Duodécimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna


Duodécimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna. The Eighteenth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. 

Hierosólymis natális sancti Simeónis, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui fílius Cléophæ et propínquus Salvatóris secúndum carnem fuísse tráditur. Hic, Hierosolymórum Epíscopus post Jacóbum, fratrem Dómini, ordinátus, et, in Trajáni persecutióne, multis supplíciis afféctus, martyrio consummátus est, ómnibus qui áderant et Júdice ipso mirántibus ut centum vigínti annórum senex fórtiter constantérque supplícium crucis pertulísset. At Jerusalem, the birthday of St. Simeon, bishop and martyr, who is said to have been the son of Cleophas, and a relative of the Saviour according to the flesh. He was consecrated bishop of Jerusalem after St. James, the cousin of our Lord. In the persecution of Trajan, after having endured many torments, his martyrdom was completed. All who were present, even the judge himself, were astonished that a man one hundred and twenty years of age could bear the torment of crucifixion with such fortitude and constancy.
Apud Ostia Tiberína sanctórum Mártyrum Máximi et Cláudii fratrum, et Præpedígnæ, uxóris Cláudii, cum duóbus fíliis Alexándro et Cútia; qui, cum essent præclaríssimi géneris, omnes, jubénte Diocletiáno, tenti atque in exsílium deportáti sunt, ac deínde, incéndio concremáti, Deo ipsi odoríferum martyrii sacrifícium obtulérunt. Eórum relíquiæ, in flumen projéctæ et a Christiánis perquisítæ, juxta eándem civitátem sepúltæ sunt. At Ostia, the holy martyrs Maximus and his brother Claudius, and Praepedigna, the wife of Claudius, with her two sons Alexander and Cutias. Although all of a noble birth, by the order of Diocletian, they were apprehended and sent into exile. Afterwards being burned alive, they offered to God the sweet sacrifice of martyrdom. Their remains were cast into the river, but the Christians found them and buried them near the city.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Lúcii, Silváni, Rútuli, Clássici, Secundíni, Frúctuli et Máximi. In Africa, the holy martyrs Lucius, Sylvanus, Rutulus, Classicus, Secundinus, Fructulus, and Maximus.

Constantinópoli sancti Flaviáni Epíscopi, qui, cum fidem cathólicam Ephesi propugnáret, ab ímpii Dióscori factióne pugnis et cálcibus percússus est, et, in exsílium actus, ibídem post tríduum vitam finívit. At Constantinople, St. Flavian, bishop, who, for having defended the Catholic faith at Ephesus, was attacked with slaps and kicks by the faction of the impious Dioscorus, and then driven into exile where he died within three days.

Toléti, in Hispánia, sancti Helládii, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui a sancto Ildefónso, Toletáno Episcopo, multis láudibus celebrátur. At Toledo, Spain, St. Helladius, bishop and confessor, who received much praise from St. Ildefonse, Bishop of Toledo.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

February XVIII.
St. Simeon, Bishop of Jerusalem, Martyr
SS. Leo and Paregorius, Martyrs

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