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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saints and Feasts of December 23


On the twenty-third ten men from Crete were beheaded.

(Fasting Day)

Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Dec. 23 - The Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

Orthodox Christmas Resource Page


Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete

The Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete and the Discovery of their Relics in 1898


Venerable Paul, Archbishop of Neocaesarea

Synaxarion of Saint Paul, Archbishop of Neocaesarea


Saint Nahum the Wonderworker, 
Enlightener and Missionary of Bulgaria

Synaxarion of Saint Nahum the Wonderworker and Enlightener of Bulgaria

Sacrilege at the Monastery of St. Naum of Ochrid


Holy Martyr Schinon

Holy Martyr Schinon


Venerable Nephon, Bishop of Constantia

Saint Nephon, Bishop of Constantia


Saint Theoctist, Archbishop of Novgorod

Saint Theoctist, Archbishop of Novgorod (+ 1310)


Commemoration of the Consecration of the 
Great Church of Christ (Hagia Sophia)

Commemoration of the Door Opening, Illumination and Consecration of the Great Church of Hagia Sophia


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