Some Saints and Feasts of the
Orthodox Christian Church

St. Matthew
St. Matthew the Evangelist, 13th century, from the Monastery of Gregoriou

"As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatised, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ awarded, thus we declare; thus we assert, thus we preach Christ our true God, and honour His Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in Churches, in Holy Icons; on the one hand worshiping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord; and on the other hand honouring as true servants of the same Lord of all and accordingly offering them veneration.

"This is the Faith of the Apostles, this is the Faith of the Fathers, this is the Faith of the Orthodox, this is the Faith which has established the Universe!"

from the Synodikon of Sunday of Orthodoxy
(1st Sunday of Great Lent)

January
St. Basil the Great (1 January)
St. Gregory Nazianzen (1 and 25 January)
St. Seraphim of Sarov (2 January)
The Seventy (4 January)
The Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ (6 January)
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist and Forerunner of Christ (7 January)
St. Sava of Serbia (14 January)
St. Paul the hermit of Thebes (15 January)
St. John Kalyvites (15 January)
St. Anthony the Great (17 January)
St. Athanasius the Great (18 January)
St Timothy the Apostle (22 January)
Venerable Joseph the Sanctified (22 January)
St Xeni (24 January)
St Gregory Theologian (25 January)
St Xenophon, Maria and sons (26 January)

February
St Tryphon (1 February)
Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (2 February)
St. Photios the Great (Patriarch of Constantinople; 6 February)
Sts Barsanuphius and John (Holy Fathers; 6 February)
St. Charalambos the Wonder-worker (10 February)
St. Blasios (11 February)
St. Zacharias (Patriarch of Jerusalem; 21 February)
St Eustathios of Antioch (21 February)
St. Polycarp (Bishop of Smyrna; 23 February)
St. Photini, The Samaritan Woman (Great Martyr and Equal to the Apostles; 26 February)
St Kyranna of Thessaloniki (28 February)

March
St. Eudokia, Holy Martyr (1 March)
The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia (9 March)
St. Symeon the New Theologian (12 March)
St Alexios, Man of God (17 March)
St Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland (17 March)
The Annunciation of the Holy Theotokos (25 March)
St. Gregory Palamas (27 March)
St. Matrona (27 March)
St. John Climacus (30 March and 4th Sunday of the Great Lent)
St. Innocent (31 March and 23 September)

April
St. Lazarus Of Bethany (Lazarus Saturday, the Saturday before Palm Sunday)
St. Mary of Egypt (1 April and Fifth Sunday of Great Lent)
Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene (Bright Tuesday)
Sts Agape, Irene and Chione (Virgin-martyrs; 16 April)
St. Alexandra (21 April)
St. George the Great Martyr (23 April)
St. Mark the Apostle and Evangelist (25 April)

May
Coming of the Holy Spirit - the Feast of Pentecost
All Saints day (1st Sunday after Pentecost)
St. Xenia (3 May)
St. Theodore of Sykeon (5 May)
Holy Apostle St. John the Evangelist (8 May)
St. Glykeria (13 May)
St Pachomios the Great (15 May)
St. Nicholas (Bishop of Myra; Translation of Relics 20 May)
Sts Constantine and Helene (21 May)
St John the Russian (27 May)

June
St. Kalliope the Martyr (8 June)
The Day of the Souls (on Saturday)
Sts Theophanes and Pansemne (10 June)
Miraculous Icon of "Axion Esti" (11 June)
Nativity of St. John the Baptist and Forerunner of Christ (24 June)
Holy Apostles Sts Peter and Paul (29 June)

July
St. Andreas (4 July)
St. Prokopios (Great Martyr; 8 July )
St Pankratios (9 July)
St. Euphemia (Great Martyr; 11 July )
Archangel Gabriel (13 July)
St Cyril of Crete (14 July)
Great martyr, St Marina (17 July)
St. Macrina the younger (19 July)
Prophet Elijah (Elias) (20 July)
St Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles (22 July)
St. Anna (Dormition of the Mother of the Theotokos; 25 July)
St. Paraskevi (26 July)
St. Panteleimon (All-Merciful and Great Martyr; 27 July)
St Silas, Silvanos, Apainetos and Crescens (of the Seventy; 30 July)

August
Transfiguration (Metamorphoses) of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (6 August )
St Ioseph (6 August)
Dormition (Falling-asleep) of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (15 August)
St Stamatios the New Martyr (16 August)
Sts Eutychlos and Eutychlanos Cassiane (17 August)
St Irenaeus of Lyons(23 August)
St. Kosmas of Aitolia (24 August)
St. Titus (25 August)
St Charalambos of Crete (28 August )
Beheading of the Baptist and Forerunner St. John (29 August)
St. Alexander (Patriarch of Constantinople; 30 August)

September
Indiction - beginning of Church year (1 September )
St. Symeon the Stylite (1 September)
St. John the faster (2 September)
Nativity of the Theotokos (8 September)
Sts Joachim and Anna (parents of the Theotokos; 9 September)
Feast of the Elevation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross (14 September)
Sts Faith, Hope, and Charity and their Mother Sophia (September 17)
Holy Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thekla (September 24)
Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian (26 September)
Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian (26 September, 8 May)

October
Sts Cyprian and Justina, Holy Martyrs (2 October)
St. Dionysius the Areopagite (3 October)
Holy Apostle St. Thomas (6 October and Thomas Sunday)
St Pelagia (October 8)
St. Lazaros (17 October)
Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. Luke (18 October)
Holy Apostle St. James the Just (23 October)
St. John of Kronstadt (19 October)
St. Justin the Martyr (20 October)
St. Hilarion the Great (21 October)
St. Dimitrios the Great Martyr (26 October)
St. Timotheos the Esphigmenitis (29 October)

November
Archangels (8 November)
St. Nektarios the Wonderworker (Metropolitan of Pentapolis; 9 November)
St. John Chrysostom (Archbishop of Constantinople; 13 November, and January 1, 27 and 30)
Holy Apostle St. Matthew (16 November)
St. Gregory the Wonderworker (17 November)
Presentation of the Virgin Mary to the Temple (21 November)
Great Martyr St. Catherine (25 November)
St. Stylianos (26 November)
Holy Apostle St. Andrew (30 November)

December
St. John Damascene (4 December)
St. Barbara (4 December)
St. Sabbas the Sanctified (5 December)
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (6 December)
St. Ambrose (Bishop of Milan; 7 December)
St. Spyridon (12 December)
St. Eleutherios (15 December)
St Dionysios of Zakynthos, the Wonder-Worker (17 December)
St Sebastian the martyr (18 December)
Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (25 December)
St. Stephen, the First Martyr (27 December)
The Holy Infants (29 December)

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