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Sunday, 14 August 2016

14th August, St Eusebius, Confessor

St. Eusebius of Rome, Confessor

St. Eusebius, a Roman priest, opposed the Arians under the reign of Constantius. Imprisoned in his room by order of the Emperor, he persevered seven months in prayer, and fell asleep in the Lord about the middle of the fourth century. He was buried in the cemetery of Callistus. He has always been very much honoured at Rome. The Station is held in an ancient church bearing his name on the Friday in the fourth week in Lent.

Justus ut palma florebit: sicut cedrus Libani multiplicabitur: plantatus in domo Domini: in atriis domus Dei nostri. * Bonum est confiteri Domino: et psallere nomini tuo, Altissime.
The just shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus: planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
(Psalm 91:13-14,2 from the Introit of Mass)

Deus, qui nos beati Eusebii Confessoris tui annua solemnitate laetificas: concede propitius; ut cujus natalitia colimus, per ejus ad te exempla gradiamur.
O God, who dost gladden us by the yearly solemnity of blessed Eusebius, Thy confessor, mercifully grant that we who celebrate his birthday, may by following his example draw near unto Thee.

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