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Today's feastsMay 24:
Martyrs Meletius Stratelates (the Commander), Stephen, John, and 1218 soldiers with women and children, including: Serapion the Egyptian, Callinicus the former Magician, Theodore, Faustus, the women Marciana, Susanna, and Palladia, two children Cyriacus and Christian, and also Twelve tribunes: Faustus, Festus, Marcellus, Theodore, Meletius, Sergius, Marcellinus, Felix, Photinus, Theodoriscus, Mercurius, and Didymus — all of whom suffered in Galatia (c.138-161); Venerable Symeon Stylites the Younger of Wonderful Mountain (Symeon the New Stylite) (c.592); Saint Kyriakos of Evrychou, in Cyprus, the Wonderworker; Nun-martyr Martha, Abbess of Monemvasia (990); Martyrs Donatian and Rogatian, brothers (299) (see also May 23); Martyr Afra (304); Martyr Robustian at Milan; Martyr Vincent of Porto; Martyrs Zöellus, Servilius, Felix, Silvanus, and Diocles, in Istria; Saint Patrice (Patrick), fourth Bishop of Bayeux in France (c.469); Saint Elpidios (Elpidius), Bishop of Aversa, in Campania southern Italy (5th c.); Saint Vincent of Lerins (445); Venerable Nikita Stylites, Wonderworker of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski (1186); Saint Gregory of Novgorod, Archbishop (1193); Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics (c.1067) of St. George of the Holy Mountain and Georgia (1065); Repose of Monk Cyriacus of Valaam (1818); Repose of Blessed Amphilochius of Rostov (1824); Glorification (1988) of Saint Xenia of Petersburg, fool-for-Christ (c.1803); Inauguration of the church of Virgin Mary in Karrais (Al Kara) of Syria.
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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