December 23, 2012 29th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 4. Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Sunday before the Nativity. Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete: Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus, Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus (3rd c.). Martyr Euporus (3rd c.). Repose of St. Theoctíst, Archbishop of Novgorod (1310). St. Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus (4th c.). St. Paul, Bishop of Neo-Cæsarea (4th c.).