Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Herodion, Agabus, Asyncritus, Rufus, Phlegon, Hermes, and those who suffered with them (1st c.).
Martyr Pausilipus of Thrace (ca. 117-138). St. Celestine, pope of Rome (432). St. Niphont, bishop of Novgorod (1156). St. Rufus the Recluse, of the Kiev Caves (14th c.).
Spanish Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (792).
Monk-martyrs Josiah and Joseph, of Mt. Kharasam, Persia (ca. 341). St. Philaret of Seminara, Calabria (ca. 1070). New Martyr John (Koulikas) (1564). New Martyr John Naukliros (“the Navigator”), on Kos (1699).
Repose of Helen Voronova, disciple of Elder Barsanuphius of Optina (1916).
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart
in the way (Prov. 23:19). Out of the heart continually
proceed thoughts which sometimes are good, but more often
are evil. The evil ones should not be followed at all, but
even the good ones should not always be carried out. It
happens that even thoughts which are good in and of
themselves are inappropriate in reality, due to
circumstances. This is why it is prescribed to be
attentive toward oneself, to keep an eye on all that
proceeds out of the heart—to reject the evil,
consider what is good, and fulfil only what proves to be
truly good. But best of all would be to totally imprison
the heart, so that nothing leaves it and nothing enters it
without the permission of the mind; so that the mind would
come first in all things, determining the movements of the
heart. But the mind is this way only when it is the mind
of Christ. Thus, unite with Christ in mind and heart and
everything within you will be in good working