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Today's feastsDecember 22:
Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; Greatmartyr Anastasia the Deliverer from Potions (Anastasia of Sirmium), and her teacher Martyr Chrysogonus, and with them Martyrs Theodota, Evodias, Eutychianus, and others who suffered under Diocletian (304); Hieromartyr Zoilus, Priest, under Diocletian (304); Martyrs Demetrius, Honoratus and Florus, in Ostia in Italy; Thirty Holy Martyrs of Rome (ca.303); Saint Flavian, an ex-prefect of Rome (362); Saint Hunger of Utrecht (Hungerus Frisus), Bishop of Utrecht in Holland (866); Saint Amaswinthus of Málaga, monk and Abbot for forty-two years at a monastery in Silva de Málaga in Spain (982); New Hieromartyrs Demetrius and Theodore, Priests (1938); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the Thyranoixia (consecration) of the "Great Church of Christ", the Hagia Sophia; Repose of Monk Dositheus, hermit of the Roslavl Forests and Optina Monastery (1828); Icon of the Mother of God, Igumenia of Manjava Skete.
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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