2 November

THE Commemoration of all the faithful departed. —The same day, the birthday of St. Victorinus, bishop of Poitiers, who, after writing many works, as is attested by St. Jerome, was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian.—At Trieste, blessed Justus, who consummated his martyrdom in the same persecution, under the governor Manatius. —At Sebaste, the Saints Carterius, Styriacus, Tobias, Eudoxius, Agapius, and their companions, martyrs, under the emperor Licinius.—In Persia, the holy martyrs Acindynus, Pegasius, Aphtonius, Elpidephorus and Anempodistus, with their numerous companions.—In Africa, the birthday of the holy martyrs Publius, Victor, Hermes, and Papias.—At Tarsus, in Cilicia, in the reign of Julian the Apostate, St. Eustochium, virgin and martyr, who breathed her last in prayer in the midst of severe torments.—At Laodicea, in Syria, St. Theodotus, a bishop, powerful in words, and adorned with good works and virtues.—At Vienne, St. George, bishop. —In the monastery of St. Maurice, in Switzerland, St. Ambrose, abbot.—At Cyrus, in Syria, St. Marcian, confessor.

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

Thanks be to God.

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