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Today's feastsJuly 23: Synaxis of the saints of Smolensk; Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus, and 13 others in Lycia; Hieromartyr Apollinarios and Vitalios, Bishops of Ravenna; Righteous Anna (Hannah), mother of the Prophet Samuel; New-Martyr Nectarius (Trezvinsky), Bishop of Yaransk; Hieromartyr Apollonios; 250 killed by Bulgarians during the reign of Emperor Nicephorus; eight martyrs of Carthage; Saint Anna of Constantinople; Martyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope; Prophet Ezekiel (see also July 21); Righteous Pelagia of Tinos; Saint Anna of Levkadio; translation of the relics of Saint Herman (Germanus), Archbishop of Kazan; commemoration of the miraculous appearance of the Theotokos at Pochaev, which saved the monastery from the assault of the Tatars and Turks (1675); Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Joy of All Who Sorrow (with coins);" in Petersburg; Pochaev Icon of the Theotokos
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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