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March 2 2021:

St. Arsenius of Tver

Hieromartyrs Nestor the Bishop, and Tribiminus the Deacon, at Perge in Pamphylia (ca. 250); Martyr Troadius of Neo-Caesarea, and those with him (251); Virgin-martyr Euthalia of Sicily (252); Saint Cointus of Phrygia (Quintus of Phrygia), Confessor and Wonder-worker (283); Martyr Hesychius the Senator (the Palatine), of Antioch (ca. 304) (see also May 10); Hiero-Confessor Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrenia in Cyprus (ca. 326); Venerable Saints Andronicus and the Athanasia (5th century) (see also October 9); Saint Agathon of Egypt, monk (5th century); Martyrs of Rome, a large number of martyrs martyred in Rome under Alexander Severus and the prefect Ulpian (219); Saints Jovinus and Basileus, two martyrs who suffered in Rome under Gallienus and Valerian, buried on the Latin Way (258); Saints Paul, Heraclius, Secundilla and Januaria, martyrs who suffered under Diocletian at Porto Romano at the mouth of the Tiber in Italy (305); Saint Gistilian (Gistlian), uncle of St David and a monk at Menevia, or St Davids, in Wales (5th-6th centuries); Saint Joavan, a Romano-Briton who went to Brittany to live with his uncle St Paul of Léon, by whom he was consecrated bishop (ca. 570); 440 Martyrs slain by the Lombards in Italy (Martyrs of Campania) (ca. 579); Saint Fergna, called 'the White', a relative and disciple of St Columba of Ireland, Abbot of Iona (637); Saint Chad (Ceadda), Bishop of Lichfield (England) (672); Saint Cynibil (Cynibild), a brother of Sts Chad and Cedd who helped enlighten England (7th century); Saint Willeic, a disciple of St Swithbert who made him Abbot of Kaiserwerth in Germany (726); Saint Slebhene (Sléibíne mac Congaile), a monk from Ireland, he became Abbot of Iona in Scotland (767); Venerable Arsenius, Bishop of Tver (1409); Venerable Arethas the Recluse, Bishop, monk at the Kiev Caves Lavra (1409) (see also October 24)' Venerable Sabbatius, monk of Tver (1434), and his disciple St. Euphrosynus (1460); Venerable Barsanuphius (1459) and Sabbas (1467), abbots of Tver; Venerable Abramios of Spassk, of the monastery of Christ the Saviour, Russia (16th century); New Martyr Theodore Sladić of Komogovina (1788); Venerable Joachim (Papoulakis) of Ithaca, monk of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos) and Ithaca (1868); Saint Ambrose (Khelaia) the Confessor, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (1927) (see also March 16 and March 27) Saint Nicholas Planas of Athens (1932) (see also February 17) Other Commemorations: Repose of Abbess Philareta of Ufa (1890); Appearance of the Kolomenskoye “Reigning” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1917).

( February 17 2021: Julian Calendar )

St. Theodore the Soldier

Saint Mariamne, Equal to the Apostles, sister of Apostle Philip (1st century); Saint Auxibius of Soli, Bishop of Soli in Cyprus (102); Martyrs Donatus, Romulus, Secundian, and 86 Companions, at Concordia (Porto Gruaro), near Venice (304); Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (c. 306); Martyr Theodoulos, at Caesarea Palestina (308) Holy Emperor Marcian (457) and St. Pulcheria, his wife (453); Venerable Martyr Theocteristus, Abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa (8th century) (see also November 10 and February 28); Martyrs Faustinus and Companions, a group of forty-five martyrs honoured in Rome; Saint Lommán of Trim (Luman), a nephew of St Patrick and the first Bishop of Trim in Meath in Ireland (c. 450); Saint Habet-Deus, Bishop of Luna in Tuscany, probably martyred by the Arian Vandals (c. 500); Saint Fortchern, Bishop of Trim in Ireland, he later lived as a hermit (6th century); Saint Guevrock (Gueroc; Kerric), Abbot of Loc-Kirec, he also helped St Paul of Léon (6th century); Saint Fintan of Clonenagh, a disciple of St Columba, Abbot Clonenagh in Leix in Ireland, Confessor (603); Saint Finan of Lindisfarne, Bishop of Lindisfarne (661); Saint Silvinus of Auchy, enlightener of the area near Thérouanne, then a mnonastic in the Benedictine abbey of Auchy-les-Moines (c. 718); Saint Theodore, monk of the Kievan Zverynetsky Monastery (1096); St. Euxiphius I, Bishop and Wonderworker, listed in some synaxaria as one of the "300 Allemagne Saints" in Cyprus (late 12th century) (see also September 17); Venerable Theodore the Silent, of the Kiev Caves Monastery (13th century); Venerable Theodosius, monastic founder at Mt. Kelifarevo (1363), and his disciple St. Romanus (c. 1370), of Turnovo, Bulgaria; New Martyr Michael Mavroeidis of Adrianopolis (1490 or 1544); Hieromartyr Hermogenes of Moscow, Patriarch and Wonderworker of Moscow and all Russia (1612); New Martyr Theodore of Byzantium, at Mytilene (1795); New Hieromartyr Theodore of Adjara, Hieromonk, at Mt. Athos (1822); Venerable Barnabas, Elder of Gethsemane Skete, of St. Sergius Lavra (1906); Saint Nicholas Planas, Priest, of Athens (1932) (see also March 2 - Greek); New Hieromartyrs Michael Nikologorsky and Paul Kosminkov, Priests (1938); Martyr Anna Chetverikov (1940) Other Commemorations: Uncovering of the relics (867-869) of Martyr Menas the Most Eloquent (Menas Kallikelados), of Alexandria (ca. 313) (see also December 10); Weeping "Tikhvin" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, at the Kozak Skete of St. Elias on Mt. Athos; Repose of Elder Agapitus of the Kiev Caves (1887); Repose of Schemamonk John (Shova) of Kolitsou Skete, Mt. Athos (2009).

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