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January 30 2023:

The Three Holy Hierarchs

Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs: Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom; Hieromartyr Hippolytus, priest, of Antioch, martyred in the period of the heretical Novatianists; Hieromartyr Hippolytus of Rome, Bishop of Rome, and those with him (269): Martyrs Censorinus, Sabinus, Ares, the virgin Chryse (Chryse of Rome), Felix, Maximus, Herculianus, Venerius, Styracius, Mennas, Commodus, Hermes, Maurus, Eusebius, Rusticus, Monagrius, Amandinus, Olympius, Cyprus, Theodore the Tribune, Maximus the Presbyter, Archelaus the deacon, and Cyriacus the bishop – all beheaded at Ostia under Roman Emperor Claudius Gothicus and a vicarius named Ulpius Romulus; Venerable Zeno the Hermit, of Antioch (414), disciple of St. Basil the Great; Martyr Theophilus the New, in Cyprus (784); Venerable Kyriakos, ascetic of the Great Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified (7th-8th centuries); Saint Peter I of Bulgaria, King of Bulgaria (969); Saint Martina of Rome, a martyr in Rome under Alexander Severus (228); Saint Savina of Milan (Sabina), who ministered to martyrs in prison and buried their bodies during the persecution of Diocletian (311); Saint Armentarius of Antibes, first Bishop of Antibes in Provence in France (c. 451); Martyrs Felician, Philippian and Companions, a group of 126 martyrs in North Africa; Saint Tudy (Tudclyd, Tybie), a virgin in Wales; Llandydie church in Dyfed is named after her (5th century); Saint Adelgonda, foundress of Maubeuge Abbey (680); Saint Balthildes, Queen of France and nun of Chelles (680); Saint Armentarius of Pavia, Bishop of Pavia (c. 711); Saint Amnichad (Amnuchad), a monk and then a hermit at Fulda monastery (1043); Venerable Zeno the Faster, of the Kiev Caves Monastery (14th century); New Martyr Hadji-Theodore of Mytilene (Mt. Athos) (1784); New Martyr Demetrius of Sliven (1841); Saint Theophil, fool-for-Christ, of Svyatogorsk Monastery (1868); Blessed Pelagia of Diveyevo Monastery, fool-for-Christ (1884); New Hieromartyr Vladimir Kristenovich, Priest (1933); New Martyr Stephen Nalivayko (1945). Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the deliverance of the island of Zakynthos from the plague by Saint George the Great-Martyr (1688); Finding of the Wonderworking Icon of Panagia Evangelistria of Tinos (1823); Day of Letters / Greek Letters Day (Greek Orthodox Church).

( January 17 2023: Julian Calendar )

St. Anthony the Great

Venerable and God-bearing father Anthony the Great, father of monasticism; Martyr Jonilla and her infant son Turbo (ca. 161-180) - (see also: January 16); Saint Theodosius the Great, Emperor of Rome (395); Venerable Achilles the Confessor, hermit of Egypt (5th c.); Venerable Anthony the New Wonderworker, of Veria in Greece, near the Haliacmon river (11th c.); Saints Genulfus and Genitus, two monks who lived in Celle-sur-Naton in France (ca.3rd c.); Venerable Antony, Merulus and John, three monks at St Andrew's on the Coelian Hill in Rome (6th c.); Saint Nennius (Ninnidh), disciple of St Finian of Clonard, reckoned as one of the 'Twelve Apostles of Ireland' (6th c.); Saint Sulpicius II Pius (Severus the Pious), Bishop of Bourges (647); Saint Mildgyth, Abbess of Minster (ca.676); Saint Richimirus, founder of the monastery later called Saint-Rigomer-des-Bois (715); Saint Joseph of Freising, Bishop of Freising (764); Saint Anthony the Roman of Novgorod, Abbot (1147); Saint Anthony, Abbot of Dymsk in Novgorod (1224); Saint Anthony of Chernoezersk (Anthony of Black Lake), monk (ca.14th c.); Saint Anthony of Krasny Kholm, monk (1481); Venerable Anthony of Meteora (Anthony Kantakouzènos), founder and Abbot of the Monastery of St. Stephen at Meteora (15th c.); Venerable Philotheos of Meteora, second founder of the Monastery of St. Stephen at Meteora (16th c.); Saint Macarius (Kalogeras), Hierodeacon, of Patmos (1737); New Martyr George of Ioannina (1838); New Hieromartyr Victor, Priest (1931); New Hieromartyr Paul, Priest (1938); Other Commemorations: Repose of St. Anthony, Bishop of Vologda (1588) - (feast day October 26); Repose of Schema-abbot Herman of Zosima Hermitage (1923); Repose of Archimandrite Tikhon (Bogoslovtsev) of Inkerman (1950); Repose of Bishop Sava (Sarachevich) of Edmonton (1973).

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