Martyrs Babylas of Sicily and his two disciples Timothy and Agapius (3rd c.). St. Macedonius, hermit of Mt. Silpius, near Antioch (ca. 420). Translation of the relics of Monk-martyr Anastasius the Persian (7th c.). St. Gerasim, bishop of Perm (ca. 1449). Martyr John of Kazan (1529). St. Dionysius of Olympus and Mt. Athos (1541). St. Sophia, first abbess of Shamordino Convent (1888). Blessed Valentina (Sulkovskaya) of Minsk (1966).
Martyrs Paul, Pausirius, and Theodotian, of Egypt (3rd c.). St. Felician, bishop of Foligno in Italy (254). St. Philo, bishop of Carpasia on Cyprus (5th c.). St. Lupicinus of Lipidiaco (Gaul) (500). St. Zosimas of Cilicia, bishop of Babylon in Egypt (6th c.). St. Neophytus the Recluse, of Cyprus (1214).
Repose of Bishop Nektary (Kontzevitch) of Seattle (1983).
We enjoy each other’s company, we always have topics for conversation, and we don’t communicate only about raising children and domestic things. There must be friendship at the first stage of communication.
In faith and prayer, Fr. Clement has acquired a deep peace of mind and believes that God made this choice for him. God helped him break away from the world and cleanse himself of the thoughts that were calling him back to the world. Every believer dreams of this victory over the thoughts, achieved through prayer.
As a great bishop and teacher of the Church, St. Hilary bravely defended the Orthodox truth against the heresy of Arius who denied the full divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. His words, penned, as they were, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, continue to inspire us today to remain firm in our confession of the Orthodox faith and to turn ever more to Christ our God in repentance.