December 25

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Feasts

The Nativity of Christ
Adoration of the Magi

The Nativity, according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church); The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar; Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks and came to see the Lord: (Annunciation to the shepherds, and Adoration of the shepherds); Saint Eugenia of Rome (ca.258) (see also December 24); Saint Anastasia of Sirmium (ca.304) (see also December 22); Saint Adalsindis, a nun at Hamay-les-Marchiennes Abbey, near Arras in France (ca.715); Saint Æthelburh of Wilton (Alburgh, Alburga), a member of the royal house of Wessex, Abbess of Wilton Abbey (810); Massacre of Monk-martyr Jonah, and with him 50 monks and 65 laymen, martyrs at St. Tryphon of Pechenga Monastery, by the Swedes (1589); New Hieromartyr Michael, Priest (1930).

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