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Совершается служба на шестьTranslation of the relics of Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, bishop of Antioch (107).

Martyrs Romanus, James, Philotheus, Hyperechius, Abibus, Julian, and Paregorius, at Samosata (297). Hieromartyrs Silvanus, bishop of Emesa, the deacon Luke, and the reader Mocius (Mucius) (312). St. Lawrence, recluse of the Kiev Caves and bishop of Turov (1194). Sts. Gerasimus (ca. 1441-1467), Pitirim (1455) and Jonah (1470) bishops of Perm. Synaxis of the Saints of Komi. Synaxis of the Saints of Ekaterinburg. Synaxis of the Saints of Perm. St. Ignatius, bishop of Smolensk (1210). St. Andrew (Rublev), iconographer, of the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery (Moscow) (1430).

Martyrs Sarbelus [Thathuil] and his sister Bebaia, of Edessa (98-138) St. Barsimaeus the Confessor, bishop of Edessa (2nd c.). St. Aphrahates the Persian, hermit, of Antioch (370). St. Gildas the Wise, abbot, of Rhuys, Brittany (ca. 570). St. Severus (Sulpitius I), bishop of Bourges (591). St. Ashot Kuropalates of Tao-Klarjeti, Georgia (829). New Martyr Demetrius of Chios, at Constantinople (1802).


Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer the Bishop of Antioch

Tradition suggests that when St Ignatius was a little boy, the Savior hugged him and said: “Unless you turn and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. The saint was called “God-Bearer” (Theophoros), because he bore God in his heart and prayed unceasingly to Him.

Martyrs Romanus, James, Philotheus, Hyperechius, Abibus, Julian, and Paregorius, at Samosata

The Holy Martyrs Romanus, James, Philotheus, Hyperichius, Habib, Julian and Parigoreas suffered in the year 297, during the persecution by Diocletian (284-305),

Hieromartyrs Silvanus, bishop of Emesa, the deacon Luke, and the reader Mocius (Mucius)

Saint Silvanus the bishop suffered in the city of Phoenician Emesa (Homs) in 312 along with Saint Luke the deacon and Mocius the Reader.

St. Laurence the Recluse of the Kiev Caves, Far Caves, and Bishop of Turov, Near Caves

Saint Laurence, Hermit of the Caves and Bishop of Turov, in the Near Caves at first lived as a hermit at the monastery of the Great Martyr Demetrius, built by Great Prince Izyaslav at Kiev near the Monastery of the Caves. Later, he transferred to the Kiev Caves monastery, and was glorified by a gift of healing.

St. Gerasimus the Bishop of Perm

Saint Gerasimus, Bishop of Great Perm and Ust’Vymsk, was the third bishop of the newly-enlightened Zyryani people, and he was a worthy successor to Saint Stephen, the Enlightener of Perm.

St Pitirim the Bishop of Perm

Saint Pitirim, Bishop of Great Perm, was chosen and consecrated to the See of Perm after the suffering and death of St Gerasimus of Perm.

St. Jonah the Bishop of Perm

After Saint Pitirim, Saint Jonah ascended the throne of Perm. He converted to Christianity the remaining part of Great Perm, i.e. the pagan tribes living along the Rivers Vishera, Kama, Chusova and others.

Saint Ignatius, Wonderworker and Bishop of Smolensk

Saint Ignatius was the first bishop of Smolensk.

Martyrs Sarbelus (Thathuil) and his sister Bebaia, of Edessa

The Holy Martyrs Sarbelus and Bebaia of Edessa were brother and sister, suffering in the second century under the emperor Trajan for confessing Christianity.

Saint Aphraates of Persia

Saint Aphraates, a Persian who came to believe in Christ, disavowed his illustrious lineage and left his pagan countrymen by going to Edessa, and then to Antioch.

Saint Gildas the Wise of Wales, Abbot of Rhuys in Brittany

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St. Gildas is regarded as one of the principal apostles of the Orthodox faith and early preachers of Wales, though very scarce details of his activities in the region survive.

Martyr Ashot Curapalati, King of of Artanuji

In the year 786, Ashot, the son of Adarnerse, ascended the throne of Kartli. From the very beginning of his reign he fought fiercely for the reunification of Georgia. His first step was to take advantage of the Arab Muslims’ weariness and banish them from Tbilisi.