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The Baptism of Christ

Venerable Hagioritic Monk-Martyrs

Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Synaxis of the Holy Seventy Apostles; Martyr Djan Darada, the Ethiopian eunuch of Queen Candace (1st c.); Martyrs Chrysanthus and Euthymia; Martyrs Zosimas the Hermit and Athanasius the Commentarisius (prison warden), anchorites of Cilicia (3rd-4th c.); Venerable Theoprobus of Karpasia, Bishop of Karpasia in Cyprus (4th c.); Righteous Apollinaria the Senator (5th c.); Venerable Evagrius (Evargresi, fellow-ascetic of St. Shio of Mgvime), with St. Elias the Deacon, and other Disciples of the Thirteen Syrian Fathers, of the Shio-Mgvime Monastery in Georgia (6th c.); The Holy Six Martyrs; Saint Euthymius the Younger of Thessalonica (Euthymius the New), monk; Venerable Timothy the Stylite (872); Saint Linus, the first Pope of Rome (ca.76) (in the East: Jan 4 and Nov 5); Saint Clement I, one of the Seventy Apostles, third Pope of Rome (ca.101) (in the East: Jan 4, Apr 22, Sept 10 and Nov 25); Saint Mavilus (Majulus), a martyr in Hadrumetum in North Africa, thrown to wild beasts at the time of Caracalla (212); Martyrs Priscus, Priscillian and Benedicta, in Rome (ca.361-363); Martyr Dafrosa (Affrosa), the mother of St Bibiana, martyred in Rome under Julian the Apostate (ca.361-363); Martyrs Aquilinus, Geminus, Eugene, Marcian, Quintus, Theodotus and Tryphon, in North Africa under the Arian Hunneric, King of the Vandals (ca.484); Saint Gregory of Langres, Bishop of Langres in Gaul, renowned for miracles (539-540); Saint Ferreolus of Uzès, Bishop of Uzès (581); Saint Pharäildis (Vareide, Verylde, Veerle), one of the patron-saints of Ghent (ca.740); Saint Rigobert, Archbishop of Rheims and Confessor (ca.745); Venerable Theoctistus of Sicily, Abbot at Cucomo (Coucouma, Coucoumis) in Sicily (800); Saint Libentius (Liäwizo I), born in Swabia in Germany, became Bishop of Hamburg in 988 (1013); Venerable Hieromartyr Abbot Euthymius, and 12 Monk-martyrs of Vatopedi Monastery, on Mt. Athos, who suffered martyrdom for denouncing the Latinizing rulers Michael Paleologos and John Bekkos as heretics (ca.1285); Repose of St. Eustathius I of Serbia (Eustace of Serbia, Jevstatije I), first Archbishop of Serbia (1286); Saint Aquila (Aquilae, Achillios), Deacon of the Kiev Caves Monastery (14th c.); Venerable Symeon of Smolensk, Metropolitan of Smolensk (1699); New Monk-martyr Onuphrius Manassias of Gabrovo and Chilandar Monastery, Mt. Athos, on Chios (1818); Saint Nikiforos the Leper (1964); New Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop; New Martyr Uvelicius; New Martyr Amma; New Hieromartyr Alexander Yuzefovitch, Priest, at Alma-Ata (1921); New Hieromartyr Philip Gregoriev, Protopresbyter, at Alma-Ata (1933); New Hieromartyr Stephen, Priest (1933); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Maslov, Priest, at Alma-Ata (1939); New Hieromartyr Paul, Priest (1941); Other commemorations: Finding of the holy relics (January 4, 1974) of New Martyr John the ex-Muslim of Konitsa (John of Ioannina) († September 23, 1814), in the Holy Monastery of Prousou in Evrytania, Greece.

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