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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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Saturday October 20, 2018 / October 7, 2018

21st Week after Pentecost. Tone three.

Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus in Syria (290-303). St. Jonah, bishop of Manchuria (1925). New Hieromartyr Priest Valentine Sventsitsky of Moscow (1931) and Priest Nicholas Kazansky (1931). New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1942). Venerable Sergius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). Venerable Sergius, abbot of Nurma (Vologda) (1412) , disciple of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh. Uncovering of the relics (1514) of Venerable Martinian, abbot of Byelozersk (White Lake) (1483). Martyrs Julian, presbyter, and Caesarius, deacon, at Terracina (1st c.). Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus (287). Martyr Polychronius of Gamphanitus (4th c.). Pskov Icon of the Mother of God named "Tenderness" (1524). Martyrs Eusebius and Felix at Terracina. St. Dubtach, bishop of Armagh (Scotland) (513) (Celtic & British). Holy Martyr Princess Osyth of Chich (England) (ca. 700) (Celtic & British). 99 Fathers of Crete (Greek). St. Leontius the Governor (Greek). Venerable Joseph, elder of Mokhevi, wonderworker of Georgia (1763) (Georgia).
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