April 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 6 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 8 All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 20 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 7th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 25.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Saturninus, Bishop of Verona and Confessor (4th century)[2][3]
  • Hieromartyr Epiphanius, Bishop in North Africa, with Rufinus the Deacon, Donatus, and Companions – thirteen martyrs.[2][3][14]
  • Saint Brynach (Brenach, Bemach, Bemacus) (5th century)[2][note 4][note 5]
  • Saint Finan (Finnian) (6th century)[2][note 6]
  • Saint Goran (Guron, Goronus, Woranus), who lived at Bodmin before St Petroc (6th century)[2][note 7]
  • Saints Llewellyn (LLywelyn) and Gwrnerth, monks from Wales who lived in Welshpool and later on Bardsey (6th century)[2]
  • Saint Gibardus, Abbot of Luxeuil in France during the invasion of the Huns (ca. 888)[2][note 8]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Arcadius Dobronravov, Priest (1933)[8][10]
  • Martyr Eudocia Pavlovoy (1939)[8][10]

Other Commemorations[edit]

Icon Gallery[edit]


  1. ^ The notation Old Style or (OS) is sometimes used to indicate a date in the Julian Calendar (which is used by churches on the "Old Calendar").
    The notation New Style or (NS), indicates a date in the Revised Julian calendar (which is used by churches on the "New Calendar").
  2. ^ A Jew born in Jerusalem, he spent twenty years of his life in Rome. He is considered to be the father of Church History but only a few chapters of his work remain.[2]
  3. ^ "At Rome, St. Hegesippus, who lived near the time of the Apostles. He came to Rome whilst Anicetus was Sovereign Pontiff, and remained till the accession of Eleutherius. He wrote the history of the Church in a simple style, from the Passion of our Lord to his own time, and delineated in his narrative the character of those whose lives he imitated."[3]
  4. ^ He built a cell and church at a place called Carn-Englyi (Mountain of the Angels), overhanging Nefyn in Gwynedd in Wales.
  5. ^ "BRENACH, otherwise called BRYNACH or BERNACH, was a hermit, who inhabited a lonely cell in the neighbourhood of Milford, and led a life of great sanctity and wonderful austerity. No ancient record of his life has been preserved, and his Acts, as they are now found, being written many centuries after his death, cannot be considered authentic."[15]
  6. ^ Born in Munster in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Brendan. He founded a monastery at Kinnitty in Offaly of which he is the patron.
  7. ^ Several churches are dedicated to him in Cornwall.
  8. ^ He and his monks fled from the monastery but the barbarians found them and martyred them.
  9. ^ The Byzantine Icon of the Mother of God appeared on 7 April 732. It was transferred to Russia from Rome. (Commemorated on April 7, May 1).[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n April 7 / April 20. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h April 7. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  3. ^ a b c d e The Roman Martyrology. Transl. by the Archbishop of Baltimore. Last Edition, According to the Copy Printed at Rome in 1914. Revised Edition, with the Imprimatur of His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons. Baltimore: John Murphy Company, 1916. p. 98.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ρουφίνος καὶ Ἀκυλίνη οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοὶς διακόσιοι Μάρτυρες. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Martyr Rufinus the Deacon at Sinope. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Καλλιόπιος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Calliopius at Pompeiopolis in Cilicia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i April 20 / April 7. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  9. ^ Venerable Serapion of Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ a b c (Russian) 7 апреля (ст.ст.) 20 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος ὁ Σημειοφόρος Ἐπίσκοπος Μυτιλήνης. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  13. ^ St George the Confessor the Bishop of Mitylene. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἐπιφάνιος, Ρουφίνος καὶ Δονάτος οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς μαρτυρήσαντες. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Rev. Richard Stanton. A Menology of England and Wales, or, Brief Memorials of the Ancient British and English Saints Arranged According to the Calendar, Together with the Martyrs of the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Burns & Oates, 1892. pp. 146-149.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Λεύκιος ἐκ Ρωσίας. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Δανιὴλ τοῦ Περεγιασλάβλ. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Venerable Daniel the Abbot of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γεράσιμος ὁ Βυζάντιος. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀγαπητὸς ὁ Τυφλός. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σάββας ὁ Νέος ὁ ἐν Καλύμνῳ. 7 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ a b The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas (ROCOR). St. Hilarion Calendar of Saints for the year of our Lord 2004. St. Hilarion Press (Austin, TX). p. 27.


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