June 17, 2012

Synaxis of All Saints of Romania

On the second Sunday after Pentecost, each local Orthodox Church commemorates all the saints, known and unknown, who have shone forth in its territory. Accordingly, the Orthodox Church in Romania remembers the saints of Romania on this day.

“All Saints Sunday is a sanctioned historical presence, namely it got into the conscience of the Church as far back as the 4th century, first in the Eastern Church and then took over in the West too. Saint Basil the Great confesses in one of the prayers of his Liturgy that God wonderfully works through the saints that pleased him of any nation, showing that they represent every national Church and people. So, it was necessary that this feast should be established due to the presence and acknowledgement of the holiness of all categories, either confessors or pious saints of our nation”, says Rev. Prof. Sorin Cojocaru from the Orthodox Theological Seminary of Saint Andrew the Apostle of Galati city.

The Romanian saints are the most precious fruit of the work of the Holy Spirit in Romania.

On Romanian Saints Sunday the Romanian Church remembers the martyrs, confessors, hierarchs and pious, theologians and hermits, known and unknown, canonised or not, that the territory of Romania created.

This is a list of Romanian saints, taken from here:

Saint Apostle Andrew the First-Called (Sfântul Apostol Andrei, Cel- Intâi chemat) (November 30)

Hierarchs and priests

Hieromartyr Antim the Ivirian, (Sfântul Ierarh Martir Antim Ivireanul), (1650-1716), feast day on September 27

Bretranion, Bishop of Tomis (Sfântul Bretranion, Episcopul Tomisului), (†381), feast day on January 25

Calinic of Cernica, Bishop of Râmnic, (Sfântul Ierarh Calinic de la Cernica, Episcopul Râmnicului), (October 7, 1787 – April 11, 1868), feast day on April 11

Hieromartyr Evangelicus of Tomis, feast day on July 7

Ghelasie of Râmeţ Monastery, Archbishop of Transylvania, (Sfântul Ierarh Ghelasie de la Mânăstirea Râmeţ, Arhiepiscopul Transilvaniei), (14th century), feast day on June 30

Hieromartyr Irineu, Bishop of Sirmium, (Sfântul Ierarh Martyr Irineu, Episcopul Sirmiumului), (†304), feast day on April 6

Pahomie of Gledin, Bishop of Rome, (Sfântul Ierarh Pahomie, Episcopul Romanului), (1671-1724), feast day on April 14

Confessor Elijah Iorest, Metropolitan of Ardeal, (Sfântul Ierarh Mărturisitor Ilie Iorest, Mitropolitul Transilvaniei (Ardeal)), (†1678), feast day on April 24

Joseph the Confessor, Bishop of Maramureş, (Sfântul Iosif Mărturisitorul, Episcopul Maramureşului), (1690-~1711), feast day on April 24

Joseph the New of Partoş Monastery, Metropolitan of Timişoara, (Sfântul Ierarh Iosif cel Nou de la Mânăstirea Partoş, Mitropolit al Timişoarei), (1568-1656), feast day on September 15

Theotim, Bishop of Tomis, (Sfântul Ierarh Teotim, Episcopul Tomisului), (4th century), feast day on April 20

Confessor Sava Brancovici, Metropolitan of Ardeal (Transylvania), (Sfântul Ierarh Mărturisitor Sava Brancivici, Mitropolitul Ardealului) (†1683), feast day on April 24

Priest-Confessor John of Galeş, (Preotul Mârturisitor Ioan din Galeş), (18th century), feast day on October 21

Gregory IV, the Teacher, Metropolitan of Ţara Românească, (Sfântul Ierarh Grigorie IV Dacălul, Mitropolitul Tării Românesti), (1765-1834), feast day on June 22

Niceta, Bishop of Remesiana, (Sfântul Ierarh Niceta, Episcopul de Remesiana), (5th century), feast day on June 24

Leontie, Bishop of Rădăuţi, (Sfântul Ierarh Leontie, Episcop de Rădăuţi), (14th century), feast day on July 1

Priest-Confessor Moses Măcinic of Sibiel, (Preotul Mărturisitor Moise Măcinic, din Sibiel), (18th century), feast day on October 21

Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople and Metropolitan of Ţara Românească, (Sfântul Ierarh Nifon, Patriarhul Constantinopolului şi Mitropolit al Tări Româneşti), (~1437-1508), feast day on August 11

