7 April

IN Africa, the birthday of the holy martyrs Epiphanius, bishop, Donatus, Rufinus, and thirteen others.—At Sinope, in Pontus, two hundred holy martyrs.—In Cilicia, under the prefect Maximian, St. Calliopius, martyr. After undergoing other torments, he was fastened to a cross with his head downward, and gained the noble crown of martyrdom.—At Nicomedia, St. Cyriacus and ten other martyrs.—At Alexandria, St. Peleusius, priest and martyr.—At Rome, St. Hegesippus, who lived near the time of the Apostles. He came to Rome whilst Anicetus was Sovereign Pontiff, and remained till, the accession of Eleutherius. He wrote the history of the Church in a simple style, from the Passion of our Lord to his own time, and delineated in his narrative the character of those whose lives he imitated. —At Verona, St, Saturninus, bishop and confessor.—In Syria, in the time of Valens, St. Aphraates, an anchoret, who defended.the Catholic faith against the Arians by the power of miracles.

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

Thanks be to God.

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