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Great holidays in the church liturgical Constitution (Typicon) are called all twelve great feasts. But besides the Twelve Feasts Orthodox Church celebrates the great five holidays - Protection of the Blessed Virgin, Circumcision of Our Lord and St Memory  Basil the Great, the Nativity of John the, the Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, The Beheading of John the Baptist.

These feasts are ranked as great feasts because events and saints, celebrated these days are particularly important for our salvation.


 

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Wednesday July 18, 2018 / July 5, 2018

8th Week after Pentecost. Tone six.
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Venerable Athanasius of Mt. Athos (1003) and his six disciples. Uncovering of the relics (1422) of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (1392). New Hieromartyr Gennadius priest, Martyrdom of St. Elizabeth Romanov and Nun Barbara (1918). Venerable Agapitus, confessor (1936). Martyr Anna at Rome (304). Martyr Cyrilla of Cyrene in Libya, a widow . Venerable Lampadus, monk, of Hirenopolis (10th c.). Icon of the Mother of God "Economissa". New Martyr Cyprian of Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mt. Athos (1679) (Greek). New Martyrs Grand Dukes Sergius Mikhailovitch, Princes John Constantinovich, Constantine, Igor Constantinovich and Vladimir. St. Morwenna, patroness of Morwenstow (England) (6th c.) (Celtic & British). Synaxis of 23 Saints of Lesbos (Greek). Hieromartyr Stephen, bishop of Rhegium, disciple of the Apostle Paul, and with him Bishop Suerus and the women Agnes, Felicitas, and Perpetua (1st c.). Martyr Athanasius, deacon of Jerusalem (451).
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