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May 25 2015:

John the Forerunner

Feasts: Third Finding of the Honorable Head of the Holy Glorious Prophet Saint John the Baptist (c.850); Saints: Martyrs Pasicrates, Valentinian, Julius and others at Dorostolum (302); Hieromartyr Therapont of Cyprus, Bishop (300-305); Hieromartyrs Maximus and Victorinus (384); Saint Dodo, prince of Georgia, monk of Gareji (596); Saint Olbian (Albianos), monk; Hieromartyr Urban, Pope of Rome (230); Martyr Celestine, in Rome; Saint Dionysios (Dionysius Mariani, Denis), Bishop of Milan (359); Saint Zenobius, first Bishop of Florence (390); Saint Leo of Troyes, monk who succeeded St Romanus as Abbot of Mantenay near Troyes, France (c.550); Saints Injuriosus and Scholastica, a married couple in the Auvergne in France who lived in virginity and holiness (c. 550); Saint Aldhelm of Sherborne, Bishop of Sherborne (709); Saint Dúnchad mac Cinn Fáelad (Dunchadh), the eleventh Abbot of Iona (707–717) in Scotland (717); Hieromartyrs Gerbald, Reginhard, Winebald and Worad, of the monastery of St Bertin in France, all martyred by the Danes (862); Saint Egilhard, eighth abbot of Cornelimünster near Aachen in Germany, martyred by Vikings at Bercheim (881); Saint Gennadius of Astorga, Bishop of Astorga, later a hermit (936); Saint Skiota of Georgia (c.13th c.); Righteous John and Mary of Ustiug (Vologda) (13th c.); Saint Dmitry, Price of Uglich, son of Andrey Vasilyevich (c.1492); Saint Thekla of Pereyaslavl, nun, (mother of St. Daniel, Abbot of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski +1540) (16th c.); Saint Innocent archbishop of Cherson and Taurica (1857); Synaxis of the Saints of Volhynia: Saints Yaropolk, Stephen, Macarius, Igor and Juliana; Virgin-Martyr Helen (1938); Hieromartyr Tavrion (1939); Icon of the Mother of God "the Helper of the sinners" from Koretsk; Commemoration of the Reunion of 3,000,000 Uniates with the Orthodox Church at Vilnius in 1831 (1831); Repose of recluse George of Zadonsk (1836); Finding of the holy icon of Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher, in Ermoupolis on the island of Syros, in the Cyclades, Greece (1936); Commemoration of Protopresbyter John Labunsky of Nizhyn (1945) (see also April 23).






( May 12 2015: Julian Calendar )

The Holy Trinity

Saint Domitilla the martyr (ca.81-96); Saints Nereus and Achilleus the martyrs (100); Saint Dracontius, Bishop of Nicaea (ca.1st-3rd. c.); Saint Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis and Metropolitan of Cyprus (403); Saint Calliope (Callitropos), nun, sister of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus; Saint Sabinus, Archbishop of Cyprus (successor of St. Epiphanius to the Cypriot cathedra) (5th c.); Saint Polybius, Bishop of Cyprus, Wonderworker (5th c.); Saint Theophanes, Archbishop of Cyprus (7th c.); Patriarch Germanus I of Constantinople (740); Venerable Theodore the Righteous of Kythera, ascetic (922); Saint Philip of Agira the Hieromartyr (103); Martyr Pancratius of Rome (304); Martyr Dionysius (Denis), uncle of St. Pancratius (304); Saint Díoma, teacher of St Declan of Ardmore, patron-saint of Kildimo in Co. Limerick, Ireland (5th c.); Saint Modoald, Archbishop of Trier (640); Saint Rictrudis, Abbess of Marchiennes Abbey in Flanders (688); Saint Æthelhard, Archbishop of Canterbury (805); Saint Euthemius (Euthymius), Patriarch of Jerusalem (ca.1084) (see also November 7); Saint Nikitas the Sinaite (see also May 6, Venerable Sinaites of Serbia (Ravenica)); New Martyr John of Serres (15th c.); Saint Theophanes, Bishop of Solea (Solia), Cyprus, later a hermit in the Troodos Mountains, the Outpourer of Myrrh (1550); Monk Dorotheus, disciple of St. Dionysius of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (1622); Venerable Dionysius of Radonezh, Archimandrite of the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (1633); New Martyr John of Wallachia, at Constantinople (1662); Saint Anthony (Medvedev) of Radonezh, Archimandrite of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (1877); Saint Nectarius (Tikhonov) of Optina (1928) (see also April 29, and October 11); Holy Elders of the Sofronievo-Molchensk (Molchansk) Hermitage (glorified in 2009): Archimandrite Theodosy (Maslov), Hieromonk Serapion, Monk Sophronius (Batovrin), Novice Sergius (Tikhonov), fool-for-Christ; New Martyr Abbess Athanasia (Lepeshkin), of the Smolensk Hodigitria Convent near Moscow (1931); New Hieromartyr Peter (Popov), priest of Yaroslavl-Rostov (1937); Other Commemorations: Consecration of the Cathedral of the Theotokos at Kiev (in 996); Glorification (1913) of Hieromartyr Patriarch Hermogenes of Moscow (1612); Discovery of the holy relics (1961) of Saint Irene of Lesvos the Virgin-martyr (1463); Second Uncovering of the relics (1992) of Righteous Simeon of Verkhoturye (1642).



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