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March 25:

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

The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church); Martyrs Pelagia, Theodosia, and Dula of Nicomedia, who suffered under Valentinian (361); The Holy Martyr who was formerly an executioner; Venerable Sennouphios the Standard-bearer, of Latomos Monastery in Thessalonica (9th c.); Venerable Timon the Hermit (10th c.); Saint Dismas the Good Thief, crucified next to Christ (1st c.); Holy 262 Martyrs of Rome; Martyr Quirinus of Tegernsee (Quirinus of Rome), in Rome under Claudius II (c. 269); Martyr Irenaeus of Sirmium, Bishop in Pannonia (Hungary), under Diocletian (304); Saint Caimin of Inis Cealtra, Bishop-Abbot of Inis Cealtra and possibly the first Bishop of Killaloe (653); Saint Humbert of Maroilles (c. 680); Saint Hermenland, monk at Fontenelle, ordained priest and sent with twelve monks to establish a new monastery on the island of Aindre (Indret) (c. 720); Saints Barontius and Desiderius (c. 725); Saint Kennocha (Kyle, Enoch), nun at a convent in Fife, held in great veneration in Scotland, especially around Glasgow (1007); Saint Alfwold (Ælfwold II of Sherborne), monk at Winchester who was chosen as Bishop of Sherborne in 1045 (1058); Saint Nicander, hermit, of Pskov (1581) (see also September 24); Venerable Parthenius of the Kiev Caves (1855); Venerable Savvas the New of Kalymnos (1947) (see also March 24; April 7 - Greek; and on fifth Sunday of Great Lent); Saint Justin (Popovic), Archimandrite of Ćelije Monastery in Serbia and Confessor of Traditional Orthodoxy (1979) (see also June 1); New Hieroconfessor Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1925) (see also April 7); Icons: Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos the Burning Bush, on Mount Sinai (Our Lady of the Burning Bush); Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos Evangelístria, kept at the monastery of Aliartos in Boeotia; Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos of Kypera, kept at the monastery of the Panagia on the island of Cephalonia; "Annunciation" Icon of the Mother of God (16th c.); Other Commemorations: Greek Independence Day: Proclamation of Greek independence on March 25, 1821, blessed by Metropolitan Germanos III of Old Patras at the Monastery of Agia Lavra.

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