April 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

April 14 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - April 16

All fixed commemorations below are observed on April 28 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.[note 1]

For April 15th, Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar commemorate the Saints listed on April 2.


  • Andrew, Anastasius, Thalaleus, Theodoretus, Ivchirion, Jordan, Quadratus, Lucian, Mimnenus, Nerangius, Polyeuctus, Jacob, Phocas, Domentianus, Victor, and Zosima (Chorimos), of Georgia, in Armenia.

Pre-Schism Western Saints

  • Martyrs Maro, Eutyches and Victorinus, at Rome, under Trajan (ca. 99)[20][note 6]
  • Martyr Eutychius, in Ferentino in Italy.[20]
  • Child-martyr Laurentinus Sossius, a boy aged five, martyred on Good Friday in Valrovina near Vicenza in Italy (485)[20]
  • Saint Paternus (Paternus of Vannes, Padarn), Bishop and founder of the monastery of Llanbadarn Fawr (the great monastery of Padarn) near Aberystwyth in Wales (565)[5][20][21][note 7] (see also: April 16)
  • Saint Ruadhan (Ruadan, Rodan), one of the leading disciples of St Finian of Clonard, founder and abbot of Lothra (Ireland) (ca. 584)[4][5][20]
  • Saint Silvester, second Abbot of Moutier-Saint-Jean (Réome) near Dijon in France (ca. 625)[20]
  • Saint Hunna, the self-sacrificing wife of a nobleman in Alsace, now in France (679)[20]
  • Saint Nidger (Nidgar, Nitgar), Abbot of Ottobeuren Abbey in Bavaria, became Bishop of Augsburg in Germany (ca. 829)[20]
  • Saint Mundus (Munde, Mund, Mond), an abbot who founded several monasteries in Argyll in Scotland (ca. 962)[20]

Post-Schism Orthodox Saints

New Martyrs and Confessors

  • New Hieromartyr Alexander Gnevushev, Priest (1930)[5][6][30]

Other Commemorations

  • Repose of Metropolitan Sergius (Voskresensky) of Vilnius and Lithuania (1944)[4][note 13]
  • Repose of Hieroschemamonk Michael (Pitkevich) of Valaam and Pskov Caves, the last Elder of Valaam (1962)[4]
  • Repose of Bishop Stephen (Nikitin) of Kaluga (1963)[4]

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