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December 2019

SS Barbara & John Damascene

December 4
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of December, repeating indefinitely

St. Barbara, Great-Martyr, endured death A.D. 290 during the reign of Diocletian and Maximianus, Emperors. Our venerable father, St. John Demascene, Doctor of the Church, born in Syria, educated by St. Comas, succeeded his father as the Caliph's Vizier.  He distributed his possessions among the poor, retired to the monastery of St. Sabbas at Jerusalem.  Laboring and writing much, he championed the Faith against the Iconoclast Emperor Leo the Isaurian, and was sentenced to have his right hand cut off. …

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