April 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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April 1 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 3

All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 15 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 2nd, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 20.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Saint Urban of Langres, sixth Bishop of Langres in France, patron-saint of vine dressers (ca. 390)[4][13]
  • Saint Abundius, of Greek origin, he became Bishop of Como in the north of Italy (469)[4][13][note 4]
  • Saint Victor of Capua, Bishop of Capua in the south of Italy and a Church writer (554)[13]
  • Saint Nicetius of Lyon (Nizier), in Gaul (573)[1][4][13][14]
  • Saint Brónach (Bromana), called the Virgin of Glen-Seichis, now Kilbronach in Ireland.[13]
  • Saint Musa, a child in Rome who was granted visions, mentioned by her contemporary by St Gregory the Great (6th century)[13]
  • Saints Lonochilus (Longis, Lenogisil), priest who founded a monastery in Maine in France (653), and Agnofleda, a holy virgin (638)[13]
  • Venerable Virgin-martyr Æbbe the Younger of Coldingham, Abbess of Coldingham Priory in south-east Scotland (870)[15]
  • Saint Constantín mac Cináeda (Constantine I), King of Scotland, slain in a battle against heathen invaders of his country and honoured as a martyr, buried at Iona (877)[13]
  • Saint Rufus, a hermit at Glendalough in Ireland.[13]
  • Saint Drogo, a monk at Fleury-sur-Loire in France and afterwards at Baume-les-Messieurs (10th century)[13]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

  • Saint Sabbas, Archbishop of Sourozh, Crimea (11th century)[1][16][17]
  • Venerable Gregory, ascetic of Nicomedia (1240)[1][18]

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 Caesarea, in Palestine, during the persecution of Galerius Maximian, the birthday of the martyr St. Amphian, who, because he reproved the governor Urban for sacrificing to idols, was cruelly lacerated and, with his feet wrapped in a cloth saturated with oil, was set on fire. After these painful tortures, he was plunged into the sea. Thus through fire and water, he reached everlasting repose."[4]
  3. ^ "In the same city, the passion of St. Theodosia, a virgin of Tyre, who, in the same persecution, for having publicly saluted the holy confessors as they stood before the tribunal, and begged of them to remember her when they should be with God, was arrested and led to the governor Urban. By his order, her sides and breasts were lacerated to the very vitals, and she was thrown into the sea."[4]
  4. ^ A theologian, he was sent to the Emperor Theodosius the Younger and encouraged the calling of the Council of Chalcedon in 451.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h April 2 / April 15. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Αἰδέσιος καὶ Ἀμφιανὸς οἱ Μάρτυρες. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Martyr Amphianus (Apphianus) of Lycia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ 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. 94.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Θεοδώρα ἡ Παρθενομάρτυς. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Πολύκαρπος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Polycarp of Alexandria. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Στέφανος ὁ Θαυματουργός. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Τίτος ὁ Θαυματουργός. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. ^ Venerable Titus the Wonderworker. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Γεώργιος Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀζκουρίας. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ St George Matskevereli of Georgia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j April 2. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικήτιος Ἐπίσκοπος Λυών. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Εὔα ἡ Ὁσιοπαρθενομάρτυρας ἡ Νέα. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σάββας Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Σουρώζ. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γρηγόριος ὁ ἐν Νικομηδείᾳ ἀσκήσας. 2 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 15 апреля (2 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (in Russian) 2 апреля (ст.ст.) 15 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).