Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.
Saints Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus and Apuleius.
Feast Day 7 October.
Illustration: IN CAELO ET IN TERRA
"In Lower Syria,", says The Martyrology, "The Holy Martyrs, Sergius, and Bacchus, noble Romans, who lived under the Emperor Maximian".
Bacchus was scourged with thongs that tore his flesh; he died, in his torments, Confessing The Name of Jesus.
Sergius, forced to wear shoes with nails piercing his feet, remained strong in The Faith and was then beheaded.
At Rome, The Holy Martyrs, Marcellus and Apuleius, abandoned Simon the Magician, whose disciples they had been, to follow the teaching of Saint Peter. After The Martyrdom of The Apostles, they themselves obtained the same Crown under the ex-Consul, Aurelian, and were buried near Rome.