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Today's feastsMarch 27:
Prophet Hanani (Ananias) - (II Chronicles 16:7-10); Martyrs Philetas the Senator, his wife Lydia, their sons Macedon and Theoprepides, and Amphilochius, an officer in the army, with Chronidas, a notary (c. 121) (see also March 23); Venerable Matrona of Thessalonica the Confessor (3rd-4th centuries); Martyrs Baruch and John, by the sword; Venerable Eutychios, monastic; Venerable Cyricus of Apros (Quiricus), in Thrace, monastic; Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius (304); Saint John the Clairvoyant, anchorite of Lycopolis, Egypt (394); Saint Paphnutius of Thebes, disciple of Saint Anthony the Great (4th century); Saint Paul, Bishop of Corinth (c. 925); Saint Augusta, daughter of the Teuton Duke of Friuli, martyred by her father, venerated in Serravalle near Treviso (5th century); Saint Amator (Amador), a hermit to whom several churches are dedicated in Portugal; Saint Rupert of Salzburg, Bishop of Salzburg (718); Saint Romulus, Abbot of St Baudilius near Nîmes in France (c. 730); Saint Suairlech, first Bishop of Fore in Westmeath, Ireland, from c. 735-750 (c. 750); Saint Alkelda (Alkeld, Athilda), martyred by the Danes (10th century); Saint Ephraim of Rostov (1454); Saint Alexander, Abbot of Voche, near Galich (16th century); Saint Anthony (Stakhovsky), Metropolitan of Tobolsk in Siberia (1740); Saint Ambrose (Khelaia) the Confessor, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (1927) (see also March 16); Other Commemorations: Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mount Athos: "Glykophylousa" ("Sweet-Kissing") and "Of the Akathist"; Repose of Elder Augustine of Philotheou, Mt. Athos (1965).
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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