Saturday, 8 August 2015

Saints Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdus. Martyrs. Feast Day 8 August.


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

Saints Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdus.
Martyrs.
Feast Day 8 August.

Semi-Double.

Red Vestments.



English: Stained-Glass Window, depicting Saint Cyriacus (Right) and Saint Pantaleon (Left),
in the Parish Church of Saint Pelagius, Weitnau, Bavaria, Germany.
Deutsch: Pfarrkirche St. Pelagius, Weitnau, Nothelferfenster, St. Pantaleon und St. Cyriacus.
Photo: September 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: AndreasPraefcke.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint Cyriacus, a Deacon of The Roman Church under Popes Marcellinus and Marcellus, was put to death in 303 A.D., during the Persecution of Diocletian.

He had twenty-two Christian companions, who were killed with him, among whom were Largus and Smaragdus.

Saint Cyriacus is one of "The Fourteen Auxiliary Saints". [See the Post for 28 July.]



Church of Saint Cyriacus,
Domduderstadt, North Saxony, Germany.
Photo: 1 April 2004.
Source: Own work.
Author: Christoph73.
(Wikimedia Commons)



English: The Interior of the Church of Saint Cyriacus, Duderstadt, North Saxony, Germany.
Deutsch: St.-Cyriakus-Kirche in Duderstadt, Niedersachsen, Deutschland.
Blick auf den Flügelaltar im Hochchor.
Photo: 28 December 2011.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Saint Cyriacus, together with Saints Largus and Smaragdus and others (of whom Crescentianus, Memmia and Juliana are mentioned in The Roman Martyrology), is Venerated on 8 August. All that is known with certaint, apart from their names and the fact of their Martyrdom, is that they were buried at the seventh Milestone of the Via Ostiensis on that date.



Saint Cyriacus is one of
"The Fourteen Auxiliary Saints".
Artist: Rene de Cramer.
“Copyright Brunelmar/Ghent/Belgium”.
Used with Permission.

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