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|−|Our father among the [[saints]] '''[[Nicholas of Japan]]''', [[Equal-to-the-Apostles|Equal to the Apostles]] ([[August 1]], 1836 – [[February 3]], 1912), brought Orthodoxy to [[Orthodoxy in Japan|Japan]]. He was sent to Japan as a [[missionary]] by the [[Church of Russia]]. He worked tirelessly among the Japanese people and established there the [[Church of Japan]]. His [[feast day]] is [[February 3]]. | |
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|−|Throughout his life, St Nicholas set an example of a true spiritual director wholly devoted to his ministry. He was a man of inexhaustible energy, firm commitment, and outstanding efficiency. He said once: '' "I consider it inappropriate for a missionary to retire unless he is totally unable to serve. I have never tried on a ' robe de chambre,' not even in my dreams. I would better die on the field where God' s Providence destined me to plough and sow."'' |+|
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|−|His private life was that of an [[ asceticism|ascetic]] . He never tried to perform any special feat, but rather surrendered his entire soul to God. His life was marked with hardships and willfulness, self-appraisals and tiredness, and the feebleness of an old man. However, the saint's life was a clear manifestation of success in overcoming these hardships through the fulfilment of [[ Christ]] 's commandments, shown to the whole world. | |
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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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