April 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 15 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 17

All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 29 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 16th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 3.

Saints[edit]

  • Charissa, Nika (Niki), Galina, Callista (Calisa, Calida), Nunechia, Basilissa, Theodora, and Irene,[2][3] of Corinth (250 or 258)[4][5][6][note 2]

Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Optatus, Lupercus, Successus, Martial, Urban, Julia, Quintilian, Publius, Fronto, Felix, Caecilian, Eventius, Primitivus, Apodemius and four named Saturninus.[note 5]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

Other Commemorations[edit]

Icon Gallery[edit]

Notes[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. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Galina (Γαλήνη).
  3. ^ See also: May 18.
  4. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Chionia, Sonia (Χιονία).
  5. ^ "At Saragossa, in Spain, the birth day of eighteen holy martyrs, Optatus, Lupercus, Successus, Martial, Urbanus, Julia, Quinctilian, Pubilus, Fronto, Felix, Caecilian, Eventius, Primitivus, Apodemius, and four others, who, it is said, bore the name of Saturninus. Under Dacian, governor of Spain, they were all together subjected to torments and slain. The glory of their martyrdom has been celebrated in verse by Prudentius."[12]
  6. ^ A virgin who suffered terribly for Orthodoxy in Saragossa in Spain, where a church dedicated to her now exists. She was famous for 'her ardour in suffering for Christ'. Though counted a martyr, she outlived her torments.
  7. ^ "In the same place, St. Encratis, a virgin and martyr who had her body lacerated, her breasts cut off, and her liver plucked out. As she survived these torments, she was confined in a prison until her ulcerated flesh putrefied."[12]
  8. ^ "At Palencia, St. Turibius, bishop of Astorga, who with the aid of pope St. Leo, drove the heresy of Priscillian entirely out of Spain, and went to rest in the Lord with a great renown for miracles."[12]
  9. ^ Born in Spain, he became a monk and then a hermit in the Vierzo Mountains, where disciples gathered around him. Fructuosus was eventually forced to become Bishop of Dumium and later Archbishop of Braga.
  10. ^ Born in Ireland, he became monk and abbot in 1020 of the Irish monasteries of St Martin the Great and St Pantaleon in Cologne in Germany.
  11. ^ The Synaxaristes list her death date as 1347.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 16 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  2. ^ The Holy Martyress Irene. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Εἰρήνη ἡ Παρθενομάρτυς. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i April 16 / April 29. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Λεωνίδης, Βασίλισσα, Γαλήνη ἢ Γαληνή, Θεοδώρα, Καλλίδα, Νίκη, Νουνεχία καὶ Χάρισσα οἱ Μάρτυρες. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Martyr Leonidas of Corinth. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Φήλικας, Ἰανουάριος, Σεπτεμίνος καὶ Φουρτουνάτος οἱ Μάρτυρες. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἁγίες Ἀγάπη, Εἰρήνη καὶ Χιονὶα οἱ Μάρτυρες. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Virginmartyr Agape in Thessalonica. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἀγάθων, Εὐτυχία, Κασία καὶ Φιλίππα οἱ Ὁμολογητές. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j April 16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. ^ a b c d e f 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. pp. 106-107.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Θεοδώρα – Βάσσα ἡ πριγκίπισσα. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ The Nun Theodora of Nizhegorod, in the world Anastasia (Vassa). HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ διὰ Χριστὸν Σαλός. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ The Holy Martyr Michael Burliotes. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μιχαὴλ ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ Βουρλιώτης. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Χριστόφορος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Χριστόδουλος καὶ Ἀναστασία οἱ Νεομάρτυρες. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀμβρόσιος ὁ Ὁμολογητής Πατριάρχης Γεωργίας. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Γεθσημανῆ ἐν Ρωσίᾳ. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Icon of the Mother of God Weeping “Ilyin Chernigov”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  23. ^ The Tambov Icon of the Mother of God. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τοῦ Ταμπὼφ ἐν Ρωσίᾳ. 16 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.

Sources[edit]

  • April 16 / April 29. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  • April 29 / April 16. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  • April 16. OCA - The Lives of the Saints.
  • Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  • 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. 29.
  • April 16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  • 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. pp. 106-107.

Greek Sources

Russian Sources