Today’s commemorated feasts and saints
Leavetaking of Pascha — Forefeast of the Ascension. Hieromartyr Therapon, Bishop of Sardis (3rd c.). Translation of the Relics of Ven. Nilus of Stolobensk (1667). St. John the Russian (Confessor), whose relics are on the Island of Euboia (1730). Ven. Ferapónt (Therapon), Abbot of Belozérsk (1426). Translation of the Relics of Ss. Kiprián, Photii (Photius), and Jonah, Metropolitans of Moscow and All Russia (1472). Ven. Therapon, Abbot of Monza (16th c.). Virgin Martyr Theodora and Martyr Didymus the Soldier, of Alexandria (304).