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May 26 2020:

The Holy Trinity

Apostles Carpus and Alphaeus of the Seventy (1st c.); Martyrs Abercius and Helen, children of Apostle Alphaeus (1st c.); Martyr Julius, Roman soldier, by beheading, at Dorostolum in Mysia (Asia Minor) (302); Saint Synesius, Bishop of Karpasia in Cyprus, Wonderworker (ca.5th c.); Venerable John of Psichaita the Confessor, of Constantinople (ca.825) (see also May 7 - Greek); Hieromartyr Zacharias, Bishop of Vienne, suffered under Trajan (106); Hieromartyr Simitrius priest, and 22 other martyrs, who suffered under Antoninus Pius, at Rome (159); Saint Eleutherius of Rome, Pope of Rome (189); Saints Fugatius (Fagan) and Damian (Deruvianus, Dyfan), sent by Pope Eleutherius to England to preach the Gospel (2nd c.); Martyr Priscus, a Roman legionary officer, and a great multitude of other Christians of Besançon, near Auxerre (272); Martyrs Felicissimus, Heraclius, and Paulinus, at Todi in Umbria (303); Martyr Quadratus, a martyr in North Africa; Saint Bécán, a hermit near Cork in Ireland in the time of St Columba; founder of Kilbeggan, Westmeath, worked in a monastery there (6th c.); Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Evangelizer of England (605); Saint Oduvald, a noble who became a monk and later Abbot of Melrose Abbey in Scotland (698); Saint Regintrudis, fourth Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey near Salzburg in Austria; Saint Guinizo, born in Spain, became a monk at Montecassino in Italy (ca.1050); New Martyr George of Sofia (George the New, George the Serbian) (1515); New Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica, the former Dervish, beheaded at Smyrna (1794); Saint Innocent, Bishop of Cherson (1857) (see also May 25 - Greek); New Hieromartyrs Milan Banjac and Milan Golubovic, of Drvar, Serbia (1941-1945); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics of Saint Bertilla (692), Abbess of Chelles Abbey; Uncovering of the relics (1521) of Venerable Macarius, Abbot of Kolyazin (1483); Translation of the relics (1534) of New Martyr George of Kratovo and Sofia (1515); The Icon of the Mother of God of Seligersk-Vladimir (16th c.).

( May 13 2020: Julian Calendar )

The Venerable Hagioritic Monk-Martyrs under Patriarch John XI Bekkos the Latinophile (†13th c).

Virgin-Martyr Glyceria at Heraclea, Propontis (ca.138-161); Martyr Laodicius, jailer of Saint Glyceria (ca.138-161) Saint Theoctistus, monk from Tekoa, Palestine; Saint Pausicacius, Bishop of Synnada (606); Saint Nicephoros, Presbyter of the monastery of Ephapsios; Saint Sergius (George) the Confessor of Constantinople, with his wife Irene and children (ca.829-842); Saint Euthymius the New (the Illuminator) (1028), founder of Iveron Monastery, and his fellow Georgian saints of Mount Athos: his father monk-martyr John of Iveron (998), his cousin monk-martyr George of Iveron (1065), and monk-martyr Gabriel of Iveron who took the Holy Icon "Portaitissa" from the sea (10th c.); Saint Abban of Ireland, baptized in 165 AD, missionary in Abingdon, Oxfordshire (2nd c.); Martyr Alexander of Rome (284-305); Saint Valerian of Auxerre, third Bishop of Auxerre, and defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism (350); Saint Onesimus of Gaul, fifth Bishop of Soissons in France (361); Saint Servatius, Bishop of Tongres, defender against Arianism in the Netherlands (384); Saint Agnes of Poitiers, chosen by St. Radegund to be Abbess of Holy Cross at Poitiers in France (588); Saint Mael (Mahel), Ascetic on the Isle of Bardsey (6th c.); Saint Natalis (Natale), Bishop of Milan in Italy (751); Saint Anno (Hanno, Annon), Bishop of Verona in Italy (780); Saint Merwenna of Rumsey (Merwinna, Merewenna), first Abbess of Rumsey convent, in Hampshire (ca.970); Blessed Fortis Gabrielli, Ascetic (1040); Venerable monk-martyrs of Iveron Monastery, martyred by the Latins (1259, or 1276-1280); Repose of Saint Macarius, Abbot of Glushitsa Monastery, Vologda (1480); Righteous Virgin Glyceria of Novgorod (1522); New Hieromartyrs Basil, Alexander and Christopher, Hieromartyr Macarius and Martyr Sergius (1922); 103 New Hieromartyrs of Cherkassk (Cherkas') (20th c.); Other Commemorations: Consecration of the Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa (Most-Holy Queen of All), on the small island of Hagia Glykeria (Incirli Adasi) in the Bay of Tuzla (12th c.); Translation of the relics (1688) of Hieromartyr Saint Macarius, Archimandrite of Ovruch and Pinsk, from Kaniv to Pereyaslavl (1678); Repose of righteous Priest Alexis of Bortsurmany, disciple of St. Seraphim of Sarov (1848); Repose of Rassophore Monk John, of St. Nilus of Sora Monastery (1863); Repose of Eldress Sepfora of Klykovo (1997).

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