May 18

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Our Lord Jesus Christ

Martyrs Peter of Lampsacus, Andrew, Paul, Dionysia, and Christina, under Decius (ca.249-251); Martyrs Heraclius, Paulinus, and Benedimus of Athens (ca.249-251); Martyr Euphrasia of Nicaea (ca.303); Martyr Galactia; Martyr Julian; Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra, and with him eight virgin-martyrs: Alexandra, Tecusa, Claudia, Phaine (Thaïna), Euphrasia, Theodota, Matrona, and Julia (304); Martyr Dioscorus, in Cynopolis of Egypt (305); Martyrs Symeon, Isaac, and Bachtisius of Persia (339) (see also May 16 - Greek); Hieromartyr Potamon (Palæmon), Bishop of Heraclea in Egypt, and Confessor (340); The Holy clergy and lay martyrs massacred under Emperor Valens (364-378); Martyrs David and Tarechan, of Georgia (693); Patriarch Stephen the New of Constantinople (893) (see also May 17 - Slavonic); Saint Anastaso of Leukadion (Anastasia of Laucation), near the Bithinian sea-shore; Saint Martinian of Areovinthus (Areobindus, Areovinchus), monk of the church of the Theotokos of the Areovinthus quarter, Constantinople; Venerable Stephanos the Chorabyte; Martyr Venantius of Camerino (250); Hieromartyr Felix, Bishop of Spoleto, in Umbria (304); Hieromartyr Pope John I of Rome (526); Hieromartyr Pope Theodore I of Rome (649); Martyr Merililaun (Merolilaun), a pilgrim murdered near Rheims and venerated as a martyr (8th c.); Saint Feredarius (Feradach mac Cormaic), Abbot of Iona (ca.880); Saint Elgiva, Widow of King Edmund, Abbess of Shaftesbury and Queen of England (944); Saint John (Gashkevich), Archpriest of Korma (1917); New Hieromartyr Michael, priest (1932); New Hieromartyr Damian (Damjan) Strbac, Jr., priest of Grahovo, Serbia (1940s); New Hieromartyr Basil, priest (1942); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics of Saint Mildred of Thanet (Mildthryth), Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet (8th c.); Repose of Archimandrite Macarius (Glukharev) of the Altai, missionary to the Altai region in Siberia (1847); Repose of Blessed Philip, founder of the Gethsemane Caves Skete of St. Sergius Lavra (1869).

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