Great-martyr Marina (Margaret) of Antioch in Pisidia (4th c.).
St. Irenarchus, abbot, of Solovki (1628). St. Leonid, founder of Ust-Neduma Monastery (Vologda) (1654). Translation of the relics of St. Lazarus the Wonderworker, of Mt. Galesion near Ephesus (1054). St. Timothy, fool-for-Christ, of Svyatogorsk, near Pskov (1563). Glorification (1996) and translation of the relics (2000) of St. Gabriel of Seven Lakes Monastery (Kazan) and Pskov-Eleazar Monastery (Pskov). Second finding of the relics of St. Alexander of Svir (1998).
“Svyatogorsk” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1569).
Martyrs Speratus and his companions: Nartzalus, Cittinus, Veturius, Felix, Aquilinus, Laetantius, Januaria, Generosa, Vestia, Donata, and Secunda, at Scilli, near Carthage (180). Child-martyr Prince Kenelm of Wales (ca. 821). St. Euphrasius of Ionopolis, bishop.
Slaying of Bishop John (Bulin) of Pechersk (Pskov Caves) (1941).
Saturday. [Rom. 12:1-3; Matt. 10:37-11:1]
He that receiveth a prophet in the
name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward;
and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a
righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s
reward. With this all uncertainties concerning the
giving of alms are resolved. Good intentions for the poor
are almost always if not suppressed, then significantly
diminished by the questions, “Who is begging,”
and, “Where are the alms going?” The Lord says
to those who ask these questions: Your reward is
determined according to how you receive the beggar and
help him. Do not look at the one who is asking, but at
your thoughts. The value of your deed will be commensurate
to your thoughts. The right thoughts to have about a poor
person can be defined this way: He who has mercy on the
poor is lending to God; or Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done
it unto me (Mt. 25:40). Thus, receive everyone in need
as you would the Lord, do what you can for Him with the
thought that you are doing it for God, and you will
receive the reward not only of a prophet and a righteous
man, but of the Lord.