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Today's feasts

March 30 2017:

St. John Climacus
The martyrdom of St Edmund

Prophet Joad (10th century BC) (III Kings 13:11), who dwelt in Bethel; Prophet Joel (c. 800 BC) (see also October 19); Holy Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, and Epaphroditus of the Seventy Apostles (1st century); Saint Eubula, mother of St. Panteleimon (304); Venerable John the Hermit of Cilicia (4th century); Saint John II, Patriarch of Jerusalem (5th century); Venerable John the Silent (John Hesychastes), Bishop of Colonia (Taxara) in Armenia, and later a monk of St. Sabbas Monastery (558) (see also December 3); Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent (615); Venerable Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse (662) (see also January 21) Saint Quirinus, the jailer of Pope Alexander I, martyr (c. 117); Saint Regulus (Rieul), by tradition a Greek, he is honoured as the first Bishop of Senlis in France (c. 260); Saint Mamertinus of Auxerre, a monk and then Abbot of Sts Cosmas and Damian in Auxerre in France (c. 462); Saint Fergus, Bishop of Downpatrick in Ireland (6th century); Saint Pastor, Bishop of Orleans in France (6th century); Saint Tola of Clonard, Abbot and Bishop of Disert Tola in Meath in Ireland (c. 733); Saint Patto (Pacificus), Bishop of Werden in Germany (c. 788); Saint Clinius, a Greek monk of Monte Cassino, he became Abbot of St Peter's near Pontecorvo, where his relics were venerated; Saint Osburga of Coventry, Abbess of Coventry (c. 1015); New Hieromartyr Zachariah, Metropolitan of Corinth (1684); Saint Sophronius of Irkutsk, Bishop of Irkutsk and All Siberia (1771); Other Commemorations: The Meeting of the Mother of God and Saint Elizabeth; Translation of the relics of the Martyr-King Edmund of East Anglia; Repose of Blessed Matrona (Mylnikova) the Barefoot, of St. Petersburg, Fool for Christ (1911).



( March 17 2017: Julian Calendar )

Raising of Lazarus the Just, the friend of Christ
Saint Alexis the Man of God
Saint Patrick of Ireland

Saint Lazarus the Righteous (Lazarus the Just), the friend of Christ (1st c.); Martyr Marinus of Caesarea, soldier, at Caesarea in Palestine (262); Saint Ambrose, Deacon, disciple of St. Didymus the Blind of Alexandria (400); Venerable Alexis the Man of God, in Rome (411) - (see also July 17 - Western Church); Monk-martyr Paul of Crete, defender of icons, burned alive under Constantine V Copronymus (767); Venerable Theosterictus the Confessor, Abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa (826); Martyrs Alexander and Theodore, early martyrs in Rome; Venerable Patrick, Bishop of Armagh and Enlightener of Ireland (461); Saint Llinio of Llandinam, Abbot and Founder of Llandinam, Powys, Wales (520); Saint Agricola (Agrele, Aregle), ascetic and Bishop of Châlon-sur-Saône in France (580); Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, Abbess of Nivelles, patroness of travellers (659); Saint Beccan of Rhum (677); Saint Withburga, Princess of East Anglia, hermitess whose holy well is at East Dereham (ca.743); Venerable Macarius, Abbot and Wonderworker of Kalyazin (1483); Venerable Hieromartyr Gabriel the Lesser, of Gareji, Georgia (1802); Hieromartyr Theodoulos the Sinaite (1822); Saint Gurij Karpov, Archbishop of Tauria and Simferopol (1882); New Hieromartyr Alexander Polivanov of Krasnoyarsk, Priest (1919); New Hieromartyr Victor Kiranov of Berdyansk, Protopresbyter of Simferopol-Crimea (1942); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the Great Earthquake of 790 AD, under Emeperor Constantine VI; Repose of Lulach, last Orthodox King of Scotland (1058); Repose of Archbishop Tikhon (Troitsky) of San Francisco (1963).



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