Martyrs Agapius, Publius (Pauplius), Timolaus, Romulus, two named Dionysius, and two named Alexander, at Caesarea in Palestine (303).
Hieromartyr Alexander of Side in Pamphylia (279-275). Martyr Nicander of Egypt (ca. 302). St. Nicander, founder of Gorodnoezersk Monastery (Novgorod) (1603).
New Hieromartyrs Alexis Vinogradov, archpriest, of Novotroitskoye (Tver) (1938) and Michael Bogoslovsky, archpriest, of Simferopol (1940).
St. Zachariah, pope of Rome (752). Martyr Leocritia (Lucretia), at Cordoba (859). New Martyr Manuel of Crete (1792). Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy, bishop of Britain (1st c.).
Hell and destruction are before the
how much more then the hearts of the children of
men? (Prov. 15:11). But the sinner thinks that
nobody sees him. Concealing himself from human eyes, in
the darkness of night or in a deserted place, he
supposes that he is not noticed by anyone. But
God’s eye has seen everything; his guardian angel
and conscience were witnesses. At some time you will
stand at the judgement: then all that is hidden will be
laid bare: uncompromising witnesses will be
present—and you shall be speechless. The verdict
will not be subject to appeal. There is only one way to
prevent this ultimate inevitability: repentance. The
door to repentance is open. Hurry to enter, before the
hour strikes … and it will strike. When? You do
not know. But it will put an end to your sins, or to
any hope of pardon.
Slavonic for Prov. 15:11 reads: Hell and destruction
are manifest before the Lord…