Saturday, November 17, 2012 / November 4, 2012 (Church Calendar)
24th Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Synaxis of saints of Karelia (movable holiday on the Saturday between October 31st and November 6th).
Venerable Ioannicius the Great of Bithynia (846).
Hieromartyrs Nicander, bishop of Myra, and Hermas, presbyter (1st c.). Martyr Nicholas confessor and priest (1931). New Hieromartyr Alexander priest (1937). New Hieromartyr Ismail priest (1941).
Venerable Mercurius, faster of the Kiev Caves (14th c.).
Venerable Nicander, abbot of Gorodensk (Novgorod) (1607).
Blessed Simon of Yurievets (1584). St. Paul, metropolitan of Tobolsk (1770). St. Sylvia, mother of St. Gregory the Dialogist (6th c.). Martyr Porphyrius the Mime of Caesarea (361) (Greek). St. John III Doukas Vataxis the Merciful, emperor of Nicaea (1254) (Greek). Holy and Righteous Ioane, Stepane, and Isaiah the Georgians (Georgia). St. Clether, hermit of Cornwall.. St. Birnstan, bishop of Winchester. The Scripture Readings