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Saint Brendan the Voyager
Venerable Matthew of Yaransk the Wonderworker
New-Martyr Vukasin of Klepci

Hieromartyr Alexander, Archbishop of Jerusalem (251) (see also December 12); Saint Papylinus the Martyr (Papelinos); Martyrs Bachtisius (Dachthisoes), Isaac and Symeon of Persia (339) (see also May 18 - Slavonic); Saint Theodore the Sanctified of Tabennisi, disciple of Saint Pachomios the Great (367); Martyrs Abda (Audas) and Abdjesus (Audiesus) the Bishops, with Benjamin and 38 other martyrs at Beth-Kashkar in the Persian Empire, under Ardashir II (375) including: 16 priests, 9 deacons, 6 monks, and 7 unnamed virgins; Saint Neadius (Neadios), Bishop and Wonderworker; Saint Bardas, founder of the monastery of the Forerunner in Petra, Constantinople (5th-6th c.); Martyrdom of the 44 Holy Sabaite fathers, monk-martyrs of the Great Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, massacred by the Saracens (Blemmyes) (610 or 614) (see also March 20); Martyr Peter of Blachernae; Saint Thomas I of Jerusalem, Patriarch of Jerusalem (820); Saint George of Mitylene, Bishop (821 or 842); Saint Nicholas Mystikos, Patriarch of Constantinople (925); Saint Fort (Fort de Bordeaux), first Bishop of Bordeaux in France, venerated as a martyr (ca. 1st c.?); Saint Peregrinus, Bishop of Terni (138); Hieromrtyr Peregrine of Auxerre, first bishop of Auxerre and the builder of its first cathedral (261 or 304); Martyrs Felix and Gennadius, at Uzalis in Africa; Martyrs Vitus (Guy), Modestus, and Crescentia at Lucania (ca. 303); Saint Hilary, Bishop of Pavia, one of the bishops in the north of Italy who fought against Arianism (376); Saint Possidius, Bishop of Calama in Numidia in North Africa, friend of Saint Augustine of Hippo (c.370-c.440); Saint Primael, ascetic, from Britain, he went to Brittany and became a hermit near Quimper (ca.450); Blessed child-saint Musa of Rome (5th c.); Saint Carantac (Carantog, Caimach, Carnath), Welsh prince who aided St Patrick in the enlightenment of Ireland (5th c.); Saint Fidolus (Phal), Abbot at Isle-Aumont, south of Troyes (ca.540-549); Saint Germerius, Bishop of Toulouse in France for fifty years (560); Saint Brendan the Navigator, Abbot of Clonfert (ca.577); Saint Domnolus, Bishop of Le Mans (581); Saint Carantoc of Carhampton, an Abbot who founded the church of Llangrannog in Wales (6th c.); Saint Honoratus of Amiens, the seventh bishop of Amiens (ca.600); Saint Annobert (Alnobert), a monk at Almenêches, consecrated Bishop of Séez in France (ca.689); Saint Franchy (Francovæcus), a monk at St Martin de la Bretonnière in France, later a hermit in the Nivernais (Diocese of Nevers) (7th c.); Saints Cassian (1537) and Laurence (1548), disciples of Venerable Cornelius of Komel (May 19), Abbots of Komel ("Korneliev" Monastery), Vologda; New Hieromartyr Teodor (Nestorović) of Vršac, Bishop of Vršac in Banat, Serbia (1595); New-Martyr Nicholas of Metsovo, at Trikala, whose relics are at Meteora (1617); Venerable Hieromonk Matthew of Yaransk the Wonderworker (1927) (see also October 8 - Synaxis of the Saints of Vyatka); New-Martyr Vukasin of Klepci, Serbia, under the Ustashi terrorists (1941); Other Commemorations: Foundation of the church of Saint Euphemia, near the Neorion (port facilities), by the Dolmabahçe Palace of Constantinople; Translation of the relics (1545) of Saint Ephraim, Abbot of Perekop, Wonderworker of Novgorod (1492) (see September 26); Commemoration of Saint Macarius Notaras of Corinth (1805) in the village of Myloi, Samos island (see April 17).

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