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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."
  
[[Image:Basil.jpg|left|100px|Icon of Saint Basil at Skete.com]]Our father among the saints '''[[Basil the Great]]''' (ca. 330 - [[January 1]], 379), was [[bishop]] of Caesarea, a leading churchman in the 4th century.  The Church considers him a [[saint]] and one of the [[Three Holy Hierarchs]], together with Saints [[Gregory the Theologian]] (Gregory Nazianzus) and [[John Chrysostom]]. Basil, Gregory the Theologian, and Basil's brother Saint [[Gregory of Nyssa]] are called the [[Cappadocian Fathers]].  The [[Roman Catholic Church]] also considers him a saint and calls him a Doctor of the Church.
 
  
Basil's memory is celebrated on [[January 1]]; he is also remembered on [[January 30]] with the [[Three Holy Hierarchs]]. In Greek tradition, he is supposed to visit children and give presents every [[January 1]]. This festival is also marked by the baking of Saint Basil's bread (Gr. ''Vasil&oacute;pita''), a sweetbread with a coin hidden inside.
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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."


Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.