Roman Martyrology, January 5th

This Day, the Fifth Day of January

The vigil of the Epiphany of our Lord.

At Rome, in the time of Antoninus Pius, Saint Telesphorus, Pope, who, after many sufferings for the confession of Christ, underwent a glorious martyrdom.

In Egypt, during the persecution of Diocletian, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who were put to death in Thebais by various kinds of torments.

At Antioch, Saint Simeon, monk, who lived many years, standing on a pillar, and was, for that reason, called Stylites. His whole life was an unbroken series of wonders.

In England, Saint Edward, king, illustrious by the virtue of chastity and the gift of miracles. His feast, by order of Pope Innocent XI., is celebrated on the 13th of October, when his sacred body was translated.

At Alexandria, Saint Syncletica, whose noble deeds have been recorded by Saint Athanasius.

At Rome, the holy virgin Emiliana, aunt of Pope Saint Gregory. Being called to God by her sister Tharsilla, who had preceded her, she departed for Heaven on this day.

The same day, Saint Apollinaris, virgin.

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