St. Alexis the Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia

The celebration of a special day to honor Saints Peter, Alexis, Jonah the Metropolitans and Wonderworkers of All Russia was established by Patriarch Job on October 5, 1596. In 1875, Saint Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow (March 31 and October 6) proposed that Saint Philip be included with the others. Saint Hermogenes was added only in the year 1913. In 2005 the Church of Russia added Saint Innocent (March 31 and October 6), Saint Macarius (December 30), Saint Job (April 5 and June 19), Saint Tikhon (April 7 and October 9), Saint Philaret (November 19), Saint Peter (September 27), and Saint Macarius (February 16).

By celebrating these hierarchs on a common day, the Church offers each of them equal honor, as heavenly protectors of the city of Moscow and prayerful intercessors for Russia.

Information about the Lives of these holy Hierarchs is found under the dates of their commemoration: Saint Peter (December 21 and August 24), Saint Alexis (February 12 and May 20), Saint Jonah (March 31, May 27, and June 15), Saint Philip (January 9 and July 3 ), Saint Hermogenes (February 17 and May 12 ).