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March 25 2017:

The Annunciation to the Theotokos
The Most Holy Theotokos the Burning Bush
New Hieroconfessor Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia
Bp. Germanos proclaiming independence on March 25, 1821, at the Monastery of Agia Lavra

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( March 12 2017: Julian Calendar )

Righteous Aaron the High Priest
St. Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome
St. Symeon the New Theologian
St. Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane

Righteous Aaron the High Priest, brother of Prophet Moses the God-seer (c. 1530 BC); Righteous Phineas, grandson of Aaron (c. 1500 BC) (see also September 2); Holy Nine Martyrs in the Persian Empire; Saint Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome (604) (see also September 3); Venerable Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane (818) Venerable Saints Symeon the New Theologian (1022), and his elder, Symeon the Studite (Symeon the Reverent, the Pious), of the Studion Monastery (987); Saint Cyrus (Abba-Cyr), monk of Alexandria (6th century); Martyr Mamilian (Maximilian), in Rome; Martyr Maximilian (Maximilian of Tebessa), in Thebeste in Numidia, for refusing military service (295); Saint Paul Aurelian (Paul de Léon, Pawl Hen), Bishop of Saint Pol-de-Lèon in Brittany, Confessor (572); Saint Peter the Deacon, disciple, secretary and companion of St Gregory the Great, and patron-saint of Salussola in Italy (c. 605); Saint Mura McFeredach (Muran, Murames), Abbot of Fahan in County Donegal, patron-saint of Fahan where his cross still stands (c. 645); Saint Alphege the Bald, (Ælfheah the Elder, Ælfheah the Bald), Bishop of Winchester, England (951); Saint Nicodemus of Mammola in Calabria (990); Venerable Lawrence the Martyr (Lavrentios), one of the "300 Allemagne Saints" in Cyprus (12th century); Martyr Demetrius the Devoted, King of Georgia (1289); Saint Stephen Dragutin of Serbia (monk Theoctistus Dragutin), (1316); Saint Alexander Derzhavin, Priest, Confessor (1933); New Hieromartyr Vladimir (Volkov), Archimandrite of Islavskoe, Moscow (1938); New Hieromartyr John Plekhanov, Priest (1938); New Hieromartyr Sergius Skvortsov, Priest (1943); Other Commemorations: Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Not-Made-by-Hands" (on the Pillar) at Lydda. Repose of Schema-monk Anthony the Gorge-dweller, of Zelenchug Monastery in Kuban (1908); Restoration of the Autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church (1917).



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