Wednesday, 30 January, 2008
ST. MARTINA, Virgin, Martyr (III)
"This noble Roman Virgin was beheaded after the most atrocious torments, A.D. 228."
Collect: O God, who among the other marvels of Thy power, hast granted even to the weaker sex the victory of martyrdom: mercifully grant that we who celebrate the heavenly birthday of blessed Martina, Thy Virgin and Martyr, may be her example draw nearer to Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Lesson: From the Book of Ecclesiasticus 51:1-8, 12.
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 25:1-13.
Remarks are abstracted from The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, from Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962
(Baronius Press Limited, London, 2004, in conjunction with the Fraternal Society of St. Peter, www.baroniuspress.com)