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The Baptism of Christ
St. Seraphim of Sarov

Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Saint Theodota, the mother of the holy Unmercenaries, Ss. Cosmas and Damian (3rd c.); Martyr Sergius, by the sword, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (301); Martyr Theopistus (Theopistos), by stoning; Hieromartyr Theogenes, Bishop of Parium on the Hellespont (ca.320); Saint Sylvester I of Rome, Pope of Rome (335) (see also December 31 - Latin); Martyr Basil of Ancyra, under Julian the Apostate (362) (see also January 1 - Slavonic); Hieromartyr Isidore, Bishop of Syrian Antioch, by the Arians (4th c.); Venerable Theopemtus (Theopemptos), Monk; Righteous Mark the deaf-mute; Venerable Ammon of Tabennisi, monk (5th c.) (see also October 4 - Greek); Martyrs Artaxus, Acutus, Eugenda, Maximianus, Timothy, Tobias and Vitus, in Syrmium in Pannonia (3rd-4th c.); Martyrs of Rome: many martyrs who suffered in Rome under Diocletian for refusing to give up the Holy Scriptures (ca.303); Thousand Martyrs of Lichfield ('field of bodies') in England: Hieromartyr Amphibalos and 999 others at Lichfield, under Diocletian (ca.303); Saint Martinianus of Milan (Maternian), Bishop of Milan in Italy, took part in the Third Oecumenical Council and wrote against Nestorianism (ca.435); Saint Aspasius of Auch, Bishop of Auch in France, took part in the Councils of Orleans in 533, 541 and 549, and a Council in Auch in 551 (ca.560); Saint Schottin (Schotin, Scarthin), hermit of Kilkenny, Ireland (6th c.) (see also January 6); Venerable Saint Seiriol the Righteous, Abbott of Penmon Priory, (6th c.) (see also February 1); Saint Munchin the Wise (Mainchín of Limerick), first Bishop of Limerick and also its patron-saint (late 6th c.); Saint Blidulf (Bladulf), a monk at Bobbio Abbey in Italy who bravely denounced the heresy of the Arian Lombard King Ariovald (ca.630); Saint Vincentian (Viance, Viants), a disciple of St Menelaus, he became a hermit near Tulle in Auvergne (ca.730); Saint Adalard of Corbie (827); Saint Cosmas I of Constantinople the Wonderworker, Patriarch of Constantinople (1081); Saint Sylvester of the Kiev Caves (12th c.); Righteous Juliana of Lazarevo (1604); New Martyr George (Zorzes, Zorsisus) the Georgian, at Mytilene (1770); Venerable Saint Seraphim of Sarov, Wonderworker (1833) New Martyr Basil (1942); New Hieromartyr Dmitri Shpakovsky (1942); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of Archimandrite Joanniky Golatovsky (1688); Repose of Hieroschemamonk Gabriel of Optina and Whitehoof Convent (1871); Repose of Abbess Thaisia of Leushino Monastery (1915); Martyred Elder Ioasaph of St. Tikhon of Kaluga Monastery (1919); Repose of Elder Iakovos of Epirus (1961).

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