Tomorrow, Tuesday after the First Sunday in Advent, being the 4th day of December and the 15th day of the Moon, the Church Militant calls to mind…
St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is kept on the 2nd of December.
At Nicomedia, the passion of St. Barbara, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Maximinus. After a series of sufferings, a long imprisonment, the burning with torches, and the cutting away of her breasts, her martyrdom was fulfilled by the sword.
At Constantinople, St. Theophanes and his companions.
In Pontus, blessed Meletius, bishop and confessor, who joined to an eminent gift of knowledge the more distinguished glory of fortitude and integrity of life.
At Bologna, St. Felix, bishop was one time deacon of the Milanese Church under St. Ambrose.
In England, St. Osmund, bishop and confessor.
At Cologne, St. Anno, bishop.
In Mesopotamia, St. Maruthas, bishop, who restored the churches of God that had been ruined in Persia by the persecution of King Isdegerd. Being renowned for many miracles, he merited to be honoured even by his enemies.
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