Roman Martyrology, June 29th

This Day, the Twenty-Ninth Day of June

At Rome, the birthday of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, who suffered martyrdom on the same day, under the emperor Nero. Within the city the former was crucified with his dead downwards, and buried in the Vatican, near the Triumphal way, where he is venerated by the whole world. The latter was put to the sword and buried on the Ostian way, where he receives similar honors.

At Argenton, Saint Marcellus, martyr, who was beheaded for the faith of Christ together with the soldier Anastasius.

At Genoa, the birthday of Saint Syrius, bishop.

At Narni, Saint Cassius, bishop of that city, of whom Saint Gergory relates, that he permitted scarcely any day of his life to pass without offering the victim of propitiation to Almighty God; and he was well worthy to do it, for he distributed in alms all he possessed, and his devotion was such that abundant tears flowed from his eyes during the holy sacrifice. At last, he came to Rome on the birthday of the Apostles, as was his yearly custom, and after having solemnly celebrated Mass and given the Lord’s body and the kiss of peace to all, he departed for heaven.

In Cyprus, Saint Mary, mother of John, surnamed Mark.

In the territory of Sens, Saint Benedicta, 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