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31st Week after Pentecost. Saturday before the Nativity. Tone 5.
Nativity Fast. Strict fast.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомThe Eve of the Nativity of Christ. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомNun-martyr Eugenia of Rome, and with her Martyrs Philip (her father), Protus, Hyacinth ( Jacinth), Basilla, and Claudia (262).

St. Nicholas the Monk, of Bulgaria (9th c.).

New Hieromartyrs Innocent (Beda), archimandrite, of Voronezh (1927) and Sergius Mechev, archpriest, of Moscow (1941).

St. Vitimionus of Scetis (5th c.). St. Aphrodisius (6th c.) and St. Antioch (635), monks, of Palestine. New Martyr Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher, at Constantinople (1682).

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