1 14   Prophet Nahum. Martyr Ananias of Persia. Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor. St. Ioannicius of Devich (Serbia). (Greek Calendar: St. Onesimus, Archbishop of Ephesus. Saints Ananias and Solochonus, Archbishops. Ephesus. St. Anthony the New of Chios, monk.)    
    2 15   Prophet Habbakuk (Abbacum). St. Athanasius "the Resurrected," recluse of the Kiev Caves, whose relics are in the Near Caves. Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus of Egypt (also 12 June). Martyr Myrope of Chios. St. Cyril of Phileotes in Greece. St. Jesse (Ise), Bishop of Tsilkansk in Georgia. St. Stephen-Urosh, king of Serbia. St. Solomon, Archbishop of Ephesus. St. Athanasius, recluse of the Kiev Caves whose relics are in the Far Caves. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Abibus the New. St. Ioannicius of Devich, monk.)    
    3 16   Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias). St. Sabbas, abbot of Zvenigorod, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. St. Theodulus, eparch of Constantinople. St. John the Silent of St. Sabbas' Monastery. Hieromartyr Theodore, Archbishop of Alexandria. New Hieromartyr Gabriel, Bishop of Ganos. New-Martyr Angelos of Chios. St. Nicetius, Bishop of Lyons (Gaul). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Agapius, Seleucus and Mamas.) Repose of King Magnus II of Sweden (Gregory in schema) of Valaam (1371) and Archimandrite Theophanes of Novoezersk Monastery (1832).    
    4 17   Great-Martyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana at Heliopolis in Syria [Gal 3:23-29; Mk 5:24-34]; St. John Damascene. St. John, Bishop of Polybotum. Repose of St. Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod. New Hieromartyr Seraphim, Bishop of the Phanar in Greece. Hieromartyrs Damascene, Bishop of Glukhov (1935) and his father Priest Nicholas (Tsedrick) (1917). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Christodula and Christodulus).    
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    6 19   St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia [(1) Prov 10:7, 6; 3:13-16; 8:6, 32, 34, 4, 12, 14, 17, 5-9; 1:23; (2) Prov 10:31-11:12; (3) Wis 4:7-15. Matins: Jn 10:9-16. Liturgy: Heb 13:17-21; Lk 6:17-23].Blessed Maximus, Metropolitan of Kiev. New-Martyr Nicholas of Karamania in Asia Minor. Namesday of Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II (1918).    
    7 20   St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. St. Anthony, abbot of Siya Monastery (Novgorod). St. Nilus, monk of Stolbensk Lake. St. Paul the Obedient. St. John, faster of St. Sabbas' Monastery. St. John, faster of the Kiev Caves. Martyr Athenodorus of Mesopotamia. St. Gregory the Silent of Mt. Athos. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Neophytus. Martyr Dometius. Martyrs Isidore, Acepsimas and Leo. St. Ignatius, monk, near Blachernae. Blessed Gregory of Serbia.)    
    8 21   St. Patapius of Thebes. Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Caesar and Onesiphorus. Holy 362 Martyrs of Africa, martyred by the Arians, and Martyr Anthusa, at Rome. St. Cyril, abot of Chelmogorsk. New-Martyr Priest John (Kochurov) of Chicago.    
    9 22   The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos [Gal 4:22-31; Lk 8:16-21]. Prophetess Anna (Hannah), mother of Prophet Samuel. St. Stephen the "New Light" of Constantinople. St. Sophronius, Archbishop of Cyprus. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Sositheus. Martyr Narses of Persia. Martyr Isaac.) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Unexpected Joy".    
    10 23   Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus of Alexandria [Eph 6:10-17; Lk 21:12-19]. St. Ioasaph, Bishop of Belgorod (also 4 September). Martyr Gemellus of Paphlagonia. St. Thomas of Bithynia. Blessed John, king of Serbia, and his parents Stephen and Angelina Brancovich. (Greek Calendar: Hieromartyr Theotecnus. Martyr Marianus. Martyr Eugene.)    
    11 24   St. Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople. St. Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon. St. Nicon the Dry of the Kiev Caves. Martyrs Acepsius and Aeithalas at Arbelus. Martyr Mirax of Egypt. St. Leontius, monk of Monembasia in the Peloponnesus. Martyr Barsabas in Persia. New Hieromartyr Theophan of Solikamsk (1918). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Terentius, Vincent, Emilian and Bebaia.)    
    SUNDAY   AFTER 11 / 24 Sunday of the Forefathers    
    12 25   St. Spyridon (Spiridon) the Wonderworker of Tremithon. St. Herman of Alaska; Hieromartyr Juvenal; Martyr Peter the Aleut; New-Martyr Anatole of Irkutsk and Seraphim of Uglich. Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem; Martyr Synesius (Razumnik) of Rome. St. Therapontes, abbot of Monza. Greek Calendar: Saints Amonathus and Anthus, monks. St. John, Metropolitan of Zichon, founder of the Monastery of the Forerunner on Mt. Menikion. Desert-dweller Flegont of Maksha River, Penza.    
