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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Pope Saint Eleutherius (170 A.D.-185 A.D). Martyr. Feast Day 26 May.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Eleutherius.
Pope and Martyr.
Feast Day 26 May.


Red Vestments.

English: Basilica of Saint Denis, France. Tympanum of the Portal of the North Transept showing the beheading of Saint Denis and of his Companions, Rustique and Eleutherius.
Français: Basilique Saint-Denis (France), tympan du portail du transept nord : la décollation de saint Denis et de ses compagnons Rustique etÉleuthère.
Photo: 1 March 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: Myrabella.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Eleutherius governed The Church during the period that followed The Persecution of The Emperor Commodus. Faith, at the time, made great progress in the whole World.

After a Pontificate lasting fifteen years, he died in 185 A.D., and was buried on The Vatican Hill near the body of Saint Peter.

Mass: In Paschaltide: Protexísti. Out of Paschaltide: Státuit.
Collects: As mentioned in The Mass of Saint Philip Neri.

English: Stained-Glass Window in the Church of Saint Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France, commemorating Saint Dionysius (top), Saint Rusticus (bottom Left)
and Saint Eleutherius (bottom Right).
Deutsch: Detail eines Bleiglasfensters in der Kirche Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois in Paris.
Inschrift: "Scs Dionysius", "Scs Rusticus" und "Scs Eleutherius"
Photo: 25 August 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: GFreihalter.
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: The Church of Saint Eleutherius, Lesdain, Belgium.
Deutsch: Lesdain, Ortsteil der Gemeinde Brunehaut (Belgien, Prov. Hennegau),
Dorfmitte mit St. Eleutheriuskirche (église saint-éleuthère).
Photo: 3 January 2009.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: The 11th-Century Church of Saint Eleutherius,
Esquelmes, Belgium.
Français: Eglise d'Esquelmes.
Photo: 21 July 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Laurent Lienart.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Dionysius’ Church,
Esslingen am Neckar
Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Detail from Stained-Glass Window at the South-East side of the Choir. Circa 1300.
The four Saints depicted in the bottom row are (Left to Right):
Saint Rusticus; Saint Dionysius; Saint Eleutherius and Saint Vitalis.
Deutsch: Esslingen – Sankt Dionys – Südost-Fenster im Chorraum (ca. 1300). In der unteren Reihe sind (von links nach rechts) die Heiligen Rusticus, Dionysius, Eleutherius und Vitalis zu sehen, in der oberen Reihe (von links nach rechts) die Heilige Agnes, die Madonna mit dem Kind sowie die Heiligen Katharina und Margareta. Die Bilder des Heiligen Dionysius und Eleutherius sind nicht original erhalten, sie wurden nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ergänzt.
Photo: 23 August 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Ecelan.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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