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Today's feastsMay 6:
Righteous Job the Long-suffering; Martyrs Danax, Mesirus (Mesiurs), and Therin; Martyrs Demetrius and Donatus; Saints Mamas, Pachomius, and Hilarion, monks; Martyrs Barbarus the Soldier (Barbaruldier), Bacchus, Callimachus, and Dionysius, in Morea (362); Martyr Barbarus the former robber in Thessaly (9th c.); Saint Lucius of Cyrene (1st c.) Martyrs Heliodorus and Venustus and seventy-five others in Africa (284–305); Saint Benedicta, virgin, mystic and nun, in Rome (6th c.); Saint Edbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne (698); Saint Petronax of Monte Cassino (ca.747); Saint Vladimir II Monomakh (Volodymyr Monomakh), Sovereign of Kievan Rus' (1125); Venerable Micah (Micheas), disciple of the Saint Sergius of Radonezh (1385); Venerable Sinaites of Serbia (from Ravanica) (14th c.): Romilus of Ravanica, Romanus of Djunisa (Romanos of Ravanica), Sisoes of Sinai and Sisojevac, Martyrius of Rukumije, Gregory of Gornjak, Zosimas of Tuman, and Gregory of Sinai (Mt. Athos); Saint Seraphim of Dombu (Seraphim of Livadeia) (1602); Saint Job of Pochaev, Abbot and Wonder-worker of Pochaev Lavra (1651) (see also October 28 and August 28); Blessed Theophylact Lopatinsky, Archbishop of Tver, Defender of Orthodoxy (1741); Saint Sophia, the ascetic of Kleisoura (1974) Other Commemorations: Translation of the relics (1238) of Saint Sava, first Archbishop of Serbia (1235); Translation of the relics (1675) of Saint Pachomius of Nerekhta (1384); Birthday of Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II.
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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