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Feasts

Saint Lazarus the Righteous (Lazarus the Just), the friend of Christ (1st c.); Martyr Marinus of Caesarea, soldier, at Caesarea in Palestine (262); Saint Ambrose, Deacon, disciple of St. Didymus the Blind of Alexandria (400); Venerable Alexis the Man of God, in Rome (411) - (see also July 17 - Western Church); Monk-martyr Paul of Crete, defender of icons, burned alive under Constantine V Copronymus (767); Venerable Theosterictus the Confessor, Abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa (826); Martyrs Alexander and Theodore, early martyrs in Rome; Venerable Patrick, Bishop of Armagh and Enlightener of Ireland (461); Saint Llinio of Llandinam, Abbot and Founder of Llandinam, Powys, Wales (520); Saint Agricola (Agrele, Aregle), ascetic and Bishop of Châlon-sur-Saône in France (580); Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, Abbess of Nivelles, patroness of travellers (659); Saint Beccan of Rhum (677); Saint Withburga, Princess of East Anglia, hermitess whose holy well is at East Dereham (ca.743); Venerable Macarius, Abbot and Wonderworker of Kalyazin (1483); Venerable Hieromartyr Gabriel the Lesser, of Gareji, Georgia (1802); Hieromartyr Theodoulos the Sinaite (1822); Saint Gurij Karpov, Archbishop of Tauria and Simferopol (1882); New Hieromartyr Alexander Polivanov of Krasnoyarsk, Priest (1919); New Hieromartyr Victor Kiranov of Berdyansk, Protopresbyter of Simferopol-Crimea (1942); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the Great Earthquake of 790 AD, under Emeperor Constantine VI; Repose of Lulach, last Orthodox King of Scotland (1058); Repose of Archbishop Tikhon (Troitsky) of San Francisco (1963).