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Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints
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January
The first date is according to the Julian calendar, while the second is according to the Gregorian calendar.
    Compiled by Dr. Alexander Roman

January 1/14  St Basil the Great, archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379) Saint Petro Mohyla, Metropolitan of Kyiv, Halych and all Rus’, Archimandrite of the Kyivan Caves Lavra (1648).  St Athanasius (Volkhovsky) Bishop of Mohyliv, Wonderworker of Poltava (1801).

St Vassily is the baptismal patron of St Volodymyr the Great and iconography of the enlightener of Rus’-Ukraine sometimes depicts him as St Basil, teaching the faith to the people.

January 2/15  Repose of St Seraphim of Sarov (1833 - tonsured at the Kyiv Caves Lavra, he was sent to Sarov by the Ihumen, St Dositheus).  St Sylvester of the Kyiv Caves (12th c.).  Commemoration of Archimandrite Joanniky Golatovsky (1688).  A friend of Bl. Lazar Baranovich, Joanniky produced a great scholarly, literary heritage. New Hieromartyr St Dmitri Shpakovsky (1942).

January 4/17  St Aquila, Deacon of the Kyiv Caves (14th c.).

January 5/18   Sche-archimandrite Ven. St Theophan Rikhlovsky of Nizhyn (1977)

January 6\19  Holy Theophany of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.  St Theophan the Recluse, teacher at the Kyiv Caves Lavra (1894). St Laurence of Chernihiv, wonderworker (1950).

January 8/21  St Gregory, wonderworker of the Kyiv Caves (1093).  St Gregory, hermit of the Kyiv Caves (14th c.).  New Hieromartyr Priest Isidore and 72 companions at Yuriev - Dorpats in Estonia (1472, martyred at the city founded by St Yaroslav the Wise  and  honoured as saints of the Kyivan Metropolia).

January 9/22  St Jonah (Miroshnichenko), wonderworker and founder of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Kyiv (1902).   Commemoration of Stefan Yavorsky, Metropolitan of Ryazan and Murom (1722) – defender of Orthodoxy.  Commemoration of Sche-archimandrite Havriil (Starodub), Native of Poltava (2010) and of his spiritual Father, Sche-archimandrite Vitaly (Sidorenko).

January 10/23  New Hieromartyr Anatolij (Hrisyuk), Metropolitan of Odessa (1938).

January 11/24  St Iov (Knyahinitsky), Ihumen of Manjava Skete.  Chernihivska-Eletska icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

January 12/25  Icon of the Mother of God the “Milk-Giver” on Mt Athos (especially venerated by many Kozaks who retired to the Skete of St Elias).

January 18/31 Venerable St Cyril, Ihumen at Kyiv (1146).

January 19/February 1  St Macarius, Deacon of the Kyiv Caves (13th c.)

January 20/February 2  Martyrs Sts. Inna, Pinna and Rimma (1st c.), disciples of the Apostle St Andrew in Scythia who were with him when he blessed the spot on which Kyiv would be built.  St Laurence the Recluse and St Schemamonk Euthymius the Silent of the Kyiv Caves (14th c.). St Euthymius, Bishop of Pereyaslav (1149)

January 21/February 3  Icon of the Mother of God Vatopedi/Zaklonna of the Kitayivsky Skete in Kyiv.

January 22/February 4  Martyr St Anastasius the Deacon of the Kyiv Caves (12th c).

January 23/February 5  Translation of the reclics of St Theoctistus, archbishop of Novhorod (1310).

January 25/February 7  New Hieromartyr St Volodymyr, Metropolitan of Kyiv, protomartyr of the communist yoke (1918).  Holy Martyr St Vira Truks of Zhitomir.  All Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the communist yoke including:  St. Yuri Novitsky of Kyiv; St. Ivan Kovshariv of Odessa; St Alexander Hotovitsky of Volyn, Protopresbyter; St Alexander Petrivsky of Volyn, Archbishop;  St Constantine Dyakiv of Volyn, Metropolitan of Kyiv; St. Onyphry Hahalyuk of Lublin, Archbishop; St. Valentyn Mamchich, Archimandrite; St Ivan Timoniv, Priest; St Volodymyr Vasilivsky, Priest; St Nicholas Mihulin of Kharkiv, Priest; St Victor Yavorsky, Priest; St Dionysiy Chahovets, Priest; St Stepan Androniv of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Ivan Fedorvi, Priest; St. Lukian Fedotiv, Priest; St. Alexander Tatariniv of Kharkiv, Priest;  St. Yakiv Martinenko of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Cyprian Yankovsky of Kharkiv, Archimandrite; St. Paul Krasnokutsky of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Paisius Moskot of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Semen Oskin of Kharkiv, Priest; St. Nicholas Evfimiv of Kharkiv, Priest.  St. Gabriel Protopopiv of Kharkiv, Priest; St Spiridon Yevtushenko of Kharkiv, Deacon.  St Ivan Kononenko of Kharkiv, Regent;  St. Phillip Ordinets of Kursk, Regent; St Andriy Mischenko of Kursk, Regent.  St. Yakiv Redozubiv of Kursk, Protoierey; St. Nicholas Zahorivsky, Confessor, of Akhtyrka near Kharkiv, Protoierey; St Petro Doroshenko of Kharkiv, Protoierey; St Ivan Fedoriv of Kharkiv, Priest; St.Ilarion Zhukiv of Kharkiv, Priest; St Serhiy Shipulin of Byelske, Priest; St. Antin Horban of Poltava, Priest; St Luke Voyno-Yasenetsky of Taurich, Archbishop; St Varlaam Pohiliuk of Kamenets-Podilsky, Ieromonakh;  St. Porphyrius of Simferopil, Metropolian; Sts. Nicholas and Demetrius, Archbishops; St. Bartholomew, Hieromonk; Sts. John, Volodymyr, Timothy and Olesky of Crimea, Priests; St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopil, Confessor; St. Procopius, Archbishop of Cherson; Saints Constantine, Onuphry and Alexander, Hieromartyrs and All Holy New Martyrs of Slobozhanschyna. Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Assuage My Sorrow” and “Unexpected Joy”.

Sche-hieromonk and Hieroconfessor St Feofosij (Zhidenko) of the Kyiv Caves (1968). Venerable Martyr Ihumen St Alypij (Yakovlenko – 1943). Hieromonk St Seraphim (Shevtsiv – 1982). St Tikhon (Balayiv – 1953). St Paul Volodin, Priest (1954). St Paul Volodin of Kharkiv, Hieroconfessor (1954)

January 27/February 9  Translation of the Relics of St John Chrysostom.  New Hieromartyr Leontius the Mystic of Ternopil and Jablechna monastery (1972).    

January 28/February 10  St Ephraim, Abbot of Novotorzhok (1053 and who accompanied Sts Boris and Hlib until their martyrdom).  St Ephraim of the Kyiv Caves, Bishop of Pereyaslavl (1098).

Venerable Confessor St Leonty (Stasievych) of Jableczna Monastery and Kholm (1972) .

January 29/February11  St Laurence, recluse of the Kyiv Caves and bishop of Turiv (1194).  St Ignatius, bishop of Smolensk (1210).  St Andrew Rublev, iconographer (1430 – born in Volyn). 

January 30/February 12  Synaxis of the three Holy Hierarchs:  St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and St John Chrysostom.  St Zenon the Faster of the Kyiv Caves (14th c.)

January 31/February 13  St Nikita, Recluse of the Kyiv Caves, Bishop of Novhorod (1108). Sche-hieromonk St Nazary (Koniukhiv) of the Kyiv Caves (1975).

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