17th Week after Pentecost.
Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Greatmartyr Nicetas the Goth (ca. 372). Uncovering of the relics of St. Acacius the Confessor, bishop of Melitene in Pisidia (251). Martyrs Maximus, Theodotus, and Asclepiodota, of Adrianople (305-311). Martyr Porphyrius the Mime, of Caesarea (361). Uncovering of the relics of Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen (415). St. Joseph, abbot, of Alaverdi in Georgia (570). St. Philotheus the Presbyter, of Asia Minor (10th c.). St. Symeon, archbishop of Thessalonica (1430). St. Nicetas, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh and founder of the Theophany Monastery (Kostroma) (15th c.). New Hiero-confessor Ignatius (Biryukov), archimandrite, of the Aleksievo-Akatov Monastery (Voronezh) (1932). Sts. Bessarion I and Bessarion II, metropolitans of Larissa (1490-1540). St. Joseph the New, of Partos, metropolitan of Timisoara (Romania) (1656). St. Gerasimus, abbot, of Sourvia (ca. 1740). New Martyr John of Crete, at New Ephesus (1811).