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The Protomartyr Stephen

Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity; Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen; Saint Theodore Graptus "the Branded", confessor, brother of St. Theophanes the Hymnographer (see October 11); Saint Theodore, Archbishop of Constantinople; Saint Luke, monk of Tryglia; New-Martyrs Tikhon, Archbishop of Voronezh, and with him 160 martyred priests; Saints Theophan and Poietus, brothers; martyrdom of Saint Maurice and 70 soldiers of the Theban Legion; Other events: repose of Athanasius of Grigoriou Monastery, Mount Athos