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Today's feastsDecember 11:
Martyrs Terentius, Vincent, Emilian, and Bebaia, by the sword; Martyrs Peter the Acsetic, and Acepsimas, in Persia; Monk-martyr Barsabas, Abbot of Ishtar and ten companions, in Persia (342); Martyrs Aeithalas and Acepsius, at Arbela in Assyria (354); Saint Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople (490); Martyr Mirax of Egypt (ca.640); Saint Nikephoros Phokas, Emperor of Byzantium (969); Saint Luke the New Stylite, of Chalcedon (979); Martyrs Victoricus, Fuscian, and Gentian (ca.287); Martyrs Thrason, Pontian and Praetextatus, in Rome under Diocletian, for ministering to Christian prisoners awaiting martyrdom (302); Saint Eutychius, a martyr called San Oye either in Mérida or in Cádiz in Spain (4th c.); Saint Sabinus of Piacenza, Bishop of Piacenza in Italy and a close friend of St Ambrose, renowned for miracles (420); Saint Cían, hermit in Wales (6th c.); Saint Peris, patron saint of Llanberis in Wales (ca.6th c.); Saint Fidweten (Fivetein, Fidivitanus), a monk and disciple of St Convoyon in Redon in Brittany (ca.888); Venerable Nicon “the Dry” of the Kiev Caves (1101); Venerable Leontius, monk of Monemvasia in the Peloponnese (ca.1450); Venerable Damaskinos; Venerable Nomon the Wonderworker, of Cyprus; Saint Kuksha (Velichko), Hiero-Schemamonk of Odessa (1964); New Hieromartyr Theophan (Ilminsky), Bishop of Perm and Solikamsk, and with him two priests and five laymen, martyrs (1918); New Hieromartyr Nicholas, Priest (1937); New Hieromartyr John Bogoyavlensky, Priest (1941); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Saints of Georgia.
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