Martyrs Mamas of Caesarea in Cappadocia, and his parents, Theodotus and Rufina (3rd c.) St. John the Faster, patriarch of Constantinople (595). Sts. Anthony (1073) and Theodosius (1074), of the Kiev Caves.
3,628 Martyrs at Nicomedia (303-305). Synaxis of the Saints of Saratov.
New Hieromartyrs Barsanuphius (Lebedev), bishop of Kyrillov, and priest John Ivanov, and Martyrs Seraphima (Sulimova), abbess of the Therapontov Convent, and Anatole, Nicholas, Michael, and Philip, all at the St. Cyril of White Lake Monastery (1918). New Hieromartyr Damascene (Tsedrik), bishop of Starodub (1937). New Hieromartyrs Herman (Ryashentsev), bishop of Vyaznikov, and the priest Stephen Yaroshevich (1937).
“Kaluga” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1748).
Righteous Eleazar, son of Righteous Aaron, and Righteous Phineas (ca. 1400 b.c.). St. Hieu, abbess of Tadcaster (England) (ca. 657).
Repose of Archbishop Vladimir of Kazan (1897).
Friday. [Gal. 4:8-21; Mark 6:45-53]
Be of good cheer: it is I; be not
afraid. Here is the pillar of our hope! Whatever
misfortune or sorrow might there be, remember that the
Lord is near, and be inspired through courageous patience.
As at that time He suddenly appeared before the apostles
who were in calamity on the sea, so will He show His help
and intercession suddenly to you when you are in calamity.
He is everywhere and is always ready with His protection.
Stand only with Him or before Him in faith, prayer, hope,
and devotion to His holy will. There will occur a union of
the spirit with the Lord, and from this comes every good
thing. However, this does not mean that there immediately
will be dignity, and glory and honor, and other such
things. The external things might remain as they are, but
there will arise a courageous and good-humoured abiding in
the order of events which it pleases the Lord to arrange
for a person. And this is the main thing that everyone in
calamity should seek—happiness on the inside, and
not on the outside. Inner blessedness always exists among
those who are in living union with the Lord.