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March 23 2023:

St. Lydia the Martyr
New Hiero-Confessor Venerable Sergius (Srebriansky), Archimandrite, of Tver

Martyrs Philetas the Senator, his wife Lydia, their sons Macedon and Theoprepius, the notary Cronides, and Amphilochius the Captain, in Illyria (125) (see also March 27); Monk-martyr Nikon and 199 disciples, in Sicily (251); Martyr Dometius in Phrygia (360-361); Saint Victorian, Frumentius and Companions (484); Saint Gwinear of Cornwall (5th century); Saint Felix and Companions, a group of twenty-one martyrs in North Africa (5th century); Saint Fidelis, a martyr in North Africa; Saint Maidoc (Mo-Mhaedog), Abbot of Fiddown in Kilkenny in Ireland (5th century); Saint Benedict of Campania (Benedict the Hermit), hermit in the Campagna in Italy, miraculously delivered from death by burning at the hands of Totila the Goth (550); Saint Æthelwold, a monk at Ripon in England, he lived as a hermit on Inner Farne for twelve years (699); Saint Felix of Montecassino (c. 1000); Venerable Nicon, abbot of the Kiev Caves Monastery (1088); Venerable Ephraim of the Kiev Caves (13th century); Venerable Pachomius, Abbot of Nerekhta (1384); Saint Bassian, Archbishop of Rostov (1481); Venerable Theodosius the Wonderworker, Abbot of the Monastery of the Saviour in Totma, Russia (1568) (see also January 28); Righteous Basil of Mangazea in Siberia (1600) (see also March 22); New Monk-martyr Luke the New of Adrianople and Mt. Athos, at Mytilene (1802); New Martyr Panagiotis at Jerusalem (1820) (see also April 5); Saint Elena (Bakhteiv), Nun of the Florovsk Ascension Convent in Kiev (1834); New Hieromartyr Macarius (Kvitkin), Protopresbyter of Orenburg (1931); New Hieromartyr Elijah (Vyatlin), hieromonk of the Lukianov Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Vladimir) (1938); New Hieromartyrs Basil Koklyn, and Stephen Preobrazhensky, Priests (1938); New Martyr James (1938); Virgin-martyr Anastasia Bobkova (1938); Martyr Alexis Skorobogatov (1938); New Hiero-Confessor Venerable Sergius (Srebriansky), Archimandrite, of Tver (1948); Other Commemorations: Repose of Elder Porphyrius of Glinsk Hermitage (1868).

( March 10 2023: Julian Calendar )

The Holy Trinity

Martyr Codratus (Quadratus), and with him Martyrs Cyprian, Dionysius, Anectus, Paul, Crescens, and Dionysius (another), at Corinth (251); Martyrs Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudius, Diodorus, Serapion, Papias, Leonidas, Chariessa, Nunechia, Basilissa, Nice, Galla, Galina, Theodora and others, at Corinth (251 or 258); Martyrs Codratus, Saturninus, and Rufinus, of Nicomedia (250-259) (see also March 7); Martyr Marcian, by scourging; Saint Anastasia the Patrician, of Alexandria, who concealed her beauty as "Anastasios the Eunuch" (567); Saint George Arselaites (6th century); Venerable Agathon, ascetic at the Monastery of St Symeon near Aleppo in Syria; Martyr Victor, in North Africa under Decius; Saint Silvester, a companion of St Palladius in enlightening Ireland (c. 420); Saint Simplicius, Pope of Rome (468-483), who upheld the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon against Monophysitism and dealt with the Arian King Odoacer after the Fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 (483); Saint Droctoveus (Drotté), a disciple of St Germanus of Paris (c. 580); Saint Kessog of Lennox (Mackessog), Irish missionary active in the Lennox area and southern Perthshire, Bishop of Loch Lomond (c. 560); Saint Sedna (Sétna), Bishop of Ossory in Ireland and a friend of St Luanus (c. 570); Saint Attalus (Attala), Abbot of Bobbio Abbey (626); Saint Emilian (Eminian), a monk and then Abbot of Lagny (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Lagny) in France (675); Saint Himelin, an Irish or Scottish priest (c. 750); Saint Failbhe the Little (Fáilbe mac Pípáin), Abbot of Iona in Scotland (754); Venerable John of Khakhuli Monastery, Georgia, called Chrysostom ("Golden Mouth"), reposed on Mt. Athos (10th-11th century); New Martyr Michael of Agrapha (Michael (Maurudisos) of Soluneia), at Thessalonica (1544 or 1547) (see also March 21); Saint Paul of Taganrog (Pavel of Taganrog) (1879); Saint Alexander (Badanin), Priest, of Vologda (1913) New Hieromartyr Demetrius Legeydo, Priest (1938); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the Desert-dwellers of the Roslavl Forests near Bryansk.

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