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St. Arsenius of Tver

Hieromartyrs Nestor the Bishop, and Tribiminus the Deacon, at Perge in Pamphylia (ca. 250); Martyr Troadius of Neo-Caesarea, and those with him (251); Virgin-martyr Euthalia of Sicily (252); Saint Cointus of Phrygia (Quintus of Phrygia), Confessor and Wonder-worker (283); Martyr Hesychius the Senator (the Palatine), of Antioch (ca. 304) (see also May 10); Hiero-Confessor Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrenia in Cyprus (ca. 326); Venerable Saints Andronicus and the Athanasia (5th century) (see also October 9); Saint Agathon of Egypt, monk (5th century); Martyrs of Rome, a large number of martyrs martyred in Rome under Alexander Severus and the prefect Ulpian (219); Saints Jovinus and Basileus, two martyrs who suffered in Rome under Gallienus and Valerian, buried on the Latin Way (258); Saints Paul, Heraclius, Secundilla and Januaria, martyrs who suffered under Diocletian at Porto Romano at the mouth of the Tiber in Italy (305); Saint Gistilian (Gistlian), uncle of St David and a monk at Menevia, or St Davids, in Wales (5th-6th centuries); Saint Joavan, a Romano-Briton who went to Brittany to live with his uncle St Paul of Léon, by whom he was consecrated bishop (ca. 570); 440 Martyrs slain by the Lombards in Italy (Martyrs of Campania) (ca. 579); Saint Fergna, called 'the White', a relative and disciple of St Columba of Ireland, Abbot of Iona (637); Saint Chad (Ceadda), Bishop of Lichfield (England) (672); Saint Cynibil (Cynibild), a brother of Sts Chad and Cedd who helped enlighten England (7th century); Saint Willeic, a disciple of St Swithbert who made him Abbot of Kaiserwerth in Germany (726); Saint Slebhene (Sléibíne mac Congaile), a monk from Ireland, he became Abbot of Iona in Scotland (767); Venerable Arsenius, Bishop of Tver (1409); Venerable Arethas the Recluse, Bishop, monk at the Kiev Caves Lavra (1409) (see also October 24)' Venerable Sabbatius, monk of Tver (1434), and his disciple St. Euphrosynus (1460); Venerable Barsanuphius (1459) and Sabbas (1467), abbots of Tver; Venerable Abramios of Spassk, of the monastery of Christ the Saviour, Russia (16th century); New Martyr Theodore Sladić of Komogovina (1788); Venerable Joachim (Papoulakis) of Ithaca, monk of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos) and Ithaca (1868); Saint Ambrose (Khelaia) the Confessor, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (1927) (see also March 16 and March 27) Saint Nicholas Planas of Athens (1932) (see also February 17) Other Commemorations: Repose of Abbess Philareta of Ufa (1890); Appearance of the Kolomenskoye “Reigning” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1917).

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