brass icons





 Russian Icon

ca. 1790

June Calendar

Egg tempera on wood panel,
gold leaf ground

1/4" x 14 1/2"




 In old Russia nearly every phase of life was colored by religion. Every day in the calendar was
dedicated to the observation of some saint. Every individual and every trade had their patron saints.
June 1- St. Dionysius abbot of Glushetsk and Philotheus of Glushetsk
June 2- St. Nikephorus the Confessor patriarch of Constantinople and Martyr John of Sochi
June 3- Holy Martyr Lucillian and
June 4- St. Metrophanes first Patriarch of Constantinople
June 5- Holy Hieromartyr Dorotheus Bishop of Tyre
June 6- St. Hilarion the New abbot of the Dalmatian Monastery
June 7- Holy Hieromartyr Theodotus Bishop of Ancyra and Holy Hieromartyr Leontos
June 8- Holy Hieromartyr Theodore Stratelates
June 9- St. Cyril Archbishop of Alexandria and St.Cyrilof Belozersk
June 10- Holy Martyr Alexander and Virgin Martyr Antonina and Holy Hieromartyr Timothy
June 11- Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
June 12- St. Onuphrios and Peter of Mount Athos
June13- Holy Martyr Aquilina and St. Triphillios
June 14- Holy Prophet Elisha and St. Methodius
June 15- Holy Prophet Amos
June 16- St. Tikhon the Wonderworker
June 17- Holy Martyrs Manuel and Sabel and Ishmael
June 18- Holy Martyrs Leontius and Hypatios
June 19- Holy Apostle Jude
June 20- Holy Hieromartyr Methodius
June 21- Holy Martyr Julian
June 22- Holy Hieromartyr Eusebius
June 23- Holy Martyr Agrippina and Holy Martyr Aristocleos the Presbyter
June 24- Nativity of St. John the Baptist
June 25- Monastic Martyr Febronia and Peter of Muron
June 26- St. David of Thessalonica
June 27- St. Samsom the Pilgrim
June 28- The Holy and Wonderworkers Cyrus and John
June 29- Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
June 30- Synaxis of the Holy 12 Apostles