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<div style="float:right;margin:0 1em 0 3%;">[[Image:John of Damascus4.jpg|110px|St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki]]</div><div style="margin: 2.5em 0 0 3%; text-align: left; font-size: 120%; line-height: 1.3;">'''[[OrthodoxWiki:Welcome|Welcome]]''' to '''[[OrthodoxWiki:About|OrthodoxWiki]]''', a free-content encyclopedia and information center for '''[[Orthodox Christianity]]''' that '''anyone can edit'''.  In this English version, started in November 2004, we are currently working on '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] [[Special:Allpages|articles]]'''. Please '''[[Special:RequestAccount|register]] or [[Special:Userlogin|login]]''' to post or revise content.<br>
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St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki
Welcome to OrthodoxWiki, a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit. In this English version, started in November 2004, we are currently working on 4,946 articles. Please register or login to post or revise content.

All new user registrations are moderated because of persistent trouble with spammers. When you sign-up, please give some indication that you are a real person, and let us know why you want to add and edit content on OrthodoxWiki (everyone can view content). Registrations with no bios will be rejected unless we can verify you in some other way. Please be patient as we process your application. Sorry for the inconvenience!

The OrthodoxWiki editors have taken St. John of Damascus as their heavenly patron and intercessor as they seek to further the worship and knowledge of the All-Holy Trinity and the faith of the Orthodox Church by means of these pages.

Please take a moment to read about what OrthodoxWiki is and is not.

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September 22 2021:

Our Lord Jesus Christ

Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop and Wonder-worker of Sinope; Prophet Jonah (see also September 21); Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope; Saint Jonah the Presbyter, father of St. Theophanes the Hymnographer (see October 11) and St. Theodore Graptus or "the Branded" (see December 27); Saint Peter the Tax-collector; Saint Jonah, Abbot of Yashezersk; 26 martyrs of Zographou Monastery on Mount Athos, martyred by the Latins (see also September 21, October 10); Saint Cosmas the Bulgarian of Zographou Monastery; New-Martyrs Isaac and Martin; Saint Macarius, Abbot of Zhabynka and Belev, Wonder-worker; Saint Theophanes the Silent, recluse of the Kiev Caves; Martyr Maurice of Saint-Maurice-en-Valais, and those with him; synaxis of the saints of Tula; repose of Abbot Innocent of Valaam and Blessed Parasceva "Pasha of Sarov," Fool-for-Christ of Diveyevo Convent



( September 9 2021: Julian Calendar )

The Nativity of the Theotokos

Holy and Righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna

Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos; Holy and Righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna; Martyr Severian of Sebaste; Saint Joseph, Abbot of Volokolamsk, Volotsk; Martyr Chariton; Martyr Straton; Saint Theophanes the confessor and faster of Mount Diabenos; Blessed Niketas the Hidden of Constantinople; Saint Joachim, Abbot of Opochka Monastery (Pskov); commemoration of the Third Ecumenical Council; Saint Kieran, founder of Clonmacnois Monastery in Ireland; Saint Wulfhilda, Abbess of Barking; Saint Bettelin, Hermit of Crowland; Martyrs Gorgonios and Dorotheos, of Rome; Saint Omer, Bishop of Therouanne; Saint Wilfrida, Abbess of Wilton; opening of the relics of Saint Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov; repose of Elder Joachim of St. Anne's Skete, Mount Athos


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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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