romanmartyrology

Octávo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of July. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Jacóbi Apóstoli, qui éxstitit beáti Joánnis Evangelístæ frater; et, prope festum Paschæ ab Heróde Agríppa decollátus, primus ex Apóstolis corónam martyrii percépit. Ejus sacra ossa, ab Hierosólymis ad Hispánias hoc die transláta, et in últimis eárum fínibus apud Gallæciam recóndita, celebérrima illárum géntium veneratióne, et frequénti Christianórum concúrsu, religiónis et voti causa illuc adeúntium, pie colúntur. St. James the Apostle, brother of the blessed evangelist John, who was beheaded by Herod Agrippa at about the feast of Easter. He was the first of the apostles to receive the crown of martyrdom. His sacred bones were on this day carried from Jerusalem to Spain, and placed in the remote province of Galicia, where they are devoutly honoured by the far-famed piety of the inhabitants, and the frequent concourse of Christians, who visit them through piety and in fulfillment of vows.

In Lycia sancti Christóphori Mártyris, qui, sub Décio, virgis férreis attrítus, et a flammæ æstuántis incéndio supérna Christi virtúte servátus, ad últimum, sagittárum íctibus confóssus, cápitis obtruncatióne martyrium complévit. In Lycia, in the time of Decius, St. Christopher, martyr. Being scourged with iron rods, cast into the flames, from which he was saved by the power of Christ, and finally transfixed with arrows and beheaded, he completed his martyrdom.

Barcinóne, in Hispánia, natális beáti Cucuphátis Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Daciáno Præside, plúrimis torméntis superátis, tandem, percússus gládio, victor migrávit in cælum. At Barcelona in Spain, during the persecution of Diocletian and under the governor Dacian, the birthday of the holy martyr Cucuphas. After overcoming many torments, he was struck with the sword, and thus went triumphantly to heaven.

In Palæstína sancti Pauli Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Maximiáni Galérii, sub Firmiliáno Præside, cápitis damnátus, et, exíguo orándi spátio impetráto, primum pro contribúlibus suis, deínde pro Judæis qui ipsum damnáverat, et pro carnífice a quo feriéndus erat, Deum toto corde precátus, martyrii corónam, abscíssis cervícibus, accépit. In Palestine, St. Paul, a martyr in the persecution of Maximian Galerius, under the governor Firmilian. He was condemned to death, but having obtained a short period for prayer, he besought God with all his heart, first for his own countrymen, then for the Jews and the Gentiles, that they might embrace the true faith, next for the multitude of spectators, and finally for the judge who had condemned him and the executioner who was to strike him; after which he received the crown of martyrdom by beheading.

Furcónii, in Vestínis, sanctórum Mártyrum Sipontinórum Floréntii et Felícis. At Forcono in Abruzzi, the holy martyrs Florentius and Felix, natives of Siponte.

Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sancti Theodemíri, Mónachi et Mártyris. At Cordova, St. Theodemir, monk and martyr.

In Palæstína sanctæ Valentínæ Vírginis, quæ, cum ad aram, ut immoláret, addúcta esset, eámque cálcibus evertísset, prius diríssime cruciáta est; deínde, una cum sócia Vírgine, in ignem conjécta cucúrrit ad Sponsum. In Palestine, St. Valentina, a virgin, who was led to an altar to offer sacrifice, but overturning it with her foot, she was cruelly tortured, and being cast into the fire with another virgin, her companion, she went to her Spouse.

Tréviris sancti Magneríci, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Treves, St. Magnericus, bishop and confessor.

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

July XXV.
St. James the Great, Apostle
St. Christopher, Martyr
SS. Thea and Valentina, Virgins, and St. Paul, Martyrs
St. Cucufas, Martyr in Spain
St. Nissen, Abbot in Ireland

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