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February 28 2020:

St. John Cassian
St. John Cassian and St Germanus of Dobrogea

Apostles of the Seventy Nymphas and Euvoulos (1st century); Hieromartyr Nestor of Magydos, Bishop of Magydos, at Perge in Pamphylia (c. 250); Martyrs Macarius, Rufinus, Justus and Theophilus, in Rome (250); Martyrs Caerellius, Publius, Gaius, and Serapion, in Alexandria; Holy 6 Martyrs in Alexandria, Egypt (see also October 19); Martyr Abercius, by the sword; Saints Marina and Kyra, and Domnica, nuns, of Beroea (Aleppo) in Syria (c. 450); Hieromartyr Proterius of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria, and six companions (457); Venerable Basil the Confessor (747), companion of St. Procopius, at Decapolis; Saint Romanus of Condat, desert-dweller of Condat in the Jura Mountains, Gaul (460); Saint Hilary (Hilarus), Pope of Rome (468); Saint Llibio, patron-saint of Llanlibio in Anglesey in Wales, confessor (6th century) Saint Maidoc (Madoc), Bishop, Llanmadog in Wales was named after him (6th century) Saint Ruellinus (Ruellin), successor of St Tudwal as Bishop of Tréguier in Brittany (6th century); Saint Sillan (Silvanus, Sulien), disciple of St Comgall in Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland, and his second successor as abbot there (c. 610); Saint Yaroslav the Wise, thrice Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev (1054) (see also [February 19]]); Holy 40,000 Martyrs, under the Mamluk Turks, by burning (13th century); Blessed Nicholas of Pskov, Fool-for-Christ (1576); New Virgin-martyr Kyranna of Thessaloniki (1751); New Hieromartyr Sergius, Priest (1932); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Antioch (1092); Commemorated on February 29 in leap years, otherwise on February 28: Saint Germanus of Dacia Pontica (Dobrogea, Romania) (c. 415); Venerable John Cassian the Roman, Abbot of Monastery of St Victor, Marseille (435); Venerable John, called Barsanuphius (Barsus of Damascus), of Nitria in Egypt (5th century); Saint George the Confessor, Bishop of Defeltos (7th century); Saint Leo of Cappadocia, monastic; Martyr Theocteristus, Abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa (8th century) (see also November 10 and February 17); Saint Oswald of Worcester, Archbishop of York (992) Venerable Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves (12th century); Saint Cassian of Mu Lake Hermitage, disciple of St. Alexander of Svir (16th century); Saint Arsenius (Matseyevich), Metropolitan of Rostov, Confessor (1772); Saint Meletius, Archbishop of Kharkov and Akhtyr (1840); "Devpeteruv" Icon of the Mother of God (1392).

( February 15 2020: Julian Calendar )

The Holy Trinity

Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy (c. 109); Martyr Major of Gaza (302); Venerable Paphnutius, monk, and his daughter St. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (5th century) (see also [{September 25]])'; Venerable Eusebius, hermit, of Asikha in Syria (5th century) Saint Theognius, Bishop of Bethelia near Gaza (523); Saints Faustinus and Jovita, two brothers, zealous preachers of Orthodoxy, beheaded under Hadrian (2nd century); Virgin-martyr Agape, in Terni (Teramo) in Italy (c. 273); Martyr Craton and Companions, converted to Christ by St Valentine, Bishop of Terni, martyred in Rome together with his wife and family (c. 273); Martyrs Saturninus, Castulus, Magnus and Lucius, who belonged to the flock of St Valentine, Bishop of Terni in Italy (273); Saint Dochow (Dochau, Dogwyn), founder of a monastery in Cornwall (c. 473); Saint Georgia, a holy virgin and later anchoress near Clermont in Auvergne in France (c. 500); Saint Severus, a priest from the Abruzzi in Italy (c. 530); Saint Quinidius, hermit in Aix in Provence, who became Bishop of Vaison (c. 579); Saint Farannan, a disciple of St Columba at Iona in Scotland (c. 590); Saint Berach (Barachias, Berachius), disciple of St Kevin and founder of a monastery at Clusin-Coirpte in Connaught (6th century); Saint Faustus, a disciple of St Benedict at Montecassino in Italy (6th century); Saint Oswy, King of Northumbria (670); Saint Decorosus, for thirty years Bishop of Capua, Confessor (695); Saint Walfrid (Gualfredo) della Gherardesca (765); Saints Winaman the Subdeacon, Unaman the Presbyter, and Sunaman the Deacon, monks and nephews of St Sigfrid whom they followed to Sweden, martyred by pagans (c. 1040); Saint Sigfrid of Sweden, Bishop of Växjö and Apostle of Sweden, who converted King Olaf of Sweden (1045); Saint Druthmar, a monk at Lorsch, in 1014 he became Abbot of Corvey in Saxony in Germany (1046); Saint Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves Monastery (13th century); Venerable Dalmatius of Siberia, Abbot and founder of the Dormition Monastery (1697); New martyr John of Thessaloniki (1776); Venerable Anthimos (Vagianos) of Chios (1960); New Hieromartyrs Michael Pyatayev and John Kuminov, Priests of Omsk (1930); New Hieromartyr Paul (Kozlov), Hieromonk of St. Nilus Hermitage, Tver (1938); New Hieromartyrs Nicholas Morkovin, Alexis, and Alexis, Priests; and Simeon, Deacon (1938); Virgin-martyr Sophia (1938); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Church of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa; Synaxis of the Icon of the Mother of God of Vilnius; Synaxis of Icon of the Mother of God of Dalmatia; Repose of Blessed Stoina (Euphemia) of Devic Monastery (Serbia) (1895); Repose of Schemamonk Nikodim of Karoulia (1984); Repose of Monk Marcu (Dumitrescu) of Sihastria (Romania) (1999); Repose of Mother Kypriane of the Holy Angels Convent.

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