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Saint commemorations are formulaic liturgical phrases used during dismissals of divine services and also in the synaxarion readings for each day. They may generally be applied to saints when writing about them. The form is as follows (substituting the name of the saint for the N.):

Prophets

The glorious Prophet N.

Righteous or Forefather

The holy and righteous N.

Apostles

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle N.

Evangelists

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle and Evangelist N.

Martyrs

Male Martyrs

The holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyr (or Great-martyr or Venerable-martyr or Hieromartyr or Confessor or New-martyr, etc.) N.

Female Martyrs

The holy and glorious Martyr (or Great-martyr or Venerable-martyr or Virgin-martyr, etc.) N.

Hierarchs

Our father among the saints N.

Monastics

Male Monastics

Our venerable (or righteous) and God-bearing Father N.

Female Monastics

Our venerable (or righteous) Mother N.

Monarchs

The holy and right-believing Emperor (or Empress or King or Queen, etc.) N.

Following

Following the name of the saint, add the appropriate title (the Wonderworker, the Great, the Trophy-bearer, etc.).

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