Roman Martyrology, August 3rd

This Day, the Third Day of August

At Jerusalem, the finding of the body of most blessed Stephen, first martyr, and of the Saints Gamaliel, Nicodemus, and Abibo, through a divine revelation made to the priest Lucian, in the time of the emperor Honorius.

At Constantinople, the birthday of Saint Hermellus, martyr.

In the East Indies, near Persia, the martyrdom of holy monks and other Christians who were put to death after suffering various torments, during the persecution of the Church of God by King Abenner.

At Naples, in Campania, Saint Aspren, bishop, who was cured of a sickness by the Apostle Saint Peter, and after being baptized, was made bishop of that city.

At Autun, the demise of Saint Euphronius, bishop and confessor.

At Anagni, Saint Peter, bishop, who rested in the Lord after gaining great renown for monastical observance and for pastoral vigilance.

At Philippi, in Macedonia, Saint Lydia, a dealer in purple, who was the first to believe in the Gospel when the Apostle Saint Paul preached in that city.

At Beroea, in Syria, the holy women Marana and Cyra.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

V: All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us
R: Thanks be to God

– Roman Martyrology, 1914, revised edition with the imprimatur of Cardinal James Gibbons