MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 3

Martyrology-August 3rd
Roman Martyrology-August 3rd- on this date in various years-

At Jerusalem, the finding of the body of blessed Stephen, protomartyr, and of the Saints Gamaliel, Nicodemus, and Abibo, through a divine revelation made to the priest Lucian, in the time of Emperor Honorius.

At Philippi in Macedonia, St. Lydia, a dealer in purple, who was the first to believe in the Gospel when the apostle St. Paul preached in that city, as is related by St. Luke in the Acts of the Apostles

At Naples in Campania, St. Aspren, bishop, who was cured of a sickness by the apostle St. Peter, and after being baptized, was made bishop of that city.

At Constantinople, the birthday of St. Hermellus, martyr.

Among the Indians, bordering on Persia, the martyrdom of holy monks and other Christians who were put to death after suffering diverse torments, during the persecution of the Church of God by King Abenner.

At Autun, the death of St. Euphronius, bishop and confessor.

At Anagni, St. Peter, who rested in the Lord after gaining great renown for monastical observance and for pastoral vigilance.

At Beroea in Syria, the holy women Marana and Cyra.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.

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