April 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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April 21 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 23

All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 5 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 22nd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 9.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

  • Newly Revealed Martyrs Raphael (Archimandrite), Nicholas (Deacon), and Irene (child), of Lesbos, and those with them (1463)[17][note 9] (see also: April 9)
  • Saint Ananias of Malles, first monk, renovator and Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Exakousti in the village of Malles in Ierapetra, Crete (1907)[1][18]
  • Saint Ekaterina (Malkov-Panina), nun of the Holy Dormition Pukhtitsa Convent in Estonia (1968)[19][note 10]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

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 Smyrna, the Saints Apelles and Lucius, who were among the first disciples of Christ."[4]
  3. ^ Saint Clement - Nov 23 (In the East Jan 4, Apr 22, Sept 10 and Nov 25). One of the Seventy Apostles, he was the third Pope of Rome. Consecrated by the Apostle Peter, he is mentioned in Philippians 4,3 and wrote a letter to the Church of Corinth which still exists. He is venerated as a martyr and he is remembered in Rome by the church of San Clemente, which may have been built on the site of his home.
  4. ^ "At Anastasiopolis, St. Theodore, a bishop renowned for miracles."[4]
  5. ^ Like most Orthodox in Rome at this time, he was a Greek. He became Pope and corresponded with the Church of Corinth and traditionally he is regarded as a martyr.
  6. ^ "At Lyons, in the persecution of Antoninus Verus, St. Epipodius, who was arrested with Alexander (April 24), his companion, and after undergoing severe torments, consummated his martyrdom, by decapitation."[4]
  7. ^ "Ceadwalla, prince of Wessex, being himself as yet unbaptised, conquered the Isle of Wight, and meditated the entire extirpation of the pagan inhabitants. The two sons of Arwald, the ruler of the island, were sent for refuge to the mainland, but were betrayed, and ordered by Ceadwalla to be immediately put to death. The Abbot Cynibert of Hreutford, or Redbridge, hearing of this, hastened to the conqueror, to beg that, if they must needs die, he might at least be allowed to instruct and baptise them. This petition was granted, and the holy man instructed them, and fortified them with the holy Sacraments."[16]
  8. ^ She was described as 'a true mother to all her nuns'.
  9. ^ Name days celebrated today include:
    • Raphael (Ραφαήλ);
    • Raphaela (Ραφαηλία).
  10. ^ St. Ekaterina (Malkov-Panina) was born on May 15, 1889 in Finland in a family with six children. The future saint was distinguished by kindness and tenderness from an early age, and she loved to visit their local monastery. She moved to Estonia in 1919 with her family and on July 5, 1922 was accepted as a nun of Pukhtitsa Monastery. She was tonsured as a nun of the monastery in 1966. On May 5, 1968, on the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers, Mother Ekaterina peacefully reposed in the Lord. There are numerous known cases of miracles and healings by her prayers, both during and after hear earthly life.[19]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k April 22 / May 5. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ναθαναὴλ ὁ Ἀπόστολος. 22 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ a b c (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 22 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 113-114.
  5. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g May 5 / April 22. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νέαρχος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 22 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ a b c d e f (in Russian) 22 апреля (ст.ст.) 5 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Συκεώτης. 22 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ St Theodore the Sykeote the Bishop of Anastasiopolis. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Venerable Vitalius of Gaza. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h April 22. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ (in Russian) ЖУРНАЛЫ заседания Священного Синода от 9 марта 2017 года. Русская Православная Церковь - Официальный сайт Московского Патриархата (Patriarchia.ru). 9 марта 2017 г. 20:08. Retrieved: 14 March, 2017.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γάιος Ἐπίσκοπος Ρώμης. 22 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ 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. 176-177.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ραφαὴλ, Νικόλαος καὶ Εἰρήνη οἱ Μάρτυρες. 22 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Saint Ananias of Malles, Crete (+ 1907). Mystagogy. Retrieved: 4 April, 2014.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πλάτων ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 22 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 5 мая (22 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (in Russian) 22 апреля (ст.ст.) 5 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).