Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saint Gorgonius. Martyr. Whose Feast Day Is Today, 9 September.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Gorgonius. 
Martyr.
Feast Day 9 September. 

Simple.

Red Vestments.


The Martyrdom of Saint Gorgonius and Saint Dorothy.
Date: 14th-Century.
Source: Vies de saints, France, Paris, France.
Author: Richard de Montbaston et collaborateurs.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Gorgonius was born at Nicomedia [Editor: Nicomedia. Greek: Νικομήδεια; modern-day İzmit) was an ancient Greek City in what is now Turkey]. While an Officer of The Household of Emperor Diocletian, he converted to The Faith of Christ, with the help of his colleague, Dorothy, both the Servants of The Imperial Palace.

"To punish them for such audacity, they were hung up and their bodies lacerated by whips; then vinegar and salt were thrown on their uncovered entrails; and they were strangled after having been roasted on a grid-iron".

They were put to death at Nicomedia in 303 A.D. Later, the body of Saint Gorgonius was buried at Rome on The Latin Way, whence it was eventually Translated to The Basilica of Saint Peter.

Mass: Laetábitur.

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