January 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on January 15 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For January 2nd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the saints listed on December 20.



Pre-Schism Western saints

  • Martyrs Artaxus, Acutus, Eugenda, Maximianus, Timothy, Tobias and Vitus, in Syrmium in Pannonia (3rd–4th century)
  • Martyrs of Rome, many martyrs who suffered in Rome under Diocletian for refusing to give up the Holy Scriptures (c. 303)
  • Thousand Martyrs of Lichfield ('field of bodies') in England:
  • Hieromartyr Amphibalos and 999 others at Lichfield, under Diocletian (c. 303)

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

New martyrs and confessors

  • New Martyr Basil Petrov (1942)

Other commemorations

  • Repose of Hieroschemamonk Gabriel of Optina and Whitehoof Convent (1871)
  • Repose of Abbess Thaisia of Leushino Monastery (1915)
  • Martyred Elder Ioasaph of St. Tikhon of Kaluga Monastery (1919)
  • Repose of Elder Iakovos of Epirus (1961)

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  • January 2/January 15. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • January 15 / January 2. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • January 2. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • 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.4.
  • January 2. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • 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. pp.3-4.

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