Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 10-11: Second Sunday of September/Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost; SS Protus and Hyacinth, Martyrs, Memorial

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The Magnificat antiphon for I Vespers refers to the Matins readings, from the book of Job.  The Lauds and II Vespers canticle antiphons refer to the Gospels for today, St Luke 17: 11-19 (the healing of ten lepers).

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Saints Protus and Hyacinth were Christian martyrs during the persecution of Emperor Valerian I (257–259 AD). The saints were brothers who served as chamberlains to Saint Eugenia, and were baptized along with her by Helenus, Bishop of Heliopolis. They lived with the hermits of Egypt and later accompanied Eugenia to Rome. There, they were arrested for their Christianity and were first scourged and then beheaded.

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