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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Saint Simeon. Bishop And Martyr. Feast Day, Today, 18 February.

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

Saint Simeon.
Bishop And Martyr.
Feast Day 18 February.


Red Vestments.

Icon of Saint Simeon of Jerusalem.
Date: Unknown.
Source: The picture originates
from the open catalogue ([1]
Author: Unknown.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Simeon, son of Cleophas and of Mary, who was so closly related to The Blessed Virgin Mary as to be called her sister, "was Anointed with Holy Oil" (Gradual) and became Bishop of Jerusalem after Saint James the Less.

A Disciple of Christ, Whom he had known, he was for this reason arrested and crucified (Gospel). Although he was 120 years of age, the Venerable old man "suffered this cruel punishment with constancy and received The Crown of Life, which God prepares for those who love Him" (Epistle). His Martyrdom took place in 106 A.D.

Like Saint Simeon, let us unite ourselves to Jesus by dying to sin at this Holy Season of Penance.

Mass: Státuit. Of a Martyr Bishop.

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