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January 27 2020:

The Holy Trinity

Venerable Peter of Egypt, disciple of Abba Lot (5th century); Saint Marciana the Queen, wife of Emperor Justin I (518-527), interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles; Saint Dimitrianos the Wonderworker, Bishop of Tamassos, Cyprus; Venerable Claudinus, monastic; Saint Ashot I of Iberia (Ashot Kurapalates), first Bagrationi King of Georgia, murdered (830) (see also January 29); Saint Julian of Sora, martyred under Antoninus Pius (c. 150); Saint Julian of Le Mans, venerated as the first Bishop of Le Mans in France (3rd century); Saint Devota, virgin-martyr in Corsica who expired on the rack in the persecution of Diocletian (303); Saint Avitus, venerated in the Canary Islands as their Apostle and first Bishop, martyred in Africa; Saints Datius, Reatrus (Restius) and Companions; and Datius (Dativus), Julian, Vincent and 27 Companions (c. 500); Saint Maurus (Marius, Maur, May), founder of a monastery in Bodon (Bobacum) in France (c. 555); Saint Natalis of Ulster, a monastic founder in the north of Ireland, he worked with St Columba (564); Saint Lupus of Châlons, Bishop of Châlons-sur-Saone, famous for his charity to the afflicted (c. 610); Saint Vitalian, Pope of Rome (672); Saint Emerius, founder and first Abbot of St Stephen of Bañoles in Catalonia in Spain (8th century); Saint Candida, mother of St Emerius, anchoress at the monastery of St Stephen of Bañoles in Spain (c. 798); Saint Gamelbert of Michaelsbuch (800); Saint Theodoric II of Orleans, monk at Saint-Pierre-le-Vif in Sens in France, became Bishop of Orleans (1022); Venerable Titus the Soldier, monk of the Kiev Caves Monastery (11th century); New Martyr Demetrius at Constantinople (1784); Saint Demetrius Klepinine, Priest, of Paris (1944); New Hieromartyr Peter (Zverev) of Voronezh (1929); New Hieromartyr Paul Dobromislov, Protopresbyter of Alma-Ata (1940); Saint Anna Ivashkina, the Confessor of Ryazan (1948); Venerable Leonty (Stasevich) of Ivanovo, Archimandrite, New-Confessor (1972); New Hieromartyr Leontius the Mystic of Ternopil and Jablechna monastery, Poland (1972); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics (437) of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople (407); Repose of Nun Neonilla of the Farther Davidov Convent (1875); Repose of Schema-nun Margarita (Lakhtionova) of Diveyevo Monastery (1997).



( January 14 2020: Julian Calendar )

The Baptism of Christ

St. Agnes

Leavetaking (Apodosis) of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Virgin-martyr Agnes, in dark solitary confinement; Saint Nina (Nino), Equal-to-the-Apostles, Enlightener of Georgia (335); Saint Joseph Analytinus of Raithu Monastery (4th c.); The Holy Fathers slain at Mt. Sinai and Raithu (4th-5th c.), including the Holy 38 Fathers slain at Mt. Sinai, and the Holy 33 Fathers slain at Raithu: Hieromartyrs Isaiah, Sabbas, Moses and his disciple Moses, Jeremiah, Paul, Adam, Sergius, Domnus, Proclus, Hypatius, Isaac, Macarius, Mark, Benjamin, Eusebius, Elias, and others; Saint Theodoulos, son of St. Nilus of Sinai (5th c.); Venerable Stephen, Abbot of Chenolakkos Monastery in Triglia, near Chalcedon (716); Saint Felix of Nola, Confessor of Nola in Italy (ca.250); Saint Euphrasius, a bishop martyred in North Africa by the Arian Vandals; Saint Dacius (Datius), Bishop of Milan, exorcist (552); Saint Kentigern (Kentigern Mungo, Kentigern of Glasgow), first Bishop of Strathclyde (Glasgow), Scotland (614) - (see also January 13 - Greek and Western); Saint Sava I of Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos, Enlightener and First Archbishop of Serbia (1235) - (see also January 12 - Russian); Saint Joannicius of Tarnovo, Metropolitan of Tarnovo in Bulgaria (13th c.); Saint Acacius, Bishop of Tver (1567) - (see also June 29); Saint Meletius (Yakimov), Bishop of Ryazan, Missionary to Yakutia (1900); New Hiero-Confessor John (Kevroletin), Hiero-Schemamonk, of Verkhoturye (1961); New Martyrs slain at Raithu Monastery near Kazan (ca. 1933); New Hieromartyr Ambrose (Gudko), Bishop of Sarapul and Yelabug (1918); New-Martyr Platon (Kulbush), Archbishop of Reval (Estonia) (1919) - (see also January 1); Other Commemorations: Repose of Nicholas Motovilov (1879), disciple of St. Seraphim of Sarov; Repose of Hieromonk Cosmas of Grigoriou, Missionary to Zaire (1989).



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