Roman Martyrology, July 1st

This Day, the First Day of July

The Octave of Saint John the Baptist.

Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

On Mount Hor, the demise of Saint Aaron, the first priest of the Levitical Order.

In England, the holy martyrs Julius and Aaron, who suffered after Saint Alban, in the persecution of Diocletian.

In the same country, a great number being at that time tortured in different manners and barbarously lacerated, ended their combat, and attained to the joys of the heavenly city.

At Mechlin, the martyrdom of Saint Rumold, son of an Irish king, and bishop of Dublin.

At Sinuessa, the holy martyrs Castus and Secundinus, bishops.

At Vienne, Saint Martin, bishop and disciple of the Apostles.

At Clermont, in Auvergne, Saint Gal, bishop.

In the diocese of Lyons, the decease of Saint Domitian, abbot, who was the first to lead there an eremitical life. After having assembled in that place many servants of God, and gained great renown for virtues and miracles, he was gathered to his fathers at an advanced age.

In the diocese of Rheims, Saint Theodoric, priest and disciple of the blessed bishop Remigius.

At Angouleme, Saint Eparchius, abbot.

At Emesa, Saint Simeon, surnamed Salus, confessor, who feigned to be an idiot for Christ; but God manifested his high wisdom by great miracles.

At Vicenza, the demise of Saint Theobald, of the Counts of Campania, hermit, who was added to the number of the saints by Alexander III on account of his holiness and miracles.

In England, the holy martyrs Julius and Aaron, who suffered after Saint Alban in the persecution of Diocletian. In the same country a great number were tortured at that time in different ways and barbarously lacerated, ended their combat, and attained to the joys of the heavenly city.

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