May 4

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Virgin-Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus in Asia Minor (287); Hieromartyr Albian (Olbian), Bishop of Anaea in Asia Minor, and his disciples (284-303); Martyrs Aphrodisius, Leontius, Anthony, Valerian, Macrobius, and 60 others, monks at Scythopolis of Palestine (beg. of 4th c.); Hieromartyr Silvanus of Gaza, bishop, and with him 40 martyrs (311); Saint Hilary the Wonder-worker of the desert; Saint Nicephorus of Medikion, abbot and founder of Medikion Monastery (813) Saint Athanasios of Corinth, bishop (10th-11th c.); Hieromartyr Porphyrius (250); Saint Curcodomus, a deacon in Rome sent to help St Peregrinus (2nd c.); Hieromartyr Erasmus, Bishop of Formia in Campania, and 20,000 martyrs with him (303); Martyrs Florian and 40 companions, at Lorsch, Austria (304); Saint Monica of Tagaste, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo (387); Saint Nepotianus, nephew of St Heliodorus, Bishop of Altino near Venice in Italy (395); Saint Venerius of Milan, second bishop of Milan, a loyal supporter of St John Chrysostom (409); Saint Conleth, maker of sacred vessels, first Bishop of Kildare (ca.519); Saint Anthony du Rocher, disciple of St Benedict and companion of St Maurus in his mission to France, founder of the monastery of Saint Julian in Tours (6th c.); St. Æthelred, king of Mercia and monk (716); Saint Sacerdos of Limoges, Bishop of Limoges (720); Saint Gotthard of Hildesheim, became Bishop of Hildesheim in 1022 and did much to spread the Faith (1038); Saint Theodosia (Fedosia), Princess of Vladimir, (wife of Jaroslav Vsevolodovich; mother of St. Alexander Nevsky) (1244); Saint Nicephorus (the Solitary, the Hesychast) of Mount Athos, teacher of St. Gregory Palamas (before 1300); The Alfanov brothers of Novgorod: Saints Nicetas, Cyril, Nicephorus, Clement, and Isaac of Novgorod (14th-15th c.), founders of the Sokolnitzki Monastery in 1389; New Hieromartyr Dimitri, Archbishop of Gdov (1938); New Hieromartyr John, priest, (1942); New Hieromartyr Nicholas, deacon, (1943); New Hieromartyr Archpriest Vasily Martysz (1945); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics of the Righteous Lazarus and Saint Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles; Icon of the Mother of God "Staro Rus" Old Russian (1570).

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