Roman Martyrology, August 8th

This Day, the Eighth Day of August

At Rome, the holy martyrs Cyriacus, deacon, Largus, and Smaragdus, with twenty others, who suffered on the 16th of March, in the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian. Their bodies were buried on the Salarian road by the priest John, but were on this day translated by Pope Saint Marcellus to the estate of Lucina, on the Ostian way. Afterwards they were brought to Rome, and placed in the Church of Saint Mary in Via Lata (the title of a cardinal-deacon).

At Anzarba, in Cilicia, Saint Marinus, an aged man, who was scourged, racked, and lacerated, and died by being exposed to wild beasts, in the time of the emperor Diocletian and the governor Lysias.

Also, the holy martyrs Eleutherius and Leonides, who underwent martrydom by fire.

In Persia, Saint Hormisdas, a martyr, under king Sapor.

At Cyzicum, in Hellespont, Saint Aemilian, bishop, who ended his life in exile after having suffered much from the emperor Leo for the worship of holy images.

In Crete, Saint Myron, a bishop renowned for miracles.

At Vienne, in France, Saint Severus, priest and confessor, who undertook a painful journey from India in order to preach the Gospel in that city, and converted a great number of Pagans to the faith of Christ by his labors and miracles.

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