Sexto Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.


Sexto Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna The Twenty-Sixth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

Nicomedíæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Cypriáni et Justínæ Vírginis.  Hæc, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Eutólmio Præside, cum multa pro Christo pertulísset, ipsum quoque Cypriánum, qui erat magnus et suis mágicis ártibus eam dementáre conabátur, ad Christiánam fidem convértit; cum quo póstea martyrium sumpsit.  Eórum córpora, feris objécta, rapuérunt noctu quidam nautæ Christiáni, et Romam detulérunt; quæ, póstmodum in Basílicam Constantiniánam transláta, prope Baptistérium cóndita sunt.
At Nicomedia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cyprian and the virgin Justina.  Under Emperor Diocletian and the governor Eutholmius, Justina suffered greatly for the faith of Christ, and thus converted Cyprian, who, while a magician, had endeavoured to bring her under the influence of his magical practices.  She afterwards suffered martyrdom with him.  Their bodies were exposed to the beasts, but were taken away in the night by some Christian sailors, and carried to Rome.  They were subsequently taken into the Constantinian basilica, and buried near the baptistry.

Romæ sancti Callístrati Mártyris, et aliórum quadragínta novem mílitum; qui mílites, in persecutióne Diocletiáni Imperatóris, cum Callístratus, insútus cúleo et in mare demérsus, divína ope evasísset incólumis, ad Christiánam religiónem convérsi sunt, et cum eo páriter martyrium subiérunt.
At Rome, in the persecution of Diocletian, the holy martyr Callistratus and forty-nine other soldiers who endured martyrdom together.  The companions of Callistratus were converted to Christ upon seeing him miraculously delivered from drowning in the sea, although he had been sewn up in a bag and thrown in.

Bonóniæ sancti Eusébii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Bologna, St. Eusebius, bishop and confessor.

Bríxiæ sancti Vigílii Epíscopi.
At Brescia, St. Vigilius, bishop.

In agro Tusculáno beáti Nili Abbátis, qui fundátor monastérii Cryptæ Ferrátæ ac vir magnæ sanctitátis éxstitit.
In the Tuscan plain, the blessed Abbot Nilus, founder of the monastery of Grottaferrata, a man of eminent sanctity.

Tiférni, in Umbria, sancti Amántii Presbyteri, virtúte miraculórum illústris.
At Tiferno in Umbria, St. Amantius, a priest distinguished for the gift of miracles.

Albáni sancti Senatóris.
At Albano, St. Senatore.

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 XXVI.
SS. Cyprian and Justina, Martyrs
St. Eusebius, Pope and Confessor
St. Colman Elo, Abbot and Confessor in Ireland
St. Nilus the Younger, 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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