This Day, the Seventh Day of January
The bringing back of the Child Jesus from Egypt.
The same day, the birthday of blessed Lucian, a priest of the church of Antioch and martyr, who was distinguished for his learning and eloquence. He suffered at Nicomedia for the confession of Christ, in the persecution of Galerius Maximian, and was buried at Helenopolis, in Bithynia. His praises have been proclaimed by Saint John Chrysostom.
At Antioch, Saint Clerus, deacon, who, for having professed faith in Christ, was seven times tortured, a long while kept in prison, and at length ended his martyrdom by decapitation.
In the city of Heraclea, the holy martyrs Felix and Januarius.
The same day, Saint Julian, martyr.
In Denmark, Saint Canute, king and martyr. His feast is celebrated on the 19th of this month.
At Pavia, Saint Crispin, bishop and confessor.
In Dacia, Saint Nicetas, bishop, who made fierce and barbarous nations humane and meek by preaching the Gospel to them.
In Egypt, Saint Theodore, a saintly monk, who flourished in the time of Constantine the Great. He is mentioned by Saint Athanasius, in his Life of Saint Anthony.
At Barcelona, Saint Raymond of Pennafort, “of the Order of Preachers, celebrated for sanctity and learning. His festival is kept on the 23d of this month.
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