March 24

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The Annunciation to the Theotokos
St. Savvas the New of Kalymnos

Forefeast of the Annunciation; Saint Artemon, Bishop of Seleucia in Pisidia (1st century); Hieromartyr Artemon, presbyter of Laodicea (284-305); Martyr Timolaus and 7 Companions with him (8 Martyrs) in Caesarea Palaestina, by beheading (305); Venerable Zachariah the Recluse, of Egypt (4th century); Venerable Martin of the Thebaid, monk; Venerable Abraham of Mount Latros, ascetic; Saint Thomas, Abbot of the monastery of St. Euthymius (542); Venerable Jacob of Catania (James the Confessor), Bishop of Catania (c. 730); Saint Severus of Catania, Bishop of Catania (c. 812); Saint Flavius Latinus of Brescia, third Bishop of Brescia in Italy (84-115); Martyrs Romulus and Secundus, brothers, in Mauritania (Barbary), who suffered for the faith of Christ; Saint Pigmenius, a priest in Rome thrown into the Tiber under Julian the Apostate (362); Saint Domangard (Donard), patron of Maghera in Co. Down in Ireland, who lived as a hermit on the mountain now called Slieve-Donard after him (c. 500); Saint Macartan (Macartin, Maccarthen, Mac Cairthinn of Clogher), an early disciple and companion of St Patrick of Ireland, Bishop of Clogher (c. 505); Saint Cairlon (Caorlan, Carláen), an abbot in Ireland who became Archbishop of Cashel (6th century); Saint Caimin of Inis Cealtra (of Holy Island on Lough Derg), Bishop-Abbot of Inis Cealtra and possibly the first Bishop of Killaloe (653) (see also March 25); Saint Hildelith, Abbess of Barking Abbey (c. 712) Venerable Zachariah, Faster of the Kiev Caves Monastery (12th century); Martyrs Stephen and Peter of Kazan (1552); New Hieromartyr Parthenius III, Patriarch of Constantinople (1657); Venerable Savvas the New of Kalymnos (1947) (see also [March 25]]; April 7-Greek; and the fifth Sunday of Great Lent); New Hieromartyr Vladimir Pankin, Priest, of Chimkent (1920); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Icon of the Theotokos "The Clouded Mountain" (also "the Uncut Mount" or "Smoky Mountain"), in Tver; Commemoration of the miracle at the Kiev Caves Lavra.