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St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki
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The OrthodoxWiki editors have taken St. John of Damascus as their heavenly patron and intercessor as they seek to further the worship and knowledge of the All-Holy Trinity and the faith of the Orthodox Church by means of these pages.

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May 22 2018:

Holy Fathers of the Second Ecumenical Council
Righteous Melchizedek
Saint Julia of Corsica

Feasts: Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Second Ecumenical Council (381); Saints: Righteous Melchizedek, King of Salem (ca. 2000 B.C.); Martyr Sophia the Healer (physician); Martyr Marcellus, by being placed in molten lead; Martyr Codratus (Quadratus), by being dragged by horses; Martyr Basiliscus of Comana, Bishop (ca.285-305); Saint Donatus of Thmuis, Bishop and Martyr (316); Saint John Vladimir, Prince of Bulgaria, King of Serbia, Great-martyr and Wonderworker (1015); Saint Ausonius, first Bishop of Angoulême (1st c. or 3rd c.); Saint Marcian of Ravenna, Bishop and Confessor (ca.127); Martyrs Castus and Emilius, by fire, in Carthage (250); Martyrs Timothy, Faustinus and Venustus, in Rome, under Julian the Apostate (362); Saint Helen of Carnarvon (Elen Luyddog, Helen of Caernarfon), Princess, a late 4th-century founder of churches in Wales, and wife of Emperor Magnus Clemens Maximus (383-388); Saint Helen of Auxerre (ca.418); Saint Julia of Corsica the martyr, who was crucified (5th c.); Saint Quiteria the virgin-martyr, in Spain (5th c.); Saint Romanus of Subiaco (Romanus of Auxerre), ascetic who ministered to Saint Benedict of Nursia (560); Saint Fulk (ca.600); Saint Boethian of Pierrepont (near Laon), Irish Benedictine monk, martyred in France (7th c.); Saint Conall (Conald, Coel), of Inniskeel (Inniscoel, Innis-coel), County Donegal, Abbot of the island monastery of Inniskeel, where there is a holy well dedicated to him (7th c.); Saint John of Parma, abbot of Saint John's at Parma from 973 to c.982, then under Cluniac observance (ca.982); Saint Bobo (Beuvon), hermit (ca.985); Saint Kali of Asia Minor (ca.14th c.); New Hieromartyr Zachariah of Prussa (1802); Blessed James, youth, of Borovichi (Novgorod), Wonderworker (1540); New Martyr Demetrios of Peloponnesos (1803) (see also April 14); New Monk-martyr Paul of Mt. Athos, at Tripolis in the Peloponnese (1818); New Hieromartyr Michael, priest (1942); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Cyprus Icon ("Sophianois" Icon) of the Most Holy Mother of God (also commemorated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Pentecost Monday, April 20, and July 9); Repose of Cleopas of Valaam, disciple of Saint Paisius Velichkovsky (1816); Repose of Eldress Macrina of Volos (1995).



( May 9 2018: Julian Calendar )

The Prophet Isaiah
St. Shio the Anchorite with the Theotokos and St. John the Forerunner
Schemahieromonk Joseph (Litovkin) of Optina

Prophet Isaiah (8th c. b.c.); Martyr Christopher of Lycia, and with him Martyrs Callinica and Aquilina, and 200 soldiers (249); Saint Maximus III of Jerusalem, Patriarch (350); Venerable Shio the Anchorite of Georgia (6th c.); Monk-martyr Nicholas of Vouneni, in Thessaly (901); Saint Beatus, Apostle of Switzerland (2nd c.); Martyr Epimachus of Pelusium, at Alexandria (250); Martyr Gordion at Rome (362); Saint John of Châlon, third Bishop of Châlon-sur-Saône in France (ca.475); Saint Gerontius, bishop of Cervia near Ravenna in Italy, martyr (ca. 501); Saint Constantine, Martyr, Scottish king who gave up his crown and joined Saint David's monastery at Menevia, Wales (576); Saint Sanctan, Bishop of Kill-da-Les and Kill-na-Sanctan near Dublin in Ireland (6th c.); Blessed Adalgar, third archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen (909); Saint Vincent, Abbot of St Peter de Montes in Spain, a disciple and successor of St. Gennadius of Astorga (ca. 950); Saint Gregory, Bishop of Ostia (ca.1044); Saint Dmitry Donskoy, Prince of Moscow (1389); New Hieromartyr Methodius of Amaria, Crete (1793); Schemahieromonk Joseph (Litovkin) of Optina(1911); New Hieromartyr Demetrius, priest (1938); New Hieromartyr Basil, priest (1939); All Holy New Martyrs of Slobozhanschyna (Slobodskaya), Ukraine (see also May 19); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics (1087) of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker (ca.345) from Myra to Bari; Zaraysk Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (1225); Translation of the relics (1775) of Child-martyr Gabriel of Slutsk (1690).



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