March 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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All fixed commemorations below are observed on March 28 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar. [note 1]

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


  • Publius (Pauplios); Timolaus; Romulus; two named Dionysius; and two named Alexander; at Caesarea in Palestine (303) [1] [5] [6]

Pre-Schism Western Saints

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

New Martyrs and Confessors

Other commemorations


  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. Traditionally one of the Seventy, he is the Aristobulus mentioned by St Paul (Romans 16,11). Britain was given to him as the place of his preaching and martyrdom. [4]
  3. Born in Rome, he was bought as a slave by Jewish traders and taken to Evora in Portugal where he was martyred by his masters.
  4. A wealthy landowner from Campania in Italy who became a monk at Montecassino with his brother Gregory. He was attached to the new foundation at Terracina but reposed in Capua.
  5. He was born in San Severino in Calabria in Italy of a Greek family. Chosen Pope of Rome in 741, he was influential in helping Europe remain Orthodox. [4]
  6. Her parents were Moors, but she was converted to Orthodoxy and as a result was driven from her home. She was sheltered by St Eulogius but both were flogged and beheaded.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 March 15/March 28. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀριστόβουλος ὁ Ἀπόστολος Ἐπίσκοπος Βρετανίας. 15 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 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.76-77.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 March 15. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  5. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀγάπιος ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ μαρτυρήσαντες. 15 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. Martyr Agapius at Caesarea, in Palestine. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. Hieromartyr Alexander of Side, in Pamphylia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νίκανδρος ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ. 15 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. Martyr Nicander of Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. 1 2 3 4 5 March 28 / March 15. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  11. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μανουὴλ ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ἐκ Σφακίων. 15 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Παρθένιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 15 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 15 Μαρτίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  14. 1 2 3 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.22.
  15. Dr. Alexander Roman. March. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  16. Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Μνήμη Σωτηρίας τῆς νήσου Λευκάδος. 15 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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