April 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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April 8 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 10

All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 22 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 9th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 27.


Pre-Schism Western Saints[edit]

  • Martyrs of Pannonia, seven virgin-martyrs in Sirmium in Pannonia.[11][note 4]
  • Martyrs of North-West Africa, a group of Christians martyred in Masyla.[11][note 5]
  • Saint Marcellus, Bishop of Die, celebrated for miracles (474)[5][11][note 6]
  • Saint Madrun (Materiana), a saint from Wales or Cornwall to whom some Welsh churches are dedicated (5th century)[11]
  • Saint Dotto, Abbot of a monastery in the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland (6th century)[11]
  • Saint Waltrude (Woutruide, Waldetrudis, Vaudru), monastic foundress at Bergen (Netherlands), renowned for holiness of life and miracles (688)[1][2][5][11][note 7]
  • Saint Hugh of Rouen (Hugh of Champagne), Bishop of Rouen and then of Paris, and was also Abbot of Fontenelle and Jumièges (730)[5][11]
  • Saint Hedda and Companions, Abbot of Peterborough in England, martyred by the Danes (869)[11][12][note 8]
  • Saint Theodore and Companions, Abbot of Crowland in England, martyred by the Danes (869)[11][12][note 9]
  • Saint Casilda of Toledo, an anchoress near Briviesca near Burgos (1050)[11][note 10]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints[edit]

New Martyrs and Confessors[edit]

  • New Martyr Gabriel Fomin (1942)[2][16]

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 Caesarea, in Cappadocia, St. Eupsychius, martyr, who suffered martyrdom under Julian the Apostate, for having overthrown the temple of Fortune."[5]
  3. ^ "At Amida, in Mesopotamia, St. Acatius, bishop, who melted and sold even the sacred vessels in order to ransom captives."[5]
  4. ^ "At Sirmium, seven holy virgins and martyrs, who purchased eternal life together, at the price of their own blood."[5]
  5. ^ "In Africa, the holy Massylitan martyrs, on whose birthday St. Augustine delivered a discourse."[5]
  6. ^ Born in Avignon in France, he succeeded his own brother St Petronius as Bishop of Die. He suffered much from the Arians.
  7. ^ Daughter of Sts Walbert and Bertilia, wife of St Vincent Madelgarus and mother of Sts Landericus, Dentelin, Madalberta and Aldetrudis. When her husband became a monk she founded a convent and became a nun. The town of Mons in Belgium grew up around the convent.
  8. ^ He and eighty-four monks of his monastery were martyred by the Danes.
  9. ^ Theodore was Abbot of Crowland in England and he and his monks were martyred by the Danes. Besides the abbot, several others were mentioned by name: Askega and Swethin, Elfgete, a deacon, Sabinus, a subdeacon, Egdred and Ulric, and also Grimkeld and Agamund, both centenarians.
  10. ^ Born in Toledo, she was of Moorish parentage. She became Orthodox and led the life of an anchoress near Briviesca near Burgos. She was greatly venerated throughout Spain.
  11. ^ "At Rome, the translation of the body of St. Monica, mother of the blessed bishop Augustine, which was brought from Ostia to Rome, under the Sovereign Pontiff, Martin V., and with due honors buried in the Church of St. Augustine."[5] Her feast day is celebrated on May 4.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g April 9 / April 22. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ a b c d April 22 / April 9. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Εὐψύχιος ὁ ἐν Καισαρείᾳ. 9 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea, in Cappadocia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h 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. 100.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αὐδιησοῦς ὁ Μάρτυρας καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ τριακόσιοι Μάρτυρες ἐν Περσίδι. 9 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. ^ Martyr Desan the Bishop and 272 others in Persia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βάδιμος ὁ Ὁσιομάρτυρας. 9 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ Monkmartyr Bademus (Vadim) of Persia. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀκάτιος Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀμίδης Μεσοποταμίας. 9 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j April 9. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  12. ^ a b 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. 150-151.
  13. ^ (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 9 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  14. ^ New Martyr Raphael of Lesbos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  15. ^ St Eleni (who was also called Susanna), New martyr of Lesbos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. ^ (in Russian) 9 апреля (ст.ст.) 22 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Μετακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίας Μόνικας εἰς Ρώμη. 9 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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