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St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki
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May 3 2016:

The Holy Martyrs Timothy and Mavra
Ss. Anthony and Theodosius of the Kiev Caves

Martyrs Timothy the Reader and his wife Maura of Antinoe in Egypt (304); Martyrs Diodoros and Rodopianos, at Aphrodisia in Anatolia (285-305); Holy 27 Martyrs who died by fire; Great-martyr Xenia of Peloponnesus, the Wonderworker (318); Saint Mamai the Katholikos of Georgia (744) Saint Michael of Ulompo, Georgia (9th c.) Saint Arsenius of Georgia (9th c.); Saint Peter the Wonderworker, Bishop of Argolis (925); Saint Ecumenius of Trikala, the Wonderworker (10th c.); Saint Alexander I, the fifth Pope of Rome (ca.106-115) (see also March 16); Martyrs Alexander, Eventius and Theodulus (ca.113-119); Saint Juvenal of Narni (ca.369/377); Saint Glywys of Cornwall (Gluvias) (5th c.); Saint Scannal of Cell-Coleraine in Ireland, a disciple of St Columba (563); Saint Adalsindis, sister of St Waldalenus, Abbess of a convent near Bèze (ca.680); Saint Æthelwine (Elwin, Ethelwin), Bishop of Lindsey (ca. 700) Saint Philip of Worms (Philip of Zell) (770); Saint Ansfried, Bishop of Utrecht (1010); Saint Theodosius, Abbot of the Kiev Caves Monastery and founder of cenobitic monasticism in Russia (1074); St. Theophanes of Vatopedi, Metropolitan of Peritheorion (near Xanthi) (14th c.); Schema-abbess Juliana (1393) and Schema-nun Eupraxia (1394), of the Monastery of the Conception in Moscow; Saint Gregory, Archbishop of Rostov, Yiaroslavl and White Lake (Abbott of Kamennoi Monastery) (1416); New-Martyr Ahmet the Calligrapher of Constantinople (1682); Martyr Paul of Vilnius, Lithuania (17th c.); New Martyrs Anastasia and Christodoulos, at Achaea (1821); Saint Irodion of Lainici, Abbot of Lainici Monastery in Romania (1900); New Hieromartyr Nicholas (Benevolsky), priest of Alma-Ata (1941); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics of Saint Luke of Mount Stirion (953); Translation of the relics of Martyr-King Olaf of Norway (+1030); Translation of the Dormition Icon of the Mother of God from Constantinople to the Kiev-Pechersk Far Caves (1073); "Svenskaya" (Kiev Caves) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1288).



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The Holy Trinity

Saint Theodore Trichinas ("the Hair-shirt Wearer"), hermit near Constantinople; Saint Anastasius, abbot of Sinai; Blessed Gregory and Blessed Anastasius, Patriarchs of Antioch; Hieromartyr Anastasius II, Patriarch of Antioch; Venerable Alexander, abbot of Oshevensk; Child-martyr Gabriel of Slutsk; Saints Betran and Theotimus, Bishops in Lesser Scythia; Saints Athanasius and Ioasaph of Meteora, monks; Apostle Zacchaeus, Bishop of Caesarea; Saint Caedwalla (Peter), King of Wessex; Saint Joseph of Serbia; Martyrs Victor, Zoticos, Zeno, Acindynos, and Severian of Nicomedia; 6,000 martyrs of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia; translation of the relics of Saint Nicholas Velimirovich, Bishop of Ochrid and Zicha; New Hieromartyr Theodosius (Ganitsky), bishop of Kolomenskoye (1937); repose of Schemamonk Ignatius of Saint Nicephorus Monastery in Olonets.


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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


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