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Prídie Nonas Maji. Luna. The Sixth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sancti Joánnis, Apóstoli et Evangelístæ, ante Portam Latínam; qui, ab Epheso, jussu Domitiáni, vinctus Romam est perdúctus, et, judicánte Senátu, ante eándem portam in ólei fervéntis dólium missus, exívit inde púrior et vegétior quam intrávit. At Rome, the Apostle and Evangelist St. John before the Latin Gate.  He was bound and brought to Rome from Ephesus by the order of Domitian, and the Senate condemned him to be taken to that gate and placed in a cauldron of boiling oil, from which he came forth more healthy and vigorous than before.
Damásci natális beáti Joánnis Damascéni, Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, doctrína et sanctitáte célebris.  Hic, pro cultu sanctárum Imáginum, verbo et scriptis advérsus Leónem Isáuricum strénue decertávit; cujus Imperatóris ob calúmnias cum ipsi Joánni déxtera manus e Saracenórum Príncipe amputáta esset, idem, beátæ Maríæ Vírgini, cujus Imágines defénderat, se comméndans, prótinus déxteram íntegram sanámque recépit.  Ejus autem festívitas sexto Kaléndas Aprílis celebrátur. At Damascus, the birthday of St. John Damascene, priest and doctor of the Church, renowned for sanctity and learning.  By means of his writing and preaching, he courageously resisted Leo the Isaurian, in defending the veneration paid to sacred images.  By order of this emperor his right hand was cut off, but commending himself before an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which he had defended, his hand was immediately restored to him, entire and sound.  His feast day is the 27th of March.
Cyréne, in Líbya, sancti Lúcii Epíscopi, quem in Actibus Apostolórum sanctus Lucas commémorat. At Cyrene in Africa, Bishop St. Lucius, who is mentioned by St. Luke in the Acts of the Apostles.
Antiochíæ sancti Evódii, qui (ut beátus Ignátius ad Antiochénses scribit), primus ibídem a sancto Petro Apóstolo ordinátus Epíscopus, glorióso martyrio vitam finívit. At Antioch, St. Evodius, who, as the blessed Ignatius wrote to the people of Antioch, was consecrated first bishop of that city by the apostle St. Peter, and ended his life by a glorious martyrdom.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Heliodóri et Venústi, cum áliis septuagínta quinque In Africa, the holy martyrs Heliodorus and Venustus and seventy-five others.
In Cypro sancti Theódoti, Epíscopi Cyríniæ, qui, sub Licínio Imperatóre, gravíssima passus est, ac tandem, in Ecclésiæ pace, spíritum Deo réddidit. In Cyprus, St. Theodotus, bishop of Cyrenia, who having undergone grievous afflictions under Emperor Licinius, at length yielded his soul to God when peace was restored to the Church.
Carrhis, in Mesopotámia, sancti Protógenis, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Carrhae in Mesopotamia, St. Protogenes, bishop and confessor.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
In Anglia, sancti Eadbérti, Epíscopi Lindisfarnénsis, doctrína et pietáte insígnis. In England, St. Eadbert, bishop of Lindisfarne, famed for his teachings and his piety.
Romæ sanctæ Benedíctæ Vírginis. At Rome, the virgin St. Benedicta.
Salérni Translátio sancti Matthǽi, Apóstoli et Evangelístæ; cujus sacrum corpus, olim ex Æthiópia ad divérsas regiónes et demum ad eam urbem delátum, ibídem, in dedicáta ejus nómine Ecclésia, summo honóre cónditum fuit. At Salerno, the translation of St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist.  His revered body, previously transferred from Ethiopia to various countries, was finally taken to Salerno, and with great pomp was there placed in a church dedicated to his name.
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.

 

May VI.
St. John before the Latin Gate
St. John Damascen, Father of the Church
St. Eadbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Confessor

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