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Saturday 13 August 2016

13th August, SS. Hippolytus and Cassian, Martyrs

SS. Hippolytus and Cassian, Martyrs

The account in the breviary tells us that Hippolytus, who was to guard St. Laurence in his prison, was converted by the saint.

He was martyred about A.D. 258 and was buried not far from the tomb of St. Laurence, where a church was built in his honour.

On the same day, Cassian of Imola, a schoolmaster, was delivered, with his hands tied behind his back, to his young pagan pupils who pierced him to death with their stilettos.

Salus autem justorum a Domino: et protector eorum est in tempore tribulationis. * Noli aemulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem.
But the salvation of the just if from the Lord: and He is their protector in the time of trouble. * Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.
(Psalm 36:39,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut beatorum Martyrum tuorum Hippolyti et Cassiani veneranda solemnitas, et devotionem nobis augeat, et salutem.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that this venerable solemnity of Thy holy martyrs Hippolytus and Cassian, may increase our devotion and promote our salvation.

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