May 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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

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

May 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) day in the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar

May 1 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 3

Saints

Seven Apostolic Men Spanish saint

According to Christian tradition, the Seven Apostolic Men were seven Christian clerics ordained in Rome by Saints Peter and Paul and sent to evangelize Spain. This group includes Torquatus, Caecilius, Ctesiphon, Euphrasius, Indaletius, Hesychius, and Secundius.

Saint Peter apostle and first pope

Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, and the first leader of the early Church.

Paul the Apostle p

Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul and also known by his Jewish name Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. Paul is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age and in the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. He took advantage of his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to minister to both Jewish and Roman audiences.

Torquatus of Acci Spanish saint

Saint Torquatus is venerated as the patron saint of Guadix, Spain. Tradition makes him a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Acci, identified as Guadix, and became its first bishop.

Saint Ctesiphon is venerated as patron saint of Berja, Andalusia, southern Spain.

Secundus of Abula Spanish saint

Saint Secundus or Secundius is venerated as a Christian missionary and martyr of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Abula, which has been identified as either Abla or Ávila, and became its first bishop.

Achillius of Larissa saint

Saint Achillius of Larissa, also known as Achilles, Ailus, Achillas, or Achilius, was one of the 318 persons present at the First Council of Nicaea. His feast day is on 15 May.

Larissa Place in Greece

Larissa is the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, the fourth-most populous in Greece according to the population results of municipal units of 2011 census and capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural centre and a national transport hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos, the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens. Larissa, within its municipality, has 162,591 inhabitants, while the regional unit of Larissa reached a population of 284,325. The urban area of the city, although mostly contained within the Larissa municipality, also includes the communities of Giannouli, Platykampos, Nikaia, Terpsithea and several other suburban settlements, bringing the wider urban area population of the city to about 174,012 inhabitants and extends over an area of 572.3 km2 (221.0 sq mi).

Tabenna is considered the first cenobitic monastery. It was a community founded by Pachomius in the modern hamlet of Al Dabbah near Chenoboskion which is about 5 km east of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt.

Pre-Schism Western Saints

Saint Cassius of Clermont is venerated as a Christian martyr of the 3rd century. He was a senator who was converted to Christianity by Saint Austremonius.

Hilary of Galeata Christian saint

Saint Hilary of Galeata is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. His feast day is May 15.

Columba Gaelic Irish missionary monk

Saint Columba was an Irish abbot and missionary Evangelist credited with spreading Christianity in what is today Scotland at the start of the Hiberno-Scottish mission. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the Patron Saint of Derry. He was highly regarded by both the Gaels of Dál Riata and the Picts, and is remembered today as a Catholic saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

New Martyrs and Confessors

  • 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

Notes

  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: (in Russian) Пахомий (Кедров). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  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.

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