Tomorrow, Wednesday after the 3rd Sunday before Advent, being the 14th Day of November and the 26th day of the Moon, the Church Militant calls to mind…
At Gangra in Paphlagenia, St. Hypatius, bishop, who on his way home from the great Council of Nicaea, was attacked with stones by the Novatian heretics, and died a martyr.
At Heraclea in Thrace, the birthday of the holy martyrs Clementinus, Theodotus and Philomenus.
At Alexandria, St. Serapion, martyr, whom the persecutors under Emperor Decius subjected to torments so cruel that all his limbs were disjointed.† He became a martyr of Christ by being hurled from the upper part of the house.
At Troyes in France, under Emperor Aurelian, St. Venerandus, martyr.
Also in France, the holy virgin Veneranda, who received the crown of martyrdom under Emperor Antoninus and the governor Asclepiades.
At Emesa in Phoenicia, the martyrdom of many holy women, who were barbarously tortured and massacred for the faith of Christ under Mady, a savage Arabian chief.
At Bologna, St. Jucundus, bishop and confessor.
At Eu in France, St. Laurence, bishop of Dublin.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Thanks be to God!
Holy Saints, pray to God for us!
Traditionally read at the office of Prime in the early dawn, today’s reading always announces tomorrow’s saints and feasts: a liturgical heads-up, as it were. Sources for this (Mostly) daily series: The Oxford Dictionary of the Saints, the Roman Catholic Martyrology, St Nikolai’s Prolog, Butler’s Lives of the Saints, the OCA’s daily saints calendar, and, The Celtic Year by Shirley Toulson. These postings use the Revised Julian Paschalion of the New Calendar Eastern Rites