Roman Martyrology, December 7th

This Day, the Seventh Day of December

At Milan, the consecration of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, who has ennobled the universal Church by his holiness and teaching.

At Alexandria, the birthday of blessed Agatho, soldier. In the persecution of Decius, as he was preventing some people from insulting the bodies of the martyrs, a sudden outcry was raised against him by all the populace, and being brought before the judge and persisting in the confession of Christ, he was condemned to capital punishment as a reward for his humanity.

At Antioch, the holy martyrs Polycarp and Theodore.

At Tuburbum, in Africa, during the persecution of the Vandals, under the Arian King Hunneric, Saint Servus, martyr, who, being for a very long time beaten with rods, lifted up on high with pulleys and suddenly dropped on flint-stones with his whole weight, and rubbed over with sharp stones, obtained the palm of martyrdom.

At Teano, in Campania, Saint Urban, bishop and confessor.

At Saintes, in France, Saint Martin, abbot, at whose tomb God works frequent miracles.

In the diocese of Meaux, Saint Fara, virgin.

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