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September 20 2014:

Elevation of the Holy Cross

Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross; Greatmartyr Eustathius (Eustace) Placidas, his wife Martyr Theopistes, and their children Martyrs Agapius and Theopistus, of Rome; Holy Martyr and Confessor Michael and his councillor Theodore, Wonder-workers of Chernigov; Saint Oleg, prince of Briansk; Martyr John the Confessor of Egypt, beheaded in Palestine, and with him 40 martyrs; Saints Theodore and Euprepius and two named Anastasius, confessors and disciples of St. Maximus the Confessor; New-Martyr Hilarion of Crete and St. Anne's Skete (Athos); Martyrs Artemidorus and Thallos; Saint Meletius of Cyprus, Bishop; Saint Kyr John of Crete, monk; Saint Martin, Pope of Rome; Hieromartyr Ypatios, Bishop of Ephesus, and Presbyter Andrew



( September 7 2014: Julian Calendar )

The Nativity of the Theotokos

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos; Martyr Sozon of Cilicia; Saint John, Archbishop and Wonder-worker of Novgorod; Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia; Apostles Evodus (Euodias) and Onesiphorus of the Seventy; Saint Luke, Abbot near Constantinople; Saint Cloud (Clodoald), Abbot-founder of Nogent-sur-Seine near Paris; New-Martyr Priest John Maslovsky; Venerable Serapion of Spaso-Eleazar Monastery, Pskov; Martyr Macarius, Archimandrite of Kanev and Pereyaslavl; Saint Kassiani the Hymnographer; New-Martyr Athanasios; Saint Tilbert, Bishop of Hexham; Saint Alcmund, Bishop of Hexham; Saint Kinemark, disciple of St. Dyfrig of Llandaff; repose of Elder Macarius of Optina


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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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