Quinto Idus Novémbris


Quinto Idus Novémbris. Luna . The Ninth Day of November. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ, in Lateráno, Dedicátio Basílicæ sanctíssimi Salvatóris, quæ ómnium Urbis et Orbis Ecclesiárum est mater et caput. At Rome in the Lateran, the Dedication of the Basilica of the Saviour, which is the Mother and Head of all churches in the city and the world.

Amaséæ, in Ponto, natális sancti Theodóri mílitis, qui, témpore Maximiáni Imperatóris, pro Christiánæ fídei confessióne, fórtiter cæsus et in cárcerem missus; deínde, Dómino sibi apparénte ac monénte ut constánter et viríliter ágeret, relevátus est; novíssime, postquam in equúleo suspénsus et úngulis ita excarnificátus est, ut ejus interióra apparérent nuda, ardéntibus ígnibus comburéndus tráditur. Ipsíus vero laudes sanctus Gregórius Nyssénus præcláro encómio celebrávit. At Amasea in Pontus, the birthday of St. Theodore, a soldier, in the time of Emperor Maximian. For the confession of Christ he was severely scourged and sent to prison, where he was comforted by an apparition of our Lord, who exhorted him to act with courage and constancy. He was finally stretched on the rack, lacerated with iron hooks until his bowels were laid bare, then cast into the flames to be burned alive. His glorious deeds have been celebrated in a eulogy by Gregory of Nyssa.

Tyánæ, in Cappadócia, pássio sancti Oréstis, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Tyana in Cappadocia, the martyrdom of St. Orestes under Emperor Diocletian.

Thessalonícæ sancti Alexándri Mártyris, sub Maximiáno Príncipe. At Thessalonica, under Emperor Maximian, St. Alexander, martyr.

Apud Bitúricas, in Aquitánia, sancti Ursíni Confessóris, qui, Romæ ordinátus a successóribus Apostolórum, primus eídem Bituricénsi urbi destinátur Epíscopus. At Bourges in Aquitaine, St. Ursinus, confessor, who was ordained at Rome by the successors of the apostles and appointed first bishop of that city.

Neápoli, in Campánia, sancti Agrippíni Epíscopi, miráculis clari. At Naples in Campania, St. Agrippinus, bishop, renowned for miracles.

Constantinópoli sanctárum Vírginum Eustóliæ Románæ, et Sópatræ, fíliæ Maurítii Imperatóris. At Constantinople, the holy virgins Eustolia, a Roman maiden, and Sopatra, the daughter of Emperor Maurice

Beryti, in Syria, commemorátio Imáginis Salvatóris, quæ, a Judæis crucifíxa, tam copiósum emísit sánguinem, ut Orientáles et Occidentáles Ecclésiæ ex eo ubértim accéperint. At Berytus in Syria, the Commemoration of the Image of our Saviour, which, being fastened to a cross by the Jews, poured out blood so plentifully that the Eastern and Western Churches received abundantly of it.

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.

November IX.
The Dedication of the Church of Our Saviour, Called St. John Lateran
St. Theodorus, Surnamed Tyro, Martyr
St. Mathurin, Priest and Confessor
St. Vanne, or Vitonius, Bishop of Verdun, Confessor
St. Benignus, or Binen, Bishop

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