romanmartyrology

Tértio Nonas Januárii. Luna. The Third Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Octava sancti Joánnis, Apóstoli et Evangelístæ.
The Octave of St. John, apostle and evangelist.

Romæ, via Appia, natális sancti Anthéri, Papæ et Mártyris; qui sub Júlio Maximíno passus est, et in cœmetério Callísti sepúltus.
At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of Pope St. Anterus, who suffered under Julius Maximinus, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus.

Viénnæ, in Gállia, sancti Floréntii Epíscopi, qui, témpore Galliéni Imperatóris, in exsílium relegátus, illic martyrium  consummávit.
At Vienne in France, St. Florentius, bishop, who was sent into exile and who was martyred in the time of Emperor Gallienus.
Apud civitátem Aulánam, in Palæstína, pássio sancti Petri, qui crucis supplício interémptus est.
In the city of Aulona in Palestine, the crucifixion of St. Peter.

In Hellespónto sanctórum Mártyrum Cyríni, Primi et Theógenis.
In the Hellespont, the holy martyrs Cyrinus, Primus, and Theogenes.

Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, sancti Górdii Centuriónis, Mártyris; de cujus láudibus exstat præclára Basilíi Magni orátio, in ejus die festo hábita.
At Caesarea in Cappadocia, St. Gordius, centurion, in whose praise is extant a celebrated discourse delivered by St. Basil the Great on the day of his festival.

In Cilícia sanctórum Mártyrum Zósimi, et Athanásii Commentariénsis.
In Cilicia, the holy martyrs Zosimus and the notary Athanasius.

Item sanctórum Theopémpti et Theónæ, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, illústre martyrium obiérunt.
Also, the Saints Theopemptus and Theonas, who suffered a glorious martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian.

Patávii sancti Daniélis Mártyris.
At Padua, St. Daniel, martyr.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum sanctæ Genovéfæ Vírginis, quæ, a beáto Germáno, Antisiodorénsi Epíscopo, Christo dicáta, admirándis virtútibus et miráculis cláruit.
At Paris, St. Genevieve, virgin, who was consecrated to Christ by St. Germanus, bishop of Auxerre, and who became famous for her admirable virtues and miracles.

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.

January III.
St. Peter Balsam, Martyr
St. Anterus, Pope
St. Gordius, Martyr
St. Genevieve, or Genovefa, Virgin, Chief Patroness of Paris

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