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Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple
Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

The fifth day of the Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord falls on February 7.

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Saint Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont
Saint Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont

Saint Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus, was a native of the city of Melitoupolis (in northwestern Asia Minor), where his father Christopher served as deacon. The youth did not receive adequate schooling, but he learned the Holy Scripture by attending church services. He had a good heart, and…

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Venerable Luke of Hellas
Venerable Luke of Hellas

Saint Luke of Hellas was a native of the Greek village of Kastorion. The son of poor farmers, the saint from childhood had toiled much, working in the fields and shepherding the sheep. He was very obedient to his parents and very temperate in eating. He often gave his own food and clothing to the…

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1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia

1003 Martyrs at Nicomedia, were servants of the four dignitaries Bassos, Eusebius, Eutychius and Basilides, who suffered for Christ with their wives (January 5) in the year 303 during the reign of the emperor Diocletian (284-305). After the martyric death of their masters, the servants decided to…

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Martyr Aule

Saint Aule suffered martyrdom in London during Diocletian’s persecution of Christians.

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