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</div>[[Afterfeast]] of the [[Nativity]] of [[Christ]]; the 14,000 infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem; [[Saint]] Marcellus, [[Abbot]] of the [[Monastery]] of the Unsleeping Ones; Saint Thaddeus, [[confessor]], of the Studion; Saint Benjamin, [[monk]] of Nitria in Egypt; Saint Athenodoros, [[disciple]] of St. Pachomios the Great; Saint George, [[Bishop]] of Nicomedia; Saints Mark the Grave-digger, Theophilus, and John of the [[Kiev Caves]]; Saint Theophilus of Luga and Omutch; Saint Evroul, [[Abbot]] of Saint-Evroul; commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who died from hunger, thirst, the sword, and freezing.  '''Other events:''' repose of Elder Basiliscus of Siberia; founding of the Church of the Forty Martyrs
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[[Afterfeast]] of the [[Nativity]] of [[Christ]];  
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the [[Holy Innocents|14,000 infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem]], the first Christian martyrs;
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Venerable Athenodorus, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great (4th c.)
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Venerable Benjamin, [[monk]] of Nitria in Egyptn (392);
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Venerable Marcellus, [[Abbot]] of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones ("the Ever-Vigilant"), Constantinople (485);
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Venerable Thaddeus, [[Confessor]], of the [[Studion Monastery]] (818);
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Venerble Saint George, Bishop of Nicomedia, composer of Canons and Troparia (ca.857-891)
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Saint Trophimus, first Bishop of Arles in France (ca.280);
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Martyrs Callistus, Felix and Boniface, martyrs in Rome;
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Martyrs Dominic, Victor, Primian, Lybosus, Saturninus, Crescentius, Secundus and Honoratus, martyrs in North Africa;
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Saint Albert of Gambron, a courtier who became a hermit, later founding the small monastery of Gambron-sur-l'Authion in France (7th c.)'
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Saint Ebrulfus (''Evroult''), [[Abbot]], born in Bayeux, monk at the monastery of [[w:Deux-Jumeaux|Deux-Jumeaux]], later founding a monastery at [[w:Pays d'Ouche|Pays d'Ouche]] in Normany, and other smaller monasteries (596);
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Saint Girald (''Girard, Giraud''), monk at Lagny in France, later Abbot of Saint-Arnoul, and of [[w:Fontenelle Abbey|Fontenelle Abbey]], where he was murdered (1031);
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Saint Mark the Grave-digger, of the [[Kiev Caves]] (11th c.);
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Saints Theophilus and John, of the Kiev Caves (11th-12th c.);
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Saint Theophilus, Abbot, of Luga and Omutch ([[Pskov]]) (1412), disciple of St. Arsenius of Konevits.
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Saint Basiliscus, [[Elder]], the [[Hesychast]] of Siberia (Turinsk) (1824);
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Venerable Laurence of Chernigov (1950);
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New Hieromartyr Arcadius, Bishop of Tver (1937);
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New Hieromartyr Theodosius Belenky, Priest, at Chimkent (1938);
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Virgin-martyrs: Natalia, Natalia, Eudokia, Anna, Matrona, Barbara, Anna, Eudokia, Ephrosia, Agrippina and Natalia (1942);
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'''Other Commemorations:'''  
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Commemoration of the consecration of the Church of the Holy Forty Martyrs, near the Copper Tetrapyle (four-way arch);
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Commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who have died from hunger, thirst, the sword, and freezing.
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Latest revision as of 14:11, February 17, 2013

The Nativity of Christ

Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ; the 14,000 infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem, the first Christian martyrs; Venerable Athenodorus, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great (4th c.) Venerable Benjamin, monk of Nitria in Egyptn (392); Venerable Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones ("the Ever-Vigilant"), Constantinople (485); Venerable Thaddeus, Confessor, of the Studion Monastery (818); Venerble Saint George, Bishop of Nicomedia, composer of Canons and Troparia (ca.857-891) Saint Trophimus, first Bishop of Arles in France (ca.280); Martyrs Callistus, Felix and Boniface, martyrs in Rome; Martyrs Dominic, Victor, Primian, Lybosus, Saturninus, Crescentius, Secundus and Honoratus, martyrs in North Africa; Saint Albert of Gambron, a courtier who became a hermit, later founding the small monastery of Gambron-sur-l'Authion in France (7th c.)' Saint Ebrulfus (Evroult), Abbot, born in Bayeux, monk at the monastery of Deux-Jumeaux, later founding a monastery at Pays d'Ouche in Normany, and other smaller monasteries (596); Saint Girald (Girard, Giraud), monk at Lagny in France, later Abbot of Saint-Arnoul, and of Fontenelle Abbey, where he was murdered (1031); Saint Mark the Grave-digger, of the Kiev Caves (11th c.); Saints Theophilus and John, of the Kiev Caves (11th-12th c.); Saint Theophilus, Abbot, of Luga and Omutch (Pskov) (1412), disciple of St. Arsenius of Konevits. Saint Basiliscus, Elder, the Hesychast of Siberia (Turinsk) (1824); Venerable Laurence of Chernigov (1950); New Hieromartyr Arcadius, Bishop of Tver (1937); New Hieromartyr Theodosius Belenky, Priest, at Chimkent (1938); Virgin-martyrs: Natalia, Natalia, Eudokia, Anna, Matrona, Barbara, Anna, Eudokia, Ephrosia, Agrippina and Natalia (1942); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the consecration of the Church of the Holy Forty Martyrs, near the Copper Tetrapyle (four-way arch); Commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who have died from hunger, thirst, the sword, and freezing.

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