St. John Cassian the Roman, abbot, of Marseilles (435).
St. John, called Barsanuphius, of Nitria in Egypt (5th c.). St. Theosterictus the Confessor, abbot, of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa (8th c.). St. Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves (12th c.). St. Cassian, founder of Muezersk Hermitage (16th c). St. Meletius, archbishop of Kharkov (1840).
Apostles of the Seventy Nymphas and Eubulus (1). St. Romanus, desert-dweller of Condat in the Jura Mountains (Gaul) (460). New Virgin-martyr Kyranna of Thessalonica (1751). St. Germanus of Dacia Pontica (Dobrogea, Romania) (5th c.). St. Oswald, archbishop of York (992).
Cheese-fare Sunday. [Rom. 13:11–14:4; Matt.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly
Father will also forgive you; But if ye forgive not men
their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
trespasses (Matt. 6:14–15). What a simple and
handy means of salvation! Your trespasses are forgiven
under the condition that you forgive the trespasses of
your neighbour against you. This means that you are in
your own hands. Force yourself to pass from agitated
feelings toward your brother to truly peaceful
feelings—and that is all. Forgiveness day—what
a great heavenly day of God this is! If all of us used it
as we ought, this day would make Christian societies into
heavenly societies, and the earth would merge with heaven.