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Today's feastsMay 26:
Apostles Carpus and Alphaeus of the Seventy (1st c.); Martyrs Abercius and Helen, children of Apostle Alphaeus (1st c.); Martyr Julius, Roman soldier, by beheading, at Dorostolum in Mysia (Asia Minor) (302); Saint Synesius, Bishop of Karpasia in Cyprus, Wonderworker (ca.5th c.); Venerable John of Psichaita the Confessor, of Constantinople (ca.825) (see also May 7 - Greek); Hieromartyr Zacharias, Bishop of Vienne, suffered under Trajan (106); Hieromartyr Simitrius priest, and 22 other martyrs, who suffered under Antoninus Pius, at Rome (159); Saint Eleutherius of Rome, Pope of Rome (189); Saints Fugatius (Fagan) and Damian (Deruvianus, Dyfan), sent by Pope Eleutherius to England to preach the Gospel (2nd c.); Martyr Priscus, a Roman legionary officer, and a great multitude of other Christians of Besançon, near Auxerre (272); Martyrs Felicissimus, Heraclius, and Paulinus, at Todi in Umbria (303); Martyr Quadratus, a martyr in North Africa; Saint Bécán, a hermit near Cork in Ireland in the time of St Columba; founder of Kilbeggan, Westmeath, worked in a monastery there (6th c.); Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Evangelizer of England (605); Saint Oduvald, a noble who became a monk and later Abbot of Melrose Abbey in Scotland (698); Saint Regintrudis, fourth Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey near Salzburg in Austria; Saint Guinizo, born in Spain, became a monk at Montecassino in Italy (ca.1050); New Martyr George of Sofia (George the New, George the Serbian) (1515); New Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica, the former Dervish, beheaded at Smyrna (1794); Saint Innocent, Bishop of Cherson (1857) (see also May 25 - Greek); New Hieromartyrs Milan Banjac and Milan Golubovic, of Drvar, Serbia (1941-1945); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics of Saint Bertilla (692), Abbess of Chelles Abbey; Uncovering of the relics (1521) of Venerable Macarius, Abbot of Kolyazin (1483); Translation of the relics (1534) of New Martyr George of Kratovo and Sofia (1515); The Icon of the Mother of God of Seligersk-Vladimir (16th c.).
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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