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March 5 2021:

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St. Nikolai (Velimirovich)

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( February 20 2021: Julian Calendar )

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Hieromartyr Eleutherius of Byzantium, Bishop in Byzantium (136); Martyrs Didymos, Nemesios and Potamios, in Cyprus; Saint Eutropius, martyr (308); Hieromartyr Sadoc of Persia (Sadoth), Bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him (330); Saint Anianus (Aninas); Saint Bessarion the Great, Wonderworker of Egypt (466) (see also June 6); Saint Agatho of Rome (Agathon), Pope of Rome (682) Saint Mildrith of Thanet, Anglo-Saxon abbess of the Abbey at Minster-in-Thanet, Kent (c. 700) (see also July 13); Saint Leo of Catania (Leo the Wonderworker), Bishop of Catania in Sicily (785); Veneranle Cindeus of Pisidia (Kindeos), Bishop of Pisidia. Venerable Plotinus, monk; Saint Bolcan (Olcan), baptised by St Patrick, Bolcan later became Bishop of Derkan in Ireland (c. 480); Saint Valerius (Valier), first Bishop of Couserans in France (5th century?) Saint Falco of Maastricht, Bishop of Maastricht in the Netherlands (512); Saint Eleutherius of Tournai, Bishop of Tournai (531); Saint Eucherius of Orléans, Bishop of Orleans (c. 740); Saint Colgan, called 'the Wise' and 'the Chief Scribe of the Irish' , he was Abbot of Clonmacnoise in Offaly in Ireland (c. 796); Saint Yaroslav the Wise, son of the Varangian (Viking) Grand Prince Vladimir the Great (1054); Saint Agatho, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves Monastery (13th-14th centuries); Martyrdom of St. Cornelius, Abbot of the Pskov-Caves Monastery by beheading, and his disciple St. Bassian of Murom (1570); Hieromartyr Abbot Macarius and 34 monks and novices of Valaam Monastery, martyred by the Lutherans (1578): Hieromonk Titus, Schemamonk Tikhon, Monks Gelasius, Sergius, Varlaam, Sabbas, Conon, Sylvester, Cyprian, Pimen, John, Simonas, Jonah, David, Cornelius, Niphon, Athanasius, and Serapion, and Novices Varlaam, Athanasius, Anthony, Luke, Leontius, Thomas, Dionysius, Philip, Ignatius, Basil, Pachomius, Basil, Theophilus, John, Theodore, and John; New Hieromartyr Nicholas Rozov, Priest (1938).

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