October 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below celebrated on October 17 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For October 4th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on September 21.


Pre-Schism Western saints

  • Saint Petronius of Bologna, Bishop of Bologna (c. 450)
  • Saint Quintius of Tours (Quentin), a citizen of Tours, martyred at L'Indrois near Montrésor (6th century)
  • Saint Aurea, a Syrian who moved to France and became Abbess of St Martial in Paris, where she remained for thirty-three years (666)

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

  • Saints Helladius and Onesimus of the Near Caves in Kiev (12th-13th centuries)
  • Saint Ammon, recluse, of the Far Caves in Kiev (13th century)
  • Saint Stephen Stiljanovic, despot of Srem, Serbia (1540), and his wife St. Elena (Elizabeth in monasticism) (c. 1543)
  • Saints Jonah and Nectarius, monks, of Kazan (16th century)
  • Hieromartyr Evdemoz I, Catholicos of Georgia (1642)
  • Saint Peter (Michurin) of Kuznetsk, Siberia (1820)

New Martys and Confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Demetrius Voznesensky, Priest (1918)
  • New Hieromartyrs Nicholas Vereschagin, Michael Tverdovsky, Jacob Bobirev and Tikhon Archangelsky, Priests (1937)
  • New Hieromartyr Basil (Tsvetkov), Archimandrite, of Stary Kelets, Ryazan (1937)
  • Saint Khionia Archangelsky, Confessor (1945)
  • New Hiero-confessor Barsanuphius (Yurchenko) of Kherson (1954)

Other commemorations

  • Uncovering of the relics (1595) of St. Gurias (1563), first Archbishop of Kazan, and St. Barsanuphius, Bishop of Tver (1576)
  • Synaxis of the Saints of Kazan.
  • Synaxis of the Saints of Novgorod. (see also: February 10 )
  • Synaxis of the Icon of the Theotokos "Kitrinopetritissa" ("Yellow-stone") in Australia.

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