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Thursday, 5 January 2017

5th January, St Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr

St Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr

St Telesphorus, Pope, undertook numerous labours to confess the divinity of Christ, and suffered a glorious martyrdom at Rome in AD138.

Deus, qui nos beáti Telésphopri Mártyris tui atque Pontíficis ánnua sollemnitáte laetíficas: concéde propítius; ut, cujus natalítia cólimus, de ejúsdem étiam protectióne gaudeámus.
O God, who givest us joy by the annual solemnity of blessed Telesphorus Thy martyr and bishop, mercifully grant that we may rejoice in the protection of him whose birthday we celebrate.

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