Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple. Apostles of the Seventy Philemon and Archippus, Martyr Apphia, wife of Philemon, and St. Onesimus, disciple of St. Paul (1st c.). Martyrdom of St. Michael, great prince of Tver (1318).
Martyrs Cecilia, Valerian, Tiburtius, and Maximus, at Rome (ca. 230). Martyr Menignus, at Parium (250). Martyr Procopius the Reader, at Caesarea in Palestine (303). St. Agabbas of Syria (5th c.). Righteous Michael the Soldier, of Bulgaria (866). St. Yaropolk-Peter, prince of Vladimir in Volhynia (1086).
New Hieromartyrs Ioasaph (Zhevakhov), bishop of Mogilev, Gerasim (Mochalov), hieromonk of the Zosima Hermitage (Smolensk), and Alexis Benemansky, archpriest, of Tver (1937). New Monk-martyrs Eutychius (Didenko), Abner (Sinitsyn), Sava (Suslov), and Mark (Makhrov), of Optina Monastery, and with them Martyr Boris Kozlov (1937).
Martyr Agapion of Greece (304). Martyrs Stephen, Mark, and Mark (another), at Antioch in Pisidia (4th c.). St. Germanus of Eikoiphinissa in Macedonia (9th c.). St. Clement of Ochrid, bishop of Greater Macedonia (916). St. Callistus II, patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos) (1397).
Elder Gabriel was physically completely different—unearthly, impressive. His words had power. He contained both an extraordinary simplicity and a kind of aristocracy. It’s impossible to describe all this in words.