Nonis Decémbris. Luna


Nonis Decémbris. Luna . The Fifth Day of December. The Night of the Moon. 

In Judæa sancti Sabbæ Abbátis, in óppido Cappadóciæ Mútala orti, qui miro sanctitátis exémplo refúlsit, et pro fide cathólica, advérsus impugnántes sanctam Synodum Chalcedonénsem, strénue laborávit, ac tandem in ea diœcésis Hierosolymitánæ laura, quæ ipsíus sancti Sabbæ nómine póstmodum est insigníta, requiévit in pace. In Judea, St. Sabbas, abbot, who was born in the town of Mutala in Cappadocia. He gave a wondrous example of holiness and laboured most zealously for the Catholic faith against those who attacked the holy Council of Chalcedon. He rested in peace in the monastery later named for him in the diocese of Jerusalem.

Níciæ, apud Varum flúvium, sancti Bassi Epíscopi, qui, in persecutióne Décii et Valeriáni, a Perénnio Præside, ob Christi fidem, equúleo tortus, láminis candéntibus ustus, fústibus et scorpiónibus cæsus, in ignem missus, et, cum inde evasísset illæsus, duóbus clavis confíxus, illústre martyrium consummávit. At Nice, near the river Var, St. Bassus, bishop. In the persecution of Decius and Valerian, he was tortured by the governor Perennius for the faith of Christ, burned with hot plates of metal, beaten with rods and whips garnished with pieces of iron, and thrown into the fire. When he came out of it unhurt, he was pierced with two spikes, and thus completed an illustrious martyrdom.

Papíæ sancti Dalmátii, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui in persecutióne Maximiáni passus est. At Pavia, St. Dalmatius, bishop and martyr, who suffered in the persecution of Maximian.

Corfínii, in Pelígnis, sancti Pelíni, Epíscopi Brundusíni, qui, cum ob ejus oratiónem, sub Juliáno Apóstata, templum Martis corruísset, a templórum Pontifícibus diríssime cæsus est, atque, octogínta et quinque vulnéribus confóssus, martyrii corónam proméruit. At Corfinio in Peligno, St. Pelinus, bishop of Brindisi, at the time of Julian the Apostate. When the temple of Mars fell to the ground at his prayer, he was severely scourged by the priests of the temple, and being pierced with eighty-five wounds, he merited the crown of martyrdom.

Item sancti Anastásii Mártyris, qui, præ ardóre martyrii, sponte se persecutóribus óbtulit. Also, St. Anastasius, martyr, who in his ardent desire for martyrdom gave himself up voluntarily to the persecutors.

Thagúræ, in Africa, sanctórum Mártyrum Júlii, Potámiæ, Crispíni, Felícis, Grati et aliórum septem. At Thagura in Africa, the holy martyrs Julius, Potamias, Crispin, Felix, Gratus, and seven others.

Thebéste, in Numídia, sanctæ Crispínæ, nobilíssimæ féminæ, quæ, tempóribus Diocletiáni et Maximiáni, cum sacrificáre nollet, jussu Anolíni Procónsulis decolláta est; quam sanctus Augustínus sæpe láudibus célebrat. At Thebaste in Africa, St. Crispina, a woman of the highest nobility who refused to sacrifice to idols during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian, and was beheaded by order of the proconsul Anolinus. Her praises are often celebrated by St. Augustine.

Tréviris sancti Nicétii Epíscopi, miræ sanctitátis viri. At Treves, St. Nicetius, bishop, a man of great sanctity.

Polyboti, in Asia, sancti Joánnis Epíscopi, cognoménto Thaumatúrgi. At Polybotum in Asia, St. John, bishop, surnamed the Wonderworker.

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.

December V.
St. Sabas, Abbot
St. Crispina, Martyr
St. Nicetius, Bishop of Triers, Confessor

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

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