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March 20 2019:

Photine of Samaria
St. Cuthbert

Righteous Abel, first martyr in the history of mankind; Martyrs Photine (Fatima, Svetlana), the Samaritan woman, martyred under Nero (66), together with her sisters Phota, Photis, Parasceva, and Cyriaca (Kyriake), her sons Victor (or Photinus) and Joses (Joseph), Sebastian the Duke, the officer Anatolius, and Theoclitus the former sorcerer; Martyr Akula (Aquila) the Eparch, by the sword; Seven Virgin-martyrs of Amisus (Samsun): Alexandra, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliana, Euphemia, and Theodosia (c. 303-305); Martyr Emmanuel, by the sword; Martyr Rodian, by the sword; Martyr Lollian the Elder; Hieromartyr Tadros, Bishop of Edessa, at Jerusalem (691); Martyr Michael the Sabbaite, at Jerusalem (691); Martyr Archil II (Archilios II), king of Georgia (744) - (see also June 21); The Venerable monastic fathers who were slain at the Monastery of St. Sabbas: Saints John, Sergius, Patrick, and others (796); Saint Nicetas the Confessor, Bishop of Apollonias in Bithynia (813); Saint Urbitius, Bishop of Metz in the east of France (c. 420); Saint Tertricus, Bishop of Langres and uncle of St Gregory of Tours (572); Saint Martin of Braga in Iberia (580); Venerable Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, the Wonder-worker, Bishop of Lindisfarne (687); Saint Herbert of Derwentwater, an Anglo-Saxon priest and friend of St Cuthbert, who lived as a hermit on St Herbert's Island (687); Saint Wulfram of Sens, missionary, Bishop of Sens (703); Saint Benignus, a monk and Abbot of Fontenelle Abbey (725); Saint Remigius von Straßburg, a noble, became Abbot of Münster near Colmar in France and in 776 Bishop of Strasbourg (783); Saint William of Peñacorada, monk at the monastery of Satagún in León in Spain (c. 1042); Hieromartyr Euphrosynus of Blue-Jay Lake (Valaam, Novgorod Republic) (1612); New-Martyr Myron of Mega Castro (Heraklion) in Crete (1793); New Hieromartyr Basil, Deacon (1938); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Holz, priest of Novosiolki (Chełm and Podlasie, Poland) (1944); Other Commemorations: Martyr Luarsab II of Kartli, King of Kartli-Kakheti, eastern Georgia (1622) - (see also June 21).

( March 7 2019: Julian Calendar )

Theotokos of Czestochowa

Martyrs Codratus, Saturninus, and Rufinus, of Nicomedia (250-259); Martyrs Aemilian the Roman, with Jacob (James) and Marianos, under Valerian (259); The Holy Seven Hieromartyrs of Cherson: Basil, Ephraim, Capito, Eugene, Aetherius, Elpidius, and Agathadorus (4th c.); Venerable Paul the Simple of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great (ca. 339); Saints Nestor and Arcadius, Bishops of Tremithous, in Cyprus (4th c.); Saint Ephraim of Antioch, Patriarch of Antioch (546); Saint Paul the Confessor, Bishop of Plousias in Bithynia (ca. 840); Martyrs Perpetua of Carthage, and the catechumens Felicity, Saturus (Satyrus), Saturninus, Revocatus and Secundulus at Carthage (202-203) - (see also February 1 in the East); Saint Gaudiosus of Brescia, Confessor and Bishop of Brescia, where his relics were venerated (445); Saint Enodoch (Wenedoc), confessor in Wales (ca. 520); Saint Drausinus (Drausius), Bishop of Soissons, who did much to encourage monasticism (ca. 576); Saint Deifer, Abbot of Flintshire, founder of Bodfari in Clwyd in Wales (6th c.); Saint Emilian of Rome (6th c.); Saint Eosterwine (Esterwin), the second Anglo-Saxon Abbot of Wearmouth in Northumbria (688); Saint John of Beverley, Bishop of York (721) - (see also May 7); Saint Ardo Smaragdus, a hagiographer, abbot of the the monastery of Aniane (843); Venerable Laurence (Lavrentios of Megara), founder of the monastery of the Mother of God Phaneromeni on Salamina Island (1707); Saint Dandus (Dandas) and All Saints of Thrace; New Hieromartyr Nicholas, Priest (1930); New Hieromartyr Nilus (Tyutyukin), Hieromonk of St. Joseph of Volokolamsk Monastery (1938); Virgin-martyrs Matrona, Mary, Eudocia, Ecaterina, Antonina, Nadezhda, Xenia, and Anna (1938); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Saints of the Dodecanese; Repose of Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny, Hetman of Ukraine (1622); Repose of Schemamonk Sisoes of Valaam (1931); Icons: Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Surety of Sinners" in Korets (1622), Odrin (1843) and Moscow (1848) - (see also May 29); Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "of Czestochowa".

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