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 4. The holy Greatmartyr Barbara

At Mattins

At the Liturgy

 

5. Our holy father Sabbas the Sanctified

 At Mattins

  At the Liturgy

 

6. St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra

     in Lycia

  At Mattins

  At the Liturgy

 

9. The Conception of the Progenitor of God Anna

 

  Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

 

12. St. Spyridon the Wonder-worker, Bishop of

      Trimythounta in Cyprus

  At Mattins

 At the Liturgy

 

15. The holy Hieromartyr Eleutherius

 

16. St. Modestus, Archbishop of Jerusalem

  At Mattins

  At the Liturgy

 

17. The holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy

         Children Ananias, Azarias and Misael;

         St Dionysius Archbishop of Aegina

  Gospel for The Prophet Daniel and the Three Children

 

     Gospels for St. Dionysius  

  At Mattins

  At the Liturgy

 

20. The holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the Godbearer

 

  Saturday before the Nativity of Christ 

 

  Sunday before the Nativity of Christ

 

Gospels for the Royal Hours on the

Eve of the Nativity of Christ

  First Hour

  Third Hour

  Sixth Hour

  Ninth Hour

  At the Divine Liturgy of Vespers

 

25.  The Nativity  according to the flesh of our Lord

         and God and Saviour Jesus Christ

  At Mattins

  At the Liturgy

 

26. The General Commemoration of the Most Holy

        Mother of God

 

27. The holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen 

 

28. The 20,000 holy Martyrs burned at Nicomedia  

 

29. The 14,000 holy Infants killed by Herod in

        Bethlehem

 

Take note: If there are two Sundays between Christmas and Theophany, on the First Sunday is read the Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity and on the Second Sunday the Gospel for the Sunday before Theophany. But if there is only one Saturday and one Sunday, then on the Saturday is read the Gospel for the Saturday after the Nativity and on the Sunday the Gospel for the Sunday before Theophany.

 

  Saturday after the Nativity of Christ

  Sunday after the Nativity of Christ

  Saturday before Theophany

   Sunday before Theophany