April 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 29 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 1

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 13 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 30th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 17.


Pre-Schism Western saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox saints[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 Ephesus, St. Maximus, martyr, who was crowned in the persecution of Decius."[4]
  3. ^ "At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Aphrodisius, priest, and thirty others."[4]
  4. ^ "At Evorea, in Epirus, St. Donatus, a bishop, who was eminent for sanctity in the time of the emperor Theodosius."[4]
  5. ^ "At Fermo, in the Marches, St. Sophia, virgin and martyr."[4]
  6. ^ "At Lambesa, in Numidia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Marian, lector, and James, deacon. The former, after having successfully endured vexations for the confession of Christ, in the persecution of Decius, was again arrested with his illustrious companion, and both being subjected to severe and cruel torments, during which they were twice miraculously comforted from heaven, finally fell by the sword with many others."[4]
  7. ^ "At Saintes, blessed Eutropius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop and sent to Gaul by St. Clement. After preaching for many years, he had his skull crushed for bearing testimony to Christ, and thus gained a victory by his death."[4]
  8. ^ "At Novara, the martyrdom of the holy priest Lawrence, and some boys, whom he was educating."[4]
  9. ^ "At London, in England, St. Erconwald, a bishop celebrated for many miracles."[4]
  10. ^ "At Cordova, the holy martyrs Amator, priest, Peter, monk, and Lewis."[4] They are referred to as "Amator, Peter and Louis" (+855) in Western sources.[8][14]
  11. ^ ELIAS, PAUL and ISIDORE (SS.) MM. (April 17) (9th century):
    "St. Elias was a priest venerable for age and virtue, who together with Paul and Isidore, two young Christians, his spiritual children, suffered for Christ (A.D. 856) at Cordova in Spain in the persecution under the Caliph Mohammed. St. Eulogius makes special mention of them in his History of the Times."[16]
  12. ^ Known in the West as “Our Lady of Perpetual Help”.[23]


  1. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰάκωβος ὁ Ἀπόστολος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Apostle James the Brother of St John the Theologian. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  3. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Μάξιμος ὁ Μάρτυρας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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. 121-122.
  5. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀφροδίσιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ τριάντα Μάρτυρες. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Δονάτος Ἐπίσκοπος Εὐροίας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Ὁ Ὅσιος Κλήμης ὁ Ὁμολογητής ὁ Ὑμνογράφος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l April 30. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  9. ^ a b April 30/May 13. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU)
  10. ^ May 13, 2011 / April 30. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  11. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Λαυρέντιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ μαρτυρήσαντες. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἐρκονγουάλδος Ἐπίσκοπος Λονδίνου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ 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. 186-189.
  14. ^ April 30. St. Patrick Catholic Church - Saint of the Day.
  15. ^ Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰσίδωρος, Ἠλίας καὶ Παῦλος οἱ Μάρτυρες. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ "ELIAS, PAUL and ISIDORE (SS.) MM. (April 17)." In: The Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate (Comp.). THE BOOK OF SAINTS: A Dictionary of Servants of God Canonised by the Catholic Church: Extracted from the Roman & Other Martyrologies. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1921. p. 91.
  17. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Σίμων Μητροπολίτης Μόσχας. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰγνάτιος Ἐπίσκοπος Σταυρουπόλεως. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ Εὕρεσις Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Βασιλέως τοῦ Ἱερομάρτυρος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  20. ^ Uncovering of the relics of St Basil the Bishop of Amasea. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  21. ^ Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Νικήτα Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Νόβγκοροντ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  22. ^ Uncovering of the relics of St Nikita the Bishop of Novgorod. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  23. ^ a b c Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  24. ^ Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίας Ἀργυρῆς τῆς Νεομάρτυρος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  25. ^ New Martyr Argyra. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  26. ^ Icon of the Mother of God "of the Passion". OCA - Feasts and Saints.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 13 мая (30 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (in Russian) 30 апреля (ст.ст.) 13 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).