Peter Mogila, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Rus, (Sfântul Ierarh Petru Movilă, Mitropolit de Kiev si a Toată Rusia), (1596-1647), feast day on December 22


Venerable Antipa of Calapodeşti, Mount Athos and Valaam Monastery. (Sfântul Antipa de la Calapodeşti, Muntele Athos şi Mânăstirea Valaam). (1816-1882). Feast day on January 10

Venerable Anthony of Iezeru Monastery, Vâlcea country. (Sfântul Cuvios Antonie de la Iezeru Vâlcea). (†1714). Feast day on November 23

Venerable George of Cernica Monastery. (Sfântul Cuvios Gheorghe de la Mânăstirea Cernica). (1730–1806). Feast day on December 3

Venerable Daniel the Hermit. (Sfântul Cuvios Daniil (Daniel) Sihastrul). (15th century). Feast day on December 18

Venerable Dimitrie the New of Basarabi. (Sfântul Cuvios Dimitrie cel Nou, Basarabov). (13th century). Feast day on September 27

Dosoftei, Metropolitan of Moldavia. (Sfântul Ierarh Dosoftei, Mitropolitul Moldovei). (1624-1693). Feast day on December 13

Venerable Gregory the Decapolit. (Sfântul Cuvios Grigorie Decapolitul). (~785-842). Feast day on November 20

Venerable Germanus of Dobrogea. Sfântul Gherman din Dobrogea). (368-415). Feast day on February 29

Venerable John Iacob the Romanian (the Hozevite). (Sfântul Cuvios Ioan Iacob Românul (Hozevitul)). (1913-1960). Feast day on August 5

Venerable John Cassian the Romanian. (Sfântul Cuvios Ioan Casian Românul). (360-435). Feast day on February 29

Venerable John the New of Prislop Monastery. (Sfântul Cuvios Ioan cel Nou de la Mânăstirea Prislop). Feast day on September 13

Venerable Nicodim of Tismana. (Sfântul Nicodim cel Sfinţit de la Tismana). (1320-1406). Feast day on December 26

Venerable Onufrie of Vorona. (Sfântul Onufrie de la Vorona).(18th century). Feast day on September 9

Venerable Paraschiva of Iaşi. (Sfânta Cuvioasă Paraschiva de la Iaşi). (1025-1050). Feast day on October 14

Venerable Paisios Velicikovski of Neamţ. (Sfântul Paisie Velicikovski de la Neamţ). (1722-1794). Feast day on November 15

Venerable Confessor Sofronie of Cioara. (Sfântul Mărturisitor Sofronie de la Cioara). (18th century). Feast day on October 21

Stephen the Great. ( Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt ). (1433-1504). Feast day on July 2

Venerable Theodora from Carpathia, of Sihla. (Sfânta Teodora din Carpaţi, Sihla). (17th century). Feast day on August 7

Venerable Basil of Poiana Mărului. (Sfântul Cuvios Vasile de la Poiana Mărului). (1692-1767). Feast day on April 15

Venerable Visarion the Confessor. (Cuviosul Mărturisitor Visarion Sarai Ieromonahul). (18th century). Feast day on October 21


Martyrs Claudiu, Castor, Sempronian, and Nicostrat, Feast day on November 9

Martyr Dassie, Feast day on November 20

Martyrs Donat and Venust, Feast day on August 21

Martyrs Ermil and Stratonic, Feast day on January 13

Martyrs Epictet and Astion, Feast day on July 8

Martyr Emilian of Durostor, Feast day on July 18

Martyr Hermes, Feast day on December 31

Martyr John the Valah, Feast day on May 12

Martyr John the New of Suceava, Feast day on June 2

Martyr Iuliu Veteranul, Feast day on May 27

Martyr Isihie, Feast day on June 15

Martyr Lup, Feast day on August 23

Martyrs Montanus and Maxima, Feast day on March 26

Martyr Nicandru and Marcian, Feast day on June 8

Martyr Oprea of Săliştea, Feast day on October 21

Martyrs Pasicrat and Valentin, Feast day on April 24

Philoftheia (Philothea) of Curtea de Argeş, Feast day on December 7

Martyrs Romul and Silvan, Feast day on August 21

Martyr Sava of Buzău (the Goth), Feast day on April 12

Martyr Theodosie of Brazi, Feast day s on September 23

Martyrs Zotic, Atal, Camasis, and Filip of Niculiţel, Feast day on June 4

Martyrs Brâncoveni: Constantin, Stephen, Radu, and Mathew, Feast day on August 16