Sexto Idus Aprílis. Luna


Sexto Idus Aprílis. Luna . The Eighth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Commemorátio sanctórum Herodiónis, Asyncriti et Phlegóntis, de quibus scribit beátus Paulus Apóstolus in Epístola ad Romános. The commemoration of Saints Herodian, Asyncritus, and Phlegon who are mentioned by blessed Paul the Apostle in his Letter to the Romans.

Alexandríæ sancti Ædésii Mártyris, qui, sub Maximiáno Galério Imperatóre, cum esset beáti Apphiáni frater, et ímpium Júdicem, quod Deo dicátas Vírgines lenónibus tráderet, palam argúeret, idcírco, a milítibus tentus sævissimísque afféctus supplíciis, in mare demérsus est pro Christo Dómino. At Alexandria, in the time of Emperor Maximian Galerius, the martyr St. Aedesius, brother of the blessed Apphian. Because he publicly reproved the wicked judge who delivered to corruptors virgins consecrated to God, he was arrested by the soldiers, exposed to the most severe torments, and thrown into the sea for the sake of Christ our Lord.

In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Januárii, Máximæ et Macáriæ. In Africa, the holy martyrs Januarius, Maxima, and Macaria. Carthágine sanctæ Concéssæ Mártyris. At Carthage, the martyr St. Concessa.

Apud Corínthum beáti Dionysii Epíscopi, qui eruditióne et grátia, quam hábuit in verbo Dei, non solum suæ civitátis et provínciæ pópulos, sed et aliárum provinciárum et úrbium Epíscopos epístolis erudívit; Romanósque Pontífices ádeo cóluit, ut eórum epístolas públice légere in Ecclésia diébus Domínicis consuéverit. Cláruit autem tempóribus Marci Antoníni Veri et Lúcii Aurélii Cómmodi. At Corinth, Bishop St. Denis, who instructed not only the people of his own city and province by the learning and charm with which he preached the word of God, but also the bishops of other cities and provinces by the letters he wrote to them. His devotion to the Roman Pontiffs was such that he was accustomed to read their letters publicly in the church on Sundays. He lived in the time of Marcus Antoninus Verus and Lucius Aurelius Commodus.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Perpétui Epíscopi, admirándæ sanctitátis viri. At Tours in France, the holy bishop Perpetuus, a man of great sanctity.

Ferentíni, in Hérnicis, sancti Redémpti Epíscopi, cujus méminit beátus Gregórius Papa. At Ferentino in Campania, Bishop St. Redemptus, who was mentioned by Pope St. Gregory.

Apud Comum sancti Amántii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Como, St. Amantius, bishop and confessor.

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.

April VIII.
St. Dionysius of Corinth, Bishop and Confessor
St. Ædesius, Martyr
St. Perpetuus, Bishop and Confessor
St. Walter, Abbot of St. Martin’s, Near Pontoise
B. Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem

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