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Today's feasts

August 17:

The Dormition of the Theotokos

Afterfeast of the Dormition; Martyr Myron the Presbyter of Cyzicus; Martyrs Straton, Philip, Eutychian, and Cyprian of Nicomedia; Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, and Coronatus, with others at Caesarea in Bithynia; Martyrs Paul and his sister Juliana of Syria; Martyr Patroclus of Troyes; Saint Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves; Saint Philip, monk of Yankov (Vologda); New-Martyr Demetrius of Samarina in Epirus; Blessed Theodoretus, Enlightener of the Lapps (Solovki); Saint Christodule the Philosopher of Georgia; Saint Leucius of Volokolamsk; Saint Philip of Sukhona; Priest-Martyr Jeroen; Saint James, Hierodeacon of York; Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos of Armatia, of Sven (see also May 3), and of the Kiev Caves; repose of Schemamonk Onuphrios of Valaam



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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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