9. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐσέβιος. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. Venerable Eusebius the Hermit of Syria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 February 15. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 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. 48-49.
  13. The Fifteenth Day Day Day of the Month of February. Orthodoxy in China.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 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. 69-72.
  15. Dr. Alexander Roman. February. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  16. Venerable Paphnutius the Recluse of the Kiev Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  17. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Δαλμάτιος ὁ ἐκ Σιβηρίας. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. St. Dalmatus, abbot and founder of the Dormition Monastery in Siberia (1697). Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 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. 15.
  20. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ ἐκ Θεσσαλονίκης. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἄνθιμος ἀπὸ τὴν Χίο. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. St. Anthimus of Chios (1960). Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  23. (Russian) прмч. Павел Козлов (1938). Newmartyros.ru. Retrieved: 03 February, 2015.
  24. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Ἰωάννου ἐν τοῖς Διακονίσσης. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. The Vilensk Icon of the Mother of God. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  26. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Βιλὲνσκ. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. Icon of the Mother of God of Vilnius. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  28. "Dalmatian" (1646) Icon of the Mother of God. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  29. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Δαλματίᾳ. 15 Φεβρουαρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  30. Icon of the Mother of God of Dalmatia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 28 февраля (15 февраля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).