Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar

December 29

Saints commemorated, links to lives of Saints,

Feasts, Scripture Readings, rubrics

  1. Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ.
  2. The 14,000 Infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem
    LITURGY: II Cor 5:15 21; Matt 2:13 23
  3. St. Marcellus, abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones.
  4. St. Thaddaeus, confessor, of the Studion.
  5. St. Benjamin, monk of Nitria in Egypt.
  6. St. Athenodorus, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great.
  7. St. George, Bishop of Nicomedia.
  8. St. Mark the Grave digger of the Kiev Caves.
  9. Saints Theophilus and John of the Kiev Caves.
  10. St. Theophilus of Luga and Omutch.
  11. Commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who died from hunger, thirst, the sword, and freezing.
  12. Repose of Elder Basiliscus of Siberia (1824).

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