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</div>[[Forefeast]] of the [[Nativity]] of [[Christ]]; holy ten [[martyr]]s of Crete: Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus, Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus; [[Saint]] Paul, [[Bishop]] of Neo-Caesarea, one of the [[Church Fathers|Fathers]] of [[First Council of Nicaea|Nicaea]]; Saint Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus; Saint Nahum of Ohrid, [[Enlightener]] of the Bulgarians, [[disciple]] of Ss. [[Cyril and Methodius]] (see [[February 14]]), [[Equal-to-the-Apostles]] and [[Wonder-worker]]; Saint Niphon, [[monk]]; Saint Theoctistus, [[Archbishop]] of Novgorod; Saint David of Echmiadzin in Armenia; [[New-Martyr]]s [[Priest]]s John and Nicholas; Martyr Schinon; Saint Frithebert, Bishop of Hexham.  '''Other events:''' remembrance of the founding of the Holy and Great Church of Christ, [[Hagia Sophia]] in Constantinople
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[[Forefeast]] of the [[Nativity]] of [[Christ]];  
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Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete (250): Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus, Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus;  
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Martyr Schinon (Skinus), by the sword;
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Saint Paul, [[Bishop]] of Neo-Caesarea, a father of the [[First Council of Nicaea|First Ecumenical Council]] (4th c.)[
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Saint Niphon, Bishop of [[w:Salamis, Cyprus|Constantia on Cyprus]] (4th c.);
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Saint Chrysogonos (Chrysogonus);
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Venerable David of Echmiadzin in Armenia (693);
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Saint [[Naum of Preslav|Nahum of Ohrid]], [[Enlightener]] of the Bulgarians, [[disciple]] of Ss. [[Cyril and Methodius]], [[Equal-to-the-Apostles]] and [[Wonder-worker]] (910) (see also [[May 11]] and [[July 27]]);
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Virgin-Martyrs Victoria and Anatolia, two sisters martyred in Rome for refusing to marry pagans (250);
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Martyrs Migdonius and Mardonius, high officials at the imperial court in Rome, under Diocletian (303);
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Saint Servulus, the righteous cripple (ca.590);
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Saint Dagobert II, King of Austrasia, exiled to a monastery in 656, recalled in 675 and martyred by the tyrant Ebroin (679);
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Saint Egbert of [[w:Abbey of Rathmelsigi|Rathmelsigi Abbey]] (Ecgberht of Ripon), who organised the mission to Frisia (Neth.) (729) (see also [[April 24]]);
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Saint Frithbert, Bishop of Hexham (766);
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Saint Mazota, leader of a group of nineteen holy virgins who went from Ireland to Scotland and founded a monastery at [[w:Abernethy, Perth and Kinross|Abernethy on the Tay]] (8th c.?);
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Saint Vintila, a monk who reposed as a hermit in Pugino in Galicia in Spain (890);
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Saint Theoctistus, [[Archbishop]] of Novgorod (1310);
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Venerable Theophan (Rikhlovsky), of the Nizhyn Eparchy (1977) (see also [[January 5]]);
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New Hieromartyrs John Piankov and Nicholas Yakhontov, Priests (1918);
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New Hieromartyr Basil Spassky, Priest, at Tver (1938);
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New Hieromartyr Macarius (Mironov), Hieromonk of Zavidovskaya Gorka (Tver) (1938);
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New Hieromartyr John (Smirnov), Hieromonk of Bolshoye Mikhailovskoye (Tver) (1938);
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New Hieromartyr Paul (Kratirov), Bishop of Starobelsk;
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'''Other Commemorations:'''
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Commemoration of the [[Consecration of a church|consecration]] and re-dedication of the Holy and Great Church of Christ, the [[Hagia Sophia (Constantinople)|Hagia Sophia]] in Constantinople, by Patriarch [[Eutychius of Constantinople|Eutychius]] (562);
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Repose of Eldress Eudocia Rodionova of Leushino Monastery, [[Fool-for-Christ]] (1886).
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Latest revision as of 08:54, January 11, 2013

The Nativity of Christ
Saint Nahum of Ohrid

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete (250): Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus, Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus; Martyr Schinon (Skinus), by the sword; Saint Paul, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, a father of the First Ecumenical Council (4th c.)[ Saint Niphon, Bishop of Constantia on Cyprus (4th c.); Saint Chrysogonos (Chrysogonus); Venerable David of Echmiadzin in Armenia (693); Saint Nahum of Ohrid, Enlightener of the Bulgarians, disciple of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Wonder-worker (910) (see also May 11 and July 27); Virgin-Martyrs Victoria and Anatolia, two sisters martyred in Rome for refusing to marry pagans (250); Martyrs Migdonius and Mardonius, high officials at the imperial court in Rome, under Diocletian (303); Saint Servulus, the righteous cripple (ca.590); Saint Dagobert II, King of Austrasia, exiled to a monastery in 656, recalled in 675 and martyred by the tyrant Ebroin (679); Saint Egbert of Rathmelsigi Abbey (Ecgberht of Ripon), who organised the mission to Frisia (Neth.) (729) (see also April 24); Saint Frithbert, Bishop of Hexham (766); Saint Mazota, leader of a group of nineteen holy virgins who went from Ireland to Scotland and founded a monastery at Abernethy on the Tay (8th c.?); Saint Vintila, a monk who reposed as a hermit in Pugino in Galicia in Spain (890); Saint Theoctistus, Archbishop of Novgorod (1310); Venerable Theophan (Rikhlovsky), of the Nizhyn Eparchy (1977) (see also January 5); New Hieromartyrs John Piankov and Nicholas Yakhontov, Priests (1918); New Hieromartyr Basil Spassky, Priest, at Tver (1938); New Hieromartyr Macarius (Mironov), Hieromonk of Zavidovskaya Gorka (Tver) (1938); New Hieromartyr John (Smirnov), Hieromonk of Bolshoye Mikhailovskoye (Tver) (1938); New Hieromartyr Paul (Kratirov), Bishop of Starobelsk; Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the consecration and re-dedication of the Holy and Great Church of Christ, the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, by Patriarch Eutychius (562); Repose of Eldress Eudocia Rodionova of Leushino Monastery, Fool-for-Christ (1886).

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