April 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 7 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 9

All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 21 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 8th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 26.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Hieromartyr Sergius Rodakovsky, Priest (1933)[6][21]

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. ^ Born in the Campagna in Italy, he succeeded Boniface I as Pope of Rome in 422. He supported St Germanus of Auxerre against Pelagianism and condemned Nestorianism.[9]
  3. ^ The Spanish Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, which is one of the Panachranta type, depicts the Mother of God seated upon a throne.[22]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k April 8 / April 21. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἄγαβος, Ἀσύγκριτος, Ἑρμῆς, Ἡρωδίων Ἐπίσκοπος, Ροῦφος καὶ Φλέγων οἱ Ἀπόστολοι ἐκ τῶν Ἑβδομήντα. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Apostle Herodion of the Seventy, and those with Him. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Παυσίλυπος ὁ Μάρτυρας. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  5. ^ Martyr Pausilippus of Heraclea in Thrace. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  6. ^ a b c d e f April 21 / April 8. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  7. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Κελεστίνος πάπας Ρώμης. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  8. ^ St Celestine the Pope of Rome. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. ^ a b c d e f April 8. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Ἰανουάριος, Μαξίμη καὶ Μακαρία οἱ Μάρτυρες. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ 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. 99.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀμάνδος. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Περπέτουος. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νήφων ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἐπίσκοπος Νόβγκοροντ. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ St Niphon the Bishop of Novgorod. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ a b Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  17. ^ Venerable Rufus the Obedient of the Kiev Far Caves. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  18. ^ a b (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 8 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  19. ^ Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. On Friday, April 8, 2016 we celebrate.
  20. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Νεομάρτυρας ὁ ναύκληρος. 8 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. ^ (Russian) 8 апреля (ст.ст.) 21 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  22. ^ Icon of the Mother of God “Spanish”. OCA - Lives of the Saints.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources