Nonis Januárii. Luna.


Nonis Januárii.  Luna. The Fifth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.

Vigília Epiphaníæ Dómini. The Vigil of the Epiphany of our Lord. Romæ sancti Telésphori, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, sub Antoníno Pio, post multos labóres, pro Christi confessióne, illústre martyrium duxit. At Rome, in the time of Antoninus Pius, St. Telesphorus, pope, who, after many sufferings for the confession of Christ, underwent a glorious martyrdom. In Anglia natális sancti Eduárdi, Regis Anglórum et Confessóris; qui virtúte castitátis et grátia miraculórum fuit insígnis. Ejus autem festívitas, ex decréto Innocéntii Papæ Undécimi, tértio Idus Octóbris, quo die sacrum ejus corpus translátum fuit, potíssimum celebrátur. In England, St. Edward, king and confessor, illustrious by the virtue of chastity and the gift of miracles. His feast, by order of Pope Innocent XI, is celebrated on the 13th of October, on which day his holy body was transferred. In Ægypto commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui in Thebáide, sub persecutióne Diocletiáni, divérso tormentórum génere cæsi sunt. In Egypt, during the persecution of Diocletian, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who were put to death in Thebais by various kinds of torments. Antiochíæ sancti Simeónis Mónachi, qui, multos annos in colúmna stans vixit, unde et Stylítæ cognómen accépit; cujus vita et conversátio éxstitit admirábilis. At Antioch, St. Simeon, monk, admirable both for his life and for his conversation. He lived for many years standing on a pillar, and was for that reason called Stylites. Romæ sanctæ Æmiliánæ Vírginis, ámitæ sancti Gregórii Papæ; quæ, vocánte Tharsílla soróre, quæ ad Deum præcésserat, hac ipsa die migrávit ad Dóminum. At Rome, the holy virgin Emiliana, aunt of Pope St. Gregory. Being called to God by her sister Tharsilla, who had preceded her, she departed to heaven on this day. Alexandríæ sanctæ Syncléticæ Vírginis, cujus res præcláre gestas sanctus Athanásius monuméntis litterárum commendávit. At Alexandria, St. Syncletica, whose noble deeds have been recorded by St. Athanasius. In Ægypto sanctæ Apollináris Vírginis. In Egypt, St. Apollinaris, virgin.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

R. Deo grátias. R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:
St. Peter Chrysologus, Archbishop of Ravenna, Confessor
St. Barbara, Virgin and Martyr
St. Anno, Archbishop of Cologne, Confessor
St. Osmund, Bishop and Confessor
St. Maruthas, Bishop and Confessor
St. Siran, or Sigiran
nus, Abbot in Berry, Confessor
St. Clement of Alexandria, Father of the Church

ORCCE Ordo: In Octava Ss. Innocentium. ~ Duplex

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