St. Metrophanes, first archbishop of Constantinople (ca. 326). St. Methodius, founder of Peshnosha Monastery (Moscow), disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1392).
Martyrs Frontasius, Severinus, Severian, and Silanus, of Gaul (1st c.). Martyr Concordius of Spoleto, Italy (ca. 175). Hieromartyr Astius, bishop of Dyrrachium in Macedonia (2nd c.). St. Zosimas of Cilicia, bishop of Babylon in Egypt (6th c.). New Hieromartyr Ioannicius, metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral (1945). Sts. Eleazar and Nazarius, wonderworkers, of Olonets (15th c.).
Sts. Mary and Martha, sisters of St. Lazarus (1st c.). St. Titus, bishop of Byzantium (3rd c.). Hieromartyr Apotacius and Martyrs Zoticus, Atallus, Camasius, Philip, and 31 others, including Eutychius, Quirinus, Julia, Saturninus, Ninita, Fortunio, Gaddanus, and Amasus, beheaded at Noviodunum (Niculitel) (320). St. Optatus, bishop of Milevum in Numidia (376). St. Alonius of Scetis in Egypt (5th c.). St. Petroc, abbot, in Cornwall (594). Monk-martyr John, abbot, of Monagria Monastery, near Cyzicus (761). St. Sophia of Thrace (10th c.-11th c.).
Repose of Hieromonk Bartholomew of Neamts and Svir (1864) and the sisters Vera (June 4) and Lyubov (June 8) of the Shamordino Convent (1883).
Saturday. [Rom. 3:19–26; Matt. 7:1–8]
Judge not, that ye be not judged
(Matt. 7:1). What a disease—gossip and judging
others! Everyone knows that this is a sin; nevertheless
there is nothing more common in our words than judgment of
others. One says, “Do not count it as judging, O
Lord,” but continues judging to the end. Another
justifies himself that any reasonable person must have an
opinion about what is going on, and in his gossip he tries
to be coolly reasonable; but even a simple ear cannot help
but discern a high-minded and gloating judgment of others
in his words. Meanwhile, the sentence of the Lord for this
sin is strict and decisive. He who judges others will not
be justified. What should one do? How can one avoid
misfortune? A decisive remedy against judging others
consists of this: to consider yourself condemned. He who
feels himself condemned will have no time to judge others.
His only words will be, “Lord have mercy! Lord
forgive my transgressions!”