Roman Martyrology, November 27th

This Day, the Twenty-Seventh Day of November

At Antioch, the holy martyrs Basileus, bishop, Auxilius, and Saturninus.

In Persia, Saint James Intercisus, a distinguished martyr. In the time of Theodosius the Younger, he denied Christ to please king Isdegerdes, but his mother and his wife having for that reason withdrawn from his company, he entered into himself, and returned to the king to declare his faith in our Lord, whereupon the irritated monarch condemned him to be cut to pieces and beheaded. Countless other martyrs suffered at this time in the same country.

At Sebaste, in Armenia, the holy martyrs Hirenarchus, Acacius, priest, and seven women. Struck with the constancy of these women, Hirenarchus was converted to Christ, and with Acacius died under the axe, in the reign of the emperor Diocletian and under the governor Maximus.

In Galicia, on the river Caea, the Saints Facundus and Primitivus, who suffered under the governor Atticus.

At Aquileia, Saint Valerian, bishop.

At Riez, in France, Saint Maximus, bishop and confessor, who, from his tender years, was endowed with every grace and virtue. Being first superior of the monastery of Lerins, and afterwards bishop of the church of Riez, he was celebrated for the working of miracles and prodigies.

At Salzburg, in Austria, Saint Virgilius, bishop, and apostle of Carinthia, inscribed among the saints by Sovereign Pontiff Gregory IX.

In India, on the confines of Persia, the Saints Barlaam and Josaphat, whose wonderful deeds were written by Saint John Damascene.

At Paris, the departure from this world of Saint Severin, monk and solitary.

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