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Three Holy Youths
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Holy Prophet Daniel (600 BC) and the Three Holy Youths: Ananias, Azarias, and Misael; Monk-martyrs Patermuthius and Coprius, and Martyr Alexander the Soldier, of Egypt (361-363); Martyr Bacchus, from Triglia, by the sword; Venerable Daniel the Confessor (in schema Stephen the Confessor) of Spain and Egypt (10th c.); Saints Athanasius, Nicholas, and Anthony, disciples of Athanasius the Athonite and founders of Vatopedi monastery, Mt. Athos (10th c.); Saint Maxentiolus (Mezenceul), a disciple of St Martin of Tours in France, he founded Our Lady of Cunault (5th c.); Saint Tydecho of Wales, brother of Saint Cadfan (6th c.); Saint Briarch, a monk in Wales with St Tudwal and built a monastery in Guingamp (ca.627); Saint Judicäel (Judicael ap Hoel), King of Brittany (658); Saint Begga, founder and Abbess of a convent in Andenne on the Meuse in Belgium (698); Saint Sturm (Sturmius), Abbot and Apostle of Saxony, founder of Fulda Monastery (Germany) (779); Saint Eigil of Fulda, the fourth abbot of Fulda (822); New Martyr Nicetas of Nyssa (ca.1300); Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos, Archbishop of Aegina and Wonderworker (1624); Saint Misael of Abalatsk, Hieromonk (1797); New Hieromartyrs Paisius, Abbot of Trnava (Turnovo), Cacak (1814), and Abbacum, Deacon (1815), at Belgrade; New Hieromartyr Sergius Florinsky, Priest of Rakvere, Estonia (1918); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Beltiukov, Protopresbyter of Perm (1918); New Hieromartyr Alexander Savelov, Priest of Perm (1918); New Hieromartyr John Zemlyani, Priest of Alma-Ata (1937); New Hieromartyr Peter Pokrovsky, Priest (1937); Other commemorations: Repose of Elder Hadji George of Mt. Athos (1886); Repose of Hiero-schemamonk Daniel (Sandu Tudor), poet of Romania (1962); Repose of lay elder Panagis of Ilami, Cyprus (1989).



( December 4 2014: Julian Calendar )

St Barbara of Heliopolis
St. John of Damascus
Hieromartyr Alexander Hotovitzky, Missionary to America

Commemoration of the Twelve Prophets (Twelve Minor Prophets); Apostle Crispus of the Seventy Apostles, Bishop of Chalcedon (1st c.); Great-martyr Barbara, at Heliopolis in Syria (306); Martyr Juliana, at Heliopolis in Syria (306); Martyrs Christodoulos and Christodoula, by the sword; Saint John the Wonderworker, Bishop of Polybotum, in Phrygia Salutaris (716); Saint John of Damascus (John Damascene), monk of St. Sabbas Monastery (749); Saint Felix of Bologna, a Deacon of the Church of Milan with St Ambrose, and later the fifth Bishop of Bologna (429); Saint Bertoara, Abbess of Notre-Dame-de-Sales in Bourges (614); Saint Ada, niece of Engebert, Bishop of Le Mans, she became a nun at Soissons, and Abbess in Le Mans (7th c.); Venerable Cassian the Martyr (Kassianos), one of the "300 Allemagne Saints" in Cyprus (late 12th c.); Saint Gennadius of Novgorod, Archbishop of Novgorod (1504); New Hieromartyr Seraphim of Phanarion, Archbishop of Phanarion and Neochorion (1601); Hieromartyr Nicholas (Tsedrik), Priest (1917), and his son Hieromartyr Damascene (Tsedrik), Bishop of Glukhov (1935); New Martyrs of Perm (1918): Hieromartyrs Protopresbyters Alexis (Saburov) and John (Pyankov), Priests Alexander (Posokhin) and Nicholas (Yakhontov), Deacon Basil (Kashin) and with him 10 Martyrs; Hieromartyr Demetrius, Priest (1937); Virgin-martyrs Ecaterine and Cyra (1937); Hieromartyr Alexander Hotovitzky of Russia, Hieromartyr of the Bolshevik yoke, Missionary to America (1937); Other commemorations: Icon of the Mother of God of Damascus (Panayia Tricherousa, "Three-handed Theotokos") (ca.717); Translation of the relics of Saint Nectan of Hartland (see June 17).



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