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Sexto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of March. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Joánnis Damascéni, Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctoris, cujus dies natális ágitur prídie Nonas Maji. St. John of Damascus, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is commemorated on the 6th of May. Drizíparæ, in Pannónia, sancti Alexándri mílitis, qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, post multos pro Christo agónes superátos múltaque mirácula édita, cápitis abscissióne martyrium complévit. At Drizipara in Hungary, St. Alexander, soldier, in the time of Emperor Maximian. Having overcome many torments for the sake of Christ, and performing many miracles, his martyrdom was completed by beheading. In Illyrico sanctórum Philéti Senatóris, Lydiæ uxóris, et filiórum Macédonis et Theoprépii, itémque Amphilóchii Ducis, et Crónidæ Commentariénsis; qui, pro Christi confessióne, torméntis plúribus superátis, corónam glóriæ sunt adépti. In Illyria, the Saints Philetus, senator, his wife Lydia, and their sons Macedon and Theoprepides; also Amphilochius, an officer in the army, and Chronides, a notary, who were put to death for the confession of Christ after suffering many things. In Pérside sanctórum Mártyrum Zanítæ, Lázari, Marótæ, Narsétis et aliórum quinque, qui sub Rege Persárum Sápore, sævíssime trucidáti, martyrii palmam meruérunt. In Persia, in the reign of King Sapor, the holy martyrs Zanitas, Lazarus, Marotas, Narses, and five others, who were barbarously slain, having merited the martyr’s palm. Salisbúrgi, in Nórico, sancti Rupérti, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui apud Bávaros et Nóricos Evangélium mirífice propagávit. At Salzburg in Austria, St. Rupert, bishop and confessor, who spread the Gospel extensively in Bavaria and Austria. In Ægypto sancti Joánnis Eremítæ, magnæ sanctitátis viri, qui, inter cétera virtútum insígnia, étiam prophético spíritu plenus, Theodósio Imperatóri victórias de tyránnis Máximo et Eugénio prædíxit. In Egypt, the hermit St. John, a man of great sanctity, who, among other virtues, was filled with the spirit of prophecy, and predicted to Emperor Theodosius his victories over the tyrants Maximus and Eugene.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. R. Deo grátias. R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:

March XXVII.
St. John of Egypt, Hermit
St. Rupert, or Robert, Bishop of Saltzbourg, Confessor

ORCCE Ordo: Feria Quinta infra Hebdomadam III in Quadragesima ~ Feria major

Asia Bibi-Disappointment As Courts Postpone Appeal Again

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife asks for prayer

“Anyone who is Non Muslim in Syria is an infidel and should be killed.”

Two Thousand Kessab Armenians Find Safety in Latakia

Western Ignorance of the ‘Conditions of Omar’

Who woke up the Jihadists in Syria? Why Islamization failed?

Cardinal Burke: Obama’s policies are ‘progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization’

Sudan Bible College Bombed

Why the Media Doesn’t Cover Jihadist Attacks on Middle East Christians

Peaceful Angels – The story of Syrian Christians who suffer the ultimate price

UN report blasts Iran for persecution of Christians, other religious minorities

Christian Converts in Laos Told to Leave Faith or Face Expulsion

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Why Does The World Turn It’s Back On The Persecution Of Children?

Press Statement by MCA Youth Legal Bureau on the conviction of the Indonesian Christian reflexologist in Penang

Young Christian Girl Abducted And Forcibly Converted To Islam In Rahim Yar Khan

CAR Update: Still Unclear Warlords? Rebels? & Who Is Igniting The Flames?

Actor Chris O’Dowd Equates Religion With Racism

Kenneth Bae’s 500th Day: Life’s Cycle of Fear, Pain, and Suffering

More than 100 Christians Slain as Herdsmen Burn Homes, Chuch Buildings in Nigeria

Air Force Academy Removes Bible Verse From Cadet’s Whiteboard

Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead Two Christians

Asia Bibi’s Trial Begins

Attacks on Memorial Crosses Multiply

Kim Jong-Un Orders Execution Of 33 People For Contact With Christian Missionary

Nigeria: Boko Haram—Over 500 Catholics killed and 20 churches and priests houses destroyed since 2009

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Grieving California mom takes down cross on road after Atheist’s protest

Woman in Sweden Denied Work as Midwife for Refusing to Perform Abortions

Muslim Extremists Sabotaged Church Foundations In A Village Near Okara

Are Middle Eastern Christians Considered Collateral Damage?

Churches Targeted in Bomb Attacks in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Syrian Believers are running out of options

Open Season on Christians in Libya

Syrian Believers are running out of options

Churches Targeted in Bomb Attacks in Zanzibar, Tanzania

U.S. Supreme High Court turns away homeschoolers’ request for asylum

Why Are Christians the World’s Most Persecuted Group?

Why Has Boko-Haram’s Attacks Continued Unchecked?

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham’s dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province

Sudan Arrests Pastor During Sermon, Threatens Him

Mainstream Media Mum on Atrocities Against Christians

Islamist Militia Group in Libya Suspected in Killing of Seven Coptic Christians

Religious Leaders In CAR Calling For Calm : “Churches and mosques must be rid of armed infiltrators”

WRITE TO ENCOURAGE Pastor Behnam Irani imprisoned in Iran

Filmmakers address plight of Middle East Christians

Iowa State removing Bibles from hotel guest rooms

Burma (Myanmar): Ethnic Cleansing of Christian Kachin

Syrian town of Saidnaya battles armed groups

Enquiry Of Increased Violence In CAR

Machine Gun Preacher Raided By FBI

Pakistan Christian Man Allegedly Tortured and Murdered By Police in Islamabad

Two murdered in Russian church shooting

Anti-Christian Violence Detailed in Hearing Calling for Filling of Religious Freedom Post

NIGERIA: Terrorists Brutally Attack Christians While Sparing Muslim Neighbors

Reports of Horrific Torture Of Children In Syria

Kenneth Bae returned to labor camp, sister pleads for his release #BringBackBae

Death In the Nuba Mountains

‘Proselytism’ Conviction of Convert from Islam in Morocco Overturned

Central African Republic: Soldiers Lynch Man Minutes After Presidential Address

Who are the Pakistani Taliban?

Grenade Attack on Phillippine Church

How Syrian Christians Are In Danger

Syria’s Catholic Leader Opposes Plans to Bring Refugees to the West

American Detained By North Korea- Free Kenneth Bae

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Nigeria: Battered By Islamic Terror Group – Kill 52, Set 300 Houses Ablaze

Forgive or Forget: Survivors of genocide in the Holocaust, Rwanda & Cambodia

Michigan Mom says School Told Son Not to Bring Bible to School

Syria: Christian Stabbed with Crucifix, Decapitated

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