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</div>[[Forefeast]] of the [[Nativity]] of [[Christ]]; [[Nun]]-[[martyr]] Eugenia of Rome, and with her Martyrs Philip her father, Protus, Hyacinth (Jacinth), Basilla, and Claudia; Saint Nicholas the [[monk]] of Bulgaria; [[Saint]] Antioch, monk of Palestine, and Saint Bitimionus of Scete; Saint Aphrodisius, monk of Palestine; [[New-Martyr]] Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher (or Architect) of Constantinople; Martyr Achaicus; Saint Mochua, [[Abbot]] of Timahoe
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The [[Forefeast|Eve]] of the [[Nativity]] of [[Christ]];  
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Venerable [[Nun]]-[[martyr]] Eugenia of Rome, and with her: Martyrs Philip (her father), Protus and Hyacinth (Jacinth), Basilla, and Claudia (262);
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Martyrs Sossios and Theokleios (ca.286-305);
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Martyr Castulus (ca.307-323);
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Martyr Achaicus, by the sword;
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Venerable Vitimionus of Scetis (Bitimionus of Scete) (5th c.);
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Venerable Aphrodisius, monk of Palestine (6th c.);
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Venerable Antiochus of Palestine (''Antiochus Strategos, Antiochos Sabbaitis''), monk of the [[Holy Lavra of St. Savas (Jerusalem)|Great Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified]] in Jerusalem (635);
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Venerable Nicholas the Monk, of Bulgaria (Nicholas the former soldier) (ca.802-811);
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Martyrs Lucian, Metrobius, Paul, Zenobius, Theotimus and Drusus, in Tripoli in North Africa;
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Hieromartyr Gregory of Spoleto, a priest martyred in Spoleto in Italy under Maximinian Herculeus;
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Saint Delphinus, Bishop of Bordeaux in France; he helped convert St Paulinus of Nola and was an untiring opponent of Priscillianism (404);
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Saint Venerandus, of a senatorial family in Clermont in Auvergne in France, became bishop there from 385-423 (423);
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Saint Caranus, a saint of the east of Scotland;
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Saint Tarsila, an aunt of St Gregory the Great, sister of St Emiliana and niece of Pope Felix (581);
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Saint Mochua, [[Abbot]] of [[w:Timahoe|Timahoe]] (637);
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Saint Irmina, sister of St. Adela, daughter of Dagobert II (King of the Franks) (708);
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Saint Adela, daughter of Dagobert II (King of the Franks), first Abbess of Pfalzel near Trier in Germany (ca.730);
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Saint Alberic (Albert), a monk at Gladbach Abbey in Germany (10th c.);
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Saint Bruno, a holy man at the monastery of [[w:Ottobeuren Abbey|Ottobeuren Abbey]] in Bavaria in Germany (1050);
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[[New-Martyr]] Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher, at Constantinople (1682) (see also [[May 3]]);
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Venerable Agapios the Younger (1812);
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Martyrs Protopresbyter St. Michael Shafaniv, and Presbytera St. Sofia (1918) (see also [[September 1]]);
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New Hieromartyr Innocent (Beda), Archimandrite, of Voronezh (''Innokenty (Bida) of Poltava'') (1928);
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New Hieromartyr Sergius Mechev, Archpriest, of Moscow (1942).
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Latest revision as of 10:09, January 11, 2013

The Nativity of Christ

The Eve of the Nativity of Christ; Venerable Nun-martyr Eugenia of Rome, and with her: Martyrs Philip (her father), Protus and Hyacinth (Jacinth), Basilla, and Claudia (262); Martyrs Sossios and Theokleios (ca.286-305); Martyr Castulus (ca.307-323); Martyr Achaicus, by the sword; Venerable Vitimionus of Scetis (Bitimionus of Scete) (5th c.); Venerable Aphrodisius, monk of Palestine (6th c.); Venerable Antiochus of Palestine (Antiochus Strategos, Antiochos Sabbaitis), monk of the Great Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified in Jerusalem (635); Venerable Nicholas the Monk, of Bulgaria (Nicholas the former soldier) (ca.802-811); Martyrs Lucian, Metrobius, Paul, Zenobius, Theotimus and Drusus, in Tripoli in North Africa; Hieromartyr Gregory of Spoleto, a priest martyred in Spoleto in Italy under Maximinian Herculeus; Saint Delphinus, Bishop of Bordeaux in France; he helped convert St Paulinus of Nola and was an untiring opponent of Priscillianism (404); Saint Venerandus, of a senatorial family in Clermont in Auvergne in France, became bishop there from 385-423 (423); Saint Caranus, a saint of the east of Scotland; Saint Tarsila, an aunt of St Gregory the Great, sister of St Emiliana and niece of Pope Felix (581); Saint Mochua, Abbot of Timahoe (637); Saint Irmina, sister of St. Adela, daughter of Dagobert II (King of the Franks) (708); Saint Adela, daughter of Dagobert II (King of the Franks), first Abbess of Pfalzel near Trier in Germany (ca.730); Saint Alberic (Albert), a monk at Gladbach Abbey in Germany (10th c.); Saint Bruno, a holy man at the monastery of Ottobeuren Abbey in Bavaria in Germany (1050); New-Martyr Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher, at Constantinople (1682) (see also May 3); Venerable Agapios the Younger (1812); Martyrs Protopresbyter St. Michael Shafaniv, and Presbytera St. Sofia (1918) (see also September 1); New Hieromartyr Innocent (Beda), Archimandrite, of Voronezh (Innokenty (Bida) of Poltava) (1928); New Hieromartyr Sergius Mechev, Archpriest, of Moscow (1942).

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