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Prophet Jeremiah (7th-6th c. b.c.); Saint Philosophos the Martyr, at Alexandria (252); Martyr Batas of Nisibis (Bata the Persian) (ca. 364); Saint Isidora the Fool-for-Christ, of Tabennisi, Egypt (ca. 365); Monk-martyr Romanus of Raqqa (780); St. Michael, ascetic of Chalcedon (8th-9th c.); Saint Symeon of Syracuse (or of Mount Sinai or Trier) (1035); Martyr Andeolus of Smyrna, a subdeacon from Smyrna sent to France by St Polycarp, martyred near Viviers on the Rhône (208); Martyrs Orentius and Patientia, husband and wife who lived at Loret near Huesca in Spain, parents of St. Laurence the Martyr (240); Martyrs Acius (Ache) the Deacon, and Aceolus (Acheul) the Sub-deacon, martyred near Amiens in France under Diocletian (303); Saint Grata of Bergamo, a holy woman from Bergamo, zealous in securing Christian burial for the bodies of the martyrs (ca.307); Saint Agapetos (Amator), bishop of Auxerre (418); Saint Orentius of Auch (Orientius), a hermit in the Lavendan valley near Tarbes in France, Bishop of Auch (Augusta Ausciorum) for over 40 years (ca.439); Saint Corentin, Bishop of Quimper (460); Saint Brioc, Abbot of St. Brieuc (ca. 502); Martyr Sigismund, king of Burgundy (524); Saint Marcul, Hieromonk of Corbeny, founder of a monastery on the Egyptian model in Nanteuil in France (ca.558); Saint Ceallach (Kellach), a disciple of St Kieran of Clonmacnoise, became Bishop of Killala in Ireland, ended his life as a hermit (6th c.); Saint Asaph, Bishop in North Wales (6th-7th c.) Saint Aredius of Gap (Arigius, Arey), Bishop of Gap in France for twenty years (604); Saint Ultan, Irish missionary monk of Burgh Castle (East Anglia), Fosse and Peronne (Gaul) (657); Saint Bertha of Val d'Or, martyr, founder and abbess of Avenay in the diocese of Châlons-sur-Marne (680); Martyr Evermarus of Tongres, pilgrim murdered by robbers at Rousson, near Tongres, Belgium (ca.700); Saint Théodard, Archbishop of Narbonne (893); Saint Benedict of Szkalka, a hermit on Mount Zobor in Hungary, renowned for his asceticism, murdered by robbers (1012); Saint Tamara the Great, Queen of Georgia (1213); Saint Paphnutius of Borovsk, Abbot (1477); Hieromartyr Macarius, Metropolitan of Kiev (1497); St. Zosimas, bishop of Kumurdo (15th c.); Saint Gerasimus of Boldinsk, Abbot (1554); Saint Panaretos of Cyprus, Archbishop (1791); New Martyrs Euthymius, Ignatius (1814), and Acacius (1815) of Mount Athos; Archbishop Martyr Sabbas (1821); Venerable Nikephoros of Chios, monk (1821); New Martyr Mary of Mirambelos (Mary of Crete) (1826); Schemamonk Saint Luke of Glinsk Hermitage (1898); Virgin-martyr Nina (Kuznyetsova), new martyr of Vologda (1938); Other Commemorations: Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Unexpected Joy" (“Neochikuvana Radist”) from Andronikov Monastery; "Myrrh-Bearing" Icon of the Mother of God of Tsarevokokshaisk (in the province of Kazan) (1647); Translation of the relics of Saint Walburga, Abbess of Heidenheim.

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