March 30

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St. John Climacus
The martyrdom of St Edmund

Prophet Joad (10th century BC) (III Kings 13:11), who dwelt in Bethel; Prophet Joel (c. 800 BC) (see also October 19); Holy Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, and Epaphroditus of the Seventy Apostles (1st century); Saint Eubula, mother of St. Panteleimon (304); Venerable John the Hermit of Cilicia (4th century); Saint John II, Patriarch of Jerusalem (5th century); Venerable John the Silent (John Hesychastes), Bishop of Colonia (Taxara) in Armenia, and later a monk of St. Sabbas Monastery (558) (see also December 3); Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent (615); Venerable Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse (662) (see also January 21) Saint Quirinus, the jailer of Pope Alexander I, martyr (c. 117); Saint Regulus (Rieul), by tradition a Greek, he is honoured as the first Bishop of Senlis in France (c. 260); Saint Mamertinus of Auxerre, a monk and then Abbot of Sts Cosmas and Damian in Auxerre in France (c. 462); Saint Fergus, Bishop of Downpatrick in Ireland (6th century); Saint Pastor, Bishop of Orleans in France (6th century); Saint Tola of Clonard, Abbot and Bishop of Disert Tola in Meath in Ireland (c. 733); Saint Patto (Pacificus), Bishop of Werden in Germany (c. 788); Saint Clinius, a Greek monk of Monte Cassino, he became Abbot of St Peter's near Pontecorvo, where his relics were venerated; Saint Osburga of Coventry, Abbess of Coventry (c. 1015); New Hieromartyr Zachariah, Metropolitan of Corinth (1684); Saint Sophronius of Irkutsk, Bishop of Irkutsk and All Siberia (1771); Other Commemorations: The Meeting of the Mother of God and Saint Elizabeth; Translation of the relics of the Martyr-King Edmund of East Anglia; Repose of Blessed Matrona (Mylnikova) the Barefoot, of St. Petersburg, Fool for Christ (1911).