Roman Martyrology, October 27th

This Day, the Twenty-Seventh Day of October

The vigil of the holy Apostles Simon and Jude.

At Avila, in Spain, the Saints Vincent, Sabina and Christeta, who were first stretched on the rack in such a manner that all their limbs were dislocated ; then stones being laid on their heads, and their brains beaten out with heavy bars, they terminated their martyrdom under the governor Dacian.

At Tilchatel, Saint Florentius, martyr. In Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Capitolina, and Erotheides, her handmaid, who suffered under Diocletian.

In India, Saint Frumentius, bishop. While he was a captive there he was consecrated bishop by Saint Athanasius, and preached the Gospel in that country.

In Ethiopia, Saint Elesbaan, king, who, after having defeated the enemies of Christ and sent his royal diadem to Jerusalem, in the time of the emperor Justin, led a monastic life, as he had vowed, and went to his reward.

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