22 February

THE Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians.—At Hierapolis, in Phrygia, blessed Papias, bishop of that city, who had been, with St. Polycarp, a disciple of St. John in his old age.—At Salamis, in Cyprus, St. Aristion, who the same Papias says was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ.—In Arabia, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who were barbarously put to death under the emperor Galerius Maximian.—At Alexandria, St. Abilius, bishop, who was the second pastor of that city after St. Mark, and administered his charge with eminent piety.—At Vienna, St. Paschasius, bishop, celebrated for his learning and holy life.—At Cortona, in Tuscany, St. Margaret, of the Third Order of St. Francis, whose body miraculously remained incorrupt for more than four centuries, giving forth a sweet odor, and producing frequent miracles. It is honored in that place with great devotion.

And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.

Thanks be to God.

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