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April 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 19 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 21


All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 3 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For April 20th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 7.


  • Apostle Zacchaeus of the Seventy, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, he who was called down from the Sycamore tree by Jesus, according to the Gospel of Luke (1st century)
  • Martyrs Acindinus, Antoninus, Victor, Zenon, Zoticus, Theonas, Caesareus, Severian and Christophoros (284-305)
  • Venerable Theodore Trichinas ("the Hair-Shirt Wearer"), hermit near Constantinople (400)
  • Saint Theotimus, Bishop of Tomis in Moesia (Lesser Scythia) (407)
  • Blessed Gregory (593) and Anastasius I (599), Patriarchs of Antioch.
  • Hieromartyr Anastasius II, Patriarch of Antioch (609)
  • Venerable Anastasius Sinaita, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai (ca. 700) (see also: April 21)
  • Venerable Ioannis the Palaiolavritis ("of the Old Lavra"), at St. Chariton's Monastery, in the Judean Desert.
  • Pre-Schism Western Saints

  • Martyrs Sulpicius and Servilian, martyrs in Rome who were beheaded under Trajan (ca. 117)
  • Saints Marcellinus of Embrun, Vincent and Domninus, born in North Africa, they went to France and preached in the DauphinĂ© (ca. 374)
  • Saint Marcian of Auxerre, a monk at the Monastery of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Auxerre (ca. 470)
  • Saint Cædwalla of Wessex (Cadwalla), King of the West Saxons (689)
  • Saint Gundebert (Gumbert), monk-martyr (8th century)
  • Saint Harduin, a monk at Fontenelle Abbey in France (749), then a hermit who copied writings of the Fathers (811)
  • Saint Hugh of Anzy-le-Duc, a monk at Saint Savin (ca. 930)
  • Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

  • Venerable Saints Athanasius (1380) and Ioasaph (1422) of Meteora, Abbots.
  • Venerable Alexander of Oshevensk, founder of Oshevensk Monastery (Arkhangelsk) (1479)
  • Child-Martyr Gabriel of Zabludov (Gabriel of Slutsk) (1690)
  • New Martyrs and Confessors

  • New Hiero-Confessor Theodosius (Ganitsky), Bishop of Kolomna (1937)
  • Other Commemorations

  • Repose of Schemamonk Ignatius of St. Nicephorus Monastery in Olonets (1852)
  • Translation of the relics (1991) of St. Nikolai (Velimirovich), Bishop of Ochrid and Zhicha (1956) from America to Serbia.
  • "Cyprus" (392) and "Keepiazh" (Kipyazha) Icons of the Mother of God.
  • References

    April 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Wikipedia