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April 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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April 27 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 29

All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 11 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 28th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 15.


  • Martyrs Saturninus, Jakischolus (Inischolus), Faustianus, Januarius, Marsalius, Euphrasius, Mammius - the holy seven former thieves;
  • The virgin Cercyra, and Christodoulos the Ethiopian.

Pre-Schism Western saints

Post-Schism Orthodox saints

New martyrs and confessors

  • Virgin-martyr Anna Shashkina, new martyr of Yaroslavl-Rostov (1940)[4][18]

Other commemorations

  • The Miracle at Carthage (c. 610-641)[19][20]
  • Repose of Archimandrite Hilarion (Argatu) of Cernica (1999)[1]
  • Repose of Hieroschemamonk Dionysius (Ignat) of Kolitsou Skete, Mt. Athos (2004)[1]

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  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. ^ There is another Saint Auxibius (+102), whose feast day is on February 17.[7][8]
  3. ^ "The same day, the saints Aphrodisius, Caralippus, Agapius, and Eusebius, martyrs."[12]
  4. ^ By tradition, a Galilean and the first bishop, and also martyr, of the Abruzzi in Italy.
  5. ^ "At Atino, St. Mark, who being made bishop by the blessed apostle Peter, was the first to preach the Gospel to the inhabitants of that region, and received the crown of martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian, under the governor Maximus."[12]
  6. ^ By tradition he was one of four pilgrims from England - the other three were Ardwine, Bernard and Hugh - they all reposed in Gallinaro in the south of Italy. Many scholars doubt their historicity.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k April 29/May 12. Orthodox Calendar (Pravoslavie.ru).
  2. ^ a b c (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 28 Απριλίου. Ecclesia.gr. (H Εκκλησία της Ελλάδος).
  3. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι ἐννέα Μάρτυρες ἐν Κυζίκῳ. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.
  4. ^ a b c d e May 11 / April 28. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  5. ^ Bishop Nikolai Velimirovch. The Prologue from Ohrid. April 28.
  6. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αὐξίβιος Β’ Ἐπίσκοπος Σόλων τῆς Κύπρου. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.
  7. ^ St Auxibius Bishop of Soli, Cyprus. OCA - Feasts and Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Αὐξίβιος Ἐπίσκοπος Σόλων Κύπρου. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.
  9. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Μέμνων ὁ Θαυματουργός. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h April 28. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  11. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "SS. Aphrodisius and Companions, MM. (Date Uncertain.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Fourth: April. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. p. 358-359.
  12. ^ a b 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. 119-120.
  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. 184-185.
  14. ^ Very Rev. John O'Hanlon. "Article I.—St. Cronan, Abbot and Patron of Roscrea, County of Tipperary. [Sixth and Seventh Centuries.]." In: Lives of the Irish Saints: With Special Festivals, and the Commemorations of Holy Persons. VOL. IV. Dublin, 1875. pp. 516-530.
  15. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. Cronan of Roscrea, AB. (About A.D. 615.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Fourth: April. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. p. 361-362.
  16. ^ Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (M.A.). "S. Prudentius. B. of Tarazona. (Date Uncertain.)" In: The Lives of the Saints. Volume the Fourth: April. London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. p. 362-363.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Κύριλλος Ἐπίσκοπος Τούρωφ. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.
  18. ^ 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. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Διήγηση γενομένου θαύματος ἐν Καρθαγένῃ Βορείου Ἀφρικῆς. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.
  20. ^ The Miracle at Carthage. Full of Grace and Truth (blog). Wednesday, April 28, 2010.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 11 мая (28 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia - Pravenc.ru).
  • (in Russian) 28 апреля (ст.ст.) 11 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
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