Saint David of Evia (+1 November)
…His father was a devout and virtuous priest.
When little David was three years old, one evening he saw Saint John the Baptist in a vision. Saint John took his hand and they went together to a chapel dedicated to his memory. There, Saint John went into his icon, while the child got down on his knees in front of it. Little Davids parents, as well as the whole village, were looking for him for six days and nights.
On the sixth day, which was Saturday, David’s father went with some villagers to that chapel to serve the Vespers and pray to the Saint for his child.
When they arrived, they were surprised to see little David on his knees in front of the icon of Saint John. His face was glowing with a celestial light and he didn’t look at all haggard. They then all understood that this child was not like the other children, he was special….
Apolytikion of St. David the Righteous of Euboea in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O David, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.