romanmartyrology

Sexto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Joánnis Damascéni, Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctoris, cujus dies natális ágitur prídie Nonas Maji. St. John of Damascus, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is commemorated on the 6th of May.
Drizíparæ, in Pannónia, sancti Alexándri mílitis, qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, post multos pro Christo agónes superátos múltaque mirácula édita, cápitis abscissióne martyrium complévit. At Drizipara in Hungary, St. Alexander, soldier, in the time of Emperor Maximian. Having overcome many torments for the sake of Christ, and performing many miracles, his martyrdom was completed by beheading.
In Illyrico sanctórum Philéti Senatóris, Lydiæ uxóris, et filiórum Macédonis et Theoprépii, itémque Amphilóchii Ducis, et Crónidæ Commentariénsis; qui, pro Christi confessióne, torméntis plúribus superátis, corónam glóriæ sunt adépti. In Illyria, the Saints Philetus, senator, his wife Lydia, and their sons Macedon and Theoprepides; also Amphilochius, an officer in the army, and Chronides, a notary, who were put to death for the confession of Christ after suffering many things.
In Pérside sanctórum Mártyrum Zanítæ, Lázari, Marótæ, Narsétis et aliórum quinque, qui sub Rege Persárum Sápore, sævíssime trucidáti, martyrii palmam meruérunt. In Persia, in the reign of King Sapor, the holy martyrs Zanitas, Lazarus, Marotas, Narses, and five others, who were barbarously slain, having merited the martyr’s palm.

Salisbúrgi, in Nórico, sancti Rupérti, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui apud Bávaros et Nóricos Evangélium mirífice propagávit. At Salzburg in Austria, St. Rupert, bishop and confessor, who spread the Gospel extensively in Bavaria and Austria.

In Ægypto sancti Joánnis Eremítæ, magnæ sanctitátis viri, qui, inter cétera virtútum insígnia, étiam prophético spíritu plenus, Theodósio Imperatóri victórias de tyránnis Máximo et Eugénio prædíxit. In Egypt, the hermit St. John, a man of great sanctity, who, among other virtues, was filled with the spirit of prophecy, and predicted to Emperor Theodosius his victories over the tyrants Maximus and Eugene.

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.

March XXVII.
St. John of Egypt, Hermit
St. Rupert, or Robert, Bishop of Saltzbourg, Confessor

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