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Monday, 26 September 2016

Saint Cyprian And Saint Justina. Martyrs. Feast Day, Today, 26 September.

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

Saint Cyprian And Saint Justina.
Feast Day 26 September.


Red Vestments.

English: Saints Cyprian and Justina (honoured in The Eastern Orthodox Church
and Oriental Orthodoxy as Christians of Antioch, Pisidia, who, in 304 A.D., during
The Persecution of Diocletian, suffered Martyrdom at Nicomedia (modern-day İzmit, Turkey)
on 26 September, the date of their Feast).
Български: Икона на Свети Киприан и Юстина. Икона подарена от
семейство, на храм „Св.Св. Кирил и Методий“.
Photo: 26 October 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Biso.
(Wikimedia Commons)

"At Nicomedia,", says The Roman Martyrology, "the birth in Heaven of the Holy Martyrs Cyprian and Justina. This Virgin, after having endured many tortures under The Emperor Diocletian and the Judge Eutholmus, converted to Christ Cyprian the Magician, who had tried to seduce her by his incantations.

Both were Martyred in 304 A.D. Their bodies, after having been exposed to wild beasts, were taken away during the night by some Christian mariners, who carried them to Rome. Later, they were buried in the Basilica of Constantine (Saint John Lateran), near the Baptistry."

Mass: Salus autem.
Secret: Munera.
Postcommunion: Praesta.

Arch-Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Rome, Italy.
Saint Cyprian and Saint Justina were buried in this Arch-Basilica, near The Baptistry.
Photo: 21 April 2015.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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