May 29

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The Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos with his wife Helena (St. Ipomoni) and two of his sons
Saint Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky) of Simferopol

Feasts: Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council (325); Saints: Martyr Cyril of Caesarea in Cappadocia, by beheading (251); Child-martyr Carellus, with martyrs Primolus, Phinodus, Venustus, Gissinus, Alexander, Tredentius, and Jocunda, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (253-259); Hieromartyr Olbian (Olvian), Bishop of Anaea, and his disciples, in Asia Minor (284-303); Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (308); Martyrs Andrew (Andras) and his spouse; Saint Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria (326); Venerable Jeremiah of Damascus; Venerable Virgin-martyr Theodosia the nun of Constantinople (730); Martyr Restitutus, at Rome, on the Via Aurelia (299); Saint Maximinus of Trier, Bishop of Trier in Germany, prominent opponent of Arianism at the Councils of Milan, Sardica and Cologne (352); Martyrs Sisinius, Martyrius, and Alexander, near Trent, in the time of Emperor Honorius (397); Saint Maximus of Verona, Bishop of Verona in Italy (6th c.); Venerable Votus, Felix and John, hermits in the Pyrenees (750); Saint John de Atares, hermit in the Pyrenees in Spain, where the monastery of St John de Ia Peña (of the Rock) was later built (750); Saint Ethelbert the King (Æthelberht II of East Anglia), martyr (794) (see also May 20); Saint Gerald, a monk at Brou, became Bishop of Mâcon, returned to his monastery 40 years later and reposed there (927); Saint Ulric of Einsiedeln (978); Saint Eleutherius of Rocca d'Arce, Confessor, at Arcano in Lazio; Righteouses John and Mary of Ustiug (13th c.); Venerable Helena Dragaš (Hypomone, Ipomoni of Loutraki) (1450) (see also March 13); Blessed Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine emperor, martyred by the Ottoman Turks (1453); New Martyr Andrew of Argentes, in Chios (1465); Blessed John of Ustiug, Fool-for-Christ (1494); New Martyr John (or Nannus) at Smyrna (1802); New Hieromartyr Euthymios (Agritellis) of Zela in Pontus, Bishop (1921); New Hiero-confessor Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, and Surgeon, Unmercenary Wonderworker (1961) (see also June 11); Hieromartyr John, Deacon (1938); Martyr Andrew (1938); Other Commemorations: Repose of Schemamonk Michael of Valaam (1854); Repose of Nun Dorothea of Sukhotin Monastery (1885); Uncovering of the relics (2000) of St. Job (Joshua in schema), Schemamonk of Anzersk Island, at Solovki (1720); Icons: Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Surety of Sinners” in Moscow (1848) (see also March 7); Icon of the Mother of God "Non-Slumbering Eye" (“Unsleeping Eye”); Icon of the Mother of God "Imperial" (“Tsesarskaya-Borovskaya”).