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Encyclopedia > August 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Aug. 15 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Aug. 17 The Eastern Orthodox Church calendar describes or dictates the rhythm of the life of the Church. ...


Fixed commemorations

All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 29 by Old calendarists In Britain and countries of the British Empire, Old Style or O.S. after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar, in use in those countries until 1752; New Style or N.S. means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, adopted on 14 September...


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Other commemorations

  • Translation of the relics of the martyrs Seraphim, Dorotheus, James, Demetrius, Basil, and Sarantis
  • Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Saint Theodore ("Feodorovskaya")
  • Repose of Blessed Matrona Popova, disciple of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk (1851)



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