St. Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444). St. Alexis Mechev, archpriest, of Moscow (1923). St. Cyril, founder of White Lake (Belozersk) Monastery (1427).
Nun-martyrs Thecla, Mariamne, Martha, Mary, and Enmatha, in Persia (346). St. Alexander, founder of the Kushta Monastery (Vologda) (1439). Righteous Cyril of Velsk, or Vazhe (Vologda) (15th c.).
St. Raphael, monk of Old Agapia Monastery (Moldavia) (2005).
Hieromartyr Alexander, bishop of Prusa. St. Baithene, abbot, of Tiree and Iona (600). St. John of Shavta, bishop of Gaenati (12th-13th c.). St. Columba of Iona (597).
Repose of Hieromonk Vitaly of Valaam (1856).
Thursday. [Rom. 8:22-27; Matt. 10:23-31]
There is nothing covered, that shall
not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Consequently, regardless of how we hide in our sins now,
it is of no use to us at all. The time will come—and
is it far off?—when all will come to light. What
should we do? Do not hide. If you have sinned—go and
reveal your sin to your spiritual father. When you receive
absolution, the sin vanishes, as if it never was. Nothing
will have to be revealed and shown. If you hide the sin
and do not repent, you keep it in yourself, so that there
will be something to come to light at the proper time unto
your accusation. God revealed all of this to us in
advance, so that while still here we will manage to disarm
His righteous and terrible judgment upon us