Nonis Septémbris. Luna


Nonis Septémbris. Luna . The Fifth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Lauréntii Justiniáni, primi Patriárchæ Venetiárum et Confessóris, qui pontificálem Cáthedram hac die invítus ascéndit, et sexto Idus Januárii obdormívit in Dómino.
Saint Lawrence Justinian, first patriarch of Venice and confessor, who on this day unwillingly ascended the episcopal throne.  His birthday is the 8th of January.

Romæ, in suburbáno, beáti Victoríni, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui, sanctitáte et miráculis clarus, sacerdótium  Amiternínæ urbis, totíus pópuli electióne, adéptus est.  Póstmodum, sub Nerva Trajáno, apud Cutílias, ubi puténtes et sulphúreæ emánant aquæ, cum áliis Dei servis, relegátus, ab Aureliáno Júdice jussus est suspéndi cápite deórsum; idque cum per tríduum pro nómine Christi passus fuísset, tandem, glorióse coronátus, victor migrávit ad Dóminum.  Ejus corpus rapuérunt Christiáni, et honorífica sepultúra Amitérni, in Vestínis, condidérunt.
In the suburbs of Rome, blessed Victorinus, bishop and martyr, in the time of Nerva Trajan.  Being renowned for sanctity and miracles, he was elected bishop of Amiterno by the whole populace, but afterwards he was banished, with other servants of God, to Contigliano, where fetid sulphurous waters spring forth, and was suspended with his head downward by order of the judge Aurelian.  Having for the name of Christ endured this torment for three days, he was gloriously crowned and went victoriously to our Lord.  His body was taken away by the Christians and buried with due honours at Amiterno.

Constantinópoli sanctórum Mártyrum Urbáni, Theodóri, Menedémi, et Sociórum septuagínta septem ex órdine ecclesiástico; qui a Valénte Imperatóre, pro fide cathólica, in navígio impósiti, jussi sunt in mari combúri.
At Constantinople, the holy martyrs Urbanus, Theodore, Menedemus, and their companions of ecclesiastical rank, seventy-seven in number, who were put in a ship by the command of Emperor Valens, and burned on the sea for the Catholic faith.
In Portu Románo pássio sancti Herculáni mílitis, qui, sub Gallo Imperatóre, ob Christi fidem cæsus flagris et cápite obtruncátus est.
At Porto, the birthday of St. Herculanus, martyr, who was scourged and beheaded in the reign of Emperor Gallus because of the Christian faith.

Cápuæ sanctórum Mártyrum Quínctii, Arcóntii et Donáti.
At Capua, the holy martyrs Quinctus, Arcontius, and Donatus.
Eódem die sancti Rómuli, qui, cum esset Trajáni aulæ præféctus ac sævítiam Imperatóris in Christiános detestarétur, cæsus est virgis, et cápite truncátus.
On the same day, St. Romulus, prefect of Trajan’s court.  For reproving the cruelty of the emperor towards Christians, he was scourged with rods and beheaded.
Melitínæ, in Arménia, pássio sanctórum mílitum Eudóxii, Zenónis, Macárii, et Sociórum mille centum et quátuor; qui, cum abjecíssent milítiæ cíngulum, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, pro Christi confessióne necáti sunt.
At Melitine in Armenia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the martyrdom of the holy soldiers Eudoxius, Zeno, Macarius, and their companions to the number of eleven hundred and four, who threw away their military belts and were put to death for the confession of Christ.

In pago Tarvanénsi, monastério Sithinénsi, in Gállia, sancti Bertíni Abbátis.
In the neighbourhood of Terouanne, in the monastery of Sithiu, in France, St. Bertinus, abbot.

Toléti, in Hispánia, sanctæ Obdúliæ Vírginis.
At Toledo in Spain, St. Obdulia, virgin.

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.

September V.
St. Laurence Justinian, Bishop and Confessor
St. Bertin, Abbot
St. Alto of Ireland, Abbot

Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East
 – providing humanitarian relief in Iraq through St George’s Church and Clinic.

Open Doors – The world’s largest outreach to persecuted Christians in the most high-risk places.

Voice of the Persecuted – Informing the world of Christian persecution, one of the worst humanitarian crises on the planet, today.

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