St. Titus the Wonderworker (9th c.).
Martyrs Amphianus (Apphianus) and his brother Edesius, of Patara, Lycia (306). Martyr Polycarp of Alexandria (4th c.).
St. Nicetius of Lyons (Gaul) (573). St. George of Atsquri (Georgia) (9th c.-10th c.). St. Sabbas, archbishop of Sourozh (11th c.). St. Gregory, ascetic, of Nicomedia (1290). Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (308) (Gr. Cal).
Wednesday. [Acts 2:22–36; John 1:35–51]
The mind can prove the truth of the
Resurrection through reason based on the scriptures, and a
non-believer cannot but admit the power of its arguments,
as long as a sense of truth is not yet dead in him. A
believer does not need proof, because the Church of God is
filled with the light of the Resurrection. Both of these
indicators of truth are faithful and convincing. But
counter-reasoning can spring up and contradict
mind’s reason, and faith can be trampled and shaken
by perplexities and doubts, coming from without and
arising within. Is there no invincible wall around the
truth of the Resurrection? There is. It will occur when
the power of the Resurrection, received already at
baptism, begins to actively be revealed as it purges the
corruption of soul and body, and establishes within them
the beginnings of a new life. He who experiences this will
walk in the light of the Resurrection, and anyone talking
against the truth of the Resurrection will seem to him
insane, like a person saying in the daytime that it is