August 1

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Our Lord Jesus Christ

Feasts: Beginning of the Dormition Fast; Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord; Saints: Holy Seven Maccabees: Martyrs Abimus, Antoninus, Gurias, Eleazar, Eusabonus, Alimus, and Marcellus, and their mother Solomonia, and their teacher Eleazar (166 B.C.); Holy Nine Martyrs of Perge in Pamphylia: Leontius, Attius, Alexander, Cindeus, Minsitheus (Mnesitheus), Cyriacus, Mineon (Menaeus), Catanus, and Eucleus (3rd c.); Martyr Papas the New; Martyr Eleazar; Martyr Cyricus, by beheading; Martyr Theodore, by the sword; Martyr Polyeuctus, by being buried alive in manure; Venerable Martyr Elessa of Kythira (375); Saint Timothy of Proconnesus the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Proconnesus (6th c.) Martyrs Menas, Menais, and others of England; Child-martyr Justin, venerated in Louvre near Paris in France (ca.290); Saint Nemesius, a saint venerated near Lisieux in France; Saint Leus of Viguenza, a priest whose relics were honoured in Viguenza in Italy (4th c.); Saint Verus, Bishop of Vienne, attended the Council of Arles in 314 (ca.314); Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop (371); Saint Exuperius of Bayeux, first Bishop of Bayeux in France, he is honoured in Corbeil (405); Saint Ríoch, a nephew of St. Patrick, early Irish Christian missionary and Abbot of Innisboffin in Ireland (ca.490); Saint Almedha (Eluned, Eled, Elevetha), suffered martyrdom on a hill near Brecon in Wales (5th c.); Saint Severus, a priest of noble family, famous for his charity, honoured from time immemorial in the village of St Sever de Rustan (ca.500); Saints Friard (Friardus of Vindumitta), and Secundel (Secundellus) deacon, hermits on the Isle of Vindomitte near Nantes in Gaul (ca.577); Virgin-Martyr Sidwell of Exeter (Sativola) (6th c.); Saint Kenneth (Cenydd, Kined), monk of Ploumelin, a hermit who made his cell among the rocks in the Gower peninsula, Wales (6th c.); Saint Peregrinus, a pilgrim from Ireland, on return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land settled as a hermit near Modena in Italy (643); Saint Jonatus, a monk at Elnone in Belgium, Abbot of Marchiennes (c 643-652) and then of Elnone Abbey (c 652-659); Saint Mary the Consoler, sister of St Anno, Bishop of Verona in Italy (8th c.); Saint Æthelwold of Winchester (Ethelwold), Bishop of Winchester (984); Saint Davyd Sviatoslavich, Prince of Chernigov (1097–1123); New Hieromartyr Basil, Archbishop of Chernigov (1918); New Hieromartyr Demetrius, Priest (1937); Other Commemorations: Baptism of Rus' (1 August 988); Finding of the relics (1882) of Bishop Nestor (Zakkis) of the Aleutians and Alaska (1882); Repose of Abbess Alexia of Nizhni-Novgorod (1940); Uncovering of the relics (1995) of the Venerable Sophia of Suzdal (1542).