Roman Martyrology-January 24th-on this date in various years-
For 2016 Septuagesima Sunday, on which the canticle of the Lord, Alleluia, ceaseth to be said.
At Ephesus, St. Timothy, disciple of the apostle St. Paul, who ordained him bishop of that city. After many labours for Christ, he was stoned for rebuking those who offered sacrifices to Diana, and shortly after went peacefully to his rest in the Lord.
At Antioch, in the persecution of Decius, Bishop St. Babylas, who frequently glorified God by his sufferings and torments, ended his life in chains, with which he ordered his body to be buried. Three boys, whom he had instructed in the faith of Christ, Urbanus, Prilidian, and Epolonius, are said to have suffered with him.
At Foligno in Umbria, St. Felician, consecrated bishop of that city by Pope St. Victor I. After many labours, in extreme old age, he was crowned with martyrdom in the time of Decius.
At Neocaesarea, the holy martyrs Mardonius, Musonius, Eugenius, and Metellus, who were all burned to death, and their remains thrown into the river.
Also, the holy martyrs Thyrsus and Projectus.
At Cingoli in Piceno, St. Exuperantius, confessor and bishop of that city, who attained great fame by his miracles.
At Bologna, St. Zamas, the first bishop of that city, who was consecrated by Pope St. Denis, and there did wonders in spreading the Christian faith.
Also, blessed Suranus, abbot, who lived in the time of the Lombards.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.