Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot (1st c.).
Martyrs Philadelphus, Cyprian, Alphaeus, Onesimus, Erasmus, and 14 others, in Sicily (251). Martyr Hesychius the Palatine, of Antioch (4th c.). St. Isidora the Fool-for-Christ, of Tabennisi (Egypt) (6th c.). Blessed Thais (Taisia) of Egypt (5th c.). St. Simon, bishop of Vladimir and Suzdal (Kiev Caves) (1226). Blessed Simon of Yurievets and Zharki, fool-for-Christ (1584). Translation of the relics of Martyr Basil of Mangazeya in Siberia (1670). St. Synesius of Irkutsk (1787).
St. Conleth, hermit and bishop of Kildare (ca. 520). St. Lawrence, monk, of Egypt (6th c.). St. Comgall, founder and abbot of Bangor (ca. 603). St. Lawrence, monastic founder at Mt. Pilion in Volos (14th c.). Martyr Eustathius the Youth, at Theodosia (Crimea) (1752). St. Eumenius (Saridakis) the leper, of Crete (1999).
Repose of Eldress Thaisia of Voronezh (1840) and Hieromonk Andrew (in schema Abramius) of Whitehoof Convent (1902), and slaying of Soldier Eugene Rodionov in Chechnya (1996).
Tuesday. [Acts 17:19–28; John 12:19–36]
Except a corn of wheat fall into the
ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it
bringeth forth much fruit (John 12:24). And so, if you
want to be fruitful, die. Die in a real way, bearing
always the feeling in your heart that you have already
died. Just as a dead man does not respond to anything
surrounding him, so do the same: if they praise
you—be silent, and if they rebuke you—be
silent, and if you make a profit—be silent; if you
are full—be silent, or hungry—be silent. Be
this way to all external things; inwardly abide in the
place where all the dead abide—in the other life,
before the all-righteous face of God, preparing to hear
the final sentence. You may say, what fruit can come
everything dying? No, nothing will die. Rather, abundant
energy will appear! “I have but one minute
remaining,” you will say to yourself. “Now
will come the verdict; let me hurry to do
something;” and you will do it. And thus continue