Detailed Pedia

September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

The Eastern Orthodox cross

September 22 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - September 24

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on October 6 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For September 23rd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on September 10.


Pre-Schism Western saints

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyr John Pankratovich, Priest (1937)[12][18][19]
  • New Hieromartyr Arsenius, Archimandrite (1937)[12][20]

Other commemorations

Icon gallery


  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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Xanthippi, Xanthipos (Ξανθίππη);
    • Polyxena, Polyxene, Polyxeni, Xene, Xeni (Πολυξένη).
  3. ^ These saints were deported from Syracuse to North Africa by the Saracens, at that time masters of Sicily. There they were subjected to savage tortures and put to death.[11]
  4. ^ A disciple of the Apostle Paul, he was one of the Seventy and is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4,21. He was Pope for twelve years (67-79) and is venerated as a martyr.
  5. ^ "AT Rome, St. Linus, pope and martyr, who governed the Roman church next after the blessed apostle Peter. He was crowned with martyrdom, and buried on the Vatican hill beside the same apostle."[5]
  6. ^ Born in Poitiers in France, he became a monk at Ansion and later a hermit near Coutances. Eventually he became Bishop of Avranches.
  7. ^ "In the diocese of Coutances, St. Paternus, bishop and martyr."[5]
  8. ^ "At Ancona, St. Constantius, sacristan of the Church, renowned for the gift of miracles."[5]
  9. ^ Certain Synaxaria list his feast day on December 23 as well.
  10. ^ The Miracle-working Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos appeared inexplicably giving myrrh in the home of a pious Orthodox Christian couple on Sep. 23 / Oct 6, 2007, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since its manifestation, it has been recognized by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia as miraculous and genuine. This icon is well known to have cured many pious individuals of cancer, blindness, kidney and liver diseases, chronic pain, and demonic possession. It currently resides at the Russian Orthodox Church in Honolulu, but frequently travels throughout the world bringing forth healings and cures to all who have shown faith and love to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most holy Mother.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j September 23/October 6. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὁσίες Ξανθίππη καὶ Πολυξένη. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c d e f (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ St Xanthippe Disciple of the Apostles, who died in Spain. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ 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. 294.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ραΐς ἡ παρθένος. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Virginmartyr Irais (Rhais) of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀνδρέας ὁ Μάρτυρας. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης μὲ τὰ δυὸ παιδιὰ του Πέτρο καὶ Ἀντώνιο (ἢ Ἀντωνίνο). 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Martyr Andrew of Syracuse, martyred in Africa. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ a b c d e f September 23. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i October 6 / September 23. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Adamnan (Σκωτσέζος). 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόλαος ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ παντοπώλης ἐκ Καρπενησιου. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ ἐκ Μουσουλμάνων. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γρηγόριος ὁ Ἐθνοϊερομάρτυρας, Μητροπολίτης Ἄργους. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ (in Greek) Άγιος Γρηγόριος Μητροπολίτης Άργους. Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής
  18. ^ a b c d (in Russian) 23 сентября по старому стилю / 6 октября по новому стилю. Русская Православная Церковь - Православный церковный календарь на 2016 год.
  19. ^ (in Russian) ИОАНН. Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  20. ^ a b 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. 71.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Σύλληψις τοῦ Τιμίου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννη. 23 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Conception of the Honorable Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ Icon of the Mother of God of Slovenka. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Hawaii's Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon. Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

This page was last updated at 2019-11-16 19:09 UTC. Update now. View original page.

All our content comes from Wikipedia and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.