Today's feastsNovember 29: Martyr Paramon and 370 martyrs in Bithynia; Martyr Philoumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phaedrus; Saint Acacius of Sinai who is mentioned in The Ladder (see also November 26); Saint Nectarius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves; Saint Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth; Saint Pitirim of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great; Hieromartyr Abibus, Bishop of Nekressi in Georgia; Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki; Hieromartyr John of Persia; Saint Urban, Bishop of Macedonia; Saint Pancosmius, monk; Hieromartyr Saturninos, Bishop of Toulouse; Saint Ethelwin, Hermit of Athelney; Saint Brendan, Abbot of Birr; repose of Blessed Abel "the Prophet" of Valaam
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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