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December 2018

Synaxis of the Theotokos

December 26, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Synaxis of the Theotokos and St. Joseph, her Spouse.  The flight of the holy Family into Egypt is commemorated this day.  St. Joseph was the Foster-Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Beyond what we learn of him from Holy Scripture, the facts of his life are unknown to us. St. Euthymius, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Sardis in Lydia.  After repeated banishments for his opposition to the Iconoclasts he was scourged to death A.D. 840 under the Emperor Theophilus.

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