Today's feastsOctober 26: Great-martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer of Thessaloniki; commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople in 740 A.D.; Saint Athanasius of Medikion Monastery; Martyr Joasaph, monk of Dionysiou on Mount Athos, disciple of St. Niphon of Constantinople (see August 11); Saint Demetrius of Barsabov in Bulgaria; Saint Theophilus of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Novgorod; Saint Anthony, Bishop of Vologda; Martyr Lupus, servant of the holy Great-martyr Demetrius; Saint Demetrius of Tsilibinsk; Martyrs Artemidorus and Basil; Martyr Leptina; Martyr Glycon; Saint Cedd, Bishop of the East Saxons; Saint Edfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne; Saint Eata, Bishop of Hexham; Saint Bean, Bishop of Morthlach; Saint Alfred the Great, King of England; St. Alexander Okropiridze, bishop of Guria and Mingrelia, Georgia. Other events: repose of Ignatius the Bulgarian of Mount Athos
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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