Virginmartyr Theodosia of Constantinople (730). Blessed John of Ustiug, fool-for-Christ (1494). Uncovering of the relics of St. Job (Joshua in schema) (1720) of Anzersk Island (Solovki) (2000).
Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (ca. 307-308). Commemoration of the First Ecumenical Council (325). Synaxis of the Saints of Krasnoyarsk. Righteous John and Mary, of Ustiug (13th c.).
New Hiero-confessor Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky), archbishop of Simferopol (1961).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Surety of Sinners,” in Moscow.
Martyrs Cyril, child Carellus, Primolus, Phinodus, Venustus, Gissinus, Alexander, Tredentius, and Jocunda, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (253-259). St. Alexander, patriarch of Alexandria (328). Sts. John, Votus, and Felix, hermits in the Pyrenees (ca. 750). Blessed Constantine XI, last Byzantine emperor, martyred by the Turks (1453), and his mother, Helen (Ypomoni in monasticism) (1450). New Martyr Andrew of Chios (1465). New Martyr John (or Nannus), at Smyrna (1802). New Hieromartyr Euthymius (Agritellis), bishop of Zela (Pontus) (1921). Hieromartyr Olbian, bishop of Anaea, and his disciples, in the province of Asia in Asia Minor (284-303).
Repose of Schemamonk Michael of Valaam (1854) and Nun Dorothea of Sukhotin Monastery (1885).
Friday. [Acts 19:1–8; John 14:1–11]
If ye had known me, ye should have
known my Father also (John 14:7). Therefore, deists do
not know God, in spite of the fact that they bear His name
(Deus means God; from here comes the word deist), and
reason eloquently about Him. There is no true God without
the Son and without the Holy Spirit. He who believes in
God, but does not confess Him as the Father of the Son,
does not believe in a god that is the true God, but in
some personal invention. The true God gave His Son, gave
power to become the sons of God (John 1:12), loves
them, and hears each of their prayers, for the sake of the
Son. That is why he who has the Son has the Father; and he
who does not have the Son, does not have the Father. No
one comes to the Father except through the Son, and
receives nothing from the Father, except through the Son.
Apart from the Son there is no path to the true God; and
he who thinks to invent Him is deluded.