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April 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 21 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 23


All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 5 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For April 22nd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 9.


  • Holy Apostle Nathaniel of the Twelve (Bartholomew) (1st century)
  • Apostles Apelles, Luke (not the Evangelist), and Clement, of the Seventy (1st century)
  • Martyr Leonides of Alexandria, Bishop (202)
  • Martyr Nearchus, by fire (3rd century)
  • Venerable Theodore the Sykeote, Bishop of Anastasiopolis in Galatia (613)
  • Saint Vitalis of Gaza, monk of the monastery of Abba Seridus at Gaza (609-620) (see also: January 11)
  • Pre-Schism Western Saints

  • Hieromartyr Soter, Pope of Rome (ca. 174)
  • Martyrs Epipodius of Lyons, by beheading (ca. 177)
  • Saint Gaius, born in Dalmatia, became Pope of Rome, martyred with members of his family (296)
  • Saint Agapitus I, Pope of Rome (536) (see also: April 17 in the East)
  • Saint Leo of Sens, Bishop of Sens in France for twenty-three years (541)
  • The Two Brothers Arwald, sons of Arwald, the last Jutish King of the Isle of Wight, put to death by soldiers of King Ceadwalla, then a pagan, on the day after their baptism (686)
  • Saint Opportuna of Montreuil, sister of St Chrodegang, Bishop of Séez, Abbess at the convent of Monteuil (ca. 770)
  • Saint Senorina, a Galician abbess who served as the abbess of the Benedictine convent of St John of Venaria (Vieyra) (982)
  • Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

  • Newly Revealed Martyrs Raphael (Archimandrite), Nicholas (Deacon), and Irene (child), of Lesbos, and those with them (1463) (see also: April 9)
  • Saint Ananias of Malles, first monk, renovator and Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Exakousti in the village of Malles in Ierapetra, Crete. (1907)
  • New Martyrs and Confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Eustathius Malahovsky, Priest (1918)
  • New Hieromartyr Platon of Banja Luka (Platon Jovanovic), Bishop of Banja Luka (1941) (see also: May 5)
  • Martyr Demetrius Vlasenkov (1942)
  • Other Commemorations

  • Translation of the relics (1834) of St. Vsevolod (in holy baptism Gabriel), Prince and Wonderworker of Pskov (1138)
  • Repose of Blessed fool-for-Christ Athanasius Andreyevich Saiko of Orel (1967)
  • Repose of Blessed fool-for- Christ Ekaterina of Piukhtitsa Convent (Estonia) (1968)
  • References

    April 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Wikipedia

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