Martyr Sabinas of Hermopolis, Egypt (287). Martyr Papas of Lycaonia (305-311).
Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy, bishop of Britain (1st c.). Hieromartyr Alexander, pope of Rome (119). Martyr Julian of Anazarbus (4th c.). St. Serapion, archbishop of Novgorod (1516). Hieromartyrs Trophimus and Thalus, priests, of Laodicea (300). St. Pimen, fool-for-Christ, enlightener of the Dagestani, and his companion Anthony of Meskhi, Georgia (13th c.). St. Ambrose (Khelaia) the Confessor, catholicos of Georgia (1927). St. Eutropia of Kherson (1968).
St. Abban of Kilabban (Ireland) (650). Martyr Romanus at Parium on the Hellespont. St. Christodulus, wonderworker, of Patmos (1093). New Monk-martyr Malachi of Rhodes, at Jerusalem (1500).
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may
depart from hell beneath (Prov. 15:24). It is
well-known to all that hell exists, and that anyone can
end up there as a result of his deeds. But not all
remember this, or live so piously that they are clearly
trying to to avoid hell. They live without thinking about
it, saying, “Maybe… Maybe we somehow will not
end up in hell.” Where is our reason? In earthly
affairs one can somehow get away with “maybe,”
but in such a decisive affair, which, once accomplished,
will abide unto the ages of ages unchanged,
“maybe” reveals lack of reason to the utmost
degree. Do not pride yourself, O Reason, on your
reasonableness, when you do not remember this and do not
suggest to us thoughts of life: how to avoid hell in order
to be saved.