Roman Martyrology, March 20th

This Day, the Twentieth Day of March

In Judea, Saint Joachim, father of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, whose festival is kept on the 16th of August.

In Asia, the birthday of Saint Archippus, fellow-laborer of the blessed Apostle Paul, who mentions him in his epistles to Philemon, and to the Colossians.

In Syria, the holy martyrs Paul, Cyril, Eugenius, and four others.

The same day, the Saints Photina, a Samaritan, and her sons Joseph and Victor; also, Sebastian, military officer, Anatolius, and Photius; Photides, Parasceves and Cyriaca, sisters, who were all martyred for confessing Christ.

At Amisus, in Paphlagonia, seven holy women, Alexandra, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliana, Euphemia, and Theodosia, who were put to death for the confession of the faith. They were followed by Derphuta and her sister.

At Apollonia, the bishop Saint Nicetas, who breathed his last in exile, where he had been sent for upholding the worship of holy images.

In the monastery of Fontanelle, Saint Wulfran, bishop of Sens, who after having resigned his bishopric and performed miracles, departed out of this life.

In England, the demise of Saint Cuthbert, bishop of Lindisfarne, who from his childhood to his death was renowned for good works and miracles.

At Siena, in Tuscany, blessed Ambrose of the Order of Preachers, celebrated for sanctity, eloquence, and miracles.

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