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October 28

Feasts

The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, at the Blachernae church in Constantinople (911) - (Greek Orthodox Church; see also; October 1); Martyrs Terence and Neonilla, of Syria, and their children Sarbelus, Photus, Theodulus, Hierax, Nitus, Bele, and Eunice (249); Great-martyr Paraskevi of Iconium (3rd c.); Venerable Saints Firmilian, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (ca. 269), and Malchion, priest of Antioch (late 3rd c.); Hieromartyr Kyriakos (Cyriacus), Chorepiscopus of Jerusalem, and his mother, Martyr Anna (both 363); Venerable Diomedes the Young, of Cyprus, Wonderworker (ca.4th c.); Saint Abramius of Ephesus, Bishop of Ephesus (6th c.); Saint Febronia (632), daughter of Emperor Heraclius; Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas monastery in Palestine, hymnographer (807); Saint John the Chozebite, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine (532) - (see also: October 3 - Greek); Hieromartyr Neophytus, Bishop of Urbnisi, Georgia (7th c.); Martyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, at Carthage (250); Martyrs Anastasia and Cyril, early martyrs in Rome (ca.253) - (see also October 29 - in the East); Martyr Cyrilla, the daughter of St Tryphonia (ca.268); Martyr Fidelis of Como, an Italian soldier-saint, in Lombardy under Maximian Herculeus (304); Saint Honoratus of Vercelli, Bishop of Vercelli (ca.415); Saint Ferrutius of Mainz, Germany; Saint Salvius (Saire), hermit (6th c.); Saint Faro, Bishop of Meaux in France (626), he greatly encouraged monasticism (675); Saint Godwin of Stavelot, Abbot of the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium (ca.690); Saint Dorbheneus (Dorbhene), Abbot of Iona (713); Saint Anglinus, tenth Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy near Liège in Belgium (ca.768); Saint Alberic, Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium (779); Saint Remigius of Lyon, Archbishop of Lyons in France (875); Saint Eadsin (Eadsige), thirty-third Archbishop of Canterbury, England, who Crowned King Edward the Confessor (1050); Saint Arsenius of Srem, Archbishop of Serbia (1266); Venerable Athanasius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos) (1340); New Martyrs Angelis, Manuel, George, and Nicholas, at Rethymno on Crete (1824); Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves (14th c.); Righteous Virgin Parasceva of Pirimin on the Pinega River (Arkhangelsk) (16th c.); Venerable Job of Pochaev, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev (1651); Saint Demetrius of Rostov, Metropolitan of Rostov (1709); Repose of Blessed Schema-hieromonk Theophilus, Fool-for-Christ of the Kiev Caves (1853); Venerable Arsenius of Cappadocia (1924) - (see also November 10 - Greek Orthodox Church); New Hieromartyr John Vilensky, Priest of Yaroslavl-Rostov (1918); New Hieromartyr Michael Lektorsky, Archpriest of Kuban (1921); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Shrine of Panagia Eleftherotria ("Our Lady of Deliverance") in Kifissia, Athens, Greece; Synaxis of the Church of Panagia Eleftherotria ("Our Lady of Deliverance") in Didymoteicho, Greece; Commemoration of Schema-Igumen Adrian (Antoniv) of Poltava and Kozelschansk (1953); Repose of Elder Epiphanius (Theodoropoulos) of Athens (1989).