December 14

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Our Holy Lady Theotokos

Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus (Coronatus), with others, of Bithynia (ca. 250); Martyrs Apollonius, Philemon, Arianus, Theoctychus, and four guards converted by St. Arianus, at Alexandria (ca. 305); Martyr Hypatius, and 36 martyrs with him, from the Thebaid in Egypt; Martyrs Justus and Abundius (283); Saint Pompeius of Pavia, Bishop of Pavia in Italy (ca.290); Saint Matronian, born in Milan, he became a hermit, and later his relics were enshrined by St. Ambrose; Saint Viator of Bergamo, an early Bishop of Bergamo in Italy from 344 to 378; Hieromartyr Nicasius of Rheims, Bishop of Rheims in France, with his sister Eutropia and Companions (407); Saints Fingar (Gwinnear) and Phiala, brother and sister, and Companions, martyrs in Cornwall (5th c.); Saint Agnellus, a hermit and then Abbot of San Gaudioso near Naples in Italy (ca.596); Saint Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers (ca.609); Saint Hibald (Hygbald), an Abbot in Lincolnshire in England to whom several churches are dedicated, notably at Hibaldstow (ca.690); Saint Folciunus, Bishop of Tervas (Netherlands) (855); Saint Hilarion, Metropolitan of Suzdal and Yuriev (1707); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Kovalev, Priest of Alma-Ata (1937); New Hiero-Confessor Bassian (Pyatnitsky), Archbishop of Tambov (1940); Other commemorations: Commemoration of the Constantinople earthquake of 557; Repose of Blessed Recluse John of Sezenovo Convent (1839).