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February 27 2020:

St. Raphael of Brooklyn

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( February 14 2020: Julian Calendar )

Ss. Cyril and Methodius

Saint Peter II, Patriarch of Alexandria (380); Venerable Maron of Syria, hermit of Cyrrhus (c. 433); Venerable Auxentius of Bithynia, monastic (c. 470) Saint Abraham of Charres, Bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia (5th century) Saint Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs (869) Hieromartyr Philemon of Gaza, Bishop of Gaza (10th century); Saint Eleuchadius, a Greek, converted by St Apollinaris of Ravenna, who succeeded St Adheritus as third Bishop of that city (112); Martyrs Vitalis, Felicula and Zeno, early martyrs in Rome; Saint Valentine the Presbyter of Rome, under Claudius II (c. 270) (see also July 6); Hieromartyr Valentine, Bishop of Interamna, Terni, in Italy (c. 273) (see also July 30); Martyrs Proculus, Ephebus and Apollonius, disciples of Hieromartyr Valentine, Bishop of Interamna, Terni, in Italy (c. 273); Martyrs Bassus, Anthony, and Protolicus, at Alexandria; Martyr Agatho, Priest, and Companions, at Alexandria; Saint Nostrianus, Bishop of Naples and a valiant opponent of Arianism and Pelagianism (c. 450); Saint Theodosius, Bishop of Vaison and predecessor of St Quinidius (554); Saint Conran, a holy bishop of the Orkney Islands; Saint Antoninus of Sorrento, Abbot of St Agrippinus (830); Venerable Isaac, recluse of the Kiev Caves Monastery (c. 1090) New Martyr Nicholas of Corinth (1554); New Monk-martyr Damian of Philotheou and Kissavos, at Larissa (1568); New Martyr George the Tailor, of Mytilene, at Constantinople (1693); Venerable Auxentios the Ascetic, of Mount Katirlion near Nicomedia on the Propontis, Wonderworker (c. 1757); Saint Hilarion the Georgian (the New) of Imereti and Mt. Athos (1864); Saint Raphael (Hawaweeny), Bishop of Brooklyn (1915) (see also February 27); New Hieromartyr Nikolaos of Trebizond, Bishop of Amisos (1920); New Hieromartyr Onesimus (Pylaev), Bishop of Tula (1937); New Hieromartyr Tryphon, Deacon (1938); Other Commemorations: 12 Greeks who built the Dormition Cathedral in the Kiev Caves, Far Caves, Lavra (11th century); Translation of the relics of Martyrs Prince Michael and his counselor Theodore, of Chernigov (1578); Repose of Archimandrite Barsanuphius of Valaam and Morocco (1952); Repose of Righteous Barbara (Arkhangelskaya) the Recluse, of Ufa (1966); Repose of Elder Ephraim of Katounakia (1998).

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