April 30

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Theotokos of the Passion
Apostle James (Son of Zebedee)
Saint Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Holy Apostle James (44), the brother of Saint John the Theologian; Hieromartyr Maximus, at Ephesus, during the persecution of Decius; Hieromartyr Aphrodisius, and 30 martyrs, at Alexandria; Saint Donatus of Euroea, Bishop of Euroea in Epirus (387); Saint Clement the Hymnographer, Abbot of the Studion Monastery (9th c.); Martyr Sophia of Fermo (ca.250); Martyrs Marianus, James and Companions, at Lambaesis, an ancient town in Numidia in North Africa (259); Martyrs Eutropius and Estelle, of Saintes (Gaul) (3rd c.); Saints Quintian and Atticus; Hieromartyr Laurence, at Novara, and some boys whom he was teaching (397); Saint Pomponius of Naples, Bishop of Naples in Italy (508-536) and a strong opponent of Arianism (536); Saint Desideratus of Gourdon, hermit (ca.569); Saint Cynwl of Wales, Hermit, brother of Saint Deiniol and first Bishop of Bangor (6th c.); Saint Erconwald of London, Bishop of London (693); Saint Swithbert the Younger, Bishop of Werden in Westphalia (807); Martyrs Isidore, Elias and Paul of Cordoba, Spain, by the Moors (856); Saint Forannan, Abbot of Waulsort Abbey in Belgium (982); Saint Simon (Symeon), Metropolitan of Moscow (1511); Saint Ignatius (Brianchaninov), Bishop of the Caucasus and Stavropol (1867); Other Commemorations: Uncovering of the relics of Saint Basil of Amasea, bishop (322); Uncovering of the relics (1558) of Saint Nicetas of Novgorod, Bishop (1108); Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "of the Passion" (1641); Uncovering of the relics (1725) of New martyr Argyra of Prussa (1721); Repose of Schema-Abbess Martha Protasieva, disciple of Saint Paisius Velichkovsky (1813); Miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Sambir, Ukraine; Translation of the relics of St Valentinus the Martyr (3rd c.) (July 6), to Sambir Cathedral (St. Paraskeva Pyatnycya church, Lviv); Translation of the relics of Saint Sabbas of Zvenigorod Monastery (1998).