Today's feastsJuly 7: Venerable Thomas of Mount Maleon; Saint Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in The Ladder; Martyrs Epictetus, presbyter, and Astion, monk, in Scythia; Martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia; Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Hesychius, Pappias, Saturninus, and Germanus, of Dyrrachium in Macedonia; Martyr Evangelus, Bishop of Tomis (Constanţa) in Romania; Saint Eudocia, in monasticism Euphrosyne, grand-duchess of Moscow; Hieromartyr Eustace; Martyr Polycarp the New; Saint Illtyd, founder of Llantwit Abbey in Wales; Saint Hedda, Bishop of Winchester; Saint Willibald, Bishop of Eichstatt; Saint Sunniva and companions; Saint Boisil, Abbot of Melrose; Saint Ethelburga, Abbess of Faremoutier; Saint Palladios, Bishop of Ireland and Scotland; Saint Maelruain, Abbot of Tallaght
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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