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The Nativity of Christ
The 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ; Apostle Nicanor the Deacon, one of the Seven Deacons, and one of the Seventy (34); Martyr Secundus, an Enlightener of Spain, sent by the Apostles to Spain to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ (1st c.); The 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia (302), including: Hieromartyr Glycerius the priest, Deacons Theophilus and Migdonius, Martyrs Zeno, Dorotheus, Mardonius, Indes, Gorgonius, Peter, and Euthymius, and Virgin-martyrs Agape, Domna (the former pagan priestess), Theophila, and others; Martyr Ploutodoros; Venerable Babylas of Tarsus in Cilicia; Venerable Stephen the Wonderworker; Martyrs Castor, Victor and Rogatian, in North Africa; Saint Domnio (Domnion), a righteous priest in Rome; Saint Romulus and Conindrus, two of the first people to preach Orthodoxy on the Isle of Man, contemporaries of St Patrick (ca.450); Saint Maughold (Maccaldus), sent by St. Patrick to the Isle of Man, where his episcopate was very fruitful (ca.488); Saint Antony of Lérins (Anthony the Hermit), renowned for miracles (ca.520); Saint Simon the Myrrh-gusher, founder of Simonopetra Monastery on Mount Athos (1287); Saint Ignatius, Monk of Loma (Vologda) (Ignatii of Lomsk and Yaroslavsk) (1591); Saint Cornelius, monk of Krypetsk Monastery (Pskov) (1903); Hieromonk St Pakhomij (Petin–1985); New Hieromartyr Nikodim (Kononov), Bishop of Belgorod, at Solovki (1918); New Hieromartyr Arcadius Reshetnikov, Deacon (1918); New Hieromartyr Alexander, Priest (1920); New Hieromartyrs Theoctistus, and Leonid, Priests (1937); New Hieromartyr Aretha, Priest (1938); Other Commemorations: Repose of Joseph the Hesychast (Romania) (1828).



( December 15 2014: Julian Calendar )

Hieromartyr Eleutherius Bishop of Illyria

Hieromartyr Eleutherius, Bishop of Illyria, and Martyrs Anthia ((Evanthia, his mother), Coremonus the Eparch (Corybus), and two executioners who suffered with them (117-138); Martyr Eleutherius of Byzantium (beg. of 4th c.); Martyr Susanna the Deaconess, of Palestine (4th c.); Venerable Pardus the Hermit, of Palestine (6th c.); Saint Stephen the Confessor, Archbishop of Surozh in the Crimea (ca. 790) Monk-martyr Bacchus of St. Sabbas Monastery (Bacchus the New), by beheading (late 8th c.); Venerable Paul of Mt. Latros (Paul the New Ascetic) (896 or 956); Saint Valerian of Abbenza, Bishop of Abbenza in North Africa (457); Martyrs Faustinus, Lucius, Candidus, Caelian, Mark, Januarius and Fortunatus, in North Africa; Saint Mesmin (Maximin, Maximinus), first Abbot of Micy (Saint-Mesmin de Micy Abbey) near Orleans in France (520); Saint Aubertus, Bishop of Cambrai-Arras (Netherlands) (668); Saint Florentius (Flann), Abbot of Bangor Abbey in Ireland (7th c.); Saint Offa of Essex, King of Essex in England, he went to Rome and took up the monastic life (ca.709); Saint Urbicius (Urbitius, Úrbez) (ca.805); Saint Adalbero (Adalbero II of Upper Lorraine), a monk at the monastery of Gorze in France, became Bishop of Verdun, was transferred to Metz (1005); Saint Nectarius of Bitel (Nektarios of Bitola, Nektarij Bitolski) (1500); Saint Tryphon of Pechenga or Kola, "Enlightener of the Lapps" (1583), and his martyred disciple Jonah (1590); New Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Verey (1929); New Hieromartyrs Alexander Rozhdestvensky and Basil Vinogradov, Priests of Tver (1937); New Hieromartyr Victorinus, Priest (1937); New Hieromartyr Joseph, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg (1938); Virgin-martyr Victorina (Diobronravova); Other commemorations: Commemoration of the ordination of St. John Chrysostom as the Patriarch of Constantinople (15 December 397); Synaxis of the Saints of the Crimea; Synaxis of the Saints of Kola (Kolsk).



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