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Undécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Twenty-First Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

In Æthiópia natális sancti Matthæi, Apóstoli et Evangelístæ; qui, in ea regióne prædicans, martyrium passus est. Hujus Evangélium, Hebræo sermóne conscríptum, ipso Matthæo revelánte, invéntum est, una cum córpore beáti Bárnabæ Apóstoli, témpore Zenónis Imperatóris. The birthday of St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist, who suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia while engaged in preaching. The Gospel written by him in Hebrew was found by his own revelation during the time of Emperor Zeno, together with the relics of the blessed apostle Barnabas.

In terra Saar sancti Jonæ Prophétæ, qui sepúltus est in Geth. In the land of the Saar, the holy prophet Jonas, who was buried in Geth.

In Æthiópia sanctæ Iphigéniæ Vírginis, quæ, baptizáta a beáto Matthæo Apóstolo et Deo dicáta, sancto fine quiévit. In Ethiopia, St. Iphigenia, virgin, who was baptized and consecrated to God by the blessed apostle Matthew, and who ended her holy life in peace.

Romæ sancti Pámphili Mártyris. At Rome, St Pamphilius, martyr.

Eódem die, via Cláudia, vigésimo ab Urbe milliário, pássio sancti Alexándri Epíscopi, qui, sub Antoníno Imperatóre, pro Christi fide, víncula fustes, equúleum, lámpades ardéntes, ungulárum laniatiónem, béstias ac fornácis superávit flammas, ac tandem, gládio cæsus, vitam adéptus est gloriósam. Ejus corpus póstea beátus Dámasus Papa in Urbem tránstulit sexto Kaléndas Decémbris. On the Claudian Way, twenty miles from Rome, in the time of Emperor Antoninus, the martyrdom of St. Alexander, bishop. For the faith of Christ he was loaded with fetters, scourged, tortured, burned with torches, torn with iron hooks, exposed to the beasts, and cast into the flames, but having overcome all these torments, he was finally beheaded, and thus attained the glory of eternal life. His body was afterwards carried into the city by blessed Pope Damasus on the 26th of November.

In Cypro sancti Isácii, Epíscopi et Mártyris. In Cyprus, St. Isacius, bishop and martyr.

In Phœnícia sancti Eusébii Mártyris, qui, cum ultro Præféctum adísset et se Christiánum esse denuntiásset, ab eo, multis torméntis afflíctus, cápite cæsus est. In Phoenicia, St. Eusebius, martyr, who of his own accord went to the prefect and declared himself a Christian. He was subjected by him to many torments, and finally beheaded.

In Cypro sancti Melétii Epíscopi et Confessóris. In Cyprus, St. Meletius, 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.

September XXI.
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
St. Maura, Virgin
St. Lo, or Laudus, Bishop of Coutances in Normandy

Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East – providing humanitarian relief in Iraq through St George’s Church and Clinic.

Open Doors – The world’s largest outreach to persecuted Christians in the most high-risk places.

Voice of the Persecuted – Informing the world of Christian persecution, one of the worst humanitarian crises on the planet, today.

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