27 July 2018

28 July, The Roman Martyrology

ante diem v Kalendas Augustas

July 28th anno Domini 2018 The 15th Day of the Moon was born in the better life: 

At Rome, the holy martyr Pope Victor I.
ARome also, the holy Confessor Pope Innocent I.
AMilan, the holy Nazarius, and Celsus a lad, both martyrs, whom Anolinus, during the madness of the persecution, which caused a lot of suffering. 
On the same day are commemorated many holy martyrs in the Thebaid, in Egypt, who suffered in the persecution under Decius and Valerian, when the Christians eagerly accepted death by the sword for Christ's name's sake, and the subtle enemy, seeking to slay souls rather than bodies, invented slower paths to death. One of them, after he had conquered the rack, and plates of heated metal, had his hands on his back and was smeared with honey, flies. Another was tied down softly among flowers, and a shameless harlot was felt to excite him to lust, but he did not like it. 
At Ancyra, in Galatia, the holy martyr Eustathius, who was put to the question with various kinds of torments, and cast into the river, which was delivered by an angel. But at length a dove came to him from heaven, and called him away to his everlasting reward. 
AMiletus, the holy martyr Acatius, who, under the Emperor Licinius, after various torments, was cast into a furnace, where by the help of God he remained unhurt, and then finished his testimony by being beheaded. 
In Brittany, [in the sixth century,] the holy Confessor Samson, Bishop [of Dol.] 
At Lyons, [in the second century,] the holy Priest Peregrin, whose blessedness is attested by the glory of miracles. 
V.And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. 
R. Thanks be to God.

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