April 2023
Feastday readings are in boldface. Readings: Lent (L) , After Pascha (AE)
Tones: Octoechos (T), Eothinon (E)
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Lazarus Saturday
Epistle: Hebrews 12:28-13:8
Gospel: John 11:1-45
Oil & Wine allowed
6L
2
Palm Sunday
Entrance of the Lord
Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9
Gospel: John 12:1-18
Oil, Wine & Fish allowed
3
Great Monday
Matins: Matthew 21:18-43
Vespers: Exodus 1:1-20, Job 1:1-12
Reading: Matthew 24:3-35
Strict fast
4
Great Tuesday
Matins: Matthew 22:15-23:39
Vespers: Exodus 2:5-10, Job 1:13-22
Reading: Matthew 24:36-26:2
Strict fast
5
Great Wednesday
Matins: John 12:17-50
Vespers: Exodus 2:11-22, Job 2:1-10
Reading: Matthew 26:6-16
Strict fast
6
Great Thursday
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
Gospel: Matthew 26:1-20, John 13:3-17, Matthew 26:21-39, Luke 22:43-44, Matthew 26:40-27:2
Oil & Wine allowed
7
Great Friday
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (Sep 14)
Gospel: Matthew 27:1-38, Luke 23:39-43, Matthew 27:39-54, John 19:31-37, Matthew 27:55-61
Strict fast
8
Holy Saturday
Epistle: Romans 6:3-11
Gospel: Matthew 28:1-20
Wine allowed
9
Holy Pascha
Epistle: Acts 1:1-9
Gospel: John 1:1-17
Fast free
10
Martyr Terence & his companions
Epistle: Acts 1:12-17, 21-26
Gospel: John 1:18-28
Fast free
1AE
11
Antipas of Pergamum
Epistle: Acts 2:14-21
Gospel: Luke 24:12-35
Fast free
1AE
12
Basil of Parium
Epistle: Acts 2:22-38a
Gospel: John 1:35-51
Fast free
1AE
13
Pope Martin the Confessor
Epistle: Acts 2:38b-43
Gospel: John 3:1-15
Fast free
1AE
14
Aristarchos & his companions of the 70
Life-Giving Fountain
Epistle: Hebrews 2:1-18 (Jun 23)
Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 (Jun 23)
Epistle: Acts 3:1-8
Gospel: John 2:12-22
Fast free
1AE
15
Martyr Crescent
Epistle: Acts 3:11-16
Gospel: John 3:22-33
Fast free
1AE
16
Martyrs Agapia, Irene & Chionia
Thomas Sunday
Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 20:19-31
T.1 / E.1
Fast free
1AE
17
Simeon the Persian & his companions
Epistle: Acts 3:19-26
Gospel: John 2:1-11
Fast free
2AE
18
Disciple John of the Decapolitan
Epistle: Acts 4:1-10
Gospel: John 3:16-21
Fast free
2AE
19
Hieromartyr Paphnutios
Epistle: Acts 4:13-22
Gospel: John 5:17-24
Oil & Wine allowed
2AE
20
Theodore of the Hair Shirt
Epistle: Acts 4:23-31
Gospel: John 5:24-30
Fast free
2AE
21
Hieromartyr Januarius & his companions
Epistle: Acts 5:1-11
Gospel: John 5:30-6:3
Oil & Wine allowed
2AE
22
Theodore of Sykeon
Epistle: Acts 5:21-32
Gospel: John 6:14-27
Fast free
2AE
23
Great-martyr George
Myrrhbearing Women
Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8
T.2 / E.4
Fast free
2AE
24
Elizabeth the Wonderworker
Epistle: Acts 6:8-7:5a, 47-60
Gospel: John 4:46b-54
Fast free
3AE
25
Apostle and Evangelist Mark
Epistle: 1 Peter 5:6-14
Gospel: Luke 10:16-21 (Sep 6)
Epistle: Acts 8:5-17
Gospel: John 6:27-33
Fast free
3AE
26
Basil of Amasea
Epistle: Acts 8:18-25
Gospel: John 6:35-39
Oil & Wine allowed
3AE
27
Hieromartyr Simeon, Cousin of the Lord
Epistle: Acts 8:26-39
Gospel: John 6:40-44
Fast free
3AE
28
Jason & Sosipater
Epistle: Acts 8:40-9:19
Gospel: John 6:48-54
Oil & Wine allowed
3AE
29
Martyrs of Cyzica
Epistle: Acts 9:19b-31
Gospel: John 15:17-16:2
Fast free
3AE
30
Apostle James, Brother of the Theologian
Healing at the Pool
Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15
T.3 / E.5
Fast free
3AE