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Today's feasts

July 25:

Ss. Joachim & Anna

Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos; holy women Olympias (Olympiada) the deaconess of Constantinople, Virgin Eupraxia, and Julia the Righteous of Tabenna; Saint Macarius, Abbot of Sheltovod and Unzha; Saint Christopher, Abbot of Solvychegodsk (Vologda); Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, and Blandina of Lyons; commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council

Featured article

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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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