Martyr Codratus (Quadratus) and with him Martyrs Cyprian, Dionysius, Anectus, Paul, Crescens, and Dionysius (another), at Corinth (258). St. Paul of Taganrog (1879).
Martyrs Codratus, Saturninus, and Rufinus, of Nicomedia (3rd c.). St. Anastasia the Patrician, of Alexandria (567-568). St. Alexander (Badanin), priest, of Vologda (1913).
Martyrs Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudius, Diodorus, Serapion, Papias, and others, at Corinth (251 or 258). St. Attalus, abbot, of Bobbio (626). St. George Arselaites, brother of St. John Climacus (650 or 651). St. John of Khakhuli, Georgia, called Chrysostom (10th c.-11th c.). New Martyr Michael of Agrapha, at Thessalonica (1544).
Commemoration of the desert-dwellers of the Roslavl Forests, near Bryansk.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that
loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Prov. 13:24). Never
mind the children—let us work on ourselves. For each
of us this means the following: do not spare yourself,
chasten yourself earnestly. Self-pity is the root of all
our crawling into sin. He who does not indulge himself is
always steadfast in good. Most of all you must keep your
flesh, that slow-witted slave, in the strictest
discipline. When you tire the flesh, it is humble; but
give it only a small privilege, and already it begins to
show its claws and to rage with passion-loving eyes. But
what is amazing is that no matter what is said, everyone
stands up for the flesh, and invents all sorts of pleasing
things for it. Even science, it seems, would not move
forward without this. What sort of science is this?