Twentieth Day of November


This Day, the Twentieth Day of November
St. Felix de Valois, confessor.

At Messina, in Sicily, the holy martyrs Ampelus and Caius.

At Turin, the holy martyrs Octavius, Solutor and Adventor, soldiers of the Theban Legion, who fought valiantly for the faith under the emperor Maximian, and were crowned with martyrdom.

At Caesarea, in Palestine, in the time of the emperor Galerius Maximian, the holy martyr Agapius, who was condemned to be devoured by the beasts; but being unhurt by them, he was cast into the sea with stones tied to his feet.

In Persia, the martyrdom of the holy bishop Nersas and his companions.

At Dorostorum, in Mysia, St. Dasius, bishop, who, for refusing to consent to the impurities practiced on the feast of Saturn, was put to death, under the governor Bassus.

At Nicaea, in Bithynia, the holy martyrs Eustachius, Thespesius and Anatolius, in the persecution of Maximinus.

At Heraclea, in Thrace, the holy martyrs Bassus, Denis, Agapitus and forty others.

In England, St. Edmund, King and martyr.

At Constantinople, St. Gregory of Decapolis, who suffered many tribulations for the worship of holy images.

At Milan, St. Benignus, a bishop, who, amidst the serious troubles caused by the barbarians, governed the church entrusted to him with the greatest constancy and piety.

At Chalons, St. Silvester, a bishop, who went to God in the forty-second year of his priesthood, full of days and virtues.

At Verona, St. Simplicius, bishop and confessor.

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