Quinto Idus Mártii. Luna


Quinto Idus Mártii. Luna. The Eleventh Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Sardis sancti Euthymii Epíscopi, qui, ob cultum sanctárum Imáginum, a Michaéle, Imperatóre Iconoclásta, in exsílium missus est; ac demum, Theóphilo imperánte, búbulis nervis, inhumániter cæsus, martyrium consummávit. At Sardis, St. Euthymius, bishop, who was sent into exile by the Iconoclast emperor Michael for the veneration of sacred images. Afterwards, in the reign of Theophilus, he was barbarously beaten with knotted clubs, which completed his martyrdom.

Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sancti Eulógii, Presbyteri et Mártyris; qui, in persecutióne Saracenórum, ob præcláram et intrépidam Christi confessiónem, verbéribus et álapis cæsus ac decollátus gládio, adjúngi ejúsdem urbis Martyribus méruit, quorum pro fide certámina scribéndo fúerat æmulátus. At Cordova in Spain, St. Eulogius, priest, who deserved to be associated with the martyrs of that city because, in writing of their trials for the faith, he had envied their happiness. On account of his own fearless and intrepid confession of Christ, he was scourged and beaten with rods, and finally beheaded during the Saracen persecution.
Carthágine sanctórum Mártyrum Heráclíi et Zósimi. At Carthage, the holy martyrs Heraclius and Zosimus.
Alexandríæ pássio sanctórum Cándidi, Piperiónis et aliórum vigínti. At Alexandria, the passion of Saints Candidus, Piperion, and twenty others.
Laodicéæ, in Syria, sanctórum Mártyrum Tróphimi et Thali, qui in persecutióne Diocletiáni, post multa sǽvaque torménta, corónas glóriæ sunt assecúti. At Laodicea in Syria, during the persecution of Diocletian, the holy martyrs Trophimus and Thalus, who obtained their crowns of glory after many severe torments.
Antiochíæ commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, quorum álii, Maximiáni Imperatóris mandáto, candéntibus cratículis superpósiti, non ad mortem sed a diutúrnum cruciátum assáti, álii áliis sævíssimis affécti supplíciis, ad palmam martyrii pervenérunt. At Antioch, the Commemoration of many holy martyrs, some of whom by order of Emperor Maximian were laid on red hot gridirons, not to be burned to death, but to continue their suffering a longer time; others were subjected to different horrible torments, and won the palm of martyrdom.
Item sanctórum Mártyrum Gorgónii et Firmi. Also, Saints Gorgonius and Firmus.

Hierosólymis sancti Sophrónii Epíscopi. At Jerusalem, Bishop St. Sophronius.
Medioláni sancti Benedícti Epíscopi. At Milan, St. Benedict, bishop.

In fínibus Ambianénsium sancti Firmíni Abbátis. In the diocese of Amiens, St. Firmin, abbot.

Carthágine sancti Constantíni Confessóris. At Carthage, St. Constantine, confessor.
Babúci, in Hérnicis, sancti Petri Confessóris, miraculórum glória conspícui. At Babucum in Campania, St. Peter, confessor, who was renowned for his miracles.

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.

March XI.
St. Eulogius of Cordova, Priest and Martyr
St. Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Confessor
St. Ængus, Bishop and Confessor
St. Constantine, Martyr

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