Roman Martyrology, October 30th

This Day, the Thirtieth Day of October

In Africa, the birthday of two hundred and twenty holy martyrs.

At Tangier, in Morocco, Saint Marcellus, a centurion, who endured martyrdom by being beheaded under the vice-prefect Agricolaus.

At Alexandria, in the reign of Decius, thirteen holy martyrs, who suffered with Saints Julian, Eunus and Macarius.

In the same place, Saint Eutropia, martyr, who visited the martyrs, and was so cruelly tortured with them that she breathed her last.

At Cagliari, in Sardinia, Saint Saturninus, martyr, who was beheaded under the governor Barbarus, during the persecution of Diocletian.

At Apamea, in Phrygia, Saint Maximus, martyr, under the same Diocletian.

At Leon, in Spain, the holy martyrs Claudius, Lupercus, and Victorius, sons of the centurion Saint Marcellus, who were condemned to decapitation, in the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian, under the governor Diogenian.

At Aegea, in Cilicia, the martyrdom of the Saints Zenobius, bishop, and Zenobia, his sister, under the emperor Diocletian and the governor Lysias.

At Altino, Saint Theonestus, bishop and martyr, who was killed by the Arians.

At Paris, Saint Lucanus, martyr.

At Antioch, Saint Serapion, a bishop very celebrated for his learning.

At Capua, Saint Germanus, bishop and confessor, a man of great sanctity, whose soul, at the hour of death, was seen by Saint Benedict taken to heaven by Angels.

At Potenza, in Basilicata, Saint Gerard, bishop.

At Palma, in the island of Majorca, Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez, a lay brother of the Society of Jesus, whom Leo XII beatified and Leo XIII canonized on account of his remarkable humility and constant love of mortification.

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