Today's feastsJanuary 19: Saint Arsenius, Archbishop of Kerkyra (Corfu); Saint Anthony Rawah the Qoraisite; Saint Anthony, hermit of Georgia; Virgin-Martyr Euphrasia of Nicomedia; Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt; Saint Macarius of Alexandria (the Citizen); Saint Macarius the faster and deacon of the Lavra of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves); Saint Macarius, another deacon at the Lavra of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves); Saint Macarius the Roman of Novgorod (see also August 15); Saint Mark Eugenikos, Archbishop of Ephesus; Saint Meletius the Confessor (Gallesiote), monk; Righteous Theodore of Novgorod, the Fool-for-Christ; Saint Macarius the Stylite of Martkobsk, Georgia; Saint Branwalator, monk of Jersey; Hieromartyr Blaitmaic, Abbot of Iona, and his companions. Other events: the miracle wrought by St. Basil the Great at Nicaea, when he opened the gates of the church (see also January 1); the translation of the relics of St. Gregory the Theologian to the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople during the reign of Constantine Porphyrogenitus; opening of the relics of St. Sabbas of Storozhev or Zvenigorod (see also December 3)
The V. Rev. Raphael Morgan was a Jamaican-American priest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, later the founder and superior of the Order of the Cross of Golgotha, and thought to be the first black Orthodox clergyman in America. Having recently been discovered, his life has garnered great interest, but much of his life still remains shrouded in mystery.
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