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The Nativity of Christ

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; holy ten martyrs of Crete: Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus, Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus; Saint Paul, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, one of the Fathers of Nicaea; Saint Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus; Saint Nahum of Ohrid, Enlightener of the Bulgarians, disciple of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (see February 14), Equal-to-the-Apostles and Wonder-worker; Saint Niphon, monk; Saint Theoctistus, Archbishop of Novgorod; Saint David of Echmiadzin in Armenia; New-Martyrs Priests John and Nicholas; Martyr Schinon; Saint Frithebert, Bishop of Hexham. Other events: remembrance of the founding of the Holy and Great Church of Christ, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople