Nifty entries in the Martyrologium Romanum

The Roman Martyrology has a few particularly interesting entries today.

Who wants to work with them?

I find the inter-meshing, even scrambling, of dates interesting.

BTW… perendie means “the day after tomorrow”.  Pridie is “the day before”.

Festum exaltationis Sanctae Crucis, quae, postridie dedicationis basilicae Resurrectionis super sepulcrum Christi erectae et honoatur, sicut victoriae eius paschalis tropaeum et signum in caelo apparitururm, alterum adventum eius in universis praenuntians.

2. Romae via Appia in crypta Lucinae coemeterii Callisti, depositio sancti Cornelii, papae et martyis, qui Novatiani schismati fortiter obstitit, plures de lapsis magna caritate recepit in communionem Ecclesiae; a Gallo imperatore demum Centumcellas expulsus, passust est, ut ait sanctus Cyrpianus, quidquid pati potuit.  Eius memoria perendie celebratur.

3. Carthagine, passio sancti Cypriani, episcopi, sanctitate et doctrina clarissimi, qui funestissimis temporibus Ecclesiam optime rexit, confessores fidei in aerumnis firmavit et, Valeriano et Gallieno principibus, post durum exsilium, coram frequentissimo populo a proconsule gladio animadverti iussus martyrium consummavit.  Eius memoria perendie celebratur.

5. Apud Comanam in Ponti, natalis sancti Ioannis Chrysostomi, episcopi, cuius memoria pridie huius diei relata est.

This raises all sort of questions about why the feasts of some saints were either established on the days they held, sometimes for a long time, or why they were moved around.

Have at!

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  1. asperges says:

    Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the which Cross, the day after the dedication of the basilica of the Resurrection of Christ has been set up and venerated over the tomb of Christ as a trophy of His paschal victory, the sign of the apparition which was to appear in the heavens, foretelling his next coming to the whole world.

    At the cemetery of Callistus on Rome’s Appian Way in the Crypt of Lucina, the death of St. Cornelius, pope and martyr, who most who bravely opposed the Novatian schism, and received many of the lapsed into communion with the Church with great love; expelled lastly by the ruler of the Gauls, Centumcellas, he suffered, as Saint Cyprian says, whatever could be suffered. His memorial is celebrated the day after tomorrow.

    At Carthage, the suffering of St. Cyprian, bishop, most illustrious for his holiness and learning, who ruled the church most competently in the darkest days of the Church, and supported the confessors of the faith in their wretchedness. During the regency of Valerian and Gallienus, after the hardships of exile, his life ended in martyrdom by the proconsul’s sword in front of a huge crowd. His memory is celebrated the day after tomorrow.

    5. Comana in Pontus, the birthday of St. John Chrysostom, bishop, mention of whom was made the previous day.