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St Maximus the Confessor
St Maximus the Greek of Russia
Panagia Paramythea

Martyrs Eugenios, Candidus, Valerianus, and Aquilas, at Trebizond (303); Virgin-martyr Agnes of Rome (c. 304) (see also January 20); Martyr Neophytus of Nicaea (305); The Holy Four Martyrs of Tyre, by the sword; Venerable Apollonios of the Thebaid, ascetic (4th century) (see also March 31); Venerable Maximus the Confessor (662); Martyr Anastasius (662), disciple of St. Maximus the Confessor; Saint Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse (662); Martyrs Gabriel and Zionios, and companions, under the Bulgarian ruler Omurtag (c. 814-831); Venerable Neophytus of Vatopedi (Mount Athos); Saint Publius, first Bishop of Malta and later Bishop of Athens (c. 112 or c. 161-180) (see also March 13); Saint Fructuosus, Bishop of Tarragoña in Spain, and Deacons Augurius and Eulogius (259); Martyr Patroclus of Troyes, under Aurelian (ca. 270-275); Saint Epiphanius of Pavia, Bishop of Pavia (496); Saint Brigid (Briga), known as St Brigid of Kilbride, venerated around Lismore in Ireland (6th century); Saint Lawdog (6th century); Saint Vimin (Wynnin, Gwynnin), a Bishop in Scotland, said to have founded the monastery of Holywood (6th century); Saint Meinrad of Einsiedeln, hermit, martyred by robbers (861); Saint Maccallin (Macallan), Abbot of Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache Abbey and Waulsort (978); Venerable Maximus the Greek of Russia (1556); Venerable Timon, monk (desert-dweller) of Nadeyev and Kostroma (1840); Saint George-John (Mkheidze) of Georgia (1960); New Hieromartyr Elias Berezovsky, Priest of Alma-Ata (1938); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of All the Martyred Saints, from Protomartyr Stephen up to the present; Synaxis of the Church of Holy Peace (Saint Irene), by the Sea in Constantinople; Icons: "Paramythia" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (Vatopedi Mother of Consolation, Mother of God of Vatopedi), at Vatopedi monastery, Mt. Athos (807); Icon of the Mother of God "Stabbed" (Greek: "Esphagmeni", Slavonic: "Zaklannaya"), at Vatopedi monastery (14th century); Icon of the Mother of God "Xenophon Hodigitria" (1730).