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January 16 2017:

Our Lord Jesus Christ

Veneration of the Precious Chains of the holy and all-glorious Peter (Liberation of Saint Peter); Martyrs Speusippus, Eleusippus and Melapsippus, Cappadocian triplets, and their grandmother Leonilla, and with them Neon, Turbo, and Jonilla, in Cappadocia (ca.161-180); Martyr Danax the Reader of Avlona, in Illyria (2nd c.); Saint Priscilla, who hosted St. Peter circa AD 42, at her villa near the Roman catacomb - Catacomb of Priscilla (1st c.); Pope Marcellus I, Pope of Rome from 308 to 309, suffered for confessing the faith (309) - (see also June 7 in the East); Venerable Honoratus of Arles, Archbishop of Arles and founder of Lerins Monastery (429); Saint James of Tarentaise, first Bishop of Tarentaise (429); Saint Valerius, Bishop of Sorrento (ca.453); Saint Liberata, sister of St Epiphanius of Pavia in Italy and St Honorata (5th c.); Saint Honoratus of Fondi, founder of the monastery of Fondi in Italy (6th c.); Saint Triverius, hermit (550); Saint Fulgentius of Cartagena, Bishop of Cartagena and Ecija (Astigi), in Hispania (633); Martyr Sigeberht of East Anglia, King of the East Angles (635) - (see also January 25); Saint Fursey, Irish missionary monk of Burgh Castle (East Anglia), Lagny, and Peronne (Gaul) (650); Saint Titian of Oderzo, a Bishop near Venice in Italy for thirty years (650); Saint Ferréol of Grenoble, Bishop of Grenoble (ca.670); Saint Dunchaid O'Braoin (Dúnchad ua Bráein), Abbot of Clonmacnoise (988); Saint Romilus the Sinaite, the Hesychast of Ravenica, monk of Mount Athos and disciple of St. Gregory of Sinai, and with him Saints Nestor, Martinius, Daniel, Sisoes, Zosimas, and Gregory (1375); Blessed Maximus of Totma in Vologda, Fool-for-Christ and Wonderworker (1650); Saint Gerasimus II (Palladas) of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria (1714); New Hieromartyr Damaskinos of Gabrovo, Hieromonk of Chilandar on Mount Athos, at Svishtovo (1771); New Hieromartyr Nicholas of Mytilene, Priest (1777); New Hieromartyr John, Priest (1919); Other Commemorations: Repose of Elder Theodore of Irkutsk (1923); Repose of Priest Demetrius Gagastathis of Platanos, Trikala (1975).



( January 3 2017: Julian Calendar )

The Baptism of Christ
Ss. Geneviève and Simeon the Stylite at her tomb in Paris

Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Holy Prophet Malachi (ca.400 BC); Martyr Peter, in Avlona of Samaria, Palestine (311); Martyr Gordius, at Caesarea in Cappadocia, centurion, by the sword (ca.314); Venerable Meliton of Beirut (537); Venerable Peter of Atroa (Peter the Standard-Bearer), opponent of iconoclasm (837) (see also January 1 - West); Venerable Acacius the Wonderworker, of Mount Latros (Latmos), at the Megisti Lavra of the Theotokos of Myrsinon (ca.10th c.); Righteous Thomais of Lesbos (10th c.); Hieromartyr Daniel of Padua, a Deacon who helped St Prosdocimus, the first Bishop of Padua in Italy (168); Saint Anterus, Pope of Rome (236) (see also August 5 - East); Hieromartyr Florentius of Vienne, a martyred Bishop of Vienne in France (3rd c.); Venerable Genevieve of Paris (502); Saint Blitmund, a monk at Bobbio Abbey in Italy (ca.660); Saint Bertilia of Mareuil, anchoress (ca.687); Saint Fintan of Doon, a disciple of St Comgall at Bangor in Ireland, patron-saint of Doon in Limerick (6th c.); Saint Finlugh of Derry (Finlag), a brother of St Fintan of Doon, became abbot of a monastery in County Londonderry (6th c.); Saint Findlugan of Islay (Finlaggan, Fionn Lugain) (7th c.); Saint Wenog, an early saint in Wales; Venerable Schema-Hierodeacon Elder Panteleimon, founder of Kostychev Convent (1884); Righteous Euthymius (Takaishvili) the Man of God, of Tbilisi (1953);



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