Moscow, July 14, 2015
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its meeting on July 13, 2015 in St. Petersburg established (Minutes no. 49) a joint feast day for the Holy Right-Believing Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy (1350-1389) and his wife Holy Right-Believing Grand Duchess Eudoxia (in monasticism, Euphrosyne: c. 1353-1407) of Moscow on June 1 (May 19 according to the old calendar), reports Patriarchia.ru.
Sts. Dmitry and Eudoxia were parents of twelve children, and their marriage, according to the chronicles of that time, was a true example of fidelity and consent. It should be mentioned that many saints who showed a genuine example of a Christian marriage have joint feast days (among them are Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Mother of God; Adrian and Natalia; Cyril and Maria of Radonezh, the parents of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh; Peter and Fevronia of Murom).
The Holy Right-Believing Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy is commemorated on June 1/May 19. This date coincides with the International Day for Protection of Children.