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September 17 2014:

Elevation of the Holy Cross

Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross; Martyr Sophia and her three daughters Faith (Pistis, Vera), Hope (Elpitha, Nadezhda), and Love (Agape, Lyubov) at Rome; Martyr Agathocleia; Martyr Theodota at Nicaea; 156 martyrs of Palestine, including Bishops Peleus and Nilus, Presbyter Zeno, and noblemen Patermuthius and Elias; Martyrs Lucy and her son Geminian of Rome; Hieromartyrs Heraclides and Myron, Bishops of Cyprus; 100 martyrs of Egypt; Martyrs Charalampos, Panteleon, and others; Saint Anastasius of Cyprus, monk; Saint Eusipius of Cyprus, monk; Martyrs Socrates and Stephen; Hieromartyr Lambert of Maastricht; repose of Blessed Agapius, disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, and Blessed lay-recluse Matthew of Petersburg



( September 4 2014: Julian Calendar )

Holy Prophet and God-seer Moses

Most Holy Theotokos, Unburnt Bush

Hieromartyr Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, and with him Martyrs Urban, Prilidian, and Epolonius, and their mother Christodula; Holy Prophet and God-seer Moses; Martyr Babylas of Nicomedia, and with him 84 children; Martyrs Theodore, Mianus (Ammianus), Julian, Kion (Oceanus), and Centurionus of Nicomedia; Martyr Hermione, daughter of St. Philip the Deacon and Apostle (see October 11); Saint Petronius of Egypt, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great; Martyrs Theotimus and Theodulus the executioners; Martyr Charitina of Amisus; Martyrs Thathuil and Bebaia of Edessa; Martyr Sarbelos of Edessa; Hieromartyr Peter, Metropolitan of Serbia; Saint Anthimus the New of Coroucle in Cephallenia; Martyrs Jerusalem, Sekendos, Sekendios, and Kegouros in Aleppo; New-hieromartyr Gorazd, Bishop of Bohemia and Moravia-Silesia; Saint Ultan, Bishop of Meath; Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Unburnt Bush"; opening of the relics of Saint Ioasaph, Bishop of Belgorod (see also December 10); second finding of the relics of Saint Metrophanes, Bishop of Vorenzh; translation of the relics of Saint Birinos, Bishop of Dorchester-on-Thames and Enlightener of Wessex; translation of the relics of Saint Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne


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