Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel.
Hieromartyr Irenaeus, bishop of Sirmium (304). Hieromartyrs Bathusius and Bercus, priests, Monk-martyr Arpilus, and Martyrs Abibus, Agnus, Reasus, Igathrax, Iscoeus (Iskous, Escoes), Silas, Signicus, Sonerilas, Suimbalus, Thermus, Phillus (Philgas), Anna, Alla, Larissa, Monco (Manca), Mamica, Uirko (Virko), Animais (Animaida), Gaatha the queen of the Goths, and Duklida, in the Crimea (ca. 375). St. Malchus of Chalcis in Syria (4th c.). St. Basil the Younger, anchorite, near Constantinople (10th c.).
Martyr Codratus (Quadratus), and with him 40 Martyrs, who suffered under Diocletian (284-305). Hieromartyr Eusebius, bishop of Kival, and Martyr Pullius the Reader. Hieromartyr Montanus, priest, and his wife Maxima, at Sirmium (ca. 304). St. Eutychius, subdeacon, of Alexandria (356). St. Braulio of Saragossa in Iberia (646). St. Ludger, bishop of Munster and missionary to northwestern Germany (809). New Martyr George of Sofia, at Adrianople (1437). St. Stephen the Confessor and Wonderworker, abbot, of Tryglia (815).
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that
loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Prov. 13:24). Never
mind the children—let us work on ourselves. For each
of us this means the following: do not spare yourself,
chasten yourself earnestly. Self-pity is the root of all
our crawling into sin. He who does not indulge himself is
always steadfast in good. Most of all you must keep your
flesh, that slow-witted slave, in the strictest
discipline. When you tire the flesh, it is humble; but
give it only a small privilege, and already it begins to
show its claws and to rage with passion-loving eyes. But
what is amazing is that no matter what is said, everyone
stands up for the flesh, and invents all sorts of pleasing
things for it. Even science, it seems, would not move
forward without this. What sort of science is this?