Today's feastsMay 24: Saint Symeon Stylites (the Younger) of Wonderful Mountain; Saint Nicetas Stylites, Wonder-worker of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski; Martyrs Meletius Stratelates (the Commander), Stephen, John, and 1,218 soldiers with women and children, including: Serapion the Egyptian, Callinicus the magician, Theodore, Faustus, the women Marciana, Susanna, and Palladia, two children, Cyriacus and Christian, and twelve tribunes, Faustus, Festus, Marcellus, Theodore, Meletius, Sergius, Marcellinus, Felix, Photinus, Theodoriscus, Mercurius, and Didymus, all of whom suffered in Galatia; Saint Gregory, Archbishop of Novgorod; Saint Vincent of Lerins
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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