    13 26   Martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes at Sebaste Virgin Martyr Lucy of Syracuse. St. Arsenius of Latros. St. Gabriel, Archbishop of Serbia. St. Mardarius, recluse of the Kiev Caves. (Greek Calendar: St. Ares, monk.) Schemamonk Pantileimon "the Resurrected" of Glinsk Hermitage (1895).    
    14 27   Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius and Callinicus of Apollonia. Martyrs Apollonius, Philemon, Arianus and Theoctychus of Alexandria. (Greek Calendar: Four guards converted by St. Arianus and martyred.) Repose of Blessed Recluse John of Sezenovo Convent (1839).    
    15 28   Hieromartyr Eleutherius, Bishop of Illyria, and his mother Martyr Anthia. St. Paul of Latros. St. Stephen the confessor, Archbishop Surozha in the Crimea. Martyr Eleutherius at Constantinople. St. Pardus, hermit of Palestine. Martyr Bacchus the New. Martyr Susanna the deaconess of Palestine. St. Tryphon, abbot of Pechenga or Kolsk, and his martyred disciple Jonah. New Hieromartyrs Joseph, Metropolitan of Petrograd (1938) and Ilarion (Troitsky) (1929). New-Martyr Paul (Florensky). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Koremon the Epatch and two executioners martyred with him.)    
    16 29   Prophet Haggai (Aggaeus). Martyr Marinus of Rome. Blessed Empress Theophania. St. Memnon, Archbishop Ephesus. St. Nicholas Chrysoberges, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Sophia, nun (in the world Solomonia), wife of Grand-duke Basil III. (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Promus and Hilarion. St. Modestus, Archbishop of Jerusalem.)    
    17 30   Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths Ananias, Azarias and Misael [Heb 11:33-40; Lk 11:47-12:1]. St. Daniel the Confessor (in schema Stephen) of Spain and Egypt. St. Dionysius of Zakynthos, Bishop of Aegina. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Bacchus. New-Martyr Nicetas. Blessed Deacon Abbacum of Serbia.)    
    18 31   Martyr Sebastian at Rome and his companions: Martyrs Nicostratus, Zoe, Castorius, Tranquillinus, Marcellinus, Mark, Claudius, Symphorian, Victorinus, Tiburtius, and Castulus. St. Modestus, Archbishop of Jerusalem. St. Florus, Bishop of Amisus. St. Micahel the Confessor at Constantinople. Martyr Eubotius at Cyzicus. St. Sebastian, abbot of Poshekhonye Monastery (Vologda). Righteous Simeon, Wonderworker of Verkhoturye. (Greek Calendar: Hieromartyr Zacchaeus the Deacon and St. Alphaeus the Reader, of Caesarea. St. Sophia the Wonderworker.)      
    SUNDAY AFTER 18 / 31 Sunday of the Fathers    
    19 1   Martyr Boniface at Tarsus in Cilicia, and Righteous Aglae (Aglaida) of Rome. Martyrs Elias, Probus and Ares, in Cilicia. Martyrs Polyeuctus at Caesarea in Cappadocia, and Timothy the deacon in Mauretania. St. Boniface the Merciful, Bishop of Ferentino. St. Gregory, Archbishop of Omirits. St. Elias of Murom, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves. Martyrs Hermylus and Phocas. Hieromartyr Capito, Bishop of Cherson. (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Eutyches and Thessalonica and with them 200 men and 70 women. Martyr Tryphon.) Repose of Priest-martyr Hermogenes, founder of Kirensk and Albazin Monasteries in Siberia (1690)    
    20 2   Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Repose of Righteous John of Kronstadt Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Bishop of Antioch (also celebrated January 29) [Heb 4:14-5:6; Mk 9:33-41]. St. Philogonius, Bishop of Antioch. St. Daniel II, Archbishop of Serbia. St. Ignatius, archimandrite of the Kiev Caves. New-Martyr John of the Isle of Thasos. Repose of Anthony, Archbishop of Voronezh and Zadonsk (1846), and Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev (Theodosius in schmea) (1857).    
    21 3   Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Virgin Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia, and with her 500 men and 130 women. Repose of St. Peter, Metropolitan of All Russia. Martyr Theomistocles of Myra in Lycia. St. Juliana, princess of Vyazma. Blessed Procopius of Vyatka, fool-for-Christ. St. Paisius Velichkovsky. Repose of Schemamonk Michael of Harbin (1939). Blessed Peter "the Nose" of Kama (1938?).    
    22 4   Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Great-Martyr Anastasia, deliverer from bonds, and her teacher Martyr Chrysogonus, and with them Martyrs Theodota, Evodias, Eutychianus, and others who suffered under Diocletian [Gal 3:23-29; Lk 7:36-50]. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Zoilus.) Repose of Dositheus, hermit of Roslavl forests and Optina (1828).    
    23 5   Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete: Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus, Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus [Eph 6:10-17; Lk 21:12-19]. St. Paul, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea. St. Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus. St. Nahum, Enlightener of the Bulgarians. St. Niphon, monk. St. Theoctistus, Archbishop of Novgorod. St. David of Echmiadzin in Armenia. New-Martyrs Priests John and Nicholas (1918). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Schinon.)      
    24 6   Nun-martyr Eugenia of Rome, and with her Martyrs Philip her father, Protus, Hyacinth (Jacinth), Basilla, and Claudia. St. Nicholas the monk of Bulgaria. St. Antioch, monk of Palestine, and St. Bitimionus of Scete. St. Aphrodisius, monk of Palestine. New-Martyr Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher (or Architect) of Constantinople. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Achaicus.)      
    25 7   THE NATIVITY ACCORDING TO THE FLESH OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar. Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks and came to see the Lord. Massacre of monk-martyr Jonah and with him 50 monks and 65 laymen at St. Tryphon of Pechenga Monastery, by the Swedes (1590).    
    SUNDAY AFTER NATIVITY Commemoration of the holy and righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James the brother of the Lord. Gal 1:11-19; Matt 2:13-23.    
    26 8   Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity. Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos [Heb 2:11-19; Matt 2:13-23]. Hieromartyr Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis. St. Evaristus of the Studion Monastery. St. Constantine, monk of Synnada. New Hieromartyr Constantius the Russian, at Constantinople. St. Nicodemus the Serbian. New Hieromartyr Andrew, Bishop of Ufa, and New-Martyr Valentina (1937). Repose of Abbot Barlaam of Vallam (1849).    
    27 9   Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity. Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen St. Theodore Graptus ("the Branded", confessor, brother of St. Theophanes the Hymnographer. (services combined) St. Theodore, Archbishop of Constantinople. St. Luke, monk of Tryglia. New-Martyrs Tikhon, Archbishop of Voronezh, and with him 160 martyred priests (1919). Repose of Athanasius of Grigorious Monastery, Mt. Athos (1953).    
    28 10   Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ. The 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, including: Glycerius, Zeno, Theophilus, Dorotheus, Mardonius, Migdonius, Indes, Gorgonius, Peter, Euthymius, and the virgins Agape, Domna, and Theophila. Apostle Nicanor the Deacon. St. Ignatius, monk of Lomsk (Vologda). St. Simon the Myrrh-gusher, founder of Simonopetra Monastery on Mt. Athos. St Babylas of Tarsus in Cilicia. New-Martyr Nikodim, Bishop of Belgorod (1918). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Secundus.) Repose of Blessed Cornelius, monk of Krypets Monastery in Pskov (1903).    
    29 11   Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ. The 14,000 Infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem [II Cor 5:15-21; Matt 2:13-23]. St. Marcellus, abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones. St. Thaddaeus, confessor, of the Studion. St. Benjamin, monk of Nitria in Egypt. St. Athenodorus, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great. St. George, Bishop of Nicomedia. St. Mark the Grave-digger of the Kiev Caves. Saints Theophilus and John of the Kiev Caves. St. Theophilus of Luga and Omutch. Commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who died from hunger, thirst, the sword, and freezing. Repose of Elder Basiliscus of Siberia (1824).    
    30 12   Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ. Virgin Martyr Anysia at Thessalonica. Martyr Zoticus, Keeper of Orphans. Martyr Philoterus of Nicomedia, and with him six soldiers and one count. St. Theodora, nun of Caesarea in Cappadocia. St. Theodora, nun of Constantinople. Apostle Timon the Deacon. Martyrs Magistrianus, Paulinus, Umbrius, Verus, Severus, Callistratus, Florentius, Arianus, Anthimus, Ubricius, Isidore, Euculus, Sampson, Studius, and Thespesius, who suffered under Julian the Apostate. New-Martyr Gideon of Mt. Athos. Opening of the Relics of St. Daniel of Pereyaslavl. (Greek Calendar: St. Leo the Archimandrite.)    
    31 13   Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ. St. Melania the Younger, nun of Rome. St. Gelasius, monk of Palestine. St. Gaius, monk. St. Theophylactus of Ochrid. (Greek Calendar: Ten Virgin Martyrs of Nicomedia. Martyrs Busiris, Gaudentius and Nemo. St. Zoticus, feeder of orphans.) Repose of Metropolitan Peter Moghila of Kiev    

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