Roman Martyrology, October 18th

This Day, the Eighteenth Day of October

The birthday of blessed Luke, Evangelist, who, after having suffered much for the name of Christ, died in Bithynia, filled with the Holy Ghost. His relics were taken to Constantinople, and thence conveyed to Padua.

At Antioch, Saint Asclepiades, bishop, one of the celebrated troop of martyrs who suffered gloriously under Macrinus.

In the diocese of Beauvais, Saint Justus, martyr, who, being but a boy, was put to death in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Rictiovarus.

At Neocaesarea, in Pontus, the holy and learned bishop Athenodorus, brother of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, who underwent martyrdom in the persecution of Aurelian.

In Mesopotamia, on the bank of the Euphrates, Saint Julian, hermit.

At Rome, the birthday of Saint Paul of the Cross, confessor, founder of the Congregationof the Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, whom Pius IX canonized on accountof his remarkable innocence of life and his penitential spirit, assigning the 28th of April as the day of his festival.

At Rome, Saint Tryphonia, at one time wife of the Caesar Decius. She was buried in a crypt, near Saint Hippolytus.

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