Great-martyr Irene of Thessalonica (1st c.-2nd c.).
St. Barlaam of Serpukhov (1377). Uncovering of the relics of St. James, founder of Zhelezny Borok Monastery (Kostroma) (1422) New Monk-martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri (1426). St. Adrian, founder of Monza Monastery (Galich) (1610).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos 'Inexhaustible Cup' (1878).
Sts. Martin and Heraclius, of Illyria (4th c.). St. Eulogius the Confessor, bishop of Edessa (ca. 386). St. Hilary, bishop of Arles (449). St. Euthymius the Wonderworker, bishop of Madytos on the Hellespont (ca. 990).
Friday. [Acts 19:1–8; John 14:1–11]
If ye had known me, ye should have
known my Father also (John 14:7). Therefore, deists do
not know God, in spite of the fact that they bear His name
(Deus means God; from here comes the word deist), and
reason eloquently about Him. There is no true God without
the Son and without the Holy Spirit. He who believes in
God, but does not confess Him as the Father of the Son,
does not believe in a god that is the true God, but in
some personal invention. The true God gave His Son, gave
power to become the sons of God (John 1:12), loves
them, and hears each of their prayers, for the sake of the
Son. That is why he who has the Son has the Father; and he
who does not have the Son, does not have the Father. No
one comes to the Father except through the Son, and
receives nothing from the Father, except through the Son.
Apart from the Son there is no path to the true God; and
he who thinks to invent Him is deluded.