Roman Martyrology, December 29th

This Day, the Twenty-Ninth Day of December

At Canterbury, in England, the birthday of Saint Thomas, bishop and martyr, who, for the defense of justice and ecclesiastical immunities, was struck with the sword in his own basilica by a faction of impious men, and thus went to Christ.

At Jerusalem, holy David, king and prophet.

At Aries, the birthday of Saint Trophimus, mentioned by Saint Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. Being consecrated bishop by that Apostle, he was the first sent to preach theGospel of Christ in that city. From his preaching as from a fountain, according to the expression of Pope Saint Zosimus, all Gaul received the waters of salvation.

At Rome, the holy martyrs Callistus, Felix and Boniface.

In Africa, the holy martyrs Dominic, Victor, Primian, Lybosus, Saturninus, Crescentius, Secundus and Honoratus.

At Vienne, in France, Saint Crescens, disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul, and first bishop of that city.

At Constantinople, Saint Marcellus, abbot.

In Normandy, Saint Ebrulphus, abbot and confessor, in the time of king Childebert.

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