romanmartyrology

Quinto Kaléndas Mártii. Luna. The Twenty-Fifth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. 

In Ægypto natális sanctórum Mártyrum Victoríni, Victóris, Nicéphori, Claudiáni, Dióscori, Serapiónis et Pápiæ, sub Numeriáno Imperatóre. Horum duo primi, pro confessióne fídei, exquisíta suppliciórum génera constánter passi, cápite plectúntur; Nicéphorus, post cratículas candéntes ignésque superátos, minutátim concísus est; Claudiánus et Dióscorus flammis incénsi; Serápion vero et Pápias gládio cæsi sunt. In Egypt, under Emperor Numerian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudian, Dioscorus, Serapion, and Papias. After patiently enduring extreme tortures, the first two were beheaded for the confession of the faith, Nicephorus was laid on a heated gridiron, placed over the fire, then thoroughly hacked with a knife; Claudian and Dioscorus were burned at the stake; Serapion and Papias were slain with the sword.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Donáti, Justi, Herénæ et Sociórum. In Africa, the holy martyrs Donatus, Justus, Herenas, and their companions.

Constantinópoli sancti Tharásii Epíscopi, eruditióne et pietáte insígnis; ad quem exstat Hadriáni Papæ Primi epístola pro defensióne sanctárum Imáginum. At Constantinople, St. Tharasius, bishop, a man of great learning and piety. There exists a letter defending sacred images, written to him by Pope Hadrian I.
Naziánzi, in Cappadócia, sancti Cæsárii, qui beátæ Nonnæ fílius ac beatórum Gregórii Theólogi et Gorgóniæ fuit frater, et quem idem Gregórius inter ágmina beatórum se vidísse testátur. At Nazianzus, St. Caesarius, who was the son of blessed Nonna, and whom his brother, blessed Gregory the Theologian, says he saw among the hosts of the blessed.

In monastério Heidenhémii, diœcésis Eistetténsis, in Germánia, sanctæ Walbúrgæ Vírginis, quæ fuit fília sancti Richárdi, Anglórum Regis, et soror sancti Willebáldi, Eistetténsis Epíscopi. In the monastery of Heidenheim, in the Eichstadt diocese in Germany, St. Walburga, virgin. She was the daughter of St. Richard, king of England, and sister of St. Willebald, bishop of Eichstadt.

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.

February XXV.
St. Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople, Confessor
St. Victorinus, and Six Companions, Martyrs
St. Walburge, Virgin, Abbess in England
St. Cæsarius, Physician, Confessor

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