Orthodox Calendar
February 2023
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1

Fast

  • Martyr Tryphon
  • Holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicity, and those with them at Carthage (203)
  • Our Holy Mother Brigid of Kildare (524)

2

  • Meeting of Christ in the Temple

3

Fast

  • Righteous Simeon the Godbearer and Anna the Prophetess
  • Our Father among the Saints, Nikolai (Nicholas), Archbishop and Enlightener of Japan (1912)

4

  • Ven. Isidore of Pelusium
  • Venerable Cyril of New Lake (Novoezezrsk) (1532)

5

  • Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
  • Beginning of the Lenten Triodion
  • Repose St Theodosius of Chernigov
  • Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251)
  • Our Holy Father Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople (970)

6

  • St Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna
  • St Photios, patriarch of Constantinople (891)
  • Sts Barsanuphius and John the Prophet, monks of Palestine (6th c.)

7

  • St Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus
  • Our Venerable Father Luke the New of Mount Stirion (~950)

8

  • Greatmartyr Theodore Stratelates
  • Holy Prophet Zechariah (6th c. BC)
  • St Sabbas II, Archbishop of Serbia (1271)

9

  • Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch
  • Hieromartyr Peter of Damascus, bishop of Damascus (~776)
  • Peter of Damascus, Hesychast (12th c.)

10

  • Hieromartyr Haralambos
  • St Scholastica of Italy, sister of St Benedict (543)
  • Our Venerable Father Prochorus of the Kiev Caves (1107)

11

  • Ven. Dimitry of Priluk
  • Hieromartyr Blaise, bishop of Sebaste (316)
  • St Theodora the Empress (867)

12

  • Sunday of the Prodigal Son
  • St Aleksy, Metr. of All Russia
  • St Meletios, archbishop of Antioch (381)

13

  • Ven. Martinian of Caesarea
  • Holy Apostles and Martyrs Priscilla and Aquila

14

  • St Cyril, Teacher of the Slavs
  • Our Holy Father Auxentius (470)
  • What Happened to Valentine's Day?
  • Venerable Maron the Hermit of Syria (~423)

15

Fast

  • Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy

16

  • Martyr Pamphylius and His Companions

17

Fast

  • Greatmartyr Theodore Tyro

18

  • Memorial Saturday
  • St Leo the Great, Pope of Rome

19

  • Sunday of Meatfare
  • Sunday of the Last Judgment
  • Apostles of the Seventy Archippus and Philemon
  • Our Venerable Mother Philothea of Athens (1589)

20

Fast—Meat Fast

  • St Leo, Bishop of Catania
  • Thirty-four Holy Martyrs of the Monastery of Valaam (1578)

21

Fast—Meat Fast

  • Ven. Timothy of Symbola
  • St Eustathius, archbishop of Antioch (337)
  • St John the Scholastic, patriarch of Constantinople (577)

22

Fast—Meat Fast

  • No Liturgy
  • Unc. Rel. Holy Martyrs at Gate of Eugenius

23

Fast—Meat Fast

  • Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
  • Saint Gorgonia (372)
  • Our Venerable Father Alexander the Unsleeping (430)

24

Fast—Meat Fast

  • No Liturgy
  • 1st and 2nd Finding Honorable Head of St John the Baptist
  • Saint Aethelberht (Ethelbert), first Christian King of Kent (616)

25

Fast—Meat Fast

  • Commemoration of Departed Righteous Monastics
  • St Tarasius, Abp. of Constantinople

26

Fast—Meat Fast

  • Sunday of Cheesefare: Expulsion of Adam from Paradise
  • Forgiveness Sunday
  • St Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza
  • St Photini the Samaritan Woman, and those with her (66)

27

Lenten Fast—No overrides

  • Great Canon
  • Beginning of the Great Fast
  • St Raphael Bishop of Brooklyn
  • Our Holy Father Procopius of Decapolis (9th c.)
  • Our Holy Father Leander, Bishop of Seville and Apostle of Spain (600)

28

Lenten Fast—No overrides

  • Great Canon
  • Ven. Basil the Confessor
  • Holy New Martyr Kyranna (1751)