Today's feastsMay 20: Martyr Thallelaios at Aegae in Cilicia, and his companions, Martyrs Alexander and Asterius; Martyr Asclas of Egypt; Saint Thalassius the Myrrh-giver of Libya; Saints Nicetas, John, and Joseph, monks of Chios; Saint Dovmont-Timothy, prince of Pskov; Saint Mark the hermit; Saint Stephen, Abbot of "Piper" in Serbia; Saint Dodo, disciple of Saint David of Georgia; repose of Schemamonk Cyriacus of Valaam; Saint Lydia of Philippisia; Martyr Ethelbert, King of East Anglia; opening of the relics of Saint Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonder-worker of All Russia; translation of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonder-worker, of Myra in Lycia
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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