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Today's feasts

January 25 2020:

St. Gregory the Theologian
Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky) of Kiev and Gallich
St. Elizabeth the New Martyr
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Assuage My Sorrow"

Venerable Castinus of Byzantium, Bishop of Byzantium (240); Martyr Medula and her entourage; Venerable Apollo of the Thebaid, ascetic and wonderworker, reposed in peace (ca. 361-363); Saint Bretanion (Vetranion), Bishop of Tomis in Moesia, Confessor (ca. 380); Venerable Publius of Syria, ascetic of Euphratensis in Syria (380); Venerable Theodotos, Igumen of the "Monastery of St. Publius"; Saint Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (390); Venerable Mares the Singer, of Omeros near Cyrrhus (430); Venerable Demetrius the Skevophylax ("Keeper of the Sacred Vessels") of Constantinople (8th century); Martyrs Felicitas of Rome and seven sons (c. 164): Januarius, Felix, Philip, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martial (see also November 23 in the West); Saint Artemas, a child martyr in Pozzuoli (Puteoli) in Italy; Saint Dwynwen, Virgin of Llandwyn (c. 460); Saint Eochod of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts of Galloway (597); Saint Maurus (584) and Saint Placidus (6th century), early disciples of St Benedict; Saint Sigeberht of East Anglia (Sigebert), the first Christian King of East Anglia in England (634); Saint Racho of Autun (Ragnobert), Bishop of Autun in France (c. 660); Hieromartyr Praejectus (Priest, Prest, Preils, Prix), Bishop of Clermont (676); Saint Amarinus, Abbot of a monastery in the Vosges in France, companion in martyrdom of St Praejectus (St Priest) (676); Saint Thorgyth (Tortgith), nun at the convent of Barking in England with St Ethelburgh (c. 700); Saint Poppo of Stavelot, Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium, renowned for miracles (1048); Saint Moses of Novgorod, Archbishop of Novgorod (1362); Saint Gregory of Golutvin (15th century); Saint Basian, Archbishop of Rostov (1516) (see also March 23); New Martyr Auxentius of Constantinople (1720); Saint Anatole I (Zertsalov) of Optina Monastery, Elder of Optina (1894); Saint Gabriel, Bishop of Imereti (Georgia) (1896); New Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky), Metropolitan of Kiev, Protomartyr of the Communist yoke in Russia (1918); Venerable New Martyr St. Elizabeth Romanova (Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864–1918)) (1918); Venerable New Martyr Abbess Margaret (Gunaronulo) of Menzelino (1918); New Hieromartyr Peter (Zverev), Archbishop of Voronezh (1929); New Hieromartyr Basil (Zelentsov), Bishop of Priluki (1930); New Martyr Athanasia (Lepeshkin), Abbess of the Smolensk Hodigitria Convent, near Moscow (1931); New Hieromartyr Stephen Grachev, Priest (1938); New Martyr Boris Zavarin (1938); Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia (celebrated on the Sunday nearest to January 25); Other Commemorations: Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Assuage My Sorrow" (1640); Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Unexpected Joy"; Repose of Archpriest Sergius Orlov of Akulovo (1975)

( January 12 2020: Julian Calendar )

The Baptism of Christ
Tatiana of Rome
Sava of Serbia

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Martyr Tatiana of Rome, and and those who suffered with her (ca. 222-235); Martyr Mertius of Mauretania (284-305); Martyr Philotheus of Antioch (ca. 305); Martyr Peter Apselamus of Eleutheropolis in Palestine (309) - (see also January 13, and October 14); Venerable Eupraxia of Tabenna in Egypt (393); Saints Tygrius the Presbyter, and Eutropius the Lector, at Constantinople (ca. 395-408); Holy Eight Martyrs of Nicaea, by the sword; Virgin-Martyr Euthasia, by the sword; Venerable Elias the Wonderworker of Egypt (of the Paradise), Desert Father (4th c.) - (see also January 8); Venerable Theodora of Alexandria, instructress of nuns (5th c.); Saint Probus, Bishop of Verona in Italy (ca. 59); Saint Arcadius of Mauretania, a prominent citizen of Caesarea in Mauretania Caesariensis, barbarously martyred under Maximianus Herculeus (ca.302); Martyrs Zoticus, Rogatus, Modestus, Castulus, between forty and fifty soldiers, in Africa; Saint John of Ravenna (Giovanni I Angelopte), Bishop of Ravenna and Confessor (494); Saint Caesaria, the gifted sister of St Caesarius of Arles and Abbess (ca.530); Saint Victorian of Asan, founder and abbot of the monastery of Asan (now called San Vitorián) (ca. 560); Saint Eilian of Rome (Eilian of Anglesey), (6th c.) - (see also January 13); Saint Salvius (Sauve), Bishop of Amiens, his relics were enshrined in Montreuil in Picardy (ca. 625); Saint Benedict Biscop (St. Benet), Bishop and Abbot of Wearmouth and Confessor (690); Saint Sava I of Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos, Enlightener and first Archbishop of Serbia (1235) - (see also January 14 - Greek); Venerable Martinian of White Lake, Abbot of Byelozersk (1483); Venerable Galacteon, disciple of St. Martinian of White Lake, Fool-for-Christ (1506); Venerable Archimandrite Theodosius of Tisman and Sophroniev Monasteries, fellow-struggler of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1802); Saint John of Tula, Fool-for-Christ (1850); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Milk-giver" (Panagia Galaktotrofoussa; Mlekopitatelnica); Synaxis of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Akathist"; Synaxis of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Mesopantitissis" in Crete; Icon of the Mother of God "Priestly" (Popskaya); Commemoration of the Church of St. Alexander, near the Church of the Holy Apostles, in Constantinople.

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