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April 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 22 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 24


All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 6 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

For April 23, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the saints listed on April 10.


  • Martyrs Donatus and Therinus of Bothrotus, in Epirus (c. 250)
  • Holy Glorious Great-martyr and Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George (303)
  • Martyr Polychronia, mother of Great-martyr Saint George, a Greek native of Lydda (Diospolis) (303)
  • Martyrs Anatolius and Protoleon, soldiers converted by witnessing the martyrdom of St. George,
  • and Martyrs Glycerius and Athanasius the Magician, at Nicomedia (303)
  • Martyr Valerius, by the sword.
  • Martyr Alexandra the Empress, wife of Diocletian (303) (see also: April 21)
  • Pre-Schism Western saints

  • Martyrs Felix, Fortunatus, and Achilleus, at Valence in France (212) (see also: April 24)
  • Saint Marolus, a Syrian by origin, he became Bishop of Milan in Italy in 408 (423)
  • Saint Ibar of Beggerin (Iberius, Ivor), an enlightener in Ireland, who mainly preached in Leinster and Meath (5th century)
  • Saint Pusinna, a holy virgin in Champagne in France who had six sisters, all widely honoured as saints (5th-6th centuries)
  • Saint Gerard of Toul, Bishop of Toul in France (994)
  • Saint Adalbert of Prague (Voitech), Bishop of Prague (997)
  • Post-Schism Orthodox saints

  • Blessed George of Shenkursk, Fool-for-Christ (1462)
  • New Martyr George of Cyprus, at Ptolemais (1752)
  • New Martyr Lazarus of Bulgaria, who suffered at Pergamus (1802)
  • New martyrs and confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Priest Igor (George) of Spas Chekriak village, Russia (1918)
  • New Hieromartyr John Anserov, Priest of Alma-Ata (1940)
  • New Hieromartyr Sergius Zacharczuk, priest, of Nabroz (Che┼ém and Podlasie, Poland) (1943)
  • Other commemorations

  • Commemoration of Protopresbyter John Labunsky of Prilutsk (1945)
  • Repose of Bishop Barnabas (Belyaev) of Nizhni-Novgorod (1963)
  • References

    April 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Wikipedia

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