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The Armenian Church Synaxarion-January

The Armenian Church Synaxarion is a collection of saints’ lives according to the day of the year on which each saint is celebrated. Part of the great and varied Armenian liturgical tradition from the turn of the first millennium, the first Armenian Church Synaxarion represented the logical culmination of a long and steady development of what is today called the cult of the saints. This volume, the first Armenian-English edition, is the first of a twelve-volume series—one for each month of the year—and is ideal for personal devotional use or as a valuable resource for anyone interested in saints.

304 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014

Eastern Christian Texts

Religion: Christianity

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Table of Contents

The Yaysmawmurkc of the Armenian Church
The Versions
A Note on the Calendar
A Note on the Translation
January 1
Basil of Caesarea
January 2
Sylvester – Constantine – Grigor the Persian
January 3
Gordios – Malachi - Stepannos the teacher
January 4
Zosimos and Athanasius – The seventy-two disciples – Vardan the Neomartyr
January 5
Vigil of the Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ
January 6
Feast of the Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ – Feast of the Nativity and the Baptism – The miracle of the Holy Cross
January 7
Feast of the Epiphany – John the Baptist – Stephen the Protomartyr
January 8
Feast of the Nativity and the Epiphany – Children of Bethlehem – First miracle of Christ at Cana – Theophilos the deacon and Helladios
January 9
Feast of the Epiphany and martyrdom of Polyeuctes – Feast of the Nativity and the Epiphany
January 10
Gregory of Nyssa – Feast of the Nativity and the Epiphany – Mar Behnam and his sister Sarah – Conversion of Paul
January 11
Feast of the Epiphany – Peter of Alexandria and Absalom the Deacon – Theodosius the anchorite – Feast of the Nativity and the Epiphany
January 12
Feast of the Epiphany – Meortios – Tatiana
January 13
Feast of the Circumcision of Christ – Martyrdoms of Hermylos and Stratonikos – Jacob of Nisibis
January 14
Monks of Mount Sinai and Mount Raïthou – Basil of Ancyra – Philictemon and Stephen
January 15
John the voluntary poor man – Theogenes of Pareia – Emperor Gordian and his Family – Cosmas
January 16
Eugenia – The Venerable Chains of the Apostole Peter
January 17
Antony the first hermit – Feast of the Patriarchs
January 18
Athanasius and Cyril
January 19
Theodosius the Great – Euphrasia – Theopompos and Theonas – Monks of Egypt – Germanicus
January 20
Basos, Eusebiuis, Eutychius, Basil, and others – Euthymius
January 21
Apostle Timothy
January 22
Sajak and Hovsep of Karin – Anastasius the Persian – Pansophos – Queen Zabel
January 23
Clement of Ancyra and Agathangelos – Andronicus and Athanasia – Corterius - Toros
January 24
Paul, Pauserius, and Theodotian – Danachtos
January 25
Gregory the Theologian
January 26
Xenophan and family  - Spensippos, Elasippos, Melasippos, and Neonilla – Earthquake in Constantinople
January 27
Return of the venerable body of John Chrysostom
January 28
Ephrem the Syrian – Martyrs of Trebizond
January 29
Neophytos – Return of the relics of Ignatius of Antioch – Vanakan Vardapet – Martyrdom of Papius, Maurice, Valerius, Sapinia, and Suber
January 30
Theophilos the Neomartyr – Theodoula – Hippolytus
January 31
Sarkis and Martyrios – Kyriakos and John – Anania and his eight companions
Index of Scripture Citations
Index of Names

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