January 1

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Feasts

Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Saint Basil the Great
Saint Peter Mogila

Feasts: The Circumcision in the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ; Saints: Martyr Theodotus, by the sword; Martyr Basil of Ancyra (362); Saint Gregory of Nazianzus the Elder, bishop and father of Saint Gregory the Theologian (374); Saint Emilia, (mother of Sts. Basil the Great, Macrina the Younger (July 19), Gregory of Nyssa (January 10), Naucratius (June 8), Peter of Sebaste (January 9), and Theosebia the Deaconess (January 10)) (375); Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379); Saint Theodosius of Tryglia, Abbot; Hieromartyr Concordius of Spoleto (ca. 175); Thirty soldier-martyrs in Rome, under Diocletian (ca.304); Martyr Telemachos (Almachius), killed by gladiators in the Roman amphitheatre (404); Saint Basil, Bishop of Aix en Provence (ca. 475); Saint Eugendus, fourth Abbot of Condat Abbey in the Jura Mountains (510); Saint Fanchea of Killeany (Fanchea of Rossory), sister of St Enda of Aran (ca. 520); Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe, Bishop of Ruspe in North Africa (533); Saint Justin of Chieti, bishop of Chieti, Italy (ca. 540); Saint Felix of Bourges, Bishop of Bourges (ca. 580); Saint Connat (Comnatan), Abbess of Kildare Abbey in Ireland (ca. 590); Saint Maelrhys, a saint on Bardsey Island in Wales (6th c.); Saint Clarus, Abbot of St. Marcellus Monastery in Vienne, Gaul (ca. 660); Saint Cúan (Mochua, Moncan), Irish abbot, founder of many churches and monasteries in Ireland, (752); Saint Peter of Atroa (Peter the Standard-Bearer), Abbot, opponent of iconoclasm (837) (see also [[January 3 - East); Saint William of Dijon (William of Volpiano), Italian monastic reformer and architect (1031); Saint Peter Mogila, Metropolitan of Kyiv, Halych and all Rus’, Archimandrite of the Kyivan Caves Lavra (1646) (see also December 31); New Martyr Peter of Tripolis in the Peloponnesus, at Temisi in Asia Minor (1776); Saint Athanasius (Volkhovsky), Bishop of Mohyliv, Wonderworker of Poltava (1801); New Hieromartyr Jeremiah (1918); New Hieromartyrs Platon (Kulbush), Bishop of Tallinn (Revel), Estonia, and with him Protopresbyters Michael (Blaive) and Nicholas (Bezhanitsky) (1919); New Hieromartyrs Alexander (Trapitsyn), Archbishop of Samara, and with him priests: John (Smirnov), Alexander (Ivanov), Alexander (Organov), John (Suldin), Trophimus (Miachin), Viacheslav, Basil and James (1938).

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