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Friday, 11 November 2016

11th November, St Mennas, Martyr

St Mennas, Martyr

An Egyptian soldier in the Roman army, Mennas suffered a glorious martyrdom at Cotyea, a town in Phrygia, under the Emperor Diocletian, year 295.

Laetábitur justus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo: et laudabúntur omnes recti corde. * Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam, cum déprecor: a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised. * Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplications to Thee: deliver my sould from the fear of the enemy.
(Psalm 63:11,2 from the Introit of Mass)

Grant we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of Blessed Mennas, Thy martyr, may by his intercession be strenthened in the love of Thy name.

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