Orthodox calendar for April 2023: how we celebrate Easter
What Orthodox holidays will we celebrate in April and when.
There will be many Orthodox holidays in the second month of spring. Among the most important are the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Bright Resurrection of Christ, Easter. What other church holidays will be in April – read in the UNIAN material.
Earlier we talked about when the parental Saturdays 2023 will be and about their traditions.
There are several big holidays in the church calendar for April 2023. April 7 Orthodox believers celebrate the Great Holiday – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, April 9 – Palm Sunday. Also, Great Lent continues until April 16, the last week before Easter is called Holy Week. April 16 one of the main Christian holidays is celebrated – Bright Resurrection of Christ, or Easter of the Lord. From April 17 to April 22 – Bright Easter week. 25th of April for the Orthodox – a day of special remembrance, Workshop.
Orthodox calendar for April 2023 – list of holidays
April 1 – Memorial Day of the Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria.
April 2 – Memorial Day of St. John, Sergei, Patricius and others.
April 3 – Memorial Day of St. James, Bishop of Catania (Sicily).
April, 4 – Memorial Day of the Hieromartyr Basil, Presbyter of Ancyra.
5th of April – the day of memory of the Monk Martyr Nikon of Sicily, Bishop, and 199 of his disciples, the Monk Nikon, Abbot of the Kiev Caves.
April 6 – The Feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, the day of memory of the Monk Zechariah of the Caves, fasting.
April 7 – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
April 8 – Cathedral of the Archangel Gabriel, Lazarus Saturday.
April 9 – Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Palm SundayMemorial Day of the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica.
April 10th – Memorial Day of St. Hilarion the New.
11 April – Memorial Day of the Martyrs Mark, Bishop of Arefussia.
12th of April – Memorial Day of St. John of the Ladder.
April 13 – Clean ThursdayHoly Martyr Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra.
14th of April – Good Fridaythe day of memory of St. Mary of Egypt.
April 15 – Great Saturday, the day of memory of St. Titus, the miracle worker.
April 16 – Easter, Holy Sunday of ChristSaint Nikita the Confessor, hegumen of Midikia.
April 17 – Bright Monday, St. Joseph the Songwriter, St. George of Peloponnesus.
April 18th – Bright Tuesday, the martyrs Agathopod, the deacon, Theodulus, the reader, and others like them.
April 19 – Bright Wednesday, the day of memory of St. Eutyches, Archbishop of Constantinople.
20 April – Bright Thursday, the day of memory of St. George, confessor, Metropolitan of Mytilene.
April 21 – Good Friday, the day of memory of the Apostles from 70 Herodium.
April 22 – Bright Saturday, the day of memory of the martyr Eupsychius, martyr Disan.
April 23 – Memorial Day of the Martyrs Terenty, Pompius, Africanus, Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore and others.
April 24 – hieromartyr Antipa, bishop of Pergamum of Asia.
25th of April – Memorial Day of Saint Basil, Confessor, Bishop of Pariah, Workshop – a day of special veneration for the memory of the dead.
26 April – the day of memory of the hieromartyr Artemon.
April 27 – Memorial Day of St. Martin, Confessor, Pope.
April 28 – the day of memory of the Apostles from 70 Aristarchus, Pud and Trofim, the martyrs Vasilisa and Anastasia, the martyrs of the Mesukevian – Sukhiy and his wife, the martyr Savva Gotfsky.
April 29 – Memorial Day of the Martyrs Agapia, Irina, Chionia.
April 30 – Day of the myrrh-bearing women, the day of memory of the holy martyr Simeon, Bishop of Persia and others like him, the Monk Akakiy.
Posts in April 2023
Lent continues until April 16th. At this time, you need to give up food of animal origin, stick to dry eating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, hot food without oil is allowed on Tuesday and Thursday, and hot food with vegetable oil on weekends. Details on how to eat right can be found in the calendar by day for Lent 2023.