Roman Martyrology-March 29th-on this date in various years-
At Heliopolis in Lebanon, under Julian the Apostate, St. Cyril, deacon and martyr, whose body was opened and his liver taken out by the heathens who devoured it like wild beasts.
In Persia, the holy martyrs Jonas and Barachisius, under the Persian king Sapor. Jonas was put under the pressure of a vice, his bones broken, and cut asunder; Barachisius was suffocated by burning pitch being poured into his throat.
At Nicomedia, the passion of the holy martyrs Pastor, Victorinus, and their companions.
In Africa, under the Arian king Genseric, during the persecution of the Vandals, the holy confessors Armogastes, a count, Mascula, Archimimus, and Saturus, master of the king’s household. After enduring many severe torments, as well as insults, for the confession of the truth, they completed their tests with glory.
In the town of Asti, St. Secundus, martyr.
In the monastery of Luxeuil, the death of Abbot St. Eustasius, a disciple of St. Columban, who had under his guidance nearly six hundred monks. Eminent in sanctity, he was also renowned for miracles.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.