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Evangelist John the Theologian
Martyr Victor of Milan
Saint Emily

Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, the "beloved disciple" of the Lord (ca.101); The holy group of Soldier Martyrs; Saint Augustina the Martyr, in Byzantium; Saint Agathius (Acacius of Byzantium) (303); Saint Emilia, mother of saints Macrina, Basil the Great, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste, and Gregory of Nyssa (375) (see also January 1 - Slavonic); Venerable Arsenius the Great of Scetis (448); Saint Hierax (Ierakos) of Egypt (5th c.); Saint Milles the Melodist (hymnographer), monk; Hieromartyr Dionysius of Vienne (193); Martyr Victor of Milan (Victor the Moor, Victor Maurus) (ca. 303); Saint Helladius of Auxerre (387); Saint Gybrian (Gobrian) of Ireland (509); Saint Desideratus, successor of St Arcadius as Bishop of Bourges, in France (550); St. Iduberga, foundress of Nivelles (Nijvel) (652); Saint Benedict II, Pope of Rome (685); Hieromartyr Indract of Glastonbury, and his companions at Shapwick (ca.7th-8th c.); Missionary bishops Saints Wiro (Bishop of Utrecht) (710), and Plechelm (730), and Hierodeacon Otger (Odger) (8th c.), in the Maas Valley at Limburg; Saint Macarius of Ghent, Archbishop (1012); Venerable Pimen the Ascetic of the Kiev Far Caves (ca. 1141); Venarable Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves (13-14th c.); Saint Arsenius the Lover of labor, of the Kiev Caves (14th c.); Monks Zosima and Adrian of Volokolamsk, founders of the Sestrinsk monastery on the banks of the River Sestra (15-16th c.); Other Commemorations: Apparition of the Archangel Michael on Mount Gargano near Manfredonia in southern Italy, to Bishop Laurence of Siponto (commemorated February 7), in memory of which the famous Monastery of the Archangel (Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo) was founded (ca.490); Commemoration of the miraculous healing of blinded Stephen by the Theotokos of Cassiopia (1530); Translation of the relics (1785) of Saint Arsenius of Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ (1570); Repose of Blessed Basiliscus of Uglich (1863); Repose of Schema-hieromonk Michael of Valaam, Confessor for the Orthodox Calendar (1934).