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Today's feastsMay 30:
Saint Macrina the Elder, grandmother of St. Basil the Great (340); Saint Emmelia of Caesarea, mother of Saint Basil the Great (375) (see also January 1); Venerable Isaac the Confessor, founder of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople (383); Martyrs Aphrodisius, Agapius, Eusebios, Charalampos and Christina, in Nicomedia, by fire; Martyrs Romanos and Teletios (Meletius), in Nicomedia, by the sword; Martyr Euplius (Efplos); Martyr Natalios, by the sword; Martyr Barlaam of Caesarea in Cappadocia; Hieromartyr Eutyches (see also August 24); Saint Cyprian of Antioch, reposed in peace. Martyrs Gabinus and Crispulus, at Torres in Sardinia, Protomartyrs of Sardinia (130); Pope Saint Felix I, who was the first to condemn the heresy of Paul of Samosata (274); Saint Venantius of Gaul, elder brother of St Honoratus of Lérins (374); Saint Exuperantius (Esuperantio), Bishop of Ravenna and Confessor (418); Saint Madelgisilus, Irish saint, disciple of St Fursey (655); Saint Anastasius of Pavia (680); Saint Hubert of Maastricht (Hugbert of Bretigny), the "Apostle of the Ardennes", first Bishop of Liège (727); Saint Gamo, monk and then Abbot of Brétigny near Noyon in France (8th c.); Saint Walstan, a farm labourer in Taverham and Costessey, remarkable for his charity (1016); Saint James, monk of Starotorzhok in Galich, Kostroma (15th-16th c.); Venerables Isaiah and Nikanor of Arkhangel'sk (16th-17th c.); Hieromartyr Basil, Priest (1942); Other Commemorations: Consecration of the Church of St. Euphemia in Dexiokratiana, Constantinople; Repose of Abbot Ephraim of Sarov (1778).
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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