Orthodox Calendar
August 2024
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1

Dormition Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Procession of the Lifegiving Cross; 7 Maccabean Martyrs
  • Begin Dormition Fast
  • St Nicholas, enlightener of Japan (1912)

2

Dormition Fast

  • Trans. Rel. Protomartyr Stephen; Bl. Vasily, Fool-for-Christ
  • Hieromartyr Stephen, Pope of Rome (257), and those with him

3

Dormition Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Ven. Isaac, Dalmatius, Faustus; Ven. Anthony the Roman of Novgorod
  • Holy Myrrh-bearer Salome

4

Dormition Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • 6th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Seven Sleepers of Ephesus

5

Dormition Fast

  • Martyr Eusignius of Antioch
  • Holy Hieromartyr Fabian, Pope of Rome (250)
  • Righteous Nonna (374), Mother of St Gregory the Theologian

6

Dormition Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Transfiguration of Our Lord

7

Dormition Fast

  • Martyr Dometius of Persia
  • Martyr Dometius of Persia (363) and two disciples
  • Holy Martyrs Marinus the Soldier and Asterius the Senator (260)
  • Our Holy Father Or (Horus) of the Thebaid (390)
  • Our Holy Father Pimen the Much-Ailing (1110)

8

Dormition Fast

  • St Emilian the Confessor
  • St Emilian the Confessor, bishop of Cyzicus (820)
  • St Myron the Wonderworker, Bishop of Crete (350)
  • St Gregory of Sinai (Mt Athos) (1346)

9

Dormition Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Ven. Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America
  • Apostle Matthias (1st c.)
  • Holy Martyr Anthony (2nd c.)

10

Dormition Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome

11

Dormition Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • 7th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus of Catania
  • The Holy Martyr Susanna the Virgin, and those with her (295-296)
  • Saint Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople (1508)
  • Repose of Fr Georges Florovsky (1979) (July 29 OC)

12

Dormition Fast

  • Martyrs Anicletus and Photius of Nicomedia
  • Hieromaryr Alexander, Bishop of Comana (3rd c.)

13

Dormition Fast—Fish, Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • St Tikhon of Zadonsk
  • St Maximos the Confessor (662)
  • St Tikhon of Zadonsk (1783)
  • Holy Martyr Hippolytus of Rome and 18 Martyrs with him (258)
  • Our Holy Mother the Empress Irene (Xenia in Monasticism) (12th c.)

14

Dormition Fast

  • Prophet Micah
  • Translation of the Relics of St Theodosius of the Kiev Caves
  • Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea (389)

15

  • Dormition of the Most-Holy Theotokos

16

Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Image of Christ Not Made by Hands
  • Martyr Diomedes the Physician of Tarsus in Cilicia (298)

17

  • Martyr Myron, Presbyter of Cyzicus
  • Holy Martyr Patroclus (late 3rd c.)

18

  • 8th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Martyrs Florus and Laurus of Illyria
  • Our Holy Father John, Abbot of Rila (946)

19

  • Martyr Andrew Stratelates and Companions
  • Martyr Andrew Strateletes and 2,593 soldiers with him in Cilicia (ca. 289)

20

  • Prophet Samuel
  • Hieromartyr Philip, Bishop of Heraklion, and those with him (2nd c.)

21

Fast

  • Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy; Avram, Archimandrite of Smolensk
  • Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy (44)
  • Holy Martyrs Bassa and her sons Theognis, Agapios, and Pistis (4th c.)
  • Holy Forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

22

  • Martyr Agathonicus and Companions
  • Holy Martyr Eulalia of Barcelona (303)

23

Fast

  • Martyr Lupus, Slave of St Demetrius
  • Leavetaking of Dormition
  • Hieromartyr Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons (202)
  • Hieromartyr Pothinos, Bishop of Lyons (177)

24

  • Hieromartyr Eutichius; Trans. Rel. Peter, Metr. Kiev
  • New Hieromartyr Kosmas of Aitolia, Equal-to-the-Apostles (1779)

25

  • 9th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Relics of Apostle Bartholomew
  • Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy

26

  • Martyrs Adrian and Natalia; Vladimir Icon
  • Our Holy Father Tithoës of the Thebaid (4th c.)

27

  • Ven. Poemen the Great
  • Great-martyr Phanurius the Newly Appeared of Rhodes

28

Fast—Wine and Oil are Allowed

  • Ven. Job of Pochaev
  • St Moses of Ethiopia (400)
  • Righteous Anna the Prophetess (1st c.)
  • Righteous Hezekiah, King of Judah (691 BC)
  • New Hieromartyr Chrysostom, metropolitan of Smyrna (1922)
  • Repose of Elder Joseph the Hesychast of Mt Athos (1959) (August 15 OC)

29

Fast—Strict Fast (Wine and Oil)

  • Beheading of St John the Baptist
  • Our Holy Mother Theodora of Salonica (879)

30

Fast

  • Ss Alexander, John, Paul, Pats. Constantinople; Trans. Rel. St Alexander Nevsky
  • Synaxis of Serbian Hierarchs

31

  • Sash of the Theotokos
  • The Placing of the Sash of the Most Holy Theotokos (395-408? 886- 912?)
  • Hieromartyr Cyprian, bishop of Carthage (258)
  • St Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople (471)
  • Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne (651)