Commencement of the Nativity Fast
; repose of Saint Herman
of Alaska (see also December 13
); Holy Martyrs
Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus (Habibus) of Edessa; Martyrs Elpidius, Marcellus, and Eustochius who suffered under Julian the Apostate
; Martyr Demetrius of Thrace; Saint Quinctian, Bishop
of Seleucia; Saint Philip, Abbot
of Rabanga (Vologda); Saint Paisius (Velichkovsky)
of Moldavia and Mount Athos
; Saint Thomas the new, Patriarch
of Constantinople; Saint Malo, Bishop of Aleth; Saint Maughold, Bishop of the Isle of Man; Saint Justinian the Emperor and his wife Theodora
(see also November 14
); Saint Fintan, Hermit
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