December 22

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The Nativity of Christ
Greatmartyr Anastasia of Sirmium, Deliverer from Bonds

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; Greatmartyr Anastasia the Deliverer from Potions (Anastasia of Sirmium), and her teacher Martyr Chrysogonus, and with them Martyrs Theodota, Evodias, Eutychianus, and others who suffered under Diocletian (304); Hieromartyr Zoilus, Priest, under Diocletian (304); Martyrs Demetrius, Honoratus and Florus, in Ostia in Italy; Thirty Holy Martyrs of Rome (ca.303); Saint Flavian, an ex-prefect of Rome (362); Saint Hunger of Utrecht (Hungerus Frisus), Bishop of Utrecht in Holland (866); Saint Amaswinthus of Málaga, monk and Abbot for forty-two years at a monastery in Silva de Málaga in Spain (982); New Hieromartyrs Demetrius and Theodore, Priests (1938); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the Thyranoixia (consecration) of the "Great Church of Christ", the Hagia Sophia; Repose of Monk Dositheus, hermit of the Roslavl Forests and Optina Monastery (1828); Icon of the Mother of God, Igumenia of Manjava Skete.