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St. Brigid of Kildaire

The Holy Four Martyrs of Megara

Feasts: Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple; Saints: Martyr Tryphon of Campsada (Lampsakon) near Apamea in Syria (250); Martyr Theonas, with Two Children; Martyr Karion; Venerable Peter of Galatia, hermit near Antioch in Syria (ca.403); Venerable Vendemanius (Bendemanius), hermit of Bithynia (512); Saint Anthony the Hermit, in Georgia (6th c.); Great-martyr Elijah of Heliopolis, (Elias the New, of Damascus) (799); Venerable David (784), Symeon (843), and George (844), Confessors of Mytilene; Saint Basil I the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessalonica (862); Saint Basil II the Synaxaristis, Archbishop of Thessalonica (ca.904); Saint Timothy the Confessor; Martyrs Perpetua of Carthage, and the catechumens Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus, and Felicitas at Carthage (202-203); Saint Severus of Ravenna, Bishop of Ravenna, attended the Council of Sardica in 344 (348); Saint Paul of Trois-Châteaux, Bishop of Trois-Châteaux in the Dauphiné (ca.405); Venerable Brigid of Kildare (524); Saint Darlugdach of Kildare, successor of St Brigid as second Abbess of Kildare in Ireland (ca.524); Saint Ursus of Aosta, born in Ireland, preached against Arianism in the south of France, later went to Aosta in Italy (6th c.); Saint Seiriol, Abbot of Penmon Priory (Anglesey) (6th c.); Saint Sigebert III, King of Austrasia (656); Saint Severus of Avranches, Abbot and Bishop of Avranches (ca.690); Saint Brigid the Younger, sister of St Andrew the Scot, Abbot of St. Donatus in Fiesole in Tuscany in Italy (9th c.); Saint Clarus of Seligenstadt, ascetic and hermit (ca.1048); Saint Tryphon, Bishop of Rostov (1468); New Martyr Anastasius of Nauplion (1655); the Four Martyrs of Megara: Polyeuctos, George, Adrianos and Platon, the "Newly-Revealed" (1754, 1998); New Hieromartyr Peter Skipetrov, Archpriest, of Petrograd (1918); New Hieromartyr Nicholas, Priest (1938); Other Commemorations: Icon of the Mother of God "Sokolsky" (1854).

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