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January 19 2022:

Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt, with a Cherubim
Mark of Ephesus
New Hieromartyr Peter Skipetrov, Archpriest, of Petrograd

Virgin-Martyr Euphrasia of Nicomedia (303) Saint Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrene (ca.307-323); Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt (390); Venerable Macarius of Alexandria, the Citizen (ca.394); Venerable Macarius, Bishop of Ierissos, on the Chalkidiki peninsula (ca.395-408); Venerable Anthony the Stylite of Martqopi, founder of monasticism in Georgia (6th c.); Martyr Anthony Rawah the Qoraisite (797); Saint Arsenius of Kerkyra, Archbishop of Corfu (953); Martyr Pontian, in Spoleto, Italy under Marcus Aurelius (169); Virgin-martyr Messalina, in Foligno, Italy (251); Martyrs Maris, Martha, Abachum and Audifax, in Rome (270); Martyrs Paul, Gerontius, Januarius, Saturninus, Saccesius, Julius, Catius, Pius and Germanus, in Numidia in North Africa; Saint Firminus, third Bishop of Gévaudan (Gabales); Saint Bassian of Lodi, Bishop of Lodi in Lombardy (413); Saint Contestus (Contentius), Bishop of Bayeux (510); Saint Laumer (Lomer, Laudomarus), Abbot of Corbion Monastery (593); Saint Branwalader (Breward) of Cornwall, Bishop in Jersey in the Channel Islands. (6th c.); Saint Nathalan (Nachlan, Nauchlan), Bishop of Tullicht, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland (678); Saint Remigius of Rouen, Bishop of Rouen in France (772); Saint Arcontius, Bishop of Viviers, killed by a mob for having upheld the rights of the Church (ca.8th c.); Saint Catellus (Castellus), Bishop of Castellamare to the south of Naples (9th c.); Venerable Cosmas, of the Monastery of St. John Chrysostom, at Koutsovendis, Cyprus; Venerable Macarius the Faster and Deacon of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves) (12th c.); Venerable Meletius the Gallesiote, Confessor of Mount Galesion (north of Ephesus), monk (1283); Venerable Macarius, Deacon of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves), Wonderworker (13th-14th c.); Blessed Theodore of Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ (1392); Saint Mark Evgenikos of Ephesus, Archbishop of Ephesus, who resisted the Roman Catholic heresies (1444); Saint Macarius the Roman of Novgorod, Abbot (1550); New Hieromartyr Peter Skipetrov, Archpriest, of Petrograd (1918) - (see also February 1); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Vostorgov, Priest (1930); Martyr Theodore (1940); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the miracle wrought by St. Basil the Great at Nicaea, when by his prayer he opened the gates of the Universal (Catholic) church and entrusted it to the Orthodox; Translation of the relics (950) of Saint Gregory the Theologian (389) to the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople during the reign of Constantine Porphyrogenitus; Opening of the relics (1652) of Saint Sabbas of Storozhev in Zvenigorod (1406); Repose of Schemanun Anatolia of Diveyevo (1949).

( January 6 2022: Julian Calendar )

The Baptism of Christ

The Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord, one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church) - Cross Procession with Great Blessing of Waters outdoors; Venerable Evagrius, of Nitria (415); Venerable-martyr George the Persian (615); Martyrs of North-West Africa, burnt at the stake under Septimius Severus (ca.210); Virgin-martyr Macra, from Rheims in France, martyred in Fismes in Champagne, under the governor Rictiovarus (287); Martyr Anastasius, a martyr in Syrmium in Pannonia, now Hungary (4th c.); Martyrs Anastasius, Jucundus, Florus, Florianus, Peter, Ratites, Tatia and Tilis, in Syrmium in Pannonia, now Hungary (4th c.); Saint Hywyn, probably a companion of St Cadfan, by tradition he founded Aberdaron in Gwynedd (516); Saint Melanius (Melaine), born in Brittany, he was Bishop of Rennes and succeeded in overcoming idolatry in his diocese (ca.535); Saint Edeyrn (Eternus), born in Britain, he was hermit and the patron saint of a church in Brittany (6th c.); Saint Eigrad (Eugrad), a brother of St. Samson, he was a disciple of St Illtyd and founded a church in Anglesey in Wales (6th c.); Saint Schotin (Scarthin), a disciple of St David in Wales, lived as a hermit on Mt Mairge in Leix (County Laois) for many years (6th c.); Saint Merinus (Mirren of Benchor), a disciple of Dunawd at Bangor in Wales and venerated there and in Brittany (6th c.); Saint Peter of Canterbury, a monk from St Andrew's in Rome, he was one of the first missionaries sent to England (ca.607); Saint Diman (Dimas, Dima), a monk with St Columba and afterwards Bishop of Connor in Ireland (658); Venerable Wiltrudis, founded the convent of Bergen near Neuburg in Germany (ca.976) and herself became a nun and the first Abbess (986); Saint Frederick of Arras, a monk at St Vanne and later St Vedast Abbey in Arras (1020); Martyr Assad the tailor (1218); New Hieromartyr Romanus, priest of Lacedemonia, at Constantinople, by the sword (1695); Saint Theophan the Recluse, Bishop of Tambov (1894); Saint Laurence of Chernigov Convent, Wonderworker (1950); New Hieromartyr Archpriest Andrew Zimin, his wife Lydia, his mother-in-law Domnica, his two daughters and his servant Maria, of Ussurisk, Siberia (1919); Other commemorations: Repose of Schemamonk Nicholas of Valaam (1824); Repose of Schemamonk Sergius (Yanovsky) (1876), disciple of St. Herman of Alaska.

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