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January 24 2020:

St. Xenia of Rome
St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

Hieromartyr Babylas of Sicily and his two disciples, martyrs Timothy and Agapius (3rd century); Martyrs Paul, Pausirius, and Theodotian, brothers, of Egypt (3rd century); Martyrs Barsimos of Syria, and his two brothers, by the sword, in Persia; Martyr Philippicus the Presbyter; Martyr Chrysoploki (Chrysoploca); Saint Helladios the Commentarisius (prison warden) (see also January 18); Martyrs Hermogenes and Menas (Mamas, Mamatos) (see also December 10); Saints Hermogenes and Philemon, Bishop of Karpathos; Venerable Macedonius of Syria, hermit of Mt. Silpius, near Antioch (c. 420); Saint Xenia the Righteous of Rome and her two female slaves (5th century); Saint Philon (Philonas, Philo), Wonderworking Bishop of Karpasia on Cyprus (5th century); Venerable Zosimas, ascetic of the desert; Saint Zosimas of Cilicia, Bishop of Babylon in Egypt (6th century); Saint Felician of Foligno, Bishop of Foligno in Italy (254); Saint Zamas, first Bishop of Bologna in Italy (ca. 268); Saint Artemius (Arthemius), Bishop of Clermont (396); Saint Exuperantius of Cingoli, Bishop of Cingoli near Ancona in Italy (5th century); Saint Guasacht, converted by Patrick, whom he helped as Bishop of Granard in Ireland (5th century); Saint Lupicinus of Lipidiaco, Gaul (500); Venerable martyr Cadoc (Docus, Cathmael, Cadvaci), founder of the monastery of Llancarfan near Cardiff in Wales, hermit (ca.580); Saint Suranus, Abbot of a monastery at Sora near Caserta, martyred by the Lombards (c. 580); Saint Bertrand (Bertram, Bertran, Ebertram), a disciple of St Bertinus, helped St. Omer enlighten the north of France and Flanders, Abbot of Saint-Quentin (7th century); Saint Erembert I, Abbot of Kremsmünster Abbey in Austria (ca. 1050); Venerable Neophytus the Recluse, of Cyprus, Wonderworker (1204); Saint Gerasimus of Perm, Bishop of Perm (1441); Martyr John of Kazan (1529); Venerable Dionysius of Olympus, and Mt. Athos, Wonderworker (1541) (see also January 23); Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ (1806); Saint Sophia, first Abbess of Shamordino Convent (1888); Martyr Nicholas Tsikury (1918); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics (632) of Monk-martyr Anastasius the Persian (628) Dedication of the Church of St. Zacharias, in Constantinople, founded by St. Domnica of Constantinople (5th century); Dedication of the Church of the Holy Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist, near Taurus; Repose of Bishop Nektary (Kontzevitch) of Seattle (1983); Commemoration of the Seven Venerable Saints of Philotheou monastery: Philotheos (master builder of the monastery), Theodosius (Igumen and Metropolitan of Trebizond), Dionysius and Symeon, Dometios the Hesychast, Damianos, and hieromartyr Cosmas of Aetolia, Equal-to-the-Apostles;

( January 11 2020: Julian Calendar )

The Baptism of Christ
Theodosius the Cenobiarch

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Martyr Mairus - (see also February 15); Martyrs Peter, Severius and Leucius, at Alexandria; Venerable Theodosius of Antioch, ascetic of Rhosus and Antioch, Wonderworker (412) - (see also February 5 - Greek); Venerable Theodosius the Cenobiarch (Theodosius the Great) (529); Venerable Theodorus; Venerable Archimandrite Agapius of Apamea in Syria; Saint Vitalis of Gaza, of the Monastery of Abba Seridus in Gaza (ca.609-620); Hieromartyr Hyginus, Pope of Rome (142); Saint Leucius of Brindisi, venerated as the first Bishop of Brindisi, where he had come as a missionary from Alexandria (180); Hieromartyr Alexander of Fermo, Bishop, martyred under Decius (ca.250); Saints Ethenia and Fidelmia, Princesses, daughters of King Laoghaire in Ireland, veiled as nuns by St Patrick (433); Martyr Salvius, in North Africa, eulogized by St Augustine; Saint Brandan, Abbot, opponent of Pelagianism (5th c.); Saint Honorata, nun, sister of St. Epiphanius of Pavia (ca.500); Saint Anastasius of Castel Sant'Elia, Abbot (ca.570); Saint Boadin the Irish, hermit in Gaul; Saints Paldo, Taso and Tato, three brothers, Abbots of San Vincenzo on the Voltorno (8th c.); Venerable Theodosius of Mt. Athos, Metropolitan of Trebizond (1392); Venerable Michael of Klopsk Monastery in Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ and Wonderworker (1456); Venerable Job of Manyava, Igumen of Manyava Skete (1621) - (see also June 24); New Martyr Nikephoros of Crete, by hanging, for renouncing Islam and confessing his faith in Christ (1832); Saint Joseph the New of Cappadocia (ca.1860) - (see also: Moveable Feast, on the Sunday After Theophany); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Matsievsky of Perm, Priest (1919); New Hieromartyr Theodore Antipin of Perm, Priest (1919); New Hieromartyr Vladimir Fokin of Krasnoyarsk, Priest (1919); New Hiero-Confessor Vladimir (Khirasko), Archpriest, of Minsk (1932); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Myriads of Holy Angels (Synaxis of the Myriangelon); Consecration of the Church of St. Stephen in Placidia Palace, Constantinople; Chernigov-Eletskaya Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1060); Repose of Blessed Nun Eupraxia of Teliakov village, Kostroma (1823).

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