Roman Martyrology, January 3rd

This Day, the Third Day of January

The Octave of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist.

At Rome, on the Appian way, the birthday of Pope Saint Anterus, who suffered under Julius Maximinus, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus.

The same day, Saint Peter, who was crucified at Aulane.

In Hellespont, the holy martyrs Cyrinus, Primus, and Theogenes.

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, Saint Gordius, centurion, in whose praise is extant a celebrated discourse, delivered by Saint Basil the Great on the day of his festival.

In Cilicia, the holy martyrs Zozimus, and the notary Athanasius.

Also, the Saints Theopemptus and Theonas, who suffered a glorious martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian.

At Padua, Saint Daniel, martyr.

At Vienne, in France, Saint Florentius, bishop, who was sent into exile and consummated his martyrdom, in the time of the emperor Gallienus.

At Paris, Saint Genevieve, virgin, who was consecrated to God by Saint Germanus, bishop of Auxerre, and became famous for her admirable virtues and miracles.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

V: All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us
R: Thanks be to God

- Roman Martyrology, 1914, revised edition with the imprimatur of Cardinal James Gibbons