This Day, the Fourteenth Day of June At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the consecration of St. Basil, bishop and Doctor of the Church, who was eminent for learning and wisdom in the time of the emperor Valens. Being adorned with every virtue, he was a great light in the Church, and defended her with admirable constancy against the Arians and Macedonians. At Samaria, in Palestine, the holy prophet Eliseus, whose grave, says St. Jerome, makes the demons tremble. With him rests also the prophet Abdias. At Syracuse, St. Marcian, bishop, who was made bishop by blessed Peter, and killed by the Jews after he had preached the Gospel. At Soissons, the holy martyrs Valerius and Rufinus, who, after enduring many torments, were condemned to be beheaded by the governor Rictiovarus, in the persecution of Diocletian. At Cordova, the holy martyrs Anastasius, priest, Felix, monk, and Digna, virgin. At Constantinople, St. Methodius, bishop. At Vienne, St. Aetherius, bishop. At Rhodez, St. Quinctian, bishop. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. Omnes sancti Mártyres, oráte pro nobis. ("All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us", from the Litaniae Sanctorum, the Litany of the Saints) Response: Thanks be to God.