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April 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

April 25 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 27

All fixed commemorations below are observed on May 9 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 26th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 13.



Pre-Schism Western SaintsEdit

Post-Schism Orthodox SaintsEdit

New Martyrs and ConfessorsEdit

  • New martyrs John Pankov (priest), and his children Nicholas Pankov, and Peter Pankov, new martyrs of Orlov (1918)[9][20][21]

Other CommemorationsEdit

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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. ^ "At Amasea, in Pontus, St. Basileus, bishop and martyr, whose illustrious martyrdom occurred under the emperor Licinius. His body was thrown into the sea; but being found by Elpidiphorus, through the revelation of an angel, it was honorably entombed."[4]
  3. ^ His feast day was originally celebrated on April 29. Today however he is honoured by the local church in Samos on April 26.
  4. ^ "In the same city, in the time of Maximian, St. Marcellinus, pope and martyr, who was beheaded for the faith of Christ, with Claudius, Cyrinus, and Antoninus. So great was the persecution at this time that within a month seventeen thousand Christians were crowned with martyrdom."[4]
  5. ^ He may later have been murdered. The monastery of St Trudpert was built on the site.
  6. ^ Born at Centula (Celles) near Amiens in the north of France, he became a priest and founded a monastery in his native village, later called Saint-Riquier after him. He was the first to devote himself to the work of ransoming captives and reposed a hermit.
  7. ^ The "300 Allemagne Saints" ((in Greek): τριακοσίων Μαρτύρων καὶ Ὁσίων τῆς Κύπρου; or, ἐκ Παλαιστίνης ἐλθόντων εἰς Κύπρον τριακοσίων) came to Cyprus from Palestine, and lived as ascetics in various parts of the island. Included among the "300 Allemagne Saints" are:
    • Venerable Anastasios the Wonderwoker of Cyprus, September 17
    • Venerable Abbacum the Ascetic of Cyprus, Wonderworker, December 2
    • Venerable Cassian the Martyr (Kassianos), December 4
    • Martyr Constantine of Cyprus (Constantine of Allemagne), Wonderworker, July 1
    According to some of their lives in the Great Synaxaristes, after the dissolution of the Second Crusade (1147 - 1149), they decided to live the monastic life in the Jordan desert. However since the Latins there disturbed them, they relocated to Cyprus and dispersed over the island.[16][17]
  8. ^ His feast day is celebrated on December 2.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k April 26 / May 9. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  2. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασιλέας ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας Ἐπίσκοπος Ἀμασείας. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ Hieromartyr Basil the Bishop of Amasea. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  4. ^ a b c d e f 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. 117.
  5. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Γλαφυρή. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  6. ^ a b c d (in Greek) Συναξαριστής. 26 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  7. ^ Righteous Virginmartyr Glaphyra. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  8. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀνατόλιος ὁ Σιναΐτης. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  9. ^ a b c May 9 / April 26. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  10. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Ἰούστα. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  11. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νέστωρ. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Λέων Ἐπίσκοπος Σάμου. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g April 26. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  14. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Γεώργιος κτίτορας τῆς μονῆς Χρυσοστόμου Κύπρου. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Καλανδίων. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  16. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀναστάσιος ὁ Θαυματουργός ὁ ἐν Κύπρῳ. 17 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀββακοὺμ ὁ ἀσκητὴς. 2 Δεκεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  18. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Στέφανος Ἐπίσκοπος Πέρμ. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  19. ^ St Stephen the Bishop of Perm. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  20. ^ (in Russian) 26 апреля (ст.ст.) 9 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  21. ^ 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. 31.
  22. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ὁσίου Ἰωαννικίου τοῦ Ἀναχωρητοῦ τοῦ ἐκ Σερβίας. 26 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


Greek Sources

Russian Sources

  • (in Russian) 9 мая (26 апреля). Православная Энциклопедия под редакцией Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла (электронная версия). (Orthodox Encyclopedia -
  • (in Russian) 26 апреля (ст.ст.) 9 мая 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).