April 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 10 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - Apr. 12

ll fixed commemorations below are observed on April 24 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 11th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 29.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

  • Saint Machai, a disciple of St Patrick who founded a monastery on the Isle of Bute in Scotland (5th century)[9]
  • Saint Isaac of Spoleto (Isaac of Monteluco), a Syrian monk who fled the Monophysite persecution and founded a monastery in Monteluco near Spoleto (c. 550)[6][9][note 6]
  • Saint Maedhog (Aedhan, Mogue), an abbot whose main monastery was Clonmore in Ireland (6th century)[9]
  • Saint Guthlac of Crowland, hermit of Crowland (England) (714)[1][8][9][15][note 7]
  • Saint Agericus (Aguy, Airy), Abbot of St Martin's in Tours (680)[9]
  • Saint Godebertha, a nun at Noyon and the first abbess of the convent founded there (c. 700)[9]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[edit]

New martyrs and confessors[edit]

  • New Martyrs Peter Zhukov and Prochorus Mikhailov, of Tver (1918)[8][27]
  • New Hieromartyr Nicholas Gavarin, Priest (1938)[8][28]

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. ^ "At Pergamus, in Asia, St. Antipas, a faithful witness, of whom St. John speaks in the Apocalypse. Under the emperor Domitian, he was shut up in a red-hot brazen ox, and thus consummated his martyrdom."[6]
  3. ^ (in Greek) "Ιερομάρτυρος Αντύπα (1), επισκόπου Περγάμου, του πρώτου χριστιανού και «πιστού μάρτυρος» εν Μικρά Ασία (†92)."[7]
  4. ^ One of the first to enlighten Dalmatia, where he was martyred as first Bishop of Salona, probably during the persecution of Diocletian.[9]
  5. ^ "At Gortina, in Crete, in the time of Marcus Antoninus Verus and Lucius Aurelius Commodus, St. Philip, a bishop most renowned for merit and doctrine, who defended the church entrusted to his care against the fury of the Gentiles, and the wiles of the heretics."[6]
  6. ^ He was one of the restorers of ascetic life in 6th century Italy.
  7. ^ From being a warrior in the army of Ethelred, King of Mercia, Guthlac became a monk at Repton in England. Afterwards he went to live as a hermit in the fens, where he spent the last fifteen years of his life like a desert-father. Later the monastery of Crowland grew up at the place where he had lived.
  8. ^ "The Monk Jakov of Bryleevsk was a disciple of the Monk Jakov of Zheleznoborovsk (Comm. 11 April) and was a "trudnik" at his monastery (the word "trudnik" has two meanings: "truzhenik"-"toiler" and "posluzhnik"-"obedient"). He later founded the Bryleevsk wilderness-monastery in honour of the Entry into the Temple of the MostHoly Mother of God at a distance of 5 versts from the Zheleznoborovsk ForeRunner monastery, off in the direction of the city of Bua. The Monk Jakov died during the 15th century and was buried in the Entry into the Temple church. His memory is marked likewise on the Day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (i.e. Pentecost)."[20]
  9. ^ The translation of his relics took place on 20/6/1630.
  10. ^ He was a devoted disciple of St Paisius Velichkovsky, and brought the spirituality and veneration of St Paisius to Romania.[26] See also: (in Romanian) Sfântul Calinic de la Cernica. Wikipedia. (Romanian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m April 11 / April 24. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Μαρτινιανὸς ὁ Μάρτυρας. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Martyr Processus of Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀντίπας Ἐπίσκοπος Περγάμου. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Hieromartyr Antipas the Bishop of Pergamum and Disciple of St John the Theologian. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ a b c d 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. 102.
  7. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 11 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h April 24 / April 11. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  9. ^ a b c d e f g April 11. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Φαρμούθιος ὁ Ἀναχωρητὴς. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Venerable Pharmuthius the Anchorite of Egypt. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βάκχος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Venerable John the Disciple of the Venerable Gregory of Decapolis. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὁσίες Τρυφαίνη καὶ Ματρώνα οἱ ἐν Κυζίκῳ. 11 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. 152-154.
  16. ^ Parani, Maria G. (2005) "The Monastery of St. Chrysostomos at Koutsovendis (Cyprus): The Wall-Paintings." (Fellowship Report). Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC. Archived here by Internet Archive on 8 June 2011.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰάκωβος τοῦ Ζελέζνϊυ – Μπορόκ. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Venerable James the Abbot of Zheleznoborov. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰάκωβος τοῦ Βρυλέεφ. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ The Monk Jakov of Bryleevsk. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  21. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ὅσιοι Εὐθύμιος καὶ Χαρίτων. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βαρσανούφιος Ἐπίσκοπος Τβὲρ καὶ Καζάν. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. ^ St Barsanuphius the Bishop of Tver. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  24. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Καλλίνικος. 11 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ St Callinicus of Cernica the Bishop of Rimnicului in Romania. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  26. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  27. ^ 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. 28.
  28. ^ (in Russian) 11 апреля (ст.ст.) 24 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  29. ^ Appearance of the Icon of the Mother of God “the Footprint” at Pochaev. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


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