Quarto Nonas Januárii. Luna


Quarto Nonas Januárii. Luna. The Second Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Octáva sancti Stéphani Protomártyris.

The Octave of St. Stephen, the first martyr.

Romæ commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, spreto Diocletiáni Imperatóris edícto quo tradi sacri Códices jubebántur, pótius córpora carnifícibus quam sancta dare cánibus maluérunt.

At Rome, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who, despising the edict of Emperor Diocletian, which ordered that the sacred books should be delivered up, preferred to offer their bodies to the executioners rather than to give holy things to dogs.

Antiochíæ pássio beáti Isidóri Epíscopi.

At Antioch, the passion of blessed Isidore, bishop.

Tomis, in Ponto, sanctórum fratrum Argéi, Narcíssi et Marcellíni púeri.  Hic, sub Licínio Príncipe, cum inter tirónes esset comprehénsus et nollet militáre, hinc, cæsus ad mortem ac diu macerátus in cárcere, demum, in mare demérsus, martyrium consummávit; ejus autem fratres gládio perémpti sunt.

At Tomis in Pontus, in the time of Emperor Licinius, three holy brothers, Argeus, Narcissus, and the young man Marcellinus.  This last, being enrolled among the new soldiers, and refusing to serve, was beaten almost to death, and for a long while kept in prison.  Being finally cast into the sea, he finished his martyrdom, and his brothers were beheaded.

Medioláni sancti Martiniáni Epíscopi.

At Milan, St. Martinian, bishop.

Nítriæ, in Ægypto, beáti Isidóri, Epíscopi et Confessóris.

In Nitria in Egypt, blessed Isidore, bishop and confessor.

Ipso die sancti Siridiónis Epíscopi.

The same day, St. Siridion, bishop.

In Thebáide sancti Macárii Alexandríni, Presbyteri et Abbátis.

In Thebais, St. Macarius of Alexandria, abbot.

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.

January II.
St. Macarius, of Alexandria, Anchoret
SS. Martyrs for the Holy Scriptures
St. Concordius, Martyr
St. Adalard, or Adelard, Abbot and Confessor


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