April 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 26 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 28

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 10 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 27th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 14.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Liberalis of Treviso, priest from the area near Ancona in Italy who worked for the conversion of the Arians and suffered much at their hands (400)[13]
  • Saint Theophilus, Bishop of Brescia (427)[3][13][14]
  • Saint Maughold, Bishop of the Isle of Man (c. 488)[5]
  • Saint Assicus (Ascicus, Tassach), first bishop of Elphin, Ireland, converted to Christianity by Saint Patrick (490)[13]
  • Saint Tertullian, eighth Bishop of Bologna in Italy (490)[13][note 4]
  • Saint Enoder (Cynidr, Kenedr, Quidic) (6th century)[13]
  • Saint Winewald, Abbot of Beverley in England (c. 731)[13][note 5]
  • Saint Floribert of Liège (746)[5][13]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyrs Paul Svetozarov, Protopresbyter, and John Rozhdestvensky, priests of Ivanova (1922)[5][18]
  • Martyrs: Peter Yazikov, Nicholas Malkov, Auxentius Kalashnikov, Sergius Mefodiev and Virgin-martyr Anastasia, at Ivanova (1922)[5][18]
  • Virgin-martyr Mary Nosova (1938)[5][19]
  • New Hieromartyr John Spassky, priest of Tver (1941)[5][18]

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 Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of St. Anthimus, bishop and martyr, who obtained the glory of martyrdom for the faith by decapitation. Nearly all his numerous flock followed him; the judge ordered some to be beheaded, some to be buried alive, and others to be put in boats and sunk in the sea."[3]
  3. ^ "At Constantinople, the abbot St. John, who combated vigorously for the worship of holy images, under Leo the Isaurian."[3]
  4. ^ "At Bologna, St. Tertullian, bishop and confessor."[3]
  5. ^ "WlNEWALD succeeded St. Bercthun in the government of Beverley Abbey in the year 733, and. was greatly venerated for the sanctity of his life, having in some records the title of Saint prefixed to his name. He was called to his heavenly reward in the year 751, but the day of his deposition is not known."[15]


  1. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Συμεὼν ὁ Ἀδελφόθεος Ἐπίσκοπος Ἱεροσολύμων. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Rev. Alban Butler. St. Anthimus, Bishop, and Many Other Martyrs, at Nicomedia. The Lives of the Saints, Volume IV: April. 1866. (Bartleby.com).
  3. ^ 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. 118.
  4. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ποπλίων ὁ Μάρτυρας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m May 10 / April 27. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  6. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Λολλίων ὁ Μάρτυρας ὁ Νέος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ a b c d April 27/May 10. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  8. ^ Pollio Apr 28. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐλόγιος ὁ λατόμος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ St Eulogius the Hospitable of Constantinople. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  11. ^ Οἱ Ὅσιοι Συμεὼν καὶ Γεώργιος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Ὁμολογητής. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g April 27. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόφιλος Ἐπίσκοπος Βρεσκίας. 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. p. 184.
  16. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Στέφανος Ἐπίσκοπος Βλαντιμίρ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Venerable Stephen the Abbot of the Kiev Far Caves, and Bishop of Vladimir, in Volhynia. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  18. ^ a b c 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.32.
  19. ^ (in Russian) 27 апреля (ст.ст.) 10 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  20. ^ April. Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 10 мая (27 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (in Russian) 27 апреля (ст.ст.) 10 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).