Sexto Nonas Octóbris. Luna


Sexto Nonas Octóbris.  Luna The Second Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Festum sanctórum Angelórum Custódum.
The Feast of the holy Guardian Angels.

Romæ pássio sancti Modésti Sardi, Levítæ et Mártyris; qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, equúleo tortus atque igne adústus est.  Ipsíus vero corpus, Benevéntum póstea translátum, in Ecclésia suo insigníta nómine collocátum fuit.
At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Modestus, a Sardinian, deacon and martyr, who was racked and burned with fire by Emperor Diocletian.  His holy body was afterwards translated to Benevento and buried there in a church named after him.

In território Atrebaténsi item pássio beáti Leodegárii, Augustodunénsis Epíscopi; quem, váriis injúriis et divérsis supplíciis pro veritáte afflíctum, Ebroínus, Major domus régiæ Theodoríci, intérfici jussit.
In the vicinity of Arras, the martyrdom of blessed Leodegar, bishop of Autun.  After being subjected to various insults and torments for the truth, he was put to death by Ebroin, chief minister of Theodoric.

Nicomedíæ sancti Eleuthérii, mílitis et Mártyris, cum áliis innúmeris; qui, cum Diocletiáni régia incéndio conflagrásset et falso hujus críminis essent accusáti, omnes, jubénte eódem sævíssimo Imperatóre, acervátim necáti sunt.  Horum porro álii gládiis obtruncabántur, álii cremabántur ígnibus, álii in mare præcipitabántur; sed inter eos primus Eleuthérius, cum per síngula torménta, diu cruciátus, valídior redderétur, martyrium  victóriæ suæ, ígnibus velut aurum examinátus, complévit.
At Nicomedia, St. Eleutherius, soldier and martyr, with innumerable others.  They were falsely accused of having set fire to the palace of Diocletian and, by order of this cruel emperor, were barbarously massacred in groups.  Some were put to the sword, some consumed by fire, while others were cast into the sea.  But the principal one, Eleutherius, after long tortures, being found stronger after each torment, completed his victorious martyrdom by fire, as well-tried gold.

Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Primi, Cyrílli et Secundárii.
At Antioch, the holy martyrs Primus, Cyril, and Secundarius.

Eódem die sancti Geríni Mártyris, qui frater éxstitit beáti Leodegárii, Augustodunénsis Epíscopi, et, jubénte ipso Ebroíno, lapídibus óbrutus est.
On the same day, St. Gerinus, martyr, brother of blessed Leodegar, bishop of Autun.  He was stoned to death by the same Ebroin.

Constantinópoli sancti Theóphili Mónachi, qui pro defensióne sanctárum Imáginum a Leóne Isáurico sævíssime cæsus et in exsílium pulsus, migrávit ad Dóminum.
At Constantinople, St. Theophilus, a monk.  He was cruelly scourged by Leo the Isaurian for his defense of holy images, was driven into exile, and there went gloriously to heaven.

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 XXX.
St. Jerom, Priest and Doctor of the Church
St. Gregory, Bishop
St. Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury Confessor

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