Righteous Job the Long-suffering (ca. 2000-1500 b.c.).
Martyrs Barbarus the Soldier, Bacchus, Callimachus, and Dionysius, in Morea (ca. 362). St. Micah, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1385). St. Job, abbot and wonderworker of Pochaev (1651). Martyr Barbarus, a former robber, in Epirus (9th c.).
St. Edbert, bishop of Lindisfarne (698). Translation of the relics of St. Sava I of Serbia (1238). Venerable Sinaites of Serbia: Romilus of Ravanica, Romanus of Djunisa, Sisoes of Sinai and Sisojevac, Martyrius of Rukumije, Gregory of Gornjak, Zosimas of Tuman, and Gregory of Sinai (Mt. Athos) (14th c.). St. Seraphim of Mt. Dombos (1602). Translation of the relics of St. Pachomius of Nerekhta (1675). Martyrs Cyria, Caleria [Valeria], and Marcia, of Caesarea in Palestine (304).
Repose of Archbishop Theophylactus (Lopatinsky) of Tver and Kashin, theologian and defender of Orthodoxy (1741), and slaying of Priest John Karastamatis of Santa Cruz (1985).
Friday. [Acts 15:5–34; John 10:17–28]
Ye believe not, because ye are not
of my sheep says the Lord to the unbelieving Jews.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they
follow Me (John 10:26–7). Unbelievers are not of
Christ’s fold. At that time, the unbelievers were
those who had not yet entered into the fold; but now the
unbelievers are all those who have fallen from the faith
or who lag behind the fold of Christ. The Lord is the
shepherd: all of His sheep go after Him, following His
teaching and fulfilling His holy commandments. Sinners are
sheep that are sick and weak, but still plod along
together with the fold. But those who have lost the faith
are those who have totally fallen behind, and have been
abandoned to be eaten by wild beasts. These are the ones
who are truly backward. They are not from the fold of
Christ and they do not hear His voice; and He does not
know them, because they do not let themselves be known as
did the woman with the issue of blood. And at the judgment
it will be said to them: I know you not, depart
(cf. Matt. 25:12).