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Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Holy Machabees. Feast Day 1 August.

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

The Holy Machabees.
Feast Day 1 August.


Red Vestments.

English: The Martyrdom of The Seven Machabees.
Deutsch: Das Martyrium der sieben Makkabäer.
Artist: Antonio Ciseri (1821–1891).
Date: 1863.
Current location: Church of Santa Felicita,
Florence, Italy.
This File: 3 September 2009.
User: Mattes.
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The Seven Machabees, who were brothers, were Martyred, with their mother, under Antiochus Epiphanes. Their Relics are kept at Rome in the Basilica of Saint Peter's Chains.

Mass: Clamavérunt.

English: The Courage of a Mother.
An illustration of this story by Gustave Doré (2 Macc. 7:20-42).
Русский: Мать Маккавеев (2 Макк. 7:20-42).
Date: 1866.
Source: Doré's English Bible.
Author: Gustave Doré (1832–1883).
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