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St. Josaphat

November 12

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St. Josaphat, Priest-Martyr, Archbishop of Polotsk, was the first of the Orientals to be canonized at Rome A.D. 1867.  Born at Vladimir, Poland A.D. 1584, at twenty he entered the Order of St. Basil, became a priest and was consecrated Archbishop in Lithuania.  By his zeal he effected many conversions.  In spite of warning, he visited the parish at Witepsk where the Schismatics cruelly put him to death for the Faith A.D. 1623.

Our holy father, John the “Almoner,” a native of Cyprus Island, distributed all his possessions among the poor, yet he left seventy churches in Alexandria in place of the seven he found there, during the reign of Emperor Heraclius.  He died in Cyprus A.D. 619.

Our venerable father, Nilus, lived with the Solitaries of Mt. Sinai; died at Constantinople sometime after A.D. 430.

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