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The Hieromartyr Timothy, Bishop of Brussa

The Hieromartyr Timothy, Bishop of BrussaFor his great spiritual purity, God gave him the gift of wonderworking, and he healed all manner of diseases and pains among the people. During the reign of the evil Emperor Julian, who had renounced Christ, holy Timothy was thrown into prison. The faithful visited him there to listen to the wise teaching of their bishop. When this came to his ears, Julian commanded that the executioner behead him in the prison. This was in 362, and his soul entered into Paradise while his relics remained, full of miraculous power, to help the people and declare the power of the Lord.

The Holy Martyrs Alexander and Antonina

The Holy Martyrs Alexander and AntoninaAntonina was a virgin and Alexander an imperial soldier, both from Alexandria and both Christians. Antonina was first taken before the judge and tortured. When they threw her into prison, Alexander went to it at the command of an angel of God (being up to that time a stranger to Antonina), draped her in his military cloak and told her to keep her head lowered and go out through the guardhouse in front of the gates. In this way, she escaped and he remained in the prison. They brought Alexander before the judge, and began to interrogate him for the name of Christ. When Antonina heard of this, she came before the judge herself, and he put them both to various tortures. He cut off their hands and then flayed their naked bodies, scorching their wounds with torches, and finally cast them into a fire set in a hole in the ground, covering them with earth. They suffered with honour for the name of Christ and entered into the courts of the heavenly King on May 3rd, 313. The wicked judge, Festus, became dumb at the time of the martyrs" deaths, and an evil spirit fell on him, torturing him for seven days before killing him.

St Bassian, Bishop of Lodi

A pagan born in Syracuse of eminent and wealthy parents, he studied philosophy in Rome. At his own desire, he was baptised by the devout elder Gordianus. This offended his parents and, to escape their wrath, he went to Ravenna on the advice of St John the Theologian, who appeared to him, and there in Ravenna made himself known to the bishop, Ursus, a kinsman of his. On the bishop"s instructions, Bassian found lodgings near the Church of the Holy Martyr Apollinarius outside the city, and there laboured a long time in toil, fasting and prayer. When the Bishop of Lodi in Liguria died, Bassian was elected, not according to his own desire but through a revelation in a dream. He was consecrated by Ambrose of Milan and Ursus of Ravenna. He had a great gift of healing, and could even raise the dead. He was present during St Ambrose"s last hours and heard from those holy lips how Ambrose had seen the Lord Jesus Christ. He lived to a great age in toil and asceticism and finished his earthly course at the age of ninety, entering into the Kingdom of God in about 409. His holy relics continue to work miracles as a witness to the power of God and the greatness of His saint.

Venerable Theophanes, monk, of Antioch (363), and St. Pansemne, the former harlot of Antioch

Venerable Theophanes, monk, of Antioch (363), and St. Pansemne, the former harlot of AntiochThe Monk Theophanes of Antioch was the son of pagans. At a youthful age he entered into marriage, but after three years his wife died. Saint Theophanes then came to believe in Christ, he accepted Baptism, he gave up everything and began to live out beyond the city in the manner of the Gospel self-denial. He zealously taught the keeping of the commandments of God to everyone that came to him, he exhorted in particular about leading a life pure and chaste, and he denounced the debauchery of the people of Antioch. When the Monk Theophanes learned about a certain profligate woman, Pansemna by name, very much caught up in the snares of the devil, he very much wanted to save her...

Martyr Neaniscus the Wise of Alexandria



St. Apollo, bishop

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St. Alexius of Bithynia, bishop



St. Canides, monk, of Cappadocia (460)



December 2017
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     New Martyrs Anastasius of Epirus and Daniel (1750)
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Martyres 150 soldiers (284)
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Martyrs Azades, Sasonius, Thecla, and Anna (343)
3
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St. Yaropolk-Peter, prince of Vladimir in Volhynia (1086)
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Martyr Agapion of Greece (304)
5
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New Martyr Archimandrite Gregory (Peradze) of Georgia (1942.)
6
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St. Malchus of Chalcis in Syria (5th c.)
7
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Venerable Peter the Silent, of Galata, Syria (429)
8
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St. Silas, bishop of Persidos
9
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Venerable Palladius of Thessalonica (6th-7th c.)
10
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St. Theodore, bishop of Theodosiopolis in Armenia (end of 6th c.)
11
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St. Mardarije of Libertyville
12
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Hierarch Samuel, Second Catholicos of Georgia
13
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St Philaret the Merciful
14
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St Jesse, Bishop of Tsiklan
15
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Our Holy Father Sava of Storozhev
16
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St Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod
17
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Our Holy Fathers Karyon and Zachariah
18
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St Theophilus, Bishop of Antioch
19
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Our Holy Father Nilus of Stolobnoye
20
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The Holy Martyrs in Africa
21
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St Sophronius, Archbishop of Cyprus
22
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Our Holy Father Thomas of Bithynia
23
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The Holy Martyr Meirax
24
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The Holy Martyr Synesius
25
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The Hieromartyr Gavrilo, Patriarch of Serbia
26
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The Holy Martyrs Philemon, Apollonius, Arrian and others
27
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Our Holy Father Pardus the Solitary
28
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St Theophano the Empress
29
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Our Holy Fathers, the New Martyrs Paisius and Habakkuk (Avakum)
30
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St Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem
31
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Moon phases for December , 2017 (Serbia)
03 Dec 2017 Full Moon
10 Dec 2017 Third Quarter
18 Dec 2017 New Moon
26 Dec 2017 First Quarter


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