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Thursday, 8 September 2016

8th September, St. Adrian, Martyr

St. Adrian, Martyr

"At Nicomedia ", says the Roman Martyrology, "St. Adrian, martyr, and twenty-three other Saints, who after undergoing many torments, had their legs crushed and thus ended their glorious fight under the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, about A.D. 303. The body of St. Adrian was later translated to Rome on the day when his feast is solemnized ".

In virtute tua, Domine laetabitur justus: et super salutare tuum exsultabit vehementer: desiderium animae ejus tribuisti ei. * Quoniam praevenisti eum in bendictionibus dulcedinis: posuisti in capite ejus coronam de lapide pretioso.
In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart's desire. For Thou hast prevented him with blessing of sweetness: Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
(Psalm 20:2-3,4 from the Introit of Mass)

Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut qui beati Hadriani Martyris tui natalitia colimus, intercessione ejus, in tui nominis amore roboremur.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of blessed Adrian Thy martyr, may by his intercession be strengthened in the love of Thy name.

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