Roman Martyrology, June 14th

This Day, the Fourteenth Day of June

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the consecration of Saint Basil, bishop and Doctor of the Church, who was eminent for learning and wisdom in the time of the emperor Valens. Being adorned with every virtue, he was a great light in the Church, and defended her with admirable constancy against the Arians and Macedonians.

At Samaria, in Palestine, the holy prophet Eliseus, whose grave, says Saint Jerome, makes the demons tremble. With him rests also the prophet Abdias.

At Syracuse, Saint Marcian, bishop, who was made bishop by blessed Peter, and killed by the Jews after he had preached the Gospel.

At Soissons, the holy martyrs Valerius and Rufinus, who, after enduring many torments, were condemned to be beheaded by the governor Rictiovarus, in the persecution of Diocletian.

At Cordova, the holy martyrs Anastasius, priest, Felix, monk, and Digna, virgin.

At Constantinople, Saint Methodius, bishop.

At Vienne, Saint Aetherius, bishop.

At Rhodez, Saint Quinctian, bishop.

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