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May 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

May 14 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 16

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 28 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

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


  • Saints 1
  • Pre-Schism Western Saints 2
  • Post-Schism Orthodox Saints 3
    • New Martyrs and Confessors 3.1
  • Other commemorations 4
  • Icon Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • Sources 9


  • Saint Achillios, Bishop of Larissa (330)[4][5]
  • Saint Pachomius the Great, founder of cenobitic monasticism (348)[6][7]
  • Saint Silvanus of Tabennisi (in the Thebaid) (4th century)[8]
  • Saint Barbarus the Myrrh-gusher of Greece (c. 820 - 829)[9]
  • Saint Panegyrios of Cyprus (Panigerios, Panegyrius), Wonderworker of Malounta[10][11][note 2]

Pre-Schism Western Saints

  • Martyrs Cassius, Victorinus, Maximus, and their companions, in the Auvergne in France (c. 264)[2][3][note 3]
  • Martyr Simplicius, Bishop, in Sardinia (c. 284-305)[2][3][12]
  • Virgin recluse Caesarea of Otranto[3]
  • Saint Hilary of Galeata (Hilary of Tuscany), founder of the monastery called Galeata, later known as Sant'Ilaro (Sant'Ellero di Galeata) (558)[3][13]
  • Saint Colmán of Oughaval (Colman mac Ua Laoighse, Colman Mc O'Laoighse), a disciple of St Columba and St Fintan of Clonenagh (6th century)[3][note 4]
  • Virgin-martyr Dymphna of Geel, Flanders (c. 650)[2][3][14][15]
  • Saint Waldalenus, founder of monastery of Bèze in France (7th century)[3]
  • Saint Bercthun (Bertin), a disciple of St John of Beverley and first Abbot of Beverley in England (733)[3]
  • Saint Bertha of Bingen (c. 757), and her son Saint Rupert of Bingen (732)[3]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

  • Saint Isaiah of Rostov, Bishop and Wonderworker (1090)[16]
  • Saint Isaiah of the Kiev Caves, wonderworker (1115)[17][18]
  • Saint Andrew the Hermit, of Mt. Kalana, Epirus, wonderworker (c. 1237 - 1271)[14][19]
  • Saint Pachomius of Nerekhta, abbot (1384),[20][21] and Saint Silvanus of Nerekhta (1384)[22]
  • Saint Euphrosynus of Pskov (Eleazar), abbot and wonderworker (1481)[23][24]
  • Saint Serapion of Pskov, disciple of St Euphrosynus of Pskov (1481)[25][26][27][note 5]
  • Saint Pachomius of Keno Lake Monastery (1525)[28][note 6]
  • Saint Demetrius of Moscow the Wonderworker, Slain Crown Prince (1591)[31]
  • Saint Arethas of Valaam and Verkhoturye (1903)[14][22]

New Martyrs and Confessors

  • New Hieromartyrs:
  • Archbishop Pachomius (Kedrov) of Chernigov (1938),[14][32][note 7]
  • his brother, Archbishop Abercius (Kedrov) of Zhitomir (1937),[14][33]
  • their father, Priest Nicholas Kedrov (1936),[14][34]
  • their brother-in-law, Priest Vladimir Zagarsky (1937)[14]

Other commemorations

  • Discovery of the revered icon of Kamoulianos "Acheiropoieta" ("made without human hands").[35][note 8]
  • Translation of the sacred relics of the Holy Apostle Titus of Crete, from Venice (which had taken the relics in 1669), back to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Crete (1966)[36][37]
  • Uncovering of the relics (1846) of Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh, wonderworker of Zadonsk (1783)[38][note 9]

Icon Gallery

See also


  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. ^ It is unknown when Saint Panegyrios of Cyprus lived, but from his Devine Service it seems that he had lived during the period of the Arab raids (c. 7th - 12th centuries), when different parts of Cyprus had come under Arab rule at different periods. He taught the Christian way to the Christians and discouraged them from converting to Islam by telling them that Islam as a religion was a delusion.[11]
  3. ^ A group of martyrs in Clermont in Auvergne in France, who suffered at the hands of Chrocas, the leader of invading Teutonic barbarians.
  4. ^ He founded and was abbot of a monastery in Oughaval in Ireland. He is still venerated at the nearby Orthodox church at Stradbally which is dedicated to him.
  5. ^ His feast day is also observed on September 8.
  6. ^ He is commemorated on January 31 in the Slavic Menaion.[29][30]
  7. ^ See: (Russian) Пахомий (Кедров). Википедии. (Russian WorldHeritage).
  8. ^ The commemoration of this feast is included in the Codex Athous Lavrensis (8th/9th century)
  9. ^ This is observed on May 14 in the Slavonic Menaion.


  1. ^ Οἱ Ἅγιοι Τορκουάτος, Κτησιφῶν, Σεκοῦνδος, Ἰνδαλέτιος, Καικίλιος, Ἡσύχιος καὶ Εὐφράσιος οἱ Μάρτυρες. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ a b c d May 15. The Roman Martyrology.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j May 15. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  4. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀχίλλιος Ἐπίσκοπος Λαρίσης. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ St Achilles the Bishop of Larissa. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  6. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Παχώμιος ὁ Μέγας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Venerable Pachomius the Great, Founder of Coenobitic Monasticism. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  8. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Σιλβανὸς ὁ Ταβεννησιώτης. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Βάρβαρος ὁ Μυροβλύτης. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Πανηγύριος ὁ ἐκ Κύπρου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b Panigerios the Miracle Maker from the village of Malounta, Nicosia. NOCTOC (Blog).
  12. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Σιμπλίκιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἱλάριος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g May 15/28. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  15. ^ Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). St. Dympna, Virgin and Martyr. The Lives of the Saints. 1866. (
  16. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἡσαΐας ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἐπίσκοπος Ροστώβ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἡσαΐας ὁ Θαυματουργός. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Venerable Isaiah the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  19. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀνδρέας ὁ Ἐρημίτης ὁ Θαυματουργός. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Παχώμιος ὁ Ἀναχωρητής. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Venerable Pachomius the Abbot of Nerekhta. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  22. ^ a b May 28 / May 15. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  23. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐφρόσυνος ὁ Θαυματουργός. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ Venerable Euphrosynus the Abbot and Wonderworker of Pskov. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  25. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Σεραπίων τοῦ Πσκώφ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Venerable Serapion of Pskov. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  27. ^ St. Serapion, monk, of Spaso-Eleazar Monastery (Pskov) (1480). HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  28. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Παχώμιος τοῦ Κένο. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. ^ February 13 / January 31. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  30. ^ January 31/February 13. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  31. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Δημήτριος ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ πρίγκιπας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  32. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Παχώμιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Τσέρνιγκωφ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  33. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀβέρκιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  34. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόλαος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  35. ^ Μνήμη ἐν τῷ περιτειχίσματι καὶ ἡ ἀνάδειξις τῆς ἀχειροποιήτου εἰκόνος ἐν Καμουλιανοῖς. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  36. ^ Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Τίτου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  37. ^ May. Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
  38. ^ Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Τύχωνος Ἐπισκόπου Ζαντόνκ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


  • May. Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
  • May 15/28. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • May 28 / May 15. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • May 15. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Complete List of Saints. Protection of the Mother of God Church (POMOG).
  • May 15. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • May 15. The Roman Martyrology.

Greek Sources

  • Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) 15 ΜΑΪΟΥ . ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  • (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 15 Μαΐου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 28 мая (15 мая). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  • (Russian) 15 мая (ст.ст.) 28 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
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