Today’s commemorated feasts and saints
Fifth Saturday of Lent — Saturday of the Akathist to the Most-holy Theotokos. Ven. Hilarion the New, Abbot of Pelekete (ca. 754). Ven. Stephen the Wonderworker, Abbot of Triglia (9th c.). Monk Martyr Eustratius of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves—1097). Ven. Hilarion of Pskov Lake (Gdov—1476). Martyrs Jonah and Barachisius, and those with them, in Persia: Zanitas, Lazarus, Maruthas (Marotas), Narses, Elias, Marinus (Mares), Abibus, Sembeeth (Sivsithina), and Sabbas (4th c.). Martyr Barachisius (4th c.). Martyr Boyan, Prince of Bulgaria (ca. 830).