Commemoration of the Miracle of the Weeping Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Sign” at Novgorod (1170). Great-martyr James the Persian (421). St. Palladius of Thessalonica (6th c.-7th c.). Uncovering of the relics of St. Vsevolod (in baptism Gabriel), prince and wonderworker of Pskov (1192). St. James, bishop and wonderworker of Rostov (1392). St. Andrew Ogorodnikov, fool-for-Christ, of Simbirsk (1841). Synaxis of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Radonezh.
17 Monk-martyrs in India (4th c.). St. Romanus the Wonderworker, of Cilicia, near Antioch (5th c.). St. Diodorus, founder of Yeriegorsk Monastery (Solovki) (1633).
New Hieromartyrs Nicholas (Dobronravov), archbishop of Vladimir, Nikon (Belyaev), archimandrite, of the Staro- Golutvin Monastery (Kolomna), Ioasaph (Boyev), archimandrite, of Nikolskoye Monastery (Moscow), Nicholas (Saltykov), hieromonk of the St. Nicholas-Peshnosha Monastery (Moscow), and Apollos (Fedoseyev), hieromonk, of Moscow (1937). New Hieromartyr Cronides, archimandrite, and with him Seraphim (Krestianinov), abbot, and Xenophont (Bondarenko), hieromonk, all of St. Sergius Lavra (1937).
Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Sign”: “Kursk Root” (1295) “Of Abalak” (1637), “Of Tsarskoe Selo,” and “Of Seraphimo-Ponetaev.” (1879)
St. Pinuphrius of Egypt (4th c.). St. Palladius, bishop of Elenopolis, author of The Lausaic History (ca. 430). St. Maximus of Riez (ca. 460). St. Nathaniel of Nitria (6th c.). St. Virgil, bishop of Salzburg, Irish missionary (784).
Repose of Hieromonk Athanasius of Iveron, Mt. Athos (1973).
Monday. [II Tim. 2:20-26; Luke 19:37-44]
The people cry out: “hosanna!”—while the
Lord weeps. Does not something similar occur at our church
celebrations? In those days, there was a solemn
resemblance; but the Lord looked at what was in the souls
invisibly, and saw it to be worthy of weeping. For us
also, the holiday is always visibly festive; but is
everyone’s inner mood this way? One has no
understanding at all of the power and meaning of holidays;
another gropingly feels something darkly, but sees nothing
clearly; while another remains almost unnoticed, but his
feeling and mood are worthy of the festive occasion. Our
holidays take many sacrifices. But how many of them are
intended for the Lord and one’s brothers and
sisters? Either none, or the most insignificant bit;
one’s belly and vain rushing around take almost all.
This cannot be concealed from the Lord, and it is not
surprising if, to speak in a human way, He weeps when we
utter festive exclamations. These are those redeemed,
justified, adopted as sons!…They gave a promise,
took on an obligation to walk in the spirit and not commit
fleshly lusts, while here what goes on among them? The
sons of the Kingdom are worse than the basest