Hieromartyr Hierotheus, bishop of Athens (1st c.). Uncovering of the relics (1595) of St. Gurias, first archbishop of Kazan, and St. Barsanuphius, bishop of Tver (1595). Synaxis of the Saints of Kazan.
Martyrs Gaius, Faustus, Eusebius, and Chaeremon, of Alexandria (3rd c.). Hieromartyr Peter of Capitolia, bishop of Bostra in Arabia (715). Martyrs Domnina and her daughters Berenice (Bernice) and Prosdoce, of Syria (302). Martyr Adauctus (ca. 312) and his daughter St. Callisthene (ca. 318), of Ephesus. Sts. Paul the Simple (ca. 339) and Ammon (350), of Egypt, disciples of St. Anthony the Great. St. Vladimir Yaroslavich, prince of Novgorod (1052), and his mother St. Anna of Novgorod (1050). Sts. Helladius and Onesimus of the Near Caves in Kiev (12th c.-13th c.). St. Ammon, recluse, of the Far Caves in Kiev (13th c.). St. Stephen Stiljanovic, despot of Srem, Serbia (1540) and his wife St. Helen (Elizabeth in monasticism) (ca. 1543). Sts. Jonah and Nectarius, monks, of Kazan (16th c.). St. Peter (Michurin) of Kuznetsk (Siberia) (1820).
New Hieromartyr Basil (Tsvetkov), archimandrite, of Stary Kelets (Ryazan) (1937). New Hiero-confessor Barsanuphius (Yurchenko) of Kherson (1954).
St. Theodore the Wonderworker, bishop of Tamassos, Cyprus (2nd c.). St. John (Lampadistes) of Cyprus (10th c.). Hieromartyr Evdemoz, catholicos of Georgia (1642).
Wednesday. [Phil. 2:24-30; Luke 6:46-7:1]
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and
do not the things which I say? Why do they call Him
Lord, but do not do the Lord’s will; that is, why do
they not acknowledge His lordship in their deeds? Because
they only call with their tongue, and not with their
heart. If their heart were to utter: “Lord, Thou art
my Lord,” then complete readiness would abide in it
to submit to the one whom they confess as their Lord. But
since they do not have this, their deeds do not match
their tongue; whereas deeds always match the heart. All
right, so there is no point in calling: “Lord,
Lord”? No, not so. But it is necessary to make the
external word match the inner word, which is the feeling
and disposition of the heart. Sit and reflect upon the
Lord and yourself: what is the Lord and what are you?
Think about what the Lord has done and still does for you,
why you live and how it will end. You immediately will
come to the conviction that there is no other way than to
steadfastly fulfil the Lord’s entire will; there is
no other path for us. This conviction gives birth to a
readiness to fulfil in deed what is expressed by the word
“Lord.” With such readiness a need for help
from above will be awakened, and from it the prayer:
“Lord, Lord! Help me and give me strength to walk in
Thy will.” And this call will be pleasing to the