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Lydia the Martyr
Saint Matrona of Thessaloniki

Prophet Hanani (Ananias) - (II Chronicles 16:7-10); Martyrs Philetas the Senator, his wife Lydia, their sons Macedon and Theoprepides, and Amphilochius, an officer in the army, with Chronidas, a notary (c. 121) (see also March 23); Venerable Matrona of Thessalonica the Confessor (3rd-4th centuries); Martyrs Baruch and John, by the sword; Venerable Eutychios, monastic; Venerable Cyricus of Apros (Quiricus), in Thrace, monastic; Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius (304); Saint John the Clairvoyant, anchorite of Lycopolis, Egypt (394); Saint Paphnutius of Thebes, disciple of Saint Anthony the Great (4th century); Saint Paul, Bishop of Corinth (c. 925); Saint Augusta, daughter of the Teuton Duke of Friuli, martyred by her father, venerated in Serravalle near Treviso (5th century); Saint Amator (Amador), a hermit to whom several churches are dedicated in Portugal; Saint Rupert of Salzburg, Bishop of Salzburg (718); Saint Romulus, Abbot of St Baudilius near Nîmes in France (c. 730); Saint Suairlech, first Bishop of Fore in Westmeath, Ireland, from c. 735-750 (c. 750); Saint Alkelda (Alkeld, Athilda), martyred by the Danes (10th century); Saint Ephraim of Rostov (1454); Saint Alexander, Abbot of Voche, near Galich (16th century); Saint Anthony (Stakhovsky), Metropolitan of Tobolsk in Siberia (1740); Saint Ambrose (Khelaia) the Confessor, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (1927) (see also March 16); Other Commemorations: Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mount Athos: "Glykophylousa" ("Sweet-Kissing") and "Of the Akathist"; Repose of Elder Augustine of Philotheou, Mt. Athos (1965).