May 25

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The days of month May: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31


John the Forerunner

Feasts: Third Finding of the Honorable Head of the Holy Glorious Prophet Saint John the Baptist (c.850); Saints: Martyrs Pasicrates, Valentinian, Julius and others at Dorostolum (302); Hieromartyr Therapont of Cyprus, Bishop (300-305); Hieromartyrs Maximus and Victorinus (384); Saint Dodo, prince of Georgia, monk of Gareji (596); Saint Olbian (Albianos), monk; Hieromartyr Urban, Pope of Rome (230); Martyr Celestine, in Rome; Saint Dionysios (Dionysius Mariani, Denis), Bishop of Milan (359); Saint Zenobius, first Bishop of Florence (390); Saint Leo of Troyes, monk who succeeded St Romanus as Abbot of Mantenay near Troyes, France (c.550); Saints Injuriosus and Scholastica, a married couple in the Auvergne in France who lived in virginity and holiness (c. 550); Saint Aldhelm of Sherborne, Bishop of Sherborne (709); Saint Dúnchad mac Cinn Fáelad (Dunchadh), the eleventh Abbot of Iona (707–717) in Scotland (717); Hieromartyrs Gerbald, Reginhard, Winebald and Worad, of the monastery of St Bertin in France, all martyred by the Danes (862); Saint Egilhard, eighth abbot of Cornelimünster near Aachen in Germany, martyred by Vikings at Bercheim (881); Saint Gennadius of Astorga, Bishop of Astorga, later a hermit (936); Saint Skiota of Georgia (c.13th c.); Righteous John and Mary of Ustiug (Vologda) (13th c.); Saint Dmitry, Price of Uglich, son of Andrey Vasilyevich (c.1492); Saint Thekla of Pereyaslavl, nun, (mother of St. Daniel, Abbot of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski +1540) (16th c.); Saint Innocent archbishop of Cherson and Taurica (1857); Synaxis of the Saints of Volhynia: Saints Yaropolk, Stephen, Macarius, Igor and Juliana; Virgin-Martyr Helen (1938); Hieromartyr Tavrion (1939); Icon of the Mother of God "the Helper of the sinners" from Koretsk; Commemoration of the Reunion of 3,000,000 Uniates with the Orthodox Church at Vilnius in 1831 (1831); Repose of recluse George of Zadonsk (1836); Finding of the holy icon of Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher, in Ermoupolis on the island of Syros, in the Cyclades, Greece (1936); Commemoration of Protopresbyter John Labunsky of Nizhyn (1945) (see also April 23).