14 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. Etherius, bishop.—At Rhodez, St. Quinctian, bishop.

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

Thanks be to God.

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