St. Athanasius the Great, archbishop of Alexandria (373). Translations of the relics of the Holy Passion-bearers Boris (1072) and Gleb (1115) of Russia, in holy baptism Romanus and David.
Martyrs Hesperus, Zoe, and their sons Cyriacus and Theodulus, at Attalia (2nd c.). St. Boris-Michael, prince of Bulgaria (ca. 908). St. Athanasius III, patriarch of Constantinople and wonderworker of Lubny (1654). Blessed Basil of Kadom, fool-for-Christ (1848).
St. Jacob (Putneanul), metropolitan of Moldova (1778).
Repose of Eldress Theodosia (Kosorotikhina) of Skopin (Ryazan) (2014).
Tuesday. [Acts 17:19–28; John 12:19–36]
Except a corn of wheat fall into the
ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it
bringeth forth much fruit (John 12:24). And so, if you
want to be fruitful, die. Die in a real way, bearing
always the feeling in your heart that you have already
died. Just as a dead man does not respond to anything
surrounding him, so do the same: if they praise
you—be silent, and if they rebuke you—be
silent, and if you make a profit—be silent; if you
are full—be silent, or hungry—be silent. Be
this way to all external things; inwardly abide in the
place where all the dead abide—in the other life,
before the all-righteous face of God, preparing to hear
the final sentence. You may say, what fruit can come
everything dying? No, nothing will die. Rather, abundant
energy will appear! “I have but one minute
remaining,” you will say to yourself. “Now
will come the verdict; let me hurry to do
something;” and you will do it. And thus continue