Holy Glorious Great-martyr, Victory-bearer, and Wonderworker George (303).
Martyr Alexandra the Empress, wife of Diocletian (314). Martyrs Anatolius and Protoleon, soldiers converted by witnessing the martyrdom of St. George; and Martyrs Glycerius and Athanasius the Magician, at Nicomedia (303) Blessed George of Shenkursk, fool-for-Christ (1462). New Hiero-confessor George Kosov, priest, of Spas Chekriak village, Orel (1928).
Martyr Therinus of Bothrotus in Epirus (ca. 250). St. Adalbert (Voitech), bishop of Prague (997). New Martyr George of Cyprus, at Ptolomais (1752). New Martyr Lazarus of Bulgaria, at Pergamus (1802). New Hieromartyr Sergius Zacharczuk, priest, of Nabroz (Chelm and Podlasie, Poland) (1943).
Repose of Bishop Barnabas (Belyaev) of Nizhni-Novgorod (1963).
Wednesday. [Acts 14:6–18; John 7:14–30]
On Mid-Pentacost a cry is heard from
the Lord: If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and
drink (John 7:37). If so, then let us all go to Him.
Whoever thirsts for anything, as long as it is not
contrary to the spirit of the Lord, will find satisfaction
without fail. Whoever thirsts for knowledge, go to the
Lord, for He is the only light truly enlightening every
man. Whoever thirsts for cleansing from sins and to soothe
the burning of his conscience, go to the Lord, for He
lifted up the sins of the whole world onto the tree (cf. I
Pet. 2:24) and tore up their handwriting (cf. Col. 2:14).
Whoever thirsts for peace of heart, go to the Lord, for He
is the treasure, the possession of which will force you to
forget all deprivations and despise all goods in order to
possess Him alone. Whoever needs strength—He has
every strength. Glory—He has glory on high.
Freedom—He is the giver of true freedom. He will
resolve all of our uncertainties, will break the bonds of
the passions, will disperse all sorrows and grieving, will
enable us to overcome all impediments, all temptations and
snares of the enemy, and will smooth out the path of our
spiritual life. Let us all go to the Lord!