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August 21, 2018

Saints and Feasts of August 21


On the twenty-first Thaddaeus flew away from life.

Holy Apostle Thaddaeus, also called Lebbaeus, 
of the Twelve

Holy Apostle Jude Thaddaeus of the Twelve

The Grandchildren of the Apostle Jude and Relatives of the Lord

15 Orthodox Shrines Dedicated to the Holy Apostle Jude Thaddaeus


Holy Martyr Vassa and her three sons 
Theognios, Agapios and Pistos

Holy Martyrs Vassa and Her Three Sons Theognios, Agapios and Pistos


Saint Sarmean, Catholicos of Kartli

Saint Sarmean, Catholicos of Kartli in Georgia (+ 774)


Venerable Abramius of Smolensk

Saint Abramius of Smolensk (+ 1221)


Saint Athanasios Patellarios the Sitter, 
Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Athanasios Patellarios of Lubensk and His Seated Relics

Miracles of Saint Athanasios the Sitter, Patriarch of Constantinople


Venerable Martha of Diveyevo

Saint Martha of Diveyevo (+ 1829)


Commemoration of the Appearance of the Theotokos 
at Panteleimon Monastery

In 1903 a Photo of the Virgin Mary Was Taken on Mount Athos