St. Andrew, archbishop of Crete (740). St. Martha, mother of St. Symeon Stylites (the Younger), of the Wonderful Mountain (551). St. Andrew (Rublev), iconographer, of the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery (Moscow) (15th c.). Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia and with them New Martyr Eugene Botkin, physician (1918).
Martyrs Theodotus and Theodota, martyred with St. Hyacinth at Caesarea in Cappadocia (108). Hieromartyr Theodore, bishop of Cyrene in Libya, and with him Martyrs Cyprilla, Aroa, and Lucia (310). Burial of St. Andrew, prince of Bogoliubovo (1174). Uncovering of the relics of St. Euthymius the Wonderworker, archimandrite, of Suzdal (1507). New Hieromartyrs Sava, bishop of Gornji Karlovac (1941) and George Bogich, priest, of Nasice (1941).
New Hieromartyr Nilus, hieromonk, of Poltava (1918).
Hieromartyrs Innocent and Sabbatius, and 30 others with them, in Sirmium of Pannonia (304). Translation of the relics of St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (460-490). St. Ulrich of Augsburg and Bavaria (973). St. Michael Choniates, metropolitan of Athens (1222). Hieromartyr Donatus, bishop of Libya.
Repose of Hieroschemamonk John, founder of Sarov Monastery (1737), Righteous Confessor Andrew the Russian, at Cairo (ca. 1850), and Archpriest Tikhon Pelikh of Sergiev Posad (1983). Slaying of General Dragoljub (Drazha) Mihailovic of Serbia (1946).
Tuesday. [I Cor. 10:5-12; Matt. 16:6-12]
Beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and of the Sadducees, said the Lord. The
Sadducees are a model of carelessness; the Pharisees
represent people who are outwardly zealous. The former do
nothing, whereas the latter, although they look very busy,
nothing really comes of them. Similar to these are members
of our modern society who are enticed by the ideas of
humanism. You hear them talk only about the good of the
people, but no good ever comes to the people, for it is
all talk and no action. Their humanism is feigned; they
make only the appearance of humaneness, but in reality
they are egoists. Speech does not require
sacrifice—they speak lavishly; but when the matter
touches sacrifices, they retreat. Nowadays almost everyone
is an actor; some show off in front of others as being
zealous for good, and particularly for enlightenment, and
they are all quite satisfied when their own verbal
testimony portrays them as being really this way.
Therefore, as soon as some charitable undertaking comes up
among us, talk is everywhere, but deeds do not come to
fruition. Do not expect sacrifices from them; they have no
need to help others, as long as their affairs are going
well. But it also happens that, without any particular
mental effort over real plans to help their neighbors,
they give alms in order to be left alone. The Lord has
condemned both categories, and has commanded us to be
filled with sincere love for one another, which does not
love to show off.