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The Great Collection of The Lives of the Saints, Volume VI: February

First English Edition Translated by Father Thomas Marretta from the Slavonic original compiled by Saint Demetrius of Rostov

Volume VI of The Great Collection of The Lives of the Saints

“In these volumes of the present collection we offer to English-speaking Orthodox Christians the first set in any modern Western language of full-length accounts of the struggles and martyrdoms of the most eminent saints to cover the entire course of the year. Our devout forebears in the faith had as their daily reading not newspapers and novels but the Holy Gospels, the Psalter, the Book of Hours, and the Lives of the saints. Nourished constantly by these, their souls were filled with ineffable delight and spiritual yearning, and they lived not for this fallen world but in expectation of the eternal kingdom. It is our hope that these volumes will likewise ever be in the hands of the Christians of our time.”
—“To the Pious Reader”


To the Pious Reader
The Teachers, Historians, and Chroniclers from whose works this book was compiled
February 1
   The Holy Martyr Tryphon
February 2
   Homily by Saint Demetrius of Rostov
February 3
   The Righteous Symeon the God-receiver
February 4
   Our Holy Father Isidore of Pelusium
   Saint Nicholas the Confessor, Abbot of the Studium
   A Certain God-fearing Recluse
February 5
   The Holy Virgin-martyr Agatha
   The Holy Martyr Theodula
February 6
   Saint Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna
   The Holy Martyrs Fausta, Evilasius, and Maximus
   The Holy Virgin-martyr Dorothea
February 7
   Saint Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus
   Our Holy Father Luke of Hellas
   The 1003 Martyrs of Nicomedia
February 8
   The Holy Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates
February 9
   The Holy Martyr Nicephorus
February 10
   The Holy Hieromartyr Charalampus, Bishop of Magnesia
   Saint Prochorus, Wonder-worker of the Kiev Caves
February 11
   The Holy Hieromartyr Blaise, Bishop of Sebastea
February 12
   Saint Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch
   Saint Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev and Wonder-worker of All Russia
   Our Holy Mother Mary, called Marinus
February 13
   Our Holy Father Martinian
February 14
   Our Holy Father Auxentius
   Saint Isaacius, Recluse of the Kiev Caves
February 15
   The Holy Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy
February 16
   The Holy Twelve Martyrs: Priest Pamphilus and Others With Him
February 17
   The Holy Great-martyr Theodore Tyron
February 18
   Saint Leo, Pope of Rome
   Saint Flavian the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople
February 19
   The Holy Apostles Archippus and Philemon and Martyr Apphia
   Our Holy Father Dositheus, Disciple of Dorotheus
February 20
   Saint Leo, Bishop of Catania in Sicily
   The Holy Hieromartyr Shadost, Bishop of Persia
February 21
   Our Holy Father Timothy, Desert-dweller of Symbola
   Saint Eustathius, Archbishop of Antioch
February 22
   The Discovery of the Relics of the Holy Martyrs near the Gate of Eugenius in Constantinople
   The Holy Martyr Maurice and 70 Soldiers with Him
February 23
   The Holy Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
February 24
   The Findings of the Honored Head of Saint John the Forerunner
   Our Holy Father Erasmus of the Kiev Caves
February 25
   Saint Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople
February 26
   Saint Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza
February 27
   Our Holy Father Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis
   Our Holy Father Thalelaeus of Syria
   Our Holy Father Titus, Presbyter of the Kiev Caves
February 28
   Saint Basil, Co-struggler of Saint Procopios of Decapolis
   Saint Proterius, Hieromartyr, Patriarch of Alexandria
February 29
   Our Holy Father John Cassian the Roman
   Our Holy Father John, Called Barsanuphius
Translator’s Note
Index of Saints and Feasts of February

Item Number: BKCP376C
Publication Data: House Springs, MO: Chrysostom Press, 2003
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: viii + 321
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.6 cm × 15.9 cm × 2.6 cm
ISBN: 1‒889814‒06‒7

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