Sunday, January 4, 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas Resource Page


We venerate Your birth, O Christ. 
Show us also your divine Theophany.

Nativity Season: November 15 - December 25

Orthodox Christmas Resource Page


About the Twelve Days of Christmas (December 26 - January 6)

The Orthodox Celebration of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas in the Orthodox Church

On the Occasion of the Feasts of the Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas and the Church Today: An Interview With Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Kallikantzaroi: The Christmas Goblins of Greece

The Legend Of '12 Days of Christmas'


First Sunday After Christmas

The Sunday After Christmas - Jesus Christ: The Eternal Victor

Jesus Christ as an Immigrant

Synaxarion for Joseph the Betrothed, James the Brother of God and David the Prophet

Sunday After Christmas: Joseph the Betrothed, James the Adelphotheos and King David

The Sunday After the Nativity of Christ

A Homily on the Repentance of King David

A Homily on the Righteous Joseph

The Silence of Joseph

The Heretical Icon of the "Holy Family"

Holy Apostle James, the Brother of God

Saint James the Brother of God as a Model for our Lives


December 26 - Second Day of Christmas

Synaxarion for the Synaxis of the Theotokos and Her Flight Into Egypt With Christ

The Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos

The Institution of the Synaxis of the Theotokos

Properly Honoring the Theotokos the Day After Christmas

St. Proclus' Homily For December 26th

Three Homilies of St. Nikolai Velimirovich on the Theotokos

"The Year of our Lord" by Fr. George Florovsky

Stories of the Post-Nativity Virginity of the Theotokos

The Flight of the Holy Family Into Egypt

Silent Movie: "The Flight Into Egypt" (1903)

The Miraculous Palm Tree of Hermopolis, Egypt

The Miracle at the Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, Egypt in 1976

Rare Icon of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Egypt

The Miraculous Icon of the Panagia of Bethlehem

The Icon of the Panagia of Bethlehem and Her Appearance to a Muslim Man

Panagia Alexiotissa In Patras, Greece

Manger Scene at Panagia Alexiotissa in Patras, Greece

Synaxarion of Saint Constantine the Jew

Holy New Hieromartyr Constantios the Russian (+ 1743)


December 27 - Third Day of Christmas

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr Resource Page

Saint Theodore the Graptos, Who Was Branded With Twelve Iambic Verses

Holy Martyrs Maurice, His Son Photinos and the Seventy Soldiers With Them


December 28 - Fourth Day of Christmas

Synaxarion of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

20,000 Holy Martyrs of Nicomedia

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Domna

Saint Domna as a Model for our Lives

Saint Simon the Myrrhgusher, Founder of Simonopetra Monastery

The Cave of Saint Simon the Myrrhgusher (photos)

An Old Seal of Simonopetra Monastery

Saints Mark the Grave-Digger and Theophilus the Weeper

Saint Nephon the New Cenobiarch (1736-1809)


December 29 - Fifth Day of Christmas

Holy Innocents Resource Page

Saint Markellos of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones

Life and Sayings of Holy Abba Benjamin of Nitria

All Christians Who Died From Starvation, Thirst, Cold and the Sword Commemorated Today


December 30 - Sixth Day of Christmas

Synaxarion of Saint Anysia of Thessaloniki

Saint Anysia the Virgin-Martyr of Thessaloniki

Saint Theodora of Caesarea


December 31 - Seventh Day of Christmas

Saint Melania the Roman (the Younger)

Saint Melania the Younger of Rome

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Zotikos the Feeder of Orphans

Saint Zotikos the Feeder of Orphans as a Model for our Lives

6 Sayings of the Holy Abba Gelasios

Saint Theophylact of Ochrid

Saint George the Wonderworker, the so-called Macheromenos


January 1 - Eighth Day of Christmas

The Dual Feast of St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ

Saint Basil the Great Resource Page

Circumcision of Christ Resource Page

New Years Day Resource Page

Holy Martyr Telemachus, Who Put an End to Gladitorial Games (+ 404)


January 2 - Ninth Day of Christmas

Pre-Festive Days of the Theophany

The Forefeast of Holy Theophany (Day One)

Saint Sylvester, Pope of Rome

The Donation of Constantine

Holy Hieromartyr Theagenes, Bishop of Parium

Saint Mark the Deaf

Saint Seraphim of Sarov Resource Page

The Annual Sweep of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem


January 3 - Tenth Day of Christmas

The Forefeast of Holy Theophany (Day Two)

Holy Prophet Malachi

Holy Prophet Malachi as a Model for our Lives

Saint Gordius the Martyr of Ceasarea

Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Paris

How Saint Genevieve Became the Patron Saint of Paris

Saint Thomaïs of Lesvos, Patron Saint of Marriage

Miracles of Saint Thomais the Wonderworker of Lesvos (1 - 3)

Testimony from the Woman Who Was Operated on by St. Thomais in 2007

Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri Resource Page

Saint Ekvtime Taqaishvili of Georgia, the Man of God


January 4 - Eleventh Day of Christmas

The Forefeast of Holy Theophany (Day Three)

Seventy Apostles Resource Page

Saints Zosimas the Monk and Athanasios the Notary

Saint Apollinaria the Syncletike as a Model for our Lives

Saint Euthymios and the Twelve Holy Martyrs of Vatopaidi With Him

Saint Nikephoros the Leper Resource Page


January 5 - Twelfth Day of Christmas

The Eve of Holy Theophany (Day Four)

The Theophany Eve Fast on January 5th

Clarifications and Guidelines for the Observation of Theophany

A Homily of Basil the Great to be Read on the Day Before Theophany

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyrs Theopemptos and Theonas

Saint Theonas: From Pagan Magician to Martyr of Christ

Life and Sayings of our Holy Mother Syncletike of Alexandria

The Beautiful Virgin Who Hid St. Athanasius the Great for Six Years

Saint Romanos the New Martyr of Karpenesion (+ 1694)

The Glorious Vision to Saint Akakios of the Holy New Martyr Romanos


January 6 - Holy Theophany

Orthodox Theophany Resource Page


January 7-14 - Afterfeast of Theophany

The Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord


January 7 - Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

Saint John the Baptist Resource Page

A Homily of Gregory the Theologian to be Read on the Day After Theophany


Sunday After Theophany

The Life of Christ Within Us

Saint Joseph the New of Cappadocia

Holy Virgin Martyr Parthena of Edessa

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