Martyr Julian of Tarsus in Cilicia (ca. 284-305). Uncovering of the relics of St. Maximus the Greek, of Russia (1996).
Hieromartyr Tertius (Terence) apostle of the Seventy, bishop of Iconium (1st c.). St. Julius, priest, of Novara, and his brother St. Julian, deacon (5th c.). Martyrs Archil II (744) and Luarsab II (1622), kings of Georgia. Martyr Theodore, right-believing prince of Starodub (1330).
New Hieroconfessor George (Lavrov), archimandrite, of Kaluga (1932). New Hieromartyr Jonah (Sankov), hieromonk, of Alpatievo (Moscow) (1938).
St. Cormac of the Sea, abbot, of Durrow Monastery (Ireland) (ca. 590). St. Raoul (Rudolph or Ralph), abbot, and archbishop of Bourges (Gaul) (866). Martyr Aphrodisius in Cilicia. St. Anastasia (Anna) of Serbia, mother of St. Sava New Martyr Nicetas of Nisyros, near Rhodes, at Chios (1732). Martyr Julian and his wife Basilissa, and with them Martyrs Celsius, his mother Marcianilla, Anastasius, the priest Anthony, seven brothers, and twenty prison guards, of Antinoe in Egypt (283- 305).
Repose of Schemamonk John “the Muscovite,” of Valaam (1933).
Tuesday. [Rom. 14:9-18; Matt. 12:14-16, 22-30]
He that is not with me is against
me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth
abroad. Who is with the Lord? He who lives and acts in
His spirit; he who allows himself neither thoughts, nor
feelings, nor desires, nor intentions, nor words, nor
deeds, which would be unpleasing to the Lord and in
opposition to His revealed commandments and
determinations. He who lives and acts otherwise, is not
with the Lord and consequently does not gather, but
scatters. What does he scatter? Not only energy and time,
but also what he gathers. For example, one who gathers
riches not with the Lord, amasses only riches, not sharing
with others, while depriving himself even of necessary
things; or another gathers them, spends a part on his own
luxurious lifestyle, part on donations made out of
vainglory, and saves part for his heirs. In the other
world he will appear with nothing—and there he will
be the poorest of the poor. On the contrary, one who
gathers riches with the Lord passes on what is gathered
through the hands of the poor and needy, unto eternal
treasuries. When such a person dies, he will find in that
world all his riches intact, not scattered, although he
spent them throughout his life. The same applies to the
gathering of knowledge. Here scattering is even more
obvious, because it can be seen how one who is
intellectual not in the Lord gathers a seeming mountain of
knowledge, but it is no more than rubbish—a phantom
of the truth, and not the truth. They not only lack
knowledge, but even loose human sense. They become
delirious, like one who is asleep. Read the systems of the
materialists and you will see that this is so.