Tértio Idus Septémbris


Tértio Idus Septémbris. Luna . The Eleventh Day of September.  The Night of the Moon.

Romæ, via Salária véteri, in cœmetério Basíllæ, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Proti et Hyacínthi fratrum, eunuchórum beátæ Eugéniæ. Hi, sub Galliéno Imperatóre, deprehénsi quod essent Christiáni, sacrificáre cogúntur; sed non consentiéntes, primo duríssime verberáti sunt, ac tandem páriter decolláti. At Rome, on the old Salarian Way in the cemetery of Basilla, the birthday of the holy martyrs Protus and Hyacinth, brothers, and eunuchs in the service of blessed Eugenia. They were arrested in the time of Emperor Gallienus on the charge of being Christians, and urged to offer sacrifice to the gods. Because they refused, they were most severely scourged and finally beheaded.

Legióne, in Hispánia, sancti Vincéntii, Abbátis et Mártyris. At Leon in Spain, St. Vincent, abbot and martyr.

Laodicéæ, in Syria, pássio sanctórum Diodóri, Diomédis et Dídymi. At Laodicea in Syria, the martyrdom of Saints Diodorus, Diomedes, and Didymus.

In Ægypto sancti Paphnútii Epíscopi, qui unus fuit ex iis Confessóribus, qui, sub Galério Maximiáno Imperatóre, dextro óculo effósso et sinístro póplite excíso, ad metálla damnáti fuérunt; deínde, sub Constantíno Magno, advérsus Ariános, pro fide cathólica, strénue decertávit; et demum, multis corónis auctus, in pace quiévit. In Egypt, the holy bishop Paphnutius, one of those confessors who, under Emperor Galerius Maximinus, having the right eye plucked out and the joint of the left knee cut, were condemned to work in the metal mines. Afterwards, under Constantine the Great, he courageously strove for the Catholic faith against the Arians, and at length, adorned with many crowns, rested in peace.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Patiéntis Epíscopi. At Lyons in France, the death of St. Patiens, bishop.

Vercéllis sancti Æmiliáni Epíscopi. At Vercelli, St. Aemilian, bishop.

Alexandríæ sanctæ Theodóræ, quæ, cum incáute deliquísset, inde, facti pænitens, mirábili abstinéntia et patiéntia in hábitu sancto perseverávit incógnita usque ad mortem. At Alexandria, St. Theodora, who having committed a fault through imprudence and repenting of it, remained unknown in a religious habit, and persevered until her death in practices of extraordinary abstinence and patience.

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 XI.
SS. Protus and Hyacinthus, Martyrs
St. Paphnutius, Bishop and Confessor
St. Patiens, Archbishop of Lyons, Confessor

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