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Day Saints or Feasts Commemorated  
1

Martyr Ananias the Persian

Prophet Nahum

Venerable Philaretos the Merciful of Amnia

Theokletos, Archbishop of Lakedaimonia

2

Prophet Habakkuk

Martyrs Abibos the New and Myrope of Chios

Venerable Ioanikios of Devitch

Venerable Theophilos and Andrew of Egypt

Urosh, Serbian King

3

Martyrs Agapios and Seleukos

Neomartyr Angeles the Doctor of Chios

Venerable Cosmas of St. Anne Skete on Mt. Athos

Hieromartyr Gabriel, Patriarch of Constantinople

Venerable Sava of Zvenigorod, Disciple of Sergii of Radonezh

Venerable Theodoulos of Constantinople

Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonios)

4

Great Martyr Barbara of Heliopolis in Syria

Venerable John of Damascus

Martyr Juliana

Neo-Hieromartyr Seraphim the Younger, Bishop of Phanar in Greece

5

Martyr Diogenes

Gurios, Missionary Bishop of Kazan

Venerable Nektarios of Bitolj

Venerable Nektarios of Iagri Kelli and Philotheos of Karyes on Mt. Athos

Venerable Sabbas the Blessed

Venerable Martyrs from the Kellia of Karyes on Mt. Athos

6 Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra if Lycia Neomartyr Nicholas of Karamania in Asia Minor
7

Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

Venerable Anthony of Sia and Neilos of Stolb Island

Martyr Athenodoros of Mesopotamia

Venerable Gerasimos

Venerable Gregory, Founder of Gregoriou Monastery on Mt. Athos

Venerable Philothea of Thrace

8

Martyr Parthenios

Venerable Patapios of Thebes

Sophronios, Bishop of Cyprus

Apostles Sothenes, Apollos, Crispos, Cesar and Epaphroditos of the Seventy

9 Conception of St. Anna, Mother of the Theotokos  
10

Angelina of Albania, Morther of Blessed John, King of Serbia

Joasaph, Bishop of Belgorod

Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphos of Alexandria

Venerable Thomas of Bithynia

11 Martyr Barsabbas of Persia Venerable Daniel the Stylite, Luke the New Stylite, Nomon and Leontios
12 Venerable John, Metropolitan of Zichna Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Trimythous
13

Martyrs Eustratios, Auxentios, Eugentios, Mardarios and Orestes at Sebaste

Hieromartyr Gabriel, Patriarch of Serbia

Virgin Martyr Lucia of Syracuse

Repose of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of America

14 Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios and Kallinikos Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios and Arrianos
15

Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, and His Mother Anthia

Venerable Paul of Latra

Stephen the Confessor, Bishop of Surozh

Venerable Tryphon of Pechenga

16

Prophet Haggai

Hieromartyr Modestos, Archbishop of Jerusalem

Theophania the Empress
17

Avvakum the Deacon

Prophet Daniel

Dionysios, Bishop of Aigina the Wonderworker in Zakynthos

Three Holy Children: Ananias, Azarias and Misael

18 Modestos, Bishop of Jerusalem Martyrs Sebastian and Zoe of Rome and Their Companion Martyrs
19

Venerable Aglaia the Roman

Boniface of Ferentino

Martyrs Boniface and Areos of Cilicia

Martyrs Eutychios and Thessalonika

20

Daniel II of Serbia

Hieromartyr Ignatios the Godbearer, Bishop of Antioch

Neomartyr John of Thasos
21

Virgin Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia

Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Rus'

Martyr Themistokles of Myra in Lycia
22 Great Martyr Anastasia and Her Teacher the Martyr Chrysogonos  
23

Ten Martyrs of Crete

Venerable Nahum of Ochrid, Enlightener of the Bulgarians

Neomartyr Nicholas
24

Martyrs Achaikos and Basillia

Neomartyr Ahmed of Constantinople

Venerable Martyr Eugenia of Rome and Her Companions
25 Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ  
26

Euthymios the Confessor, Bishop of Sardis

Hieromartyr Constantios the Russian of the Great Lavra on Mt. Athos

Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos
27 Protomartyr Stephen the Archdeacon Venerable Theodore the Composer
28

20,000 Martyrs Burned at Nicomedia

Hieromartyr Glykerios

Venerable Simon the Myrrh-streaming, Founder of Simonopetra Monastery on Mt. Athos
29

14,000 Infants Slain by Herod in Bethlehem

Commemoration of All Orthodox Christians who Died From Hunger, Thirst, the Sword and Freezing

George, Bishop of Nicomedia

Venerable Markellos of the Monastery of the "Unsleeping Ones"

30

Venerable Martyr Anysia of Thessalonica

Venerable Martyr Gideon the Younger of Tyrnavo

Venerable Leon

Makarii, Metropolitan of Moscow

Martyr Philetairos of Nicomedia

31

Venerable Melania the Younger of Rome

Venerable Theophylact of Ochrid

Hieromartyr Zotikos the Orphan-keeper

 

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