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April 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 20 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 22


All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 4 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For April 21, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 8.


  • Martyrs Theodore of Perge in Pamphylia, his mother Philippa, and Dioscorus, Socrates, and Dionysius (c. 138-161) (see also: April 19)
  • Martyr Alexandra the Empress, wife of Diocletian, and those with her (303): (see also: April 23)
  • Martyrs Isaacius, Apollo, and Codratus, of Nicomedia (303)
  • Hieromartyrs Januarius, Bishop of Benevento, and his companions (305):
  • Faustus, Proclus, and Sosius, Deacons;
  • Desiderius, Reader; and
  • Gantiol, Eutychius, and Acutius, laymen, at Pozzuoli.
  • Saint Maximianus, Archbishop of Constantinople (434)
  • Venerable Anastasius Sinaita, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai (c. 700) (see also: April 20)
  • Martyr Karol (Charles)
  • Pre-Schism Western saints

  • Saint Cyprian, Bishop of Brescia (582)
  • Saint Beuno, Abbot, of Clynnog Fawr, Wales (642)
  • Saint Maelruba of Apur Crossan (Maelrubius, Maolrubha), Ireland (722)
  • Saint Frodulphus (Frou), a monk at St Martin's in Autun (c. 750)
  • Post-Schism Orthodox saints

  • Saint Theodore the Philosopher of Kamske, martyred by Mongols (1323)
  • Venerable Jacob (Jakov, James) of Stromynsk (1392)
  • Saint Alexis, Priest of, Bortsurmany, Nizhni- Novgorod (1848)
  • New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyr John Prigorovsky, Priest (1918)
  • Saint Nicholas Pisarevsky, Confessor, Priest (1933)
  • New Hieromartyr Alexis Protopopov, Priest (1938)
  • New Hieromartyr Protopresbyter Basil Martysz of Teratyn (Chelm and Podlasie, Poland) (1945) (see also: May 4)
  • Other commemorations

  • Synaxis of The Mozdok Icon of the Mother of God (Mozdokskaya) (1768)
  • Uncovering of the relics (1999) of St. Theodore, Abbot of Sanaxar Monastery (1791)
  • Repose of Schemamonk Nicetas of Valaam Monastery (1907)
  • Repose of Elder Dometian of Tula (1908)
  • Repose of Hieroschemamonk Antipas II of Valaam Monastery (1912)
  • Repose of Nun Stefanida of Kosovo (Serbia)
  • References

    April 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Wikipedia

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