April 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

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Apr. 11 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - Apr. 13

All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 25 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 12th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on March 30.


Pre-Schism Western Saints

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

New Martyrs and Confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Demetrius Rozhdestvensky, Protopresbyter of Alma-Ata (1921)[4]
  • New Hieromartyr Sergius (1938)[25][26]

Other Commemorations

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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. "In Cappadocia, in the reign of the emperor Valens, in the persecution raised against Christians by Athanaric, king of the Goths, St. Sabas, a Goth, who was cast into a river after undergoing cruel torments. According to St. Augustine, many other Christian Goths were at that time adorned with the crown of martyrdom."[7]
  3. She was the daughter of Eudokia, third wife of Constantine V.
  4. Name day: Anthi (Ἀνθή).
  5. "At Braga, in Portugal, St. Victor, martyr, who although only a catechumen, refused to adore an idol, and confessed Jesus Christ with great constancy. After suffering many tortures, he was beheaded, and thus merited to be baptized in his own blood."[7]
  6. Born in North Africa, he became Bishop of Verona in Italy at the time of Julian the Apostate. He was remembered as a fervent pastor and a fierce opponent of Arianism.
  7. Born in England, he became a disciple of St Egbert in Ireland. He spent two years in Friesland in the Netherlands but later returned to Ireland.
  8. A Norman by origin, he was born in Salerno. Sent as an ambassador to France, there he fell ill and became a monk. The Duke of Salerno asked for his return and Alferius settled at Mt Fenestra near Salerno. There he founded the monastery of La Cava which became very influential in the south of Italy.


  1. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀρτέμων ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 (Greek) Συναξαριστής. 12 Απριλίου. ECCLESIA.GR. (H ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ).
  3. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δήμης καὶ Πρωτίων οἱ Μάρτυρες καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς μαρτυρήσαντες. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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. 28.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 April 12 / April 25. Orthodox Calendar (PRAVOSLAVIE.RU).
  6. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σάββας ὁ Μάρτυρας ἐν Μπουζάου Ρουμανίας. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 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. 103.
  8. St Isaac the Syrian, Abbot of Spoleto. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  9. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Δαβίδ, Ἰωάννης καὶ Μηνᾶς οἱ Ὁσιομάρτυρες. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  10. Monkmartyr David of Palestine. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  11. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἡ Ὁσία Ἀνθούσα. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  12. The Venerable Anthusa of Constantinople. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  13. Venerable Athanasia the Abbess of Aegina. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  14. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Ὁμολογητής Ἐπίσκοπος Παρίου. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  15. St Basil the Confessor the Bishop of Parium. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  16. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Σέργιος Β’ Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 April 12. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
  18. Hieromartyr Zeno the Bishop of Verona. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  19. 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. p. 155.
  20. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Δαμιανὸς Ἐπίσκοπος Παβίας. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  21. Dr. Alexander Roman. April. Calendar of Ukrainian Orthodox Saints (Ukrainian Orthodoxy - Українське Православ'я).
  22. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Βασίλειος Ἐπίσκοπος Ριαζὰν καὶ Μούρωμ. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  23. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ἀκάκιος ὁ Καυσοκαλυβίτης. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  24. Venerable Acacius the Younger of Mt Athos. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  25. April 25 / April 12. HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (A parish of the Patriarchate of Moscow).
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 (Russian) 12 апреля (ст.ст.) 25 апреля 2013 (нов. ст.). Русская Православная Церковь Отдел внешних церковных связей. (DECR).
  27. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Μετακομιδὴ τῆς Τιμίας Ζώνης τῆς Θεοτόκου εἰς Κωνσταντινούπολη. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  28. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Μούρωμ Ρωσίας. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  29. Icon of the Mother of God of Murom. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  30. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Σύναξις Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν Μπελινὶτς τῆς Ρωσίας. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  31. Icon of the Mother of God of Belynich. OCA - Lives of the Saints.
  32. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νεόφυτος ὁ Ἔγκλειστος. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  33. Great Synaxaristes: (Greek) Ἀνακήρυξις τοῦ αὐτοκεφάλου τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Γεωργίας. 12 Απριλίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.


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