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December 25



The Nativity, according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church); The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar; Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks and came to see the Lord: (Annunciation to the shepherds, and Adoration of the shepherds); Saint Eugenia of Rome (ca.258) (see also December 24); Saint Anastasia of Sirmium (ca.304) (see also December 22); Saint Adalsindis, a nun at Hamay-les-Marchiennes Abbey, near Arras in France (ca.715); Saint Æthelburh of Wilton (Alburgh, Alburga), a member of the royal house of Wessex, Abbess of Wilton Abbey (810); Massacre of Monk-martyr Jonah, and with him 50 monks and 65 laymen, martyrs at St. Tryphon of Pechenga Monastery, by the Swedes (1589); New Hieromartyr Michael, Priest (1930).