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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 jurisdictionsIt 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:Siege of Constantinople.jpg|100px|left]]The '''Fall of Constantinople''' was the conquest of that Greek city by the Ottoman Empire under the command of Sultan Mehmet II, on Tuesday, [[May 29]], 1453This marked not only the final destruction of the [[Eastern Roman Empire|Eastern Roman ("Byzantine") Empire]], and the  death of [[Constantine XI]], the last Roman Emperor, but also the strategic conquest crucial for Ottoman hegemony over the Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans.
 
 
 
Scholars consider the Fall of Constantinople as a key event ending the Middle Ages and starting the Renaissance because of the end of the old religious order in Europe and the use of cannon and gunpowder.  Down to the present day, many Greeks have considered Tuesday (the day of the week that Constantinople fell) to be the unluckiest day of the week.
 
  
  
'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Seraphim of Sarov]], [[The Ladder of Divine Ascent]], [[John of Damascus]], [[Lindisfarne]], [[Edward the Martyr]], [[Victor Pokrovsky]], [[Akathist]].  ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every '''Saturday'''.''
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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.