Today's feastsFebruary 22: relics of the martyrs at the Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople; Martyr Anthusa and her 12 servants; Saint Elwyn, companion of St. Breaca of Cornwall (see June 4); Martyrs Maurice and his son Photinus, and Martyrs Theodore, Philip, and 70 soldiers, at Apamea in Syria; Saints Thalassius, Limnaeus, and Baradates, hermits of Syria; Saint Athanasius the Confessor of Constantinople; Saint Telesphorus, Pope of Rome; Saint Peter the Stylite of Mount Athos; New-Martyr Theoktista Michailovna, Fool-for-Christ of Voronezh; New-Martyr priest Michael Lisicin; Saint Blaise (Vlasios), Bishop; Martyrs Guram, Adarnase, Baqar, Vache, Bardzim, Dachi, Juansher, Ramaz, and Pharsman, brothers, of Kola; Martyr Synetos. Other events: repose of "Golden Grits" (Gregory) and Schema-nun Avramia of Kashin
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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