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Today's feastsMarch 22:
Virgin-confessor Drosida of Antioch (Drosis), daughter of Emperor Trajan, and with her five Virgin-martyrs: Agalida, Apollinaria, Daria, Mamthusa, and Thais (104-117); Martyrs Kalliniki and Vasilissa of Rome (252); Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra, Priest of Ancyra (362); Saint Isaac the Confessor, founder of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople (383) (see also May 30) Saint Epaphroditus, by tradition the first Bishop of Terracina in Italy (1st century); Saint Paul, Bishop of Narbonne, Brittany (3rd century); Saint Lea of Rome, an aristocrat in Rome who on the death of her husband entered the convent of St Marcella (384); Saint Deogratius, Bishop of Carthage in North Africa (457); Saint Octavian and Companions, Archdeacon of the Church in Carthage in North Africa, martyred with several thousand companions under the Arian Vandal King Hunneric (484); Saint Saturninus and Companions, a group of ten martyrs in North Africa; Saint Trien (Trienan), a disciple of St Patrick and Abbot of Killelga in Ireland (5th century); Saint Darerca of Ireland, sister of St Patrick of Ireland (5th century); Saint Fáilbe mac Pípáin, the eighth Abbot of Iona in Scotland (680); Martyr Basil of Mangazea in Siberia, Wonderworker (1602) (see also June 6 and May 10); New Monk-martyr Euthymius of Dimitsana and Mt. Athos, at Constantinople (1814); Hieromartyr Basil (Zelentsov), Bishop of Prilutsk, Vicar of Poltava (1930); New Confessor Schema-abbess Sophia (Grineva) of Kiev (1941), and her priest Demetrius Ivanov (1934); Other Commemorations: "The Izborsk" Icon of the Mother of God (1657); Commemoration of Maria Berushko of Brazil and eight students who died trying to save people during a fire in their school (1986).
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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