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May 21 2022:

Ss. Constantine and Helen

Saints Constantine and Helen, Equals to the Apostles and rulers of the Roman Empire; Martyrs Polyeuctus, Victorinus, and Donatus, at Caesarea in Cappadocia; Hieromartyr Secundus and those with him, in Alexandria (356); Saint Adelphios, Bishop of Onouphis, in Byzantine Egypt (ca.362 or ca.431); Saint Boros, monk; Saint Christopher I, Patriarch of Antioch (967); Hieromartyrs Timothy, Polius and Eutychius, deacons, in Mauretania Caesariensis (Morocco); Hieromartyr Valens and Companions, Bishop who was martyred in Auxerre in France along with three children; Martyr Secundinus, in Cordoba in Spain under Diocletian (ca.306); Saint Hospitius the Hermit of Nice (Hospicius of Trier), Wonderworker (581); Saint Barrfoin (Bairrfhionn, Barrindus) of Killbarron (6th c.); Saint Gollen (Collen, Colan) of Denbighshire, a saint who has given his name to Llangollen in Wales (7th c.); Saint Isberga (Itisberga) of Aire, reputed sister of Charlemagne, nun at Aire (Aria) in the Artois, of which she is the patroness (ca.800); Saint Ageranus (Ayran, Ayrman) of Beze, a monk at Bèze in France, martyred by the Vikings (888); Saint Theobald (Thibaud), Archbishop of Vienne (970-1001); Blessed Constantine (Yaroslav), prince, and his children Saints Michael and Theodore, Wonderworkers of Murom (1129); Saint Cyril II (Kirill), Bishop of Rostov (1262); Saint Basil of Ryazan, Bishop (1295) (see also April 12); Saint Helen of Decani, Serbia, Princess (ca. 1350); Saint Cassian the Greek, monk of Uglich and Wonderworker (1504); Saint Agapitus of Markushev (Vologda) the Hieromartyr, Abbot (1584); Saint Constantine the Fool-for-Christ, of Novotorzanin, Russia (ca.16th c.); New Martyrs King Constantine Brancoveanu of Wallachia and his four sons: Constantine, Stephen, Radu, and Matthew, and his counsellor Ianache (1714) (see also August 16); Righteous New-Martyr Pachomius of Patmos (Mount Athos) (1730); Synaxis of Hieromartyrs of Karelia; Synaxis of Hieromartyrs of Ufa; Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the “Vladimir” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1521) (also June 23 and August 26); Synaxis of the "Virgin of Tenderness" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from Pskov-Pechersk (1524) (also June 23, August 26, October 7 and the 7th Sunday of Pascha); Uncovering of the relics (1998) of St. Andrew Ogorodnikov, Fool-for-Christ of Simbirsk (1841); Repose of Elena Pavlova of Chepel, Kharkov (1885); Repose of Elder Isaac of Dionysiou Monastery of Mount Athos (1932);

( May 8 2022: Julian Calendar )

Evangelist John the Theologian
Martyr Victor of Milan
Saint Emily

Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, the "beloved disciple" of the Lord (ca.101); The holy group of Soldier Martyrs; Saint Augustina the Martyr, in Byzantium; Saint Agathius (Acacius of Byzantium) (303); Saint Emilia, mother of saints Macrina, Basil the Great, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste, and Gregory of Nyssa (375) (see also January 1 - Slavonic); Venerable Arsenius the Great of Scetis (448); Saint Hierax (Ierakos) of Egypt (5th c.); Saint Milles the Melodist (hymnographer), monk; Hieromartyr Dionysius of Vienne (193); Martyr Victor of Milan (Victor the Moor, Victor Maurus) (ca. 303); Saint Helladius of Auxerre (387); Saint Gybrian (Gobrian) of Ireland (509); Saint Desideratus, successor of St Arcadius as Bishop of Bourges, in France (550); St. Iduberga, foundress of Nivelles (Nijvel) (652); Saint Benedict II, Pope of Rome (685); Hieromartyr Indract of Glastonbury, and his companions at Shapwick (ca.7th-8th c.); Missionary bishops Saints Wiro (Bishop of Utrecht) (710), and Plechelm (730), and Hierodeacon Otger (Odger) (8th c.), in the Maas Valley at Limburg; Saint Macarius of Ghent, Archbishop (1012); Venerable Pimen the Ascetic of the Kiev Far Caves (ca. 1141); Venarable Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves (13-14th c.); Saint Arsenius the Lover of labor, of the Kiev Caves (14th c.); Monks Zosima and Adrian of Volokolamsk, founders of the Sestrinsk monastery on the banks of the River Sestra (15-16th c.); Other Commemorations: Apparition of the Archangel Michael on Mount Gargano near Manfredonia in southern Italy, to Bishop Laurence of Siponto (commemorated February 7), in memory of which the famous Monastery of the Archangel (Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo) was founded (ca.490); Commemoration of the miraculous healing of blinded Stephen by the Theotokos of Cassiopia (1530); Translation of the relics (1785) of Saint Arsenius of Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ (1570); Repose of Blessed Basiliscus of Uglich (1863); Repose of Schema-hieromonk Michael of Valaam, Confessor for the Orthodox Calendar (1934).

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