romanmartyrology

Tértio Kaléndas Januárii. Luna. The Thirtieth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ natális sancti Felícis Primi, Papæ et Mártyris, qui sub Aureliáno Príncipe Ecclésiam rexit.  Ipsíus tamen festum tértio Kaléndas Júnii celebrátur.
At Rome, the birthday of St. Felix I, pope and martyr, who governed the Church during the reign of Emperor Aurelian.  His feast day is celebrated on the 30th of May.

Spoléti item natális sanctórum Mártyrum Sabíni, Assisiénsis Epíscopi, atque Exsuperántii et Marcélli Diaconórum, ac Venustiáni Præsidis cum uxóre et fíliis, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre.  Ex ipsis Marcéllus et Exsuperántius, primum equúleo suspénsi, deínde fústibus gráviter mactáti, postrémum, abrási úngulis et láterum exustióne assáti, martyrium complevérunt; Venustiánus autem non multo post, simul cum uxóre et fíliis, est gládio necátus; sanctus vero Sabínus, post detruncatiónem mánuum et diútinam cárceris maceratiónem, ad mortem usque cæsus est.  Horum martyrium, licet divérso exstíterit témpore, una tamen die recólitur.
At Spoleto, the birthday also of the holy martyrs Sabinus, bishop, Exuperantius and Marcellus, deacons, and also Venustian, governor, along with his wife and sons, under Emperor Maximian.  Marcellus and Exuperantius were first racked, then severely beaten with rods; afterwards being torn with iron hooks, and burned in the sides, they fulfilled their martyrdom.  Not long after, Venustian was put to the sword with his wife and sons.  St. Sabinus, after having his hands cut off, and being a long time confined in prison, was scourged to death.  The martyrdom of these saints is commemorated on the same day, although it occurred at different times.

Alexandríæ sanctórum Mansuéti, Sevéri, Appiáni, Donáti, Honórii et Sociórum Mártyrum.
At Alexandria, the Saints Mansuetus, Severus, Appian, Donatus, Honorius, and their martyr companions.

Thessalonícæ sanctæ Anysiæ Mártyris.
At Thessalonica, St. Anysia, martyr.

Ibídem sancti Anysii, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi.
Likewise, St. Anysius, bishop of the same city.

Medioláni sancti Eugénii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Milan, St. Eugene, bishop and confessor.

Ravénnæ sancti Libérii Epíscopi.
At Ravenna, St. Liberius, bishop.

Aquilæ, in Vestínis, sancti Rainérii Epíscopi.
At Aquila, in Abruzzi, St. Rainier, bishop.

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 XXX.
St. Sabinus, Bishop of Assisium, and His Companions, Martyrs
St. Anysia, Martyr
St. Maximus, Confessor

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