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22 octobre 2006

The XXth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is the XXth Sunday after Pentecost. Since Sunday is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Trinity, the illustration for today is the Icon of the Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublev, a Saint of the Orthodox Church.

There is no Feast on the Universal Calendar for this date, but the Roman Martyrology is as follows:

At Jerusalem, St. Mary Salome, the mother of the apostles James and John, who is referred to in the Gospel as having cared for the burial of our Lord.

At Jerusalem, blessed Bishop Mark, a noble and learned man, who was the first Gentile to govern the Church of Jerusalem. His brief episcopate was rewarded by the palm of martyrdom under Emperor Antoninus.

At Adriánople in Thrace, the birthday of the holy martyrs Philip, a bishop, Severus, a priest, Eusebius, and Hermes. After being imprisoned and scourged, they were burned alive in the time of Julian the Apostate.

Also, the holy martyrs Alexander, a bishop, Heraclius, a soldier, and their companions.

At Fermo in Piceno, the birthday of St. Philip, bishop and martyr.

At Cologne, St. Cordula, who was one of the companions of St. Ursula. Being terrified by the punishments and slaughter of the others, she hid herself, but repenting her deed, on the next day she declared herself to the Huns of her own accord, and thus was the last of them all to receive the crown of martyrdom.

At Huesca in Spain, the holy virgins Nunilo and Alodia, sisters, who endured martyrdom by being condemned to capital punishment by the Saracens for the confession of the faith.

At Hieropolis in Phrygia, St. Abercius, bishop, who flourished under Emperor Marcus Antoninus.

At Rouen, St. Melanius, bishop, who was ordained by Pope St. Stephen and sent there to preach the Gospel.

In Tuscany, St. Donatus of Scotland, bishop of Fiesole.

At Verona, St. Verecúndius, bishop and confessor.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

R. Thanks be to God.


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