Roman Martyrology, October 22nd

This Day, the Twenty-Second Day of October

At Jerusalem, the blessed bishop Mark, a celebrated and learned man, who was the first Gentile that governed the church of Jerusalem. His brief episcopate was rewarded by the palm of martyrdom, under the emperor Antoninus.

At Adrianople, in Thrace, the birthday of the holy martyrs Philip, bishop, Severus, priest, Eusebius, and Hermes, who, after being imprisoned and scourged, were burned alive, in the time of Julian the Apostate.

Also, the holy martyrs Alexander, bishop, Heracilus, soldier, and their companions.

At Fermo, in the Marches, Saint Philip, bishop and martyr.

At Huesca, in Spain, the holy virgins Nunilo and Alodia, sisters, who endured martyrdom by being condemned to capital punishment by the Saracens for the confession of the faith.

At Cologne, Saint Cordula, one of the companions of Saint Ursula, who, being terrified at the torments and slaughter of the other virgins, hid herself, but soon repenting, came forward the next day, and last of all received the crown of martyrdom.

At Hierapolis, in Phrygia, Saint Abercius, bishop, who flourished under the emperor Marcus Antoninus.

At Rouen, Saint Melanius, bishop, who was ordained by Pope Saint Stephen, and sent thither to preach the Gospel.

In Tuscany, Saint Donatus, of Scotland, bishop of Fiesoli.

At Verona, Saint Verecundus, bishop and confessor.

At Jerusalem, Saint Mary Salome, who, as we read in the Gospel, piously attended to the burial of our Lord.

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