Séptimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of April. The Night of the Moon.
Romæ Litaníæ majóres ad sanctum Petrum. At Rome, the Greater Litanies at St. Peter’s.
Alexandríæ natális beáti Marci Evangelístæ. Hic, discípulus et intérpres Apóstoli Petri, rogátus Romæ a frátribus scripsit Evangélium, quo assúmpto, perréxit in Ægyptum, primúsque Alexandríæ Christum annúntians, constítuit Ecclésiam; ac póstea, pro fide Christi tentus, fúnibus vinctus et per saxa raptátus, gráviter afflíctus est; deínde, reclúsus in cárcere, primo angélica visitatióne confortátus est, et demum, ipso Dómino sibi apparénte, ad cæléstia regna vocátus, octávo Nerónis anno. At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Mark the Evangelist, disciple and interpreter of the apostle St. Peter. He wrote his gospel at the request of the faithful at Rome, and taking it with him, proceeded to Egypt and founded a church at Alexandria, where he was the first to preach Christ. Afterwards, being arrested for the faith, he was bound, dragged over stones, and endured great afflictions. Finally he was confined to prison, where, being comforted by the visit of an angel, and even by an apparition of our Lord himself, he was called to the heavenly kingdom in the eighth year of the reign of Nero.
Item Alexandríæ sancti Aniáni Epíscopi, qui, beáti Marci discípulus ejúsque in Episcopátu succéssor, clarus virtútibus quiévit in Dómino. Also at Alexandria, Bishop St. Anian, disciple of blessed Mark, and his successor in the episcopate. With a great renown for virtue, he rested in the Lord.
Antiochíæ sancti Stéphani, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui ab hæréticis Synodum Chalcedonénsem impugnántibus, multa passus, in Oróntem flúvium præcipitátus est, témpore Zenónis Imperatóris. At Antioch, St. Stephen, bishop and martyr, who suffered a great deal from the heretics opposed to the Council of Chalcedon, and was cast into the river Orontes, in the time of Emperor Zeno.
Syracúsis, in Sicília, sanctórum Mártyrum fratrum Evódii, Hermógenis et Callístæ. At Syracuse in Sicily, the holy martyrs Evodius, Hermogenes, and Callista.
Láubiis, in Bélgio, natális sancti Ermíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Lobbes in Belgium, the birthday of St. Ermin, bishop and confessor.
Antiochíæ sanctórum Philónis et Agathópodis Diaconórum, de quibus beátus Ignátius, Epíscopus et Martyr, laudábilem in suis epístolis mentiónem facit. At Antioch, the deacons Saints Philo and Agathopodes, who were praised in the letters of blessed Ignatius, bishop and martyr.
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.
|St. Mark, Evangelist|
|St. Macull, of Ireland, Confessor|
|St. Anianus, Second Bishop of Alexandria|
|St. Phæbadius, Bishop and Confessor|
|St. Ivia, or Ivo, Bishop|
|St. Kebius, Bishop|