19 April

THE birthday of St. Timon, one of the first seven deacons, who taught first at Berea. Afterwards while preaching the word of the Lord at Corinth, he was delivered to the flames by the Jews and the Greeks; but remaining uninjured, he ended his martyrdom by crucifixion.—At Melitine, in Armenia, the holy martyrs Hermogenes, Caius, Expeditus, Aristonicus, Rufus and Galatas, crowned on the same day.—At Collioure, in Spain, the holy martyr Vincent.—The same day, the holy martyrs Socrates and Denis, who were transpierced with lances.—At Jerusalem, St. Paphnutius, martyr.—At Canterbury, in England, St. Elphege, bishop and martyr.—At Antioch, in Pisidia, St. George, a bishop, who died in exile for the worship of sacred images.—At Rome, pope St. Leo IX., illustrious for his virtues and miracles.—In the monastery of Lobbes, St. Ursmar, bishop.—At Florence, St. Crescent, confessor, disciple of the blessed bishop Zenobius.

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

Thanks be to God.

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