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The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church); Martyrs Pelagia, Theodosia, and Dula of Nicomedia, who suffered under Valentinian (361); The Holy Martyr who was formerly an executioner; Venerable Sennouphios the Standard-bearer, of Latomos Monastery in Thessalonica (9th c.); Venerable Timon the Hermit (10th c.); Saint Dismas the Good Thief, crucified next to Christ (1st c.); Holy 262 Martyrs of Rome; Martyr Quirinus of Tegernsee (Quirinus of Rome), in Rome under Claudius II (c. 269); Martyr Irenaeus of Sirmium, Bishop in Pannonia (Hungary), under Diocletian (304); Saint Caimin of Inis Cealtra, Bishop-Abbot of Inis Cealtra and possibly the first Bishop of Killaloe (653); Saint Humbert of Maroilles (c. 680); Saint Hermenland, monk at Fontenelle, ordained priest and sent with twelve monks to establish a new monastery on the island of Aindre (Indret) (c. 720); Saints Barontius and Desiderius (c. 725); Saint Kennocha (Kyle, Enoch), nun at a convent in Fife, held in great veneration in Scotland, especially around Glasgow (1007); Saint Alfwold (Ælfwold II of Sherborne), monk at Winchester who was chosen as Bishop of Sherborne in 1045 (1058); Saint Nicander, hermit, of Pskov (1581) (see also September 24); Venerable Parthenius of the Kiev Caves (1855); Venerable Savvas the New of Kalymnos (1947) (see also March 24; April 7 - Greek; and on fifth Sunday of Great Lent); Saint Justin (Popovic), Archimandrite of Ćelije Monastery in Serbia and Confessor of Traditional Orthodoxy (1979) (see also June 1); New Hieroconfessor Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1925) (see also April 7); Icons: Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos the Burning Bush, on Mount Sinai (Our Lady of the Burning Bush); Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos Evangelístria, kept at the monastery of Aliartos in Boeotia; Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos of Kypera, kept at the monastery of the Panagia on the island of Cephalonia; "Annunciation" Icon of the Mother of God (16th c.); Other Commemorations: Greek Independence Day: Proclamation of Greek independence on March 25, 1821, blessed by Metropolitan Germanos III of Old Patras at the Monastery of Agia Lavra.