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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Saints and Feasts of December 20


On the twentieth Ignatius died by the jaws of the lion.

(Fasting Day)

Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Dec. 20 - The Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

A Homily in Preparation for the Celebration of Christmas (St. John Chrysostom)

Orthodox Christmas Resource Page


Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Resource Page


Venerable Philogonios, Patriarch of Antioch

Synaxarion of Saint Philogonios the Patriarch of Antioch


Holy New Martyr John the Tailor of Thasos

Holy New Martyr John the Tailor of Thasos (+ 1652)


Saint Daniel II, Archbishop of Serbia

Saint Daniel II, Archbishop of Serbia (+ 1337)


Venerable Ignatius, Archimandrite of the Kiev Caves

Saint Ignatius, Archimandrite of the Kiev Caves Lavra (+ 1434)


Saint John of Kronstadt

Saint John of Kronstadt Resource Page


Synaxis of the Icon of the Mother of God 
the “Rescuer of the Drowning”

Icon of the Mother of God the “Rescuer of the Drowning”


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