April 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 18 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 20

All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 2 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 19th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 6.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hiero-confessor Victor (Ostrovidov), Bishop of Glazov (1934)[1][9][26]
  • New Hieromartyr Demetrius Vlasenkov, Priest of Alma-Ata (1942)[21][22]

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 Melitine, in Armenia, the holy martyrs Hermogenes, Caius, Expeditus, Aristonicus, Rufus and Galatas, crowned on the same day."[7]
  3. ^ Abbot-bishop of the Monastery of Lobbes on the Sambre and founder of Aulne and Wallers, also in present-day Belgium. His work as a bishop in Flanders was of great importance.
  4. ^ Of the family of the Counts of Saxony in Germany, he donated his land to the monastery of Einsiedeln in Switzerland where his two sons, Cuno and Ulric, were monks. He went to live as a hermit at a village near Mitternach.
  5. ^ A monk at Deerhurst in Gloucestershire in England, then Abbot of Bath, he became Bishop of Winchester in 984 and thirtieth Archbishop of Canterbury in 1005. He was greatly loved by his flock and during the Danish invasion of 1011 he was urged to pay a ransom. He refused, was taken prisoner and martyred in Greenwich, the only Orthodox Archbishop of Canterbury to be martyred. His relics were enshrined in St Paul's in London and later in Canterbury.[16]
  6. ^ Stephen Vasilievich Fomin, or Sevastian Karagandinskiĭ, 1884-1966. See also: (Russian) Севастиан (Фомин). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).
  7. ^ His feast day is on January 25. See also: (Russian) Моисей (архиепископ Новгородский). Википедии. (Russian Wikipedia).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o April 19 / May 2. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ μαρτυρήσαντες. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 19 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Παφνούτιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας ὁ Ἱεροσολυμήτης καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ πεντακόσιοι τεσσαράκοντα ἕξι Μάρτυρες. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἑρμογένης, Γάϊος, Ἐξπέδιτος, Ἀριστόνικος, Ροῦφος καὶ Γαλατὰς οἱ Μάρτυρες. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ 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. 110.
  8. ^ Martyr Christopher at Nicomedia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e (Russian) 19 апреля (ст.ст.) 2 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος ὁ Ὁμολογητής Ἐπίσκοπος Πισιδίας. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ St George the Confessor and Bishop of Antioch, in Pisidia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ Venerable John of the Ancient Caves in Palestine. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Τρύφωνας Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ St Tryphon the Patriarch of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ Venerable Nicephorus the Abbot of Catabad. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ a b c d e f April 19. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀλπέγιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Καντουαρίας. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ 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. 164-168.
  19. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Συμεὼν ἡγούμενος τῆς μονῆς Φιλοθέου Ἁγίου Ὄρους. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/04/19/101155-venerable-simeon-of-philotheou. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  21. ^ a b c d May 2 / April 19. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  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. 30.
  23. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀγαθάγγελος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας ὁ Νέος. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. ^ Monkmartyr Agathangelus of Esphigmenou of Mt Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Σεβαστιανὸς τοῦ Καραγκάντα. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  26. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βίκτωρ ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Γκλαζὼφ. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  27. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Μωυσῆ τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Ἀσυνὲθ ἡ διὰ Χριστὸν Σαλή. 19 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. ^ (Russian) АСЕНЕФА. «Православная Энциклопедия».


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (Russian) 2 мая (19 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (Russian) 19 апреля (ст.ст.) 2 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).