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The Nativity of Christ

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; Greatmartyr Anastasia, deliverer from bonds (or from potions), and her teacher Martyr Chrysogonus, and with them Martyrs Theodota, Evodias, Eutychianus, and others who suffered under Diocletian; Martyr Zoilus. Other events: repose of Dositheus, hermit of Roslavl forests and Optina; opening of the gates of the Great Church of God