Tomorrow Friday in the Octave of Christmas, being the 28th day of December and the 10th day of the moon, the Church Militant calls to mind…
In Bethlehem of Juda, the birthday of the Holy Innocents, who were slain for Christ by Herod the king.
At Ancyra in Galatia, the holy martyrs Eutychius, priest, and Domitian, deacon.
In Africa, the birthday of the holy martyrs Castor, Victor, and Rogatian.
At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Indes, a eunuch, Domna, Agapes, and Theophila, virgins, and their companions, who, after long trials, attained to the crown of martyrdom by various kinds of death, during the persecution of Diocletian.
At Neocaesarea in Pontus, St. Troadius, martyr, in the persecution of Decius. During his trial St. Gregory Thaumaturgus appeared to him in spirit and encouraged him to undergo martyrdom.
At Arabissus in Lower Armenia, St. Caesarius, martyr, who suffered under Galerius Maximian.
At Rome, St. Domnio, priest.
In the monastery of Lerins in France, St. Anthony, a monk famed for his miracles.
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