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April 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 16 - Eastern Orthodox Church Calendar - Apr. 18


All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 30 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For April 17th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 4.


  • Hieromartyr Anicetus, Pope of Rome (166)
  • Martyr Adrian of Corinth, in Persia (251)
  • Hieromartyr Symeon (Shemon Bar Sabbae), Bishop in Persia, and those with him (341):
  • Hieromartyrs Abdechalas and Ananias, priests;
  • Martyrs Ustazad and Azat, eunuchs;
  • Fusicus and Ascitrea, and 1,150 others.
  • Saint Acacius II, Bishop of Melitene (435) (see also: April 18)
  • Saint Agapitus I, Pope of Rome (536) (see also: September 20 and April 22 in the West)
  • Saint Ephraim the Great, Bishop of Atsquri, Georgia (9th century) (see also: April 15)
  • Pre-Schism Western saints

  • Martyrs Mappalicus and Companions, in Carthage under Decius (250)
  • Martyrs Fortunatus and Marcian.
  • Saint Innocent of Tortona, Bishop of Tortona and Confessor (350)
  • Saint Pantagathus, a courtier who later became Bishop of Vienne in France (540)
  • Saint Villicus, a very virtuous Bishop of Metz in France 543-568 (568)
  • Monk-martyr DonnĂ¡n of Eigg and those with him, in Scotland (618)
  • Saint Landericus (Landry of Metz), Bishop of Meaux, then Abbot of Soignies (7th century)
  • Saint Wando (Vando), monk and Abbot of Fontenelle Abbey in France (c. 756)
  • Martyrs Isidore, Elias and Paul of Cordoba, Spain, by the Moors (856) (see also: April 30)
  • Post-Schism Orthodox saints

  • Venerable Zosimas of Solovki (1478)
  • Saint Macarios (Notaras) of Corinth (1805)
  • Venerable Saints Apostolos (1846) and Theocharis (1829), brothers, of Arta.
  • Venerable Paisius, Fool-for-Christ, of the Kiev Caves (1893)
  • New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyr John Prigorovsky of Krasnoyarsk, Priest (1918)
  • New Hieromartyr Michael Novitsky, Confessor, Priest (1935)
  • New Hieromartyr Theodore Nedosekin of Moscow, Priest (1942)
  • Other commemorations

  • Uncovering of the relics (1641) of St. Alexander of Svir, founder of Svir Monastery (1533)
  • Repose of Hiero-schemamonk Constantine of Ekaterinburg (1960)
  • References

    April 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Wikipedia